As with anything in life, preparation is key when it comes to remodeling an office space or commercial building. Many problems, headaches and setbacks can be avoided if the project is approached methodically and in an organized manner. Setbacks cost you money in the long run, and your goal is to create a space that is functional, inspirational and profitable all at the same time. We have some tips to help you do just that.
1. Know When to Remodel
When it comes to business, you have to stay ahead of the game in order to remain competitive. When it looks like it’s time to remodel, you know you’ve waited too long. Updates like new heating and air conditioning, upgraded bathrooms or new office furniture can make all the difference when it comes to how your customers view you. They want to see a cutting-edge company that utilizes new technology while still keeping the familiar service they love.
The time frame for a remodel depends on many factors, including the specific building you are housed in, the type of business you run, and your budget. At Randahl Construction, we are happy to provide you with a free commercial remodeling consultation to determine if a remodel is profitable for your business at the current time.
2. Identify the Goals You Want to Achieve
What is the ultimate goal of your remodeling project? Do you simply want newer furnishings and updated paint and flooring? Or do you want to ultimately change the flow of the building in order to improve the flow of your business? Do you want all new technology installed in order to improve productivity? These goals are a big part of your remodeling project, and every business will answer them separately. Every commercial remodeling project should be approached with a clean slate and fresh ideas in order to meet the needs of the individual business.
3. Set Your Remodeling Budget
It’s not enough to just have a budget – that budget should also be distributed through the entire process. Know your limits for each aspect of the remodel – flooring, plumbing, heating and air, walls, paint, etc. This ensures that if you are over budget in one area, you know exactly where to cut back on costs. It also helps you to determine where you are willing to spend more to get the look and function you want out of your remodel.
4. Assess What You Like About Your Current Situation
Just because it’s time to remodel doesn’t mean you need to out everything old. There may be parts of your commercial space you really love – from specific flooring to more abstract concepts like building flow. If there’s something you like, make sure it is included in your future plans.
5. Create Your Dream Team
You may be great at running a business, but commercial remodeling should be left to the professionals. From permits to paint types to bathroom plumbing, the project is often too much for a business owner to take on in their own time. That’s where we come in to help.
At Randahl Construction, we have years of experience working on commercial remodeling projects and we know how to dot every I and cross every T to make sure the job is done right. As you create your dream team for commercial remodeling, allow us to offer you a free estimate today.
By: Jason Kasanezky – VP of Operations & Business Development