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Showroom Renovation ✔️ WSM Construction

Renovate your showroom or exhibition centre interior today with our expert commercial construction, renovations and general contractors in Toronto and the GTA.

Unmatched Terms

Start today with a free consultation, 1% deposit upon contract approval, and 1-year warranty on our work.

Partnering for Success

Working closely with showroom owners, architects & designers in Toronto & GTA to build unique spaces.

Expert Project Delivery

WSM project managers & showroom renovation contractors will bring your vision to life with precision.

Solid Project Safety

Securing every aspect of your commercial project with $5M liability insurance & WSIB clearance.

Understanding the Importance of Showroom Renovation

Renovating your showroom is an essential step in creating a successful retail space. Not only can it improve the aesthetics of your environment, but also offers benefits that can significantly impact your business.

Enhanced Brand Image
Renovating your showroom can elevate your brand image, showcasing your business as modern, relevant, and committed to enhancing customer experience. Your retail space creates the first impression on customers, and a well-designed space can ignite the interest of new customers, increase their engagement, and establish a positive reputation for your brand.

Improved Aesthetics
Showroom construction can also help improve the overall aesthetic of the retail space, creating a visually stunning and enticing environment. This can translate into a higher percentage of customers making purchases based on impulse or emotion, a crucial factor for retail businesses.

Increased Customer Engagement
A renovated showroom can also maximize your retail space, creating an environment that supports customer engagement and interaction. Customers are more likely to spend more time and make repeat visits to retail spaces that inspire them, showcasing new features and displays regularly.


Planning Your Showroom Construction Project

Starting a showroom interior renovation project involves careful planning to ensure a successful outcome. Remember that unexpected issues may arise during the construction process, so it’s important to be flexible and adaptable. Continuously assess the project’s progress and make adjustments as necessary to ensure that your project is on track for a successful completion.

Budgeting: Determine how much you are willing to spend on the renovation, including materials, labor, and any other associated costs.
Timeline: Set a realistic timeline for the project, taking into account any events or seasons that will impact your business and sales.
Contractors: Contact reputable contractors who specialize in commercial renovations. Consider their experience, qualifications, and references before making a decision.


Designing an Effective Showroom Layout

When it comes to showroom renovation, creating an effective layout can make all the difference. A well-designed layout can maximize your retail space’s potential and increase customer engagement. 

  • Create clear pathways that guide customers through the space and lead to specific areas or products.
  • Arrange product displays in an organized and visually appealing manner that draws attention to featured items or promotions.
  • Create focal points throughout the space using eye-catching displays or unique lighting features.
  • Ensure that your showroom layout is optimized for traffic flow to minimize crowded areas and create a seamless shopping experience. By combining practicality with design appeal, you can create a successful makeover.

Selecting Materials and Finishes

Choosing the right materials and finishes is critical to achieving a successful showroom interior renovation. There are different types of materials and finishes to consider, each with its unique properties and benefits that can impact your retail space’s overall aesthetics and durability. When selecting materials and finishes for your renovation and construction project, it’s important to keep in mind your brand identity, durability requirements, and aesthetic preferences. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each finish and material is crucial in making informed decisions that will help achieve your desired outcome. 


WoodOffers warmth and texture, and can contribute to a cozy atmosphereMay be vulnerable to scratches, dents, and moisture, which could lead to deterioration over time
GlassReflects light well, creating a clean and modern lookCan be challenging to maintain and may be vulnerable to breakage
MetalAdds industrial edge and modern feel, and is durable and easy to cleanMay be prone to corrosion and scratches if not properly maintained or coated

Enhancing Lighting and Ambiance

When it comes to showroom renovation, lighting is an essential component that can significantly impact the ambiance of your retail space. By using lighting techniques, you can create a captivating atmosphere and highlight specific products to improve your customer experience.

