Beauty salon shop fitter


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Jul 4, 2009
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I am wondering if anyone has ever used a shop fitter/designer to give a professional opinion on layout and design. I am just about to sign into a lease on a shop that I've been making negotiations on since the summer.

The pro points are that the shop is almost double the size of my current salon, although still small (approximately 29 sq. meters), has an attractive frontage, with a far greater high street presence, comes with a car parking space and it is situated directly below my flat! It is also warmer and in a nicer condition.

I had a carpenter/builder look at it last night and he found it really difficult to shed any light on what I could do with the space in regard to dividing it up. I know I probably need to get a few different opinions but my fear is that they are all going to say the same, in that moving to a slightly bigger shop won't gain me anything unless I can utilise the space effectively :Scared:

There is room at the front for nails, which is similar to my current set up but I was hoping to be able to have two areas behind for the beauty treatments, however it doesn't look like it's going to be big enough for this and so will end up being very similar to what I have now. The only difference will be that there is a cubicle at the back (which used to be a clothes fitting room) where I could do spray tanning. The builder said its going to cost a couple of grand, so I'm having serious doubts about whether this move will actually be worth it.:eek:

Anyone else come across these sort of problems? I would be grateful for any advice.

You shopped around got quotes? It really depends what work he is undertaking for couple grand but before signing the lease you should really have a clear vision on what you want to do with it.

If the money is the same as where you are now but it's more practical and slightly nicer then it's still probably worth the move but depends how far from the current place it is.

Thanks for your reply BannerPenguin. I haven't had much luck so far with advice from builders or reliability for that matter, but I do probably need to shop around more like you say.

The rent is a few extra hundred per month but it is almost double the size in a prominent position, but rather an awkward shape for fitting out a treatment area. It is located just across the road from where I am at the moment so it's pretty convenient.

I contacted a salon shop fitter yesterday based in Essex and he said he'd have a look at the floor plan to see what I could do. He said that a workable treatment area needs to be approx. 3 x 2.5 metres so this would probably mean only one main treatment room, which is what I have at the moment.

maybe try and link in/find a graduate that is specialising in interior design?

they are sometimes looking for work to help progress them etc worth a try and possible not so costly and they may also have some links for carpentry etc etc
Hi there,

Thanks - that's a good idea. I will do a local search to see if anyone would be interested.

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