Renovating your office space can seem so daunting, you might not even know how to start. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can get a head start on your project without even picking up a hammer.
If you’re thinking about remodeling your commercial business space, these steps can give your project the jumpstart it needs.
Review Your Project Goals
In order to have a successful office renovation, you must identify and review your goals for this project. Your office remodel can provide many benefits as well as improve the functionality of your office, but only if it’s done right.
Some questions to consider when reviewing your remodeling project include:
Assemble Your Team
Establishing your A-Team early is crucial to ensuring a successful remodel. You need to find qualified contractors and remodelers that can execute your project in an efficient, timely, and safe manner.
It’s also a good idea to appoint a few internal office members to oversee the renovation and be available to answer any questions the contractors may have. Create a project team that will spearhead the renovation and maintain great communication with the construction team. This project team will also relay important information, such as a renovation schedule and important safety notices, to your other employees.
Research, Research, Research
It’s no secret that construction and renovation projects are full of unwanted surprises. In some cases, renovations come to a screeching halt when unexpected circumstances are revealed during construction (such as discovering asbestos or toxic mold).
You can reduce and eliminate the amount of hiccups your remodel experiences by being as prepared as possible. Doing proper research on your construction site and communicating any concerns back to your renovation team is the best way to ensure a smooth commercial renovation.
Research and examine all of the building’s existing conditions. Important aspects to keep in mind include:
If you choose to involve a third party for your examinations, be sure to include them early on. You want all groups involved in your business renovation (contractors, project team, and third-party agencies) to have thorough communication throughout the entire process.
Set Your Renovation Schedule
When you set up your renovation schedule, keep it realistic. If you finish ahead of time, everyone will be happy. But if you overestimate the speed of your renovation, your employees might become a bit unsettled when the project drags on.
Your schedule allows your project team to keep the renovation moving along while the construction team can ensure proper quality. Delays may come up, but as long as everyone works together and amends all issues as quickly as possible, sticking to a realistic timeline shouldn’t be an issue.
To create an effective schedule, all aspects of the project must be evaluated. Distinguish a realistic date that the project should be completed and work backwards. While creating your agenda, check in with your construction team to make sure you’re not overestimating or underestimating time for certain projects.