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Renovating Your Office on a Budget

Is it time to renovate your office? You used to enter your office with a feeling of pride. Everything about it seemed to complement the essence of your business so well. But after years of use, the paint is chipping and the carpeting has deteriorated. And that’s just the superficial stuff.

Wake Up & Smell the (Stale?) Coffee…

renovate your officeWhen you take a good hard look at the surroundings, you can see that the layout of the space could work more efficiently and look much more attractive to both your customers and staff. That’s the first big step towards a successful office renovation: realizing that it’s time to make some improvements. Next comes moving forward with a sound plan and a realistic budget.


Let an Office Renovation Show Your Style

The office is the sounding board and launch pad for the creative ideas of your business. It’s also where you hold meetings and receive clients, so good first impressions count. So do bad ones. Keep in mind that you want to provide a pleasant vibe to anyone who enters for a consultation, plus a pleasant, well thought out environment for your employees. With the expert help of an experienced company, you don’t have to burn a huge hole in your pocket, even if your office needs to undergo a bigger transformation.

The A-B-C’s of a Budget-Wise Office Renovation

Follow these practical steps for an office renovation project on a budget:

a. Plan

Renovating Your OfficePlanning a contemporary design involves esthetics and functionality in one space. Note the specific areas where you might spend less, and which ones you especially need to focus your budget on. Good planning lets you know your limits and explore lots of options.

b. Search for good deals

These days, good deals are available online. The Internet is the most accessible means to browse through the various product catalogues to find your favorite office fixtures, furniture, lighting options, and more. There are good deals out there, if you zero in on what you really need and find the best possible price.

c. Bulk buying

As much as possible, make sure that you buy all your office needs from one store. If you purchase in large quantities, the supplier might offer you volume discounts, or even bonus items, to complete your up-to-date office renovation.

d. Local purchasing

On a limited budget, it’s more practical to purchase from local stores. This saves on shipping rates and related charges. It lets you inspect items firsthand before buying. If there are eventual concerns, you’d be able to have them solved sooner at a local level.

e. Recycle and reuse, Renovating Your Office on a Budget, Nelson Construction & Renovations, Inc.

Make sure that you inspect everything in your office before you decide to dispose of it. You may be surprised how some of them can still be used to complete your office renovation. Even old drawers, tables or chairs could be repurposed to fit your needs.

f. Minimalism

You don’t have to overwhelm your new office with numerous pieces to make it look sophisticated. Minimalism could provide you with both decorative and functional key elements that heighten the professional atmosphere in your new office.

Doing an office renovation on a tighter budget doesn’t mean that the end result has to look drab or uninviting. Remember that your office is your second home and a little creativity can go a long way when it comes to some impressive improvement.

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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