If your company is in the market for an office remodel, one of the most important considerations is how to get the renovations you want without going over budget. There are a number of ways to accomplish this. Here are some tricks to help you get the new office space you want while keeping the bottom line within reason.
One of the best ways to save money on renovation is to reuse items currently in your space. Reupholster and refinish old furnishings, restyle cabinets and shelving units, and have artwork reframed and matted. Little efforts can make a big difference for your budget and prevent useful items from going into the landfill.
Choose an Alternative Style
While “upscale corporate,” “techy modern,” and “Japano sleek” are popular styles for office decor, they are not your only options. Some great styles can lower your project cost. “Business-based shabby chic,” and “pro SoHo” are styles using nontraditional elements, raw construction materials, and an open plan to keep costs down. They create an interesting and comfortable environment both for staff and clients.
Do (Some of It) Yourself
You and your employees can help stay within budget by performing some of the more basic tasks yourselves. Removal of old fixtures, equipment, carpeting, drapes (and other small jobs) can be performed by the staff during a post-work pizza party, or for a gift card as thanks. If you have employees with some rudimentary reno skills (and are willing to reward them), installation of some components like drapery and artwork can be completed at a lower expense.
Buy Your Own Materials
Buy many of the materials yourself and procure them from discount centers such as Canadian Tire, Home Depot, or Lowes. You can do the same for interior decor, choosing places like as HomeSense, Pier 1, and Winners to buy decor items for far less than an interior design centre will charge.
Use a Licensed Contractor
Using a licensed contractor can make a major difference in the overall cost of your renovation. Using a proper, experienced contractor can help your project move along faster and smoother. Delays and headaches will not only inconvenience your business, but can lead to rapidly escalating, unforeseen costs. Make sure the contractor you choose is bonded, insured, BBB certified, and in good standing with the local Chamber of Commerce. Check their references before hiring.
At PT General Contractor Inc., we have the capacity, construction experience, and technical expertise to help create your new office space. Contact us now at (416) 757-9100 to get professional service and attain your aesthetic goals.