What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About the Cost of Office Remodeling
Remodeling your office is an important step for many businesses. Whether you are renovating a commercial space or giving your home office a fresh look, a new working space can increase productivity and efficiency, as well as team morale!
Previously, we wrote about the costs of finishing a basement, giving you a clear expectation on what you can spend and what you should expect. While the cost of remodeling a basement can vary, the change is nothing compared to the wide range of commercial remodeling costs.
With so many variables, including the area, industry, and size of your business, pinning down a precise number can be tough, if not downright impossible. However, we’d like to share some basic pricing information and give a few tips on how you can save.
Remodeling Office: How Much Should You Expect to Pay?
Remodeling Your Home or Commercial Office
According to Remodeling Magazine, which compiles pricing and value information on a wide variety of projects, the average cost of remodeling a home office in 2015 was $29,066. This was the price for a mid-range remodel that converted a 12-foot by 12-foot room into a home office. The project included the installation of cabinets, desktops, rewiring for new technology, drywall installation, trim painting, and laying commercial-grade carpeting.
The average home-office renovation has also been estimated at roughly $180 to $190 per square foot. This estimate allows you to make a general guess on the price of your remodeling based on the size of your commercial space.
Variables that Will Affect Remodeling Price
There are many variable that you should be aware of when you begin your remodeling project. First of all, the location of your facility or office will change the price. Location can affect labor costs, materials, and building regulations, all of which could raise or reduce your final price. The purpose of your building, such as administration vs manufacturing, will also affect the final price.
For example, if you need to install a complex network of computer systems and servers, the costs of making these changes will raise the price. If you are conducting basic visual changes to the interior, the price will be lower than if you need to make structural changes, which calls for the services of a trained specialist.
How to Save on Your Remodeling Costs
Remodeling your office can be costly, but there are some important steps you can take to keep the price under control. Start by personally reviewing the remodeling plan, looking over the project line-by-line. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about pricing to make sure everything is properly priced.
If there is anything in the project that you can handle yourself, such as painting the walls or installing sheetrock, do it. Although it requires effort and care, “DIYing” can lead to massive savings.
Get multiple estimates and don’t be afraid to find your own materials, as you may be able to discover savings that the contractor didn’t. Stay focused and involved in the process and your remodeling project can be more affordable than you thought possible.
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