A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Realistic Office Fit Out Budget
Any business purchase needs to be carefully considered. You need to take the time to determine how much your company can afford to spend on a particular product or service, and how much it should spend. The same definitely applies when it comes to your office fit out budget. There are many different factors that can impact the cost of office fit out services. Therefore, it is important to create a budget that is realistic and helps you to achieve your goals. Read on to discover some useful tips on how to do this.
What do you need from your office fit out?
In order to determine a realistic budget, you first need to begin by determining what you actually need and expect from your office fit out. For example, you may require a shell and core service, which means that all internal services and finishes are left the same. This is the cheapest option. Another service may involve all the essential elements, like kitchens, raised floors, suspended ceilings and lighting being included, yet it does not incorporate finishing touches, space planning, decoration or furniture. A category B fit out is the most comprehensive, including everything mentioned in the former service but also incorporating design and space planning, for example, meeting rooms, glass walls, and partitions. Office furniture, decoration, and flooring may also be incorporated into a category B fit out, so it is important to keep this in mind. Needless to say, the nature of the fit out service you are going to be seeking is going to have a massive impact on how much you are going to need to budget.
How do you effectively set your budget?
Once you have determined what you are going to actually need from the office fit out company in question, you then need to figure out how to set a realistic budget. One of the best things to do is get a number of different quotes from various businesses so you can understand the average price. Going for the cheapest service may be tempting but you have to wonder why the service is the cheapest? Could it be because corners are cut? Moreover, make sure you are fully aware of what is included in the cost. The last thing you want is to get stung with hidden fees once the project is complete and you receive your final bill.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding regarding how to create a realistic and effective office fit out budget. One thing we pride ourselves on is being able to tailor our services to suit our client’s budget. While it is important that your budget is realistic, we will never try to push you into unnecessary extras or spending more than is needed. We will always respect your budget and work within it when possible. If this is not feasible, we will let you know from the offset.