How to Renovate a Classroom Affordably in 2022

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Innovative and Affordable Ways to Renovate and Design a Classroom

Welcome to the second installment of our Laboratory Renovation Projects series. Today, we are focusing on general classrooms and some great and innovative ways to renovate them. If you are part of a school or educational facility, then you want to provide your students with excellent facilities and resources. Having dedicated teachers and thorough curriculums are part of the equation for student success at school, but so is the environment in which they are learning.

Longo Labs specializes in laboratory and classroom renovations. While we are best known for our science lab renovation projects like the one we did last year in the New Providence School District, we also help tackle projects for general classrooms! With every school renovation that we work on, our goal is to help you make the most of your classroom with two things: industry best practices and high quality products.

When Renovating a Classroom, What are the Best Practices?

Before picking out the products that you want or making any purchases, it is a best practice to come up with a plan. You should evaluate your needs for the classroom, and evaluate the size of the space. This is why planning and design plays such an important role in every successful classroom or laboratory renovation project. Regardless of the size or shape of your lab classroom, your goal should be to fully optimize the space. Not only does everything need to fit, it also needs to be safe for your students and fully functional. This is why we pride ourselves as experts at evaluating the unique needs of our clients and interpreting those needs into functional, efficient, and long-term classroom solutions.

Classroom Renovations that Your School can afford

Our team has worked with many school districts across the country and we are aware that schools don’t always have the most generous budgets. While any renovation is going to be costly, using best practices can allow a classroom renovation project to be more affordable for your budget. At Longo Labs, we utilize the value engineering method when designing your classroom so that it can be fully functional and suit all of your needs at the lowest cost possible. This allows for you to maximize every dollar that you spend.

Contract Pricing and Purchasing Cooperatives

Our services and products are available through a national purchasing cooperative, which can help your school to save as much as 20% on your renovation project on purchases made with us. We also offer contract pricing, which not only saves your organization money, but you can also avoid third-party fees by working directly with us. With contracts such as MEHC, ESCNJ, SW BOCES, PA COSTARS, and TIPS Nationwide, our contracts cover a wide array of qualifications so contact us today to see how they can save you time and money!

Students Deserve Quality in the Classroom

The method of value engineering aims to get you a better price without sacrificing quality. Classrooms typically see tens or even hundreds of different students each week, which all but guarantees that they will see wear and tear. Classrooms should have sturdy, high quality products that last. Part of our planning process at Longo Labs includes assistance in selecting appropriate equipment and materials with helpful recommendations on our products.

What Products do We Recommend for General Classrooms?

Below are some of the most effective products that we recommend for your school’s classrooms:

  • Plastic Laminate. Laminate is better for general classrooms. It is easy-to-clean, highly durable, and offers hundreds of different finishes and colors to match any classroom space.
  • Specialty Storage + Shelving. Shelving and bookshelves are great for classrooms. Longo offers several different types of shelving, in both fixed and mobile, to meet your needs.
  • Workstations. Workstations and mobile tables are great for general classroom spaces, offering the flexibility to change configurations based on the changing needs of a classroom.


Let Longo Help You Plan Your Classroom Renovation Project

General classroom renovations should be handled by experts who will ensure that the planning, design, and products used are high quality. Get in touch with us here at Longo Labs and schedule a consultation with our team of lab renovation experts. We would love to learn more about your school and discuss your project. Be sure to check back soon for the third installment of our Laboratory Renovation Projects series!