Best: For when you’re ready to knock down some walls
Items To Update: This is the kind of remodel where a business can really plan their new space around the growth they expect to experience. This is also the size of project that calls for an architect and a mapped out game plan. “Whenever you’re moving a wall, it’s never that simple,” Audrey says. “You can’t move a wall without considering the return air or cold air. It’s almost like Pandora’s box.”
For the Biggest Impact: This will depend entirely on what your goals are for your office. If your goal is to improve collaboration, then creating new conference rooms and smaller creative breakaway spaces might have the biggest impact. But if your goal is to maximize space or create a dedicated showroom for clients, then your dollar will be better spent elsewhere.
What to Avoid: Don’t skimp on your budget. “Whatever your budget is, double it and double your timeline so you’ll be prepared,” Audrey says. “There are too many unknowns with labor and the supply chain right now, so be flexible.”
Tip: “Have a plan at the beginning,” Audrey says. “Come talk with us; it costs nothing.” The big push behind mapping out a plan has to do with saving money down the road. It sounds obvious, but having a plan can prevent you from picking out new carpet or paint colors that match the old furniture instead of the new furniture. A plan will also help you narrow in on how you want the office to function, which can be really helpful down the road when you have to start making larger decisions about desk placement, breakroom amenities and so on. “Our goal is to make sure you’re not wasting money,” Jonathan says. “When you make a big investment, we want to make sure you get it right.”