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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

Why It Is Best To Leave The Fit-Out Of Your Shop To The Professionals

by Chloe Cooper

When running any type of business, there is always a learning curve of knowing what you can accomplish on your own and what you should delegate to other professionals who may know more than you. You got into your business for a specific reason, and it likely was not to manage finances, come up with advertising strategies or design the layout of your shop. For all of those things, you should probably employ a professional who can help do a better job than you can. Here are a few reasons why shop fit-outs should be given to someone with a little bit more experience in this area.

Increase Your Space

Space is always going to be at a premium in any shop or retail outlet. You likely will never really feel like you have enough room for all your products, advertising, customers or behind-the-scenes areas. However, there is a difference between wanting more space, like most businesses do, and having an inefficient usage of your current amount of space. Shop fit-outs are great because they often reveal you can fit a lot more things in than you ever expected through clever designs and systems developed specifically for this purpose. 

Highlight The Important Items

Another reason why professional shop fit-outs are necessary is to utilise good design to draw the attention of your customers to the products or services you really want to sell. This sort of gentle or subconscious advertising is a very hard act to master, but it is one that the professionals have spent years doing, both in their education and with hands-on experience. If you feel like you are not quite sure how to make people consider the more expensive items, then talk to someone who knows how to structure a retail outlet like no other professionals.

Spot Any Glaring Problems

Sometimes, the closer you are to your work, the harder it is to spot tiny or even major problems due to your familiarity with everything. Shop fit-outs done by professionals can pick out small problems such as the lack of signage, inaccessibility for disabled persons, not enough lighting and other issues with the quality of service that could negatively impact your sales without you even realising it. Getting a second pair of eyes on your shop to give detailed feedback can be more important than simply getting them to bring in new equipment and colour palettes. Trust their instincts and follow their advice as best you can!