Every office should be a combination of items that only should be able to provide one thing to its users: absolute productivity. To achieve this, the overall layout of the office floor is integral. Just a wrong spacing between cubicles or corridor can make a difference between an office that is sound-proof enough that people can work and one that is too cold or too narrow for people to even move around.
And with many research coming out on the role of the office in the output of workers, it is important for office managers and owners alike to seek the perfect office renovation contractor to create the ultimate well-organized space wherein people can definitely work in harmony in their own cubes and that of others.
How does one decide? Let us count the ways:
1. Asking the right questions
As they say, the right questions always lead to right answers. When it comes to hiring an office renovation contractor, their quality of questions must be looked into. They should be asking at least the following:
· How long has this structure been up? Please tell us the history of this office (i.e. past repairs, past renovations, structural problems, electrical challenges)
· May we have access to the blueprints and complete maintenance reports?
· Who is the former contractor?
· Who is the electrician?
· What is the goal of this renovation? Please provide specific objectives (i.e. for repair, for remodel, for modern fixtures, to update the design)
· Do you have a peg when it comes to the design? Why is this so?
· What are the immediate needs that the renovation should answer and achieve?
· What is your budget?
These questions tell the owner that this renovation contractor has their mind in the right place. They do not just focus on the design or the utility of the space alone. These two are mutually exclusive for a successful renovation.
2. Effort to understand the business
The nature of the business ultimately dictates the overall decision on the renovation. For more creative industries with artists and writers working there, a lighter and playful look is needed and a formal setting with serious colors might be off. Likewise, industries that deal with more serious matters such as banking or insurance may not see it fit to have colorful meeting pods.
The renovation contractor’s team must have the initiative in understanding the whole business and providing the design that can best represent the company to internal and external clients.
3. Can respect a working budget
Contractors should be able to respect and work with the company’s budget. They should be able to help the client prioritize accordingly as to what is needed to be done instead of simply focusing on the decors alone. There should also be no surprises when it comes to the costs to build as well as the service fee of the contractor.
4. Registered business
Only a contractor with a duly registered company can provide the right paper work from contracts to signed blueprints to official receipts. The company should do their homework of conducting a thorough investigation on the contractor prior to parting with their budgets and their spaces.