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Frequently Asked Questions about Store Design & Layout

Could I use an architect or general contractor to provide my store layout? We feel this is a big difference between architects and retail store merchandising experts. Architects focus on the store design project as a whole. From initial property development, to the screws in the drywall, your chosen architect/building contractor team is the expert to get your building or site ready for us. We, at Elements, specialize in the retail space of your project. From your store's layout to display cases, our concern is displaying your product in a fashion that gives your customer the most positive shopping experience available. Our store design experts study the latest trends and techniques in retail design and retail merchandising, allowing us to give you an edge on your industries latest retail display trends.

What information can I provide to help expedite the process? As our involvement with retail store layout and retail store design projects may begin at different stages in project development, please keep the following in mind:
Will this layout be used in a single or multiple locations?
What are the dimensions of the retail space including ceiling height(s)?
If the space isn't square or rectangular, are you able to provide a rough sketch showing the dimensions and ceiling heights?
What is your target date for having the fixtures in place?
Are photos available of the space to view?
What are the furnishings such as flooring, wall textures/colors, ceiling type/colors?

I am in a particular retail trade, have you worked on store design and store layout projects in my industry before? Since our retails store design team is working on retail store layout and retail store design on a daily basis, more than likely we have done work in your trade or a similar industry. Some areas include golf pro shops, hair salons, sporting goods, gift shops, men's apparel, women's apparel, cellular phone stores, jewelry stores, eye clinics, and bookstores just to mention a few. Please contact us about your trade.

Can I see your retail store design and retail store layout work portfolio? We have published samples of our retail store design and retail store layout work on our website. Please contact us if you would like to see more examples of our retail store design and retail store layout.

Do you come recommended? Yes, we would be happy to provide references upon request.

I have just signed my lease, when should I contact you? Our Elements Retail Store Design and Store Layout Division is in high demand, so we recommend that you contact us as early as possible to ensure we can meet your projects timeline requirements. We can offer insight into your project at any time, from your first vision of a new retail space, to an already successful business looking for a remodel.

I am located outside the state of Minnesota, can you help me with my retail store layout and retail store design? Yes, our elements division works remotely with store owners and customers throughout the United States.

Can you meet with me in person? We generally work with our customers via email and telephone; however, we realize that you may need us to meet with you in person from time to time. We offer meetings at our corporate office in Bloomington, MN, site visits in the Minneapolis, MN metro area, and limited site visits outside the Minneapolis, MN metro area within the state of Minnesota. Please call for current fees, information, and availability for your particular project and location.