Start by ensuring adequate lighting throughout your store, focusing on creating an even distribution of light. Use different layers of lighting, from ambient to task lighting, to achieve the perfect balance and emphasize different products and areas of the store.

Consider incorporating accent lighting to draw attention to specific products or areas of your store. This technique can help create focal points and enhance the overall ambiance of your retail space. Additionally, by combining lighting with other elements such as music and scent, you can create a unique sensory experience that engages your customers and sets your brand apart.

Investing in lighting upgrades during your showroom renovation project can be both functional and visually appealing, making your store more attractive and inviting to customers. Make sure to consult with experienced contractors to ensure the right lighting setup and design that aligns with your brand identity and aesthetic preferences.


Managing the Renovation Process

Project management is a crucial aspect of your showroom construction, ensuring everything runs smoothly and stays within budget. Finding the right contractors in Toronto to oversee the project can make all the difference.

Effective project management involves:

  • Creating a detailed project plan outlining timelines, budgets, and milestones.
    Hiring contractors with the necessary experience and skillset to complete the renovation to a high standard.
  • Establishing regular communication with the contractors to ensure they are adhering to timelines and budgets.
  • Anticipating and overcoming potential challenges, such as delays caused by material shortages or scheduling conflicts.
  • Regularly inspecting the progress to ensure that the work is being completed to your satisfaction.

In conclusion, showroom renovation is a crucial investment for any retail space looking to enhance its image, engage with customers, and improve its bottom line.  Remember to plan your project carefully, select the right materials and finishes, design an effective layout, incorporate appropriate lighting and ambiance, and leverage technology and digital integration. By managing the construction process effectively and working with experienced contractors, you can transform your retail space into a stunning destination that attracts and retains customers.

Our Approach to Showroom Renovation Cost

Showroom renovation costs range from $50 to $300 per square foot, depending on whether you opt for a basic upgrade or a full-scale commercial space remodeling. Below is an average estimate of renovation costs for various commercial space sizes:

Business Size (sq ft) Average Starting Cost 
1,000 $100,000 – $200,000+
2,000 $200,000 – $400,000+
3,000 $300,000 – $600,000+
5,000+ $500,000 – $1,000,000+

At WSM Construction, we focus on delivering projects within the client’s budget while maintaining high standards of quality and efficiency and we help maximize your investment, ensuring that every dollar contributes to enhancing the functionality and aesthetic of your commercial space. 

  • Accurate Estimates: We start by conducting an assessment of the showroom renovation’s scope to create a realistic budget forecast. This includes evaluating the cost of materials, estimating labor charges, calculating permit fees, and identifying potential additional expenses.
  • Cost Control: Through the constant monitoring of expenditures and regular financial reporting, we maintain tight control over the project’s budget. This proactive stance allows us to identify areas where costs can be optimized, ensuring resources are used efficiently.
  • Open Communication: Open and continuous communication is key to our approach. By working closely with showroom owners, designers, architects, contractors or trades, we can quickly adjust the budget as necessary, ensuring the project stays on track.
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Our Showroom Renovation Services: From Start to Finish

Showroom renovation is the process of constructing and transforming a space to improve its functionality and aesthetics, and our services cover every aspect of it. From detailed project planning and site preparation to the final touches of construction. 

We specialize in architectural framing, HVAC installation, custom millwork and metal fabrication, along with essential electrical and plumbing installations. Adding to our expertise, we also provide top-notch interior finishes, including painting and flooring, to ensure that your showroom renovation is executed with precision.

Renovation Planning in Toronto and the GTA

Whether you’re looking to renovate your new showroom or complete a full remodel, commercial renovation planning involves the development of a detailed project plan that outlines the scope of work, project milestones, and timelines. We also prepare a budget that takes into account your financial considerations, ensuring that the project remains within your specified cost parameters.

