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Plan Ahead for Successful Office Renovations

Good advance planning of all aspects of your office renovations will lessen the chances of unnecessary delays, work disruptions, and other potential pitfalls. If you want the process to go as smoothly as possible, here are a number of steps you can follow to ensure that your office renovations project will be problem-free.

Determine Your Goals for Office Renovations

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Having project goals in place is important before starting any office renovations. Here are some things you should ask yourself in order to determine your goals:

  • What is the reason for the renovations? Is it to install a new technology, update infrastructure systems, upgrade finishes, change how the space will be used, or a desire to improve office appearance?
  • What is your budget for the project? Are there sufficient funds?
  • Are there any issues that may affect the project schedule? For instance, will the building be occupied while the renovations are in progress?
  • Have you contacted a reliable remodeling contractor with experience in office renovations?

Office Renovations Work Best with an Effective Team

An important element for achieving truly successful office renovations is assembling the ideal team to handle the project. You will need to have access to interior design skills and a qualified building contractor. As the business owner, you need to communicate well with the team and keep abreast of the renovation updates. It is also your job to make crucial informed decisions and ensure that all your employees know exactly what to expect and are on board for the duration. Their tasks may include packing their equipment and other supplies, making back-ups of important files, and clearing their desks.

Do Your Research for Office Renovations

To reduce glitches in an office renovation project, make sure your building contractor is well informed about and has access to information about the office infrastructure and that of the building as a whole. The categories should include the location, operating condition and age of all electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems.

Office Renovations and a Realistic Timeline

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Many people assume that office renovations can be completed in a relatively short length of time, since the work is being done within an existing structure. This isn’t always true, of course. To avoid disappointment and frustration, keep your project timeline realistic. Your building contractor will evaluate the scope of the project and any extraordinary issues before coming up with a solid completion date. Allocate enough time for each phase in the project and make room for unanticipated delays.

Office Renovations and an Open Mind

In just about any situation, sometimes you simply can’t avoid surprises. The same goes for office renovations. To help you handle unexpected holdups or other challenges, be sure to keep an open mind (and a sense of humor) in the face of the unexpected. It is important that your employees take their cues from you, to help morale remain positive, with all eyes on the prize. The end result will be worth it.

Greg Nelson
Greg NelsonGreg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.

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