Unlike a home remodeling project, an office remodeling project takes on a formal, impersonal, and more refined style and tone. Categorized under commercial/business/institutional renovation projects, office remodeling/makeover projects are usually spurred by three factors: business expansion necessitating more space, rebranding strategies dictating a fresh aesthetic outlook on the premises, or routine refurbishment activities. Basically, there are two main types of office remodeling undertakings: a partial office makeover project and the full office-building renovation project. A partial office makeover project is a tenant-managed in-house project that is implemented independently by a commercial tenant on his/her firm’s offices without involving other tenants in the office building. A full office-building remodeling project is usually conducted by a landlord on the entire office building — it’s an extensive project that usually requires the evacuation of all the tenants in the building before it’s launched. For a successful in-house office makeover project, keep the following tips close at hand.
Before launching the practical phase of your office renovation project, assign some resources to your pre-project planning phase. During the planning phase, you should consider the suitability and feasibility of the project. To do this, you must consider the current and future office space requirements of your business by factoring in the projected growth of the firm and the desired functionality of the new premises. These considerations will require the drafting of a design layout of the projected space and the ultimate creation of a realistic budget for the entire project. In order to have a successful pre-project planning exercise, you might require the services of an interior designer/architect or more suitably a commercial plumber who offers remodeling/renovation services. To choose a good commercial plumber, search for professional plumbers in your locality. For instance, if you live in Washington, search for a reliable plumber in the area and then filter the results with words like professional DC plumber offering commercial remodeling services. You can then contact and consult the plumber for expert advice regarding your project.
Involve The Staff In The Project
An office remodeling project is usually meant to improve the working environment of the workforce and hence optimize productivity. Therefore, the project goals and objectives are based on you and your staff’s needs and preferences. In other words, the renovation project is as much your staff’s (as the main occupants of the office space) as it is yours. In this light, you should ensure that the staff is familiar with all the planned functional and aesthetic changes in the office space — even before the project is launched. To avoid any potential change-related workplace anxieties, it is very important to ensure that the workforce appreciates the project and perceives it positively. It is recommendable to use physical design mockups, renderings, and layouts in order to vividly communicate the vision and objective of the project to the staff.
Give The Technicians Space
To keep the business running, an office renovation project is usually split into several sections. To avoid disrupting business operations and also disrupting the remodeling project, any ongoing business activities should be conducted away from all “active” renovation sites/sections. Actually, you should consider and plan for occupancy rotations during the planning phase of the project. As the project progresses, you should keep up with the space demands and shift operations to either the yet to be remodeled spaces or to the already renovated areas.