Whether you need to repair damage from a forklift accident, add an office, or want to fully remodel your whole warehouse, we have some suggestions for you. Here at Northstar Commercial Construction, LLC we’ve seen a lot of warehouses and know what really separates a good warehouse from a bad one. So with this in mind, here are some warehouse remodeling tips from the pros.
Make an Over-sized Receiving Area
When drawing out the space for each area of your warehouse, and functions that area will perform, it’s a good practice to create an over-sized receiving area. If the area looks like it’s too big, give it a few months and you’ll see just how important those extra feet will be. If a receiving area for a warehouse is too small, it causes warehouse workers to have to operate in a cramped space and errors can occur. Not to mention work can’t move as quickly. Both of these things cost money in the long run.
Consider What Items Sell Fastest
When categorizing and placing items on shelves, put the items which move the quickest off your shelves closest to the door where they are picked up. This will reduce the overall time spent having your employees running around the warehouse finding these items and bringing them to the loading dock. So, like our previous tip, by putting the fastest selling items near the loading dock, you’ll be saving money in the long-run.
Don’t be Boring
A boring warehouse is not the way to go. Sure, it’s not supposed to be the most exciting building in the world, but this doesn’t mean you can’t pay a little extra for a comfortable sitting space, a fresh coat of paint, and some decorative touches. Along these lines, be sure the signs and labels you use to categorize inventory are colorful and easy to read as well. By remodeling your warehouse to be more fun and vibrant, your workers will enjoy coming to work more and will be more efficient and effective.
For more remodeling tips for your warehouse, give the pros over at Northstar Commercial Construction, LLC a call today! Northstar provides end-to-end commercial construction solutions for warehouse owners in Maryland and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. For a free, complimentary consultation give us a call at 410-977-3510 or fill out the form on our website today!