Embarking on an office fit out project is an exciting time for any company. Whether you’re transforming your current office space or you have an empty area to fill, there are some crucial elements you need to consider to ensure your office fit out goes as smoothly as possible.
Unbeknown to many companies, your budget is the most important consideration of the office fit out process. It influences every decision you make, which is why you need to have a clear vision of how much you want to spend from the very beginning. If you’re inexperienced in office fit outs then you may not know just how much the process costs, so ensure you carry out some research prior to starting your project.
Just like you’re an expert in your field, office fit out companies are an expert in theirs, and they’re there to ensure every step of your transformation goes as intended, from the planning phase through to implementation. Ask those in neighbouring offices if they have any recommendations and shop around for local companies to ensure you find the best specialist for your business.
When you’re planning your office fit out it’s essential you don’t neglect the prospect of future expansion. It’s easy to get carried away in the now and forget that in 6, 12, 18 months’ time you will have new employees to house and not enough space. Make sure your office fit out partner understands your long-term business plans and that they are incorporated into the designs.
Unless you’re lucky enough to be your own landlord, you need to remember to seek permission from your landlord and keep them updated every step of the way. There may be restrictions and regulations in your contract to making office modifications or when the work can take place, so you should be speaking with your landlord before starting any of the design process.
Whilst communication with your employees is important, so is communication with your staff members. They spend more time in the office than they do at home, so if you’re thinking about changing their working space, get them involved. Find out what motivates them to work, if there’s anything that they feel the current office is missing and what they’re ideal office space would include.
To find out more about office fit outs and the service we offer, get in touch with one of our experts who will be happy to have a chat with you.