Things to Consider When Remodeling an Office Space
As many companies work from home in compliance with health regulations and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, right now might be a good time to consider remodeling your office space. Your office could be long overdue for commercial remodeling.
Perhaps you want to swap out your system for an eco-friendly version. Maybe you need to update your styling and building design to appeal to a younger workforce. You might even be reconsidering your building’s layout now that health and safety is a growing priority. Whatever the case, commercial building renovations will give your space the remodeled design it needs.
However, commercial remodeling isn’t an easy task. You will need to carefully assess what can be done to improve your company’s facilities and how it can solve problems that your business might face in the future. To help you figure out what those may be, the team at Cook Builders has put together a commercial remodel checklist.
If you are thinking about giving your office a commercial remodel, here are some of the factors our commercial builders recommend.
Commercial Remodel Checklist
Why Doesn’t Your Current Office Space Work Anymore?
Take a look at your current office space. What things are working well, and what doesn’t? There could be several reasons you need a commercial renovation in your office, which is why you should explicitly list your reasoning. Understanding why you need a remodel will show you where your current space falls short. Using this information, you can determine which layout, design, or features you need for your space to work again.
You should also ask yourself, what is important to you as an owner to have inside your office? It would be best if you got everything you need in the remodeled office design. If you need additional input, ask your employees what they would like included in the renovation. Collaborating, as a team will bring forth thoughtful and creative solutions.
Where Will Your Business Be in 10-20 Years?
A commercial building renovation is a sizeable investment. While you will save some money by choosing a remodel over building new, you don’t want to waste your money, creating a space that won’t work in a few years. That is why that along with assessing your company’s current needs, you should ask yourself where you expect to be 10-20 years down the line.
If you expect your business to employ more staff as you grow, plan for additional working space. Our team’s biggest piece of advice is to design solutions that meet future needs. Of course, you don’t always know what to expect, but leaving room for growth is better than outgrowing your office in a year or two.
Working with your commercial builder, you can determine an office layout that solves current needs and provides flexibility for future ones.
How Long Do You Have to Complete a Commercial Renovation?
Another important factor to consider when remodeling your office space is how much time you have to complete it. Commercial building renovations can take a considerable amount of time, depending on what you want to be done. If you know how much time you have beforehand, you can alter your plans to fit.
You can also work with a commercial builder that customizes their working schedule around your business’s needs. Some of the work can be done on the weekends and nights if your commercial contractor agrees. However, large renovations will require that you spend a few days away from the office. Luckily, digital platforms now facilitate a lot of the workload so that you can continue working even if you close your office’s doors.
Along with working remotely during renovations, many building owners are completing renovations as employees work from home while the current coronavirus regulations limit in-office work. While you might not have the exact end date when you will be back in the office, you can take advantage of the current situation by starting renovations on your commercial space today.
What is Your Budget?
You will also have to consider your budget. How much money can you spend on your commercial building renovation? It would help if you always began by determining your budget allowance and customizing the remodel plans around it. Your general contractor will also outline which improvements will fit your budget and give you the best return on investment.
Another factor you can consider when it comes to your budget is whether you are eligible for any tax allowances. You can work with a financial advisor or accountant to take advantage of any finance plans with favorable terms. These efforts will go a long way in giving you the best renovation your business can have at a price you can afford.
Partner with the Right Commercial Builder
As mentioned before, your choice in commercial builders will greatly impact your commercial building renovation. Without the right contractor on your side, you will put yourself at risk of a faulty design, project delays, and many more unfortunate outcomes. Cook Builder is more than a contractor. We’re a business partner.
From the beginning of our business, our team focused on creating lasting relationships with our clients, and with 55 years of combined experience— it shows. Today, Cook Builders is one of the highest-rated commercial contractors in Utah. Our team also specializes in tenant improvements and commercial remodeling.
Working with our commercial builders, we will help you determine the improvements that you need and the most effective way to get the job done. Your remodel doesn’t need to disrupt your business, either. We can work around your schedule and fast, with timelines as little as 3-6 weeks.
For more information on our commercial building renovations, visit Cook Builders today.