Your office is more than just a space where you and your employees can get their work done, a good office should be a place where creativity and critical thinking flourish and a place where employees can grow and develop their skills to help craft them into the best possible employees that they can be, however over time even the most well thought out, tastefully decorated and modern office space becomes rundown, outdated and inefficient. In this instance, you may want to consider a high quality commercial fitout to help rejuvenate your office. However, there are some extra things that you need to consider before undertaking one.
A commercial fitout involves contractors coming into your working space and firstly removing any damaged, worn out and outdated furniture, furnishings, and carpets and also any office equipment you are planning on replacing with more modern and efficient equipment. However, there are things that you should be asking yourself all the time about this process as it is most likely something you don’t have an awful lot of experience in. Do not to fear as we are on hand with some of the most important questions you should ask during your office renovation, courtesy of DB Projects, so let’s take a look, shall we?
What am I getting for my money?
Obviously to achieve your goal of a fresh and rejuvenated office you are going to need to draft in some outside help from a contractor, generally speaking, this contractor should be highly experienced and has worked on commercial fitouts and renovations prior to your job. We also recommend that you source quotes from more than one contractor as you will want to explore the different levels of service as well as their individual recommendations in regards to the design process. All of these differing quotes will help you to build up a picture of what you want and who you want to use.
One of the most important aspects that will vary by quote and something you will need to pay close attention to is the expected timeframe for completion. The reason that this is such an important part of the process that you will need to be wary of is that for the duration of time that work is being undertaken the likelihood is that you and your staff will be unable to attend work due to the health and safety concerns associated with construction. A smaller company will most likely have a more reasonable cost at the expense of a longer turnaround due to the inability to mobilize labor and resources to your job than a larger company.
Does the design match my companies branding?
Another factor that is crucial to how you go about the design phase of the renovations is to ensure that your chosen design not only looks great and is extra functionality for your employees but also that the new design is consistent with your companies pre-existing marketing materials and brand style. In today’s modern business environment, so much onus is put into your brand and how you approach your customers with that image of your business. Failure to do so will leave you with an office environment that clashes with the overall look and theme of your company, creating an unorganized and to be honest, unprofessional look that rather than wowing potential customers and clients will only serve to confuse them.
However, we are by no means saying that your design has to be boring, just consistent. Some things you will need to keep consistent with the design are things like company colours and logos, your company’s slogan and mission statements and the overall tone that your company is trying to set with its image. So many offices these days are all trying to copy each other. With their bland and uninspired use of “modern” and “minimalist” designs that are virtually indistinguishable from each other does little to impress or stick in people’s mind and furthermore these designs only accentuate the untidiness and asymmetrical nature of the humans that work there, causing a massive clash.
Thanks for taking the time to read this article, hopefully now you have a better understanding of how this process works and the things that you should be on the lookout for.