Designing a great office space is not a small task. You will have to make sure that all employees there will have a safe and comfortable workplace space, and that the office is a welcoming space for all the clients and partners. Whether you are building a company office for the first time or you are renovating an existing office, there is a variety of factors to take into consideration while proceeding. Here’s what to keep in mind when conducting the office buildout.
Commercial Office Building Layout Planning And Must-Haves Design
Before you decide on a site or even start on the construction, you will need to consider the overall design of the office and what you would like to include. Do you want a concept of an open office plan or would you like more defined workspaces for the team? Does your work require a secure space for heavy machinery or more advanced technology? What kind of common spaces does the team/’s need? The answers to these questions will help you build a vision of what your office will look like when it will be completed.
Once you have identified your design and the must-haves, you can then use them to identify potential properties and building for your new office which fit your requirements. Ideally, the building you choose should offer some flexibility in terms of layout and functionality so that you can make necessary adjustments as you go along.
Conduct Test Fits
Once you have identified the building for your new office, it’s time to conduct some test fits. The test fit can be defined as an in-depth vetting process that will give a more realistic idea of what an office buyout will look like. During the test fit process, the building’s landlords will send out proposals, and you will create a more detailed design and construction plan for each space.
During this process, you will be able to identify any potential construction hurdles and any other challenges to navigate. An experienced project manager can guide you through the test fit process.
The Permitting Process
After the test fits, you will need to get the appropriate building permits from your city before you can start the construction of your office. Each city has its own rules and regulations for permits, so you will need to familiarize yourself with them and determine what makes the most sense per your needs.
Remodeling an Office Budget Planning Within The Budget
Office renovations or build-outs can sometimes run over budget. Before starting the construction, finalize a detailed budget for your entire project, and add some flexibility for construction delays and other addition of unexpected expenses. Finalizing the budget will help you determine what will be included in the office space and what you can afford. As you finalize the budget, you will have to make a production schedule to create accurate labor cost estimates.
No matter what sort of office you are looking to renovate or build, it is important to have a trusted and experienced contractor standing on your side. We have deep experience with a wide variety of building projects, including different types of offices, and we always work closely with our clients to bring their visions to life.