Where To Start When Planning An Office Fit-Out and Refurbishment?


According to a recent study from Warwick University people work a lot harder when they are happier. Why wouldn’t they? You wouldn’t want to work hard for a company that is making you feel less than average all day every day, it would no doubt weigh on your mind all the time.

One way that offices boost the morale of their staff is to consider a new office fit-out or refurbishment. But this drastic change isn’t just about increasing staff happiness. Re-fitting your office can also mean you update your office interior, accommodate for change in staff levels and create a modern office environment perfect for any business.

If you are considering an office refurbishment or fit-out then here are some things to consider before you get started:

Plan Ahead

Office fit-out’s can really help improve the layout and overall look of your office but if they are poorly planned you could end up taking 1 step forward and 3 steps back.

A great way to get the best results is to recruit a project manager that can take away any hassle you might have had when trying to contact contractors. Talking to an experienced project management company about the job at hand, the office furniture you require and all other details, can really lessen the stress.

Come Up With Thoughts and Ideas

Once you have organised for someone to come in and help out with the office fit-out, it is time to work on what you want for your office space. This could be organising a meeting to brainstorm, come up with ideas and design what goes where in your new office.

Or it could be sketching out ideas, working out what it is you need and then working this around your budget.

This can help to get the whole office involved and you can even ask your staff for their input.

Clear Out The Office

If you are having furniture fitted, break out areas built or other projects done then you need to make sure that the office space is clear so that the workman can come in and go straight ahead.

This means taking the time to work out which furniture you are keeping, which you are donating to charity and which needs to be recycled because it can no longer be used.

Once you have cleared out your office you will be able to see exactly which piece of furniture will fit where and how much space you are working with.

Work With Your Budget

The last thing you need to do before you commit to your office fit-out is work out what budget you are working with and which pieces you desperately need. This can make sure you have enough budget to focus on what is important and which pieces (such as desks, chairs and kitchen appliances you are in desperate need of).

Once the budget is organised you can decide on designs that are right for you and your business.

Now all the hard work is done, it’s time for you to get your office fit-out underway and have a brand new looking office in no time.