Are you planning an office renovation? If yes, you have arrived at the right place.
Keep a Vision In Mind
Before you get started, you need to decide what you exactly want. You can create a checklist of what you are looking for and keep in mind the vision you have. Do you want an entire office renovation? Or do you want to make a few minor changes to give a refreshing facelift to your space? Or you just want to replace the installations? Once you know what you need, you can then move ahead in the right direction. You must also know why you need this renovation and to keep your purpose in mind at all times. Deviating from your vision may cause delays in your timeline and affect your budget; however, there’s nothing wrong with allowing for a bit of flexibility.
Outline a Budget
Once you know what you are looking for in your office, take the time to design a reasonable budget. Without a budget, you may not be able to track your expenses and will end up overdoing everything very easily. Depending on the kind of changes you plan to make, you will get a rough idea of the investment you will have to make. It is vital to take into account surprise expenses that may occur along the way. It is necessary to be cautious and have approximately 10% of the budget on hand to avoid delays and inconveniences during the renovation. Also allow yourself the time to research different vendors and suppliers that may be offering you better selections and prices. It never hurts to have an overabundance of choices.
Plan for Your Temporary Work Place
During your renovation phase, ensure that you have a temporary place for your business that allows your team to run as usual. This also affects your budgeting as you will need to take into account moving costs and any office furniture/supplies. Also ensuring that your IT infrastructure remains intact is also crucial to your operations during this time.
Maintain Open Communication
Communication is the key for times like office renovation. You need to keep everyone in the loop, especially your employees so that they know the status of the project. The people who need to be involved include the design team, general contractor, landlord, stakeholders, and office staff. Creating a detailed communication plan to keep everyone up-to-date on plans and the work schedule, as well as manage staff expectations.
Be Ready for an Adjustment Period
Nearly everything in your operations will be affected during an office renovation. You will have to adjust with a lot of things to ensure that the functions are not disrupted and kept to a minimum. Common routines will need to be adjusted for your employees which you will have to communicate.
Lastly, you will need the right office renovation experts to complete the project for you. Choosing the right design team is crucial to the success of your project. The best designers are those that complement your values, embody your goals, and identify with your new office renovation plans. Bilt can be your complete assistance before and throughout the process.