Renovating your office has multiple benefits. A good workspace can lift employee morale, boost productivity and also increase your credibility in the market. However, renovation is also a time-consuming and costly affair. It puts a lot of stress on you and your employees since no one wants to be dissatisfied with the results. Therefore, you should have a well-planned strategy for the entire process to save everyone’s time and money.
Here are six crucial factors you should keep in mind while renovating your office building:
Functionality and comfort
Your office is the place where you and your employees spend an extensive part of the day, five days a week. Therefore comfort is crucial. Ensure that the design of the sitting areas, the types of equipment, and the ambiance have a warm and welcoming vibe. The color scheme, the placement of equipment, and seating style should combine comfort and functionality.
Renovation is an opportune time to make your office environment friendly. You can switch your lightings and fixtures like bulbs on HVAC systems and other electronic equipment to more energy-saving ones. You can add more natural lighting to rooms to save on energy bills. Doing so reduces your firm’s carbon footprint and saves you money, making it a win-win situation.
Your employees dedicate a significant time of their day to the office and may have some innovative ideas to make space better. Consult them before making any finalizations and ask them whether they are comfortable with the changes. Conducting a feedback survey is an efficient and straightforward way to know how everyone feels.
Materials and cost
While renovating, you would be tempted to change everything in your old office, from furniture and fixtures to the paint on the walls. However, you must not forget that some of those materials, such as wooden furniture, have an extended life, and you can incorporate them into the new design with some creativity. You should also consider the cost and durability of the new materials you are using when replacing the old ones.
The right contractor
Finding the right contractor who can understand your requirements in the stipulated time and budget is essential. Look for someone who has experience with office renovation projects similar to yours. They should have a good market reputation and credibility. Check out the recommendations and references before making the ultimate choice.
Changing the infrastructure like the walls, ducting, plumbing, and electrical fixtures of your existing building will cost you a lot. Therefore, stick with the existing one and make only the required changes. It will help you reduce the renovation cost and also speed up the entire process.
About Avatar Construction
If you require commercial design-build, pre-construction, management, and construction services in New England and the Northeast, Avatar Construction should be your one-stop destination. We provide competitive financing plans by covering a portion of the cost of your commercial renovation upfront, which defers your payments to a later date with zero percent interest. For more details, you can call us at 617-714-5773 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.