Do you think it’s time to remodel your old office? Or maybe you’ve just purchased or leased a new office space you want to transform? The success of your remodeling endeavor vastly depends on how you approach this project. From our experience as Maryland office remodeling contractors, proper planning is everything. Here is how you can ensure you remodel your office the right way, achieving the result that will meet or exceed your expectations.
Remodel With a Purpose
Figure out what you are trying to achieve with remodeling. What doesn’t work in your current space? Keep in mind that office remodeling can be far more than cosmetic. By remodeling you can:
- Reinforce your branding
- Improve employee productivity
- Attract new hires
These are the three key reasons why business owners choose to renovate their office spaces. While you are at it, you can also take steps to improve the energy efficiency of your building, bringing down your utility bills.
Do This for Employees
As a business owner, the only place you will be mainly using (or shall we say running in and out of?) is your office. And you will make sure it’s nice and comfortable. But the rest of the office space is not about what you want, but what would make your employees happy to come to work every day. Ask them directly or via a survey what they would like to see in a new office, and take their feedback seriously. Do they want a game room or a collaboration area where they can brainstorm while having fun? Will they benefit from taking out cubicles and making it an open office? You got the concept: make your employees happy and they will help your business grow.
Catch up with the Times
Remodeling gives you a great opportunity to update everything in your office. Unless a vintage vibe is a part of your branding, make sure your office is modern. Get rid of those old 90s-looking chairs you’ve inherited from the previous tenant and replace them with something more comfortable and contemporary. Replace the bulky TV in the conference room with a sleek, flat-screen wall-mounted model. Do away with dated carpets and go with elegant hardwood or laminate instead. Make your office a place you are proud to show off to your clients and potential hires, instead of constantly apologizing for the “work in progress.”
Hire the Right Contractor
Hiring the right contractor is one of the most important decisions you will make when remodeling your Maryland office. You want someone who has completed many similar projects and will work closely with you to turn your ideas into reality. When talking to different contractors, ask them about their experience and specific office spaces they’ve remodeled. It’s likely you know some of these companies and can judge what scope of work a particular contractor can handle.
And if you need help with designing or building out your new office space, you can always rely on the expertise of Northstar Commercial Construction. Give us a call or contact online to discuss your project.