  • Initial Assessment: We thoroughly evaluate the current condition of the showroom to identify what needs to be changed to achieve the desired results.
  • Design Conceptualization: We work with interior designers and architects to develop detailed space plan.
  • Budgeting: Our expertise in financial planning ensures your renovation stays within budget, by allocating all the resources effectively.
  • Timeline Planning: We establish a clear and realistic timeline, based on the complexity and scope of work, prioritizing efficiency and minimizing disruption to your showroom.
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Demolition & Site Preparation

Once the plan, design and permits are approved, we can start the showroom construction project and demolition and site preparation are usually the first physical steps. Our project managers and commercial contractors ensure that this process is carried out efficiently and safely.

Demolition: Involves carefully removing any existing structures, fixtures, or materials that are not part of the new design. 

Site Preparation: Sets the foundation for a smooth renovation process, ensuring that the space is ready for the transformative work ahead.

Metal Stud Framing

Architectural framing is an essential step that involves creating the skeleton of the space and defining specific areas in line with the showroom design plan.

This step involves erecting metal stud partitions to form the architectural framework of the renovation. It’s important to note that this process focuses on the interior design elements rather than the building’s structural integrity. Metal studs are selected for their advantages in non-load-bearing applications, including their durability, fire resistance, and sustainability.

The installation of the metal studs is essential for setting the layout and ensuring the space is optimized for both functionality and aesthetics, laying the groundwork for all subsequent interior developments.

Metal Stud Framing Installation

Commercial Plumbing & Drain

Plumbing and drain work is essential for establishing the water supply and waste removal systems in your showroom, ensuring that sinks, toilets, and other water-related fixtures are efficiently installed and properly located.

This process involves installing the necessary pipes and drains, connecting fixtures such as sinks and toilets to these systems, and then conducting thorough testing to confirm that everything operates correctly and is free from leaks.

Electrical & Fire Alarm System Installation

Electrical installations involve setting up power and lighting systems to ensure the showroom has safe and efficient electricity for all its needs. This includes adding new wiring for power, lighting, and low-voltage systems to support internet, security cameras, audio systems, and other communication technologies.

Additionally, integrating a fire alarm system, complete with smoke detectors and alarms, is a crucial part of electrical installations to enhance the safety.

HVAC & Sprinkler System Installation

Installing or upgrading HVAC and sprinkler systems is crucial for ensuring a comfortable and secure environment.

  • Installation of HVAC Systems: Showroom HVAC installation focuses on creating a comfortable indoor environment through the strategic placement of ductwork, vents, and HVAC units.

  • Sprinkler System Implementation: The installation of the sprinkler system involves laying out pipes and sprinkler heads throughout the showroom to ensure a quick and effective response in case of fire.

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Showroom Millwork Fabrication

Custom showroom millwork is an essential aspect of giving your space its unique character and functionality. It involves designing, fabricating, and installing custom millwork elements that cater specifically to the aesthetic and practical needs of the showroom, including but limited to:

  • Custom Cabinets
  • Wood Feature Walls
  • Reception Desks
  • Slat Wall Panels
  • Wood Ceilings
  • Banquette Seating
  • Display Shelves
  • Partition Walls
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Privacy Screens
  • Built In Furniture
  • Acoustic Panels

Drywall Installation & Taping

Showroom drywall installation & taping is an essential step in ensuring smooth, even walls and our experts will handle the installation of drywall panels, finishing corners and edges, and taping the seams to give your walls a seamless and professional look. This process is foundational for achieving smooth, paint-ready surfaces throughout the space.

Painting & Flooring Installation

Showroom painting & flooring installation is a vital step in the renovation process, bringing the interior to life with color and texture. This phase involves carefully selecting and applying high-quality paints for a durable, aesthetically pleasing finish, and installing flooring that complements the design and functional needs of the space.

WSM Showroom Construction: Experience the Excellence

With years of expertise, a commitment to client satisfaction, and a passion for innovative construction practices WSM Construction delivers quality renovation services that will exceed your expectations, all across Toronto & the GTA.