You may be reluctant to reinvest your profits into the appearance of your office despite there being numerous benefits such as increased productivity and improving the company’s overall image. Although, once it’s done, it’s one of the best investments you may ever make. This week Markwell Peck, office refurbishment contractors have created the ultimate checklist when undergoing commercial decorating and refurbishment.
The final outcome
Before any commercial office fit out can begin to take place, you’re going to want to consider what you want to achieve during the transformation. It may be that your business is expanding so you need to create more space. Some other examples are:
- Creating extra meeting rooms
- Is there going to be an open working space?
- Will there be a reception area?
- Have you worked with natural light?
- Are you going to want to update your technology?
Setting a budget and sticking to it
A huge part you’ll need to consider when undergoing a commercial fit out is being able to set a budget and stick to it. When it comes to deciding a budget, it’s pointless trying to do things as cheap as possible as you’re more likely to overspend. Try and cover all aspects coming up with a realistic budget. Some costs you may need to consider include:
- Planning permission
- The environment
- Design and planning costs
Choosing the right time
Depending on the scale of the renovation, you are going to need to consider how much disruption is going to be caused amongst your office and whether or not it can be completed outside of office hours. However, if you’re hiring professional commercial decorators, they should be able to share their previous experiences with you and give you an insight into what methods cause the least disruption. If they don’t have any experience of completing fit-outs during typical business hours, then you may want to reconsider your choices.
If you would like to find out more information about commercial decorating and refurbishment or any of our other services, give Markwell Peck, commercial decorators a call today on 01279 419 200.