Typically, people underestimate the amount of time it takes to plan a successful office renovation. To help you get started with planning your office renovation, we are providing some pointers, tips, and tricks. When it comes to investing money in renovation, everyone wants to get the most out of their expenditure and avoid having to spend more money on office furniture a year later. You do not want to mistakenly expect that a renovated office space will be available for use by a certain date, only to find out later that the timeline was vastly underestimated. We have the scoop for you to help you avoid any of those pitfalls.
It is essential to realistically evaluate the amount of time necessary for planning. For an optimal office renovation, it is recommended that you allow yourself 4 months for the planning process. Most people seem surprised when we tell them this, but there are reasons why you need to allow this much time.
What Factors Should You Take Into Account When Planning an Office Renovation?
Sometimes, if “in-stock” items are backordered, you’ll need to account for manufacturing and shipping times in order for the products to be available for you. Sometimes custom furniture can actually be received more quickly than standard manufactured office furniture, which is also a reason why.
Aside from office furniture, there is a wide scope of components to be considered during the build out process of the renovation. Are you getting your new furniture moved in before having carpet put down or walls painted? Does any electrical work need to be done? The contractors’ required time frame to carry out these tasks is an integral part of determining the amount of time needed to finish your renovation.
If you need to order custom office furniture, you should plan ahead and give yourself time to think about your needs as it may take longer to receive your order. It is also important to set a realistic budget for your renovation. By setting a budget when considering an office renovation, you can both prevent yourself from going overboard and gain a better understanding of what certain items will cost and which ones are worth a larger investment for potential savings in the future.
Should You Invest in Custom Office Furniture?
1. Functional Needs
If your office space is oddly shaped, and the dimensions of standard manufactured desks do not match, then your functional needs may be different. A need for a workspace larger than the traditional size may arise, necessitating custom dimensions for your desk.
2. Specific Aesthetics
Finding the perfect fit for office furniture can be difficult for some brands with standard manufactured furniture. Maintaining a flow in your office space that is congruent with the aesthetic of your brand could be important. When it comes to style and colors, custom furniture is the superior option in cases like this.
3. Your technology needs
It may vary depending on the type of work you do in your office. If you have a need for multiple computer screens on your desk or in a boardroom, you may need to incorporate a space for cables, power, and microphones. Custom furniture that is designed to meet the technological needs of the workplace can not only help the workday run more smoothly, but also ensure a neat and tidy aesthetic, free of cords and cables.
The Value Of Quality Is Beyond Measure
Another factor to consider while doing your office renovation is the quality of the furniture you pick. When selecting pieces for your budget, you should consider not only their comfort and functionality, but also their longevity.
Desk chairs can easily be purchased inexpensively, for example. The comfort level, however, will not be fantastic. Discomfort can slow down the productivity of your employees. Due to being easily worn out, you will forever be replacing these types of desk chairs in addition to that. Purchase of a higher end office chair will result in a lifespan of 7-10 years, provide superior comfort, and create an environment conducive to better productivity.
A good desk chair such as the Black High Back Executive Chair can last for a year, providing comfort to increase productivity and not needing to be replaced. This seat features loop arms, a high back for comfort, a pneumatic gas lift for height adjustment, tilt capability, and a tilt lock for when you want to prevent the seat from tilting. It has plus wheels, allowing you to move next to a coworker while collaborating, thus enabling you to collaborate more effectively. This chair has a weight capacity of up to 275 lbs.
For those with a larger stature who require extra room for comfort, the black leather plush big man’s chair is an excellent choice! It’s definitely worth giving us a call to see if this extremely popular chair is in stock, as it sometimes runs low on availability! The big man’s chair not only offers extreme comfort but also has the capacity to hold up to 350 lbs, which is significantly more than the 200-250 lbs that most desk chairs are designed to support.
When planning your office renovation, some of the basic points we have covered need to be considered. If you have any questions about factors that may be specific to you, regarding renovations not always being one size fits all, please do not hesitate to contact us.