There are so many reasons why your Perth office may be in need of a renovation. If your business has grown and your team along with it, you may not have enough space to work comfortably. Or if you’ve diversified your products and services, or made alterations to internal processes, your existing setup may no longer be suitable for your workflow. Alternatively, if your building is ageing and your décor has become outdated, an office renovation may be required for more aesthetic reasons.
No matter what is motivating your office renovation, there will be some challenges throughout the process of transforming your workspace. If you plan ahead then you’ll be able to find the right solution for your business and ensure your renovation goes ahead as smoothly as possible with minimal disruptions to your day to day operations. A successful renovation will boost morale around the office and make life easier for all your team members in the long term. Here’s a few tips on how to best approach your office renovation.
Think about what you’re trying to do.
It may seem obvious, but it’s so important to take the time to sit down and really think about why you want to renovate your office and what you hope to achieve from it. Before you do anything else, write down your office renovation goals. Think about what your workspace needs in both the short term and also the long term, taking into consideration the growth or any future changes you anticipate for your business. By getting your thoughts onto paper you’ll be able to get a clear picture of the direction you need to take. You might involve other key team members or department heads in this process to help you gain a better perspective of your organisation as a whole.
Figure out how much you can spend to get the outcome you want.
Once you know what you want to achieve, the next step is to figure out how much it’s going to cost and what you can do within your budget. You need to calculate how much capital you have to spend on your office renovation and the best way to use these funds to get the right results for your business. Consider everything from structural changes and furniture right down to floor coverings and window treatments. By putting together a detailed budget upfront and accounting for all costs, you’ll be less likely to run into problems later down the track. If your budget has limitations, start by listing everything you’d like to do in your office renovation and whittle your list down to what’s absolutely essential.
Right now isn’t always the right time.
A key part of planning your office renovation is deciding when is the best time to actually go ahead and make the changes to your space. Your day to day business will always experience some disruption, whether that comes in the form of noise in the office or certain areas becoming temporarily inaccessible. The most effective way to reduce the impact of your renovation is to time it wisely. Review your major project timelines and consider the times of year when you tend to experience slower periods. You should also take weather conditions into account. While there have been some anomalies in Perth’s weather patterns in recent times, there are still months that are more likely to be fine and others that are more likely to be wet and windy. By weighing up all of these factors you’ll be able to pinpoint the most convenient time for your renovation. If your business is busy all year round, then a solution may be to stagger your office renovation and tackle each part of the project in increments, rather than attempting to complete all the works in one big hit.
Will you stay, or will you go?
Lastly, you should always consider whether or not it will be viable for your business to remain in its current location for the long term. A renovation may resolve your short term issues, but you may still need to move your business to another area in the future for a variety of reasons. If this is the case and it is likely that you will decide to on-sell or lease out your office in the future, then you need to consider the appeal of your workspace to other businesses. While you could go ahead and carefully tailor your office renovation to perfectly suit all the nuances of your business, this may make it unsuitable for future selling and leasing purposes. With so many offices available in Perth, you need to take steps to ensure your space can compete in the market. You need to strike a balance between what will work for you and what could potentially work for others in the future.
Whatever your situation may be, Office Fitout Professionals are here to take care of all your office renovation needs in Perth. Contact us today to discuss your office renovation and how we can help you improve your business.