A Guide to Commercial Decorating: A Marathon, Not Sprinting

As of mid-March, thousands of feet have pounded along the roads of Southern England as part of the pre-London half marathons. The majority of the runners completing these marathons use the 13.1 mile distance in locations from Dartford to Reading and Colchester to Hastings as a warm-up for the London Marathon. The London Marathon is held at the end of April each year, and all people train for this event in its own right.

Regardless of the part played by the individuals in these races, one fact is certain: there is a training schedule put in place for all people training for marathons. “This schedule is much alike the schedule for┬ádecorating or refurbishing a commercial or corporate space as well as how it should be followed is like a well-devised plan” states a spokesperson for Crown Interiors.

1. Race Day

It is recommended that you consider the completion day as a ‘race day’. A race day is a day when a commercial space can be used by an organisation following preparation and refurbishment activity. The performance of a commercial, corporate or educational space, once occupied, is largely dependent on the work completed by the company. It is also important to consider the look of the work and the functionality of the company. The workers using the space will be greatly influenced by the daily decisions made and quality achieved in the commercial space refurbishment.

2. Increasing Distance

In a similar manner whereby the training plan will increase the distance, a runner should attempt as the weeks progress; the commercial refurbishment design can easily increase in scale and cost inflation. It is typical to discover structural challenges within the space to be discovered. In fact, to discover more challenges than problems being solved is the norm. Finding challenges can be avoided by completing correct preparation. Analysing the refurbishment space at the beginning of the project can increase the amount of control and the practical management of cost.

3. Muscle Sets

It is not simply about the legs of a runner, but also about the runner’s strong core. Similarly, a commercial or corporate office decorating project requires focusing on the infrastructure. There is no point embarking on a painting project if the power points need to be removed within a few months. Before redecorating, it is essential that attention is paid to all aspects of the refurbishment space allowing all surface areas to be relevant and not redundant.

4. Interval Training

The decorating procedure of a refurbishment project can appear to proceed at various speeds – sometimes a steady jog and in some cases a rushing gallop. Time can pass during a redecoration project without any visible change occurring and this can be highly frustrating as a company owner or manager. Unfortunately, preparation work rarely results in notable visual change. This does not mean you should ignore preparation. The value of preparation will be seen during the finishing stages when the end stages are reached.

5. The Taper

The last two weeks before the London Marathon will see a reduction in the length of time that runners will spend on the streets. To ensure their bodies are at peak physical fitness levels for race day, the runners will decrease the training distances or tapers. Similarly, this can be used as part of the corporate refurbishment. The pace of alterations will change once all the key detail is completed. However, those individuals who spend thirty-seven and a half hours per week in the refurbishment space will find themselves exposed to an environment that inspires productivity.

Final Words on the Matter

When forty thousand amateur runners complete a 26.2 miles marathon around London in April, they will achieve a goal in which they have invested months of their lives. Completing a corporate refurbishment project is not dissimilar to this scenario. An impressive accomplishment can be achieved when undertaking high-quality preparation.