Commercial remodeling is certainly not cheap, but when done right, it can be an affordable process that is worth the time, effort, and money.
While you certainly don’t want to cut corners on your commercial remodel, there are some specific ways that you can save and still have the world-class results you demand.
How to Save on Your Commercial Remodeling Project
Shoot for Minimal Changes
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when planning your commercial remodel is to overextend yourself and your project. Instead of going after every single corner of your current space, think about what you need and make it a priority. Make minimal changes whenever possible and you will significantly reduce the overall cost and time of your commercial remodel.
Leave Plumbing, Ducts, and Electrical Components in Place
This ties directly to making minimal changes in your commercial remodel. When planning out your project, work with your contractors and designers to ensure that as few changes as possible are made to the existing structure, especially the plumbing, ducts, and electrical components. Moving these items requires the service of a highly trained professional, and you’ll inevitably pay more for their services. Leave the ducts, wires, and pipes alone and your budget will be much happier.
Find Things You Can Do Yourself
While many phases of a remodel must be handled by a certified professional, (electrical and plumbing, for example) there are parts that virtually anyone can manage. Demolition is the obvious example. If you need to tear out carpet, remove installed cubicles, or take out an existing ceiling, you can likely take care of these tasks yourself. Depending on your skill level, you could also hang sheet rock, paint the walls, or install tile. But it’s worth saying again: when in doubt, leave it to the pros.
Avoid Mid-Project Adjustments
This comes down to planning. Take your time with the planning phase of your remodeling to ensure that every step meets your needs. The last thing you want to do is change the plans halfway through construction. This not only frustrates contractors, it will skyrocket the cost of your commercial remodeling project. Create a plan, stick to the plan, finish the plan. Your budget and your business will thank you!
Plan Your Commercial Remodel for the Off Season
Contractors are busiest during the summer, so their services will often cost more during the peak season. If possible, schedule your remodeling for the winter months; you may find contractors who are looking for work and willing to offer significant discounts. While each situation is different, you can reasonably expect to save about 4 to 5 percent on your remodeling, which can make a big difference when you’re spending tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars.
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