Are you weighing up whether to relocate your business or remodel your office space? The great thing is that just a few simple tips and tricks can save you the time and hassle of both!
Should you move? The hefty price tag of moving can be off-putting, and that’s before you even put down a deposit! What about a renovation? That too comes with an eyewatering price tag, especially if you’re trying to create an office playground (à la Google).
As it stands, either option may sound like an impossibility! However, it is possible to remodel your office while also keeping costs down. There are plenty of hints, tips, ideas and suggestions out there, it’s just a case of figuring out what will work best for you. Here are just eight useful tricks that will help you get started and begin your office transformation journey:
1. Have a Budget And Stick To It.
Before you even get started on your remodelling journey, figure out your budget. This will help you to focus your business funds on the areas you want to prioritise – keeping costs down. It will help you stay on target and avoid expensive investments that push you over your budget.
When you start out with a budget in mind, it will save you the disappointment and heartache that comes when you pour your heart into a project, and then realise that you don’t have the money to achieve it. It will make all the difference to your project when you have a budget and firmly stick to it.
2. Get The Help Of Experts And Professionals.
Regardless of the scale of your remodelling project, it’s also helpful to get the advice of professionals in the field. You might be reluctant to spend your businesses money in this way, but it will be money well spent. If you don’t consult with someone with experience, you could end up making your office look worse than it was before. If the worse happens, due to your lack of skills, knowledge, or experience, you’ll end up having to invest more time and money to fix it.
3. Find The Balance Between Quality And Cost When It Comes To Your Materials.
Browse and research materials so that you can find the best quality for the best price you can afford. It might involve some compromise, but you’ll be able to stick to your budget and get materials that are just as good as more expensive ones. This particularly applies to flooring and paint where the variation in costs don’t always relate to the variation in quality. Going to specialist suppliers, like Materials Market, will allow to find the best materials for your projects.
4. Ask Questions When You Go Shopping.
When you shop around for materials, you will save yourself a lot of money and hassle. You can be sure to get all the information you need about the materials you’re purchasing to guarantee they will suit the purpose and provide the necessary safety at the same time. Ask for references and reviews, discounts, and samples. Take the initiative and you’ll be glad you did.
5. Save Some Money With Your Flooring.
One of the priciest investments when it comes to renovations will be in your new flooring. There are ways to cut costs without cutting corners. Plan ahead and secure a price now, even if you don’t need the flooring right now. As prices continue to go up, it’s a good idea to settle on a price now.
Shop around for the best deals and try to visit stores in person to look for sales and discounts that might be available. Plan ahead to make sure you order enough to finish the job and can transport what you order in one trip. You’ll save yourself a lot of money if you can take it all in one journey and avoid paying extra for delivery.
6. Don’t Be Too Confident With DIY Projects.
To save yourself money, the temptation may be to try your hand at every task you come across. The truth is that lots of simple renovations are not too easy to do, but they are simultaneously also easy to mess up. Do your research and make sure you fully understand what you are getting yourself into before you jump in.
Make sure you know what to do and what equipment you need before you get started and avoid the tendency to skimp and “make do” with what you have on hand. It’s also worth noting that your time is probably best spent working for the business, leaving the renovation to the experts.
7. Save Money On Deliveries By Doing Your Own Collections.
It might seem more convenient to get suppliers to deliver the materials you order. However, you will save yourself the money you spend on deliveries by taking the time to do it yourself. Just make sure you have enough space to fit everything in, and if you’re picking up something heavy that you’ve got a colleague to help you out!
8. Shop Around For Quotes And Services.
Don’t just go for the first quote you get or first supplier you visit. You’ll be kicking yourself if you go for the first option and then later go on to find something better or cheaper. Take the time to compare prices and quality so that you can get the best material and service for your money. Don’t be afraid to ask for referrals and reviews from other users, and patiently wait for the best supplier that fits your needs, wants and budget. The last thing you want is to invest in a contractor that leaves you with more work and worse office space than you started with.
New Office, Same Budget
Hopefully just these few tips and hints have proved to you how possible it is to remodel your office space while sticking to a budget!