3 ways to cut the cost of your office fit out
Making the decision to move your office doesn’t mean you need to blow your budget. There are easy ways to make savings and cut the cost of your new office fit out.
Save on your fit out with these three tips:
Is a new location necessary?
This question is always the first option to consider. One of the biggest costs associated with a new office is the need for relocation, so it’s important to decide whether it’s truly necessary. Is your current space too small? Or is the location an inconvenience? Remember, you can always tweak and refurbish your existing office and save on the costs of removalists, a make good and any time constrictions for your staff.
Even if your space is ageing and worn, you’d be surprised how different it’ll look after a fresh coat of paint, new floors and tearing down any walls that may be closing off the space. Consider how your lighting and desks impact the area – it might be worth upgrading these if you’re only in need of a quick fit out fix up. A fit out specialist with design expertise can help you make the final call on whether your company really needs a new office.
Ready and waiting
If a move is necessary, think twice before leasing a space that’s already partially or completely fitted out. It may seem convenient at first, but it often comes with the higher risk of increased rent or reduced lease incentives.
Aside from these costs, unless the office is built to your requirements, it’ll often involve some form of change to mould around the needs of your team. Calculate these costs to see whether starting from scratch will, in fact, be cheaper than updating an existing space.
A fit out with all the goods
Work with a fit out specialist experienced in interior design, plumbing and electrical circuiting to save costs on outsourcing these services from different providers. Decide on all the needs required and agree to a budget to avoid any unwanted surprises down the track.
In terms of convenience, you’ll also be able to frame timelines to work with your team, reducing any team barriers and blockers. It also means you’ll have one point of contact through the whole process, removing the risk of complications and misunderstandings between your different contractors.
Whatever the case might be for your office, it’s important to have a budget put in place to ensure your expectations are met through the fit out. Remember, an office fit out doesn’t need to drain the bank – instead, it can provide a new leaf for your company with the economy budget to boot!
If you have any questions regarding your fit out, or updating a new space please get in touch with our team.