When it comes to finding a tenant for your commercial property, appearances definitely do count. Whether you are renting out an office building, retail space, healthcare facility or childcare centre, there are a few landscaping tips and tricks that can help you present a more aesthetically pleasing and welcoming property.
Here are four of our top landscaping tips to increase the kerb appeal of your commercial building:
- Create a welcoming entrance. The entrance is the first contact a potential tenant will have with your building and the more welcoming and appealing it is, the more likely they will want to move in there. Think about planting flowers around the entrance, or place planters beside the door. Trees and shrubs can also be a great feature as long as they are well maintained and don’t block signage.
- Create outdoor spaces for sitting. Nobody wants to spend all day stuck under fluorescent overhead lighting. Provide outdoor spaces for employees, patients, visitors and customers to sit and enjoy a bit of nature. Think about shady courtyards or garden areas that could be transformed into a comfortable seating area with the addition of picnic benches or some outdoor furniture.
- Plant different flowers for different seasons. A splash of colour can brighten up even the most drab and boring commercial buildings and you can increase the visual appeal of your building at any time of year with careful plant selection. By choosing a combination of plants that flower and look good at different times of year you can give your building year round appeal that will be varied and interesting for your tenants.
- Consider a water feature. Water features are not only visually appealing, the sound of running water is very relaxing. A small fountain or water feature placed near the entrance or in a common area can provide your property with a distinctive feature that will appeal to prospective tenants.
The right landscaping can have a significant impact on the appeal of your commercial property and can help you find a good quality tenant sooner rather than later. Speak to a professional landscaper to find out more about what you can do to improve the appeal of your commercial building.