Opening or moving an office is an exciting time. From the paint colours to the floor plan, you will create a space that will represent your company, employees, and corporate culture. Of course, you’ll also have to make sure that the space is functional and comfortable, and that all your costs stay within a budget.
In fact, an office redesign can be a little overwhelming. But don’t worry! The furniture experts at the atWork Office Furniture can help you through the process and create a commercial space that suits your needs.
Before you start purchasing items for your new office space, it’s important to sit down and answer a few critical questions.
1 – WHAT’S YOUR TARGET MOVE-IN DATE?
Knowing when you need to be in your new office space is important. This will provide all your service providers with your critical date. Just remember, more often than not, a target date won’t correspond with your actual move-in date. There are always hiccups. So plan ahead and give yourself a time buffer.
Quick moves almost never go according to schedule, especially if you’re having renovations done to your new space. If you are needing a quick move, don’t forget to ask the us about “quickship” furniture availability. Many of our furniture items are available in stock or by “quickship“ for fast delivery.
Your atWork dealer can explain what is achievable within your office move timeline. We can also help you develop a “phased plan”. This breaks the work into sections taking into account critical down times and other renovation needs.
2 – What’s your budget?
When it comes to creating an office furniture budget for your new digs, it’s important that you first consult with financial stakeholders in order to understand the reality of your available resources. Once you know what you’re comfortable spending, share your budget numbers. This information will help us help you find the best solution for your budget.
You will also want to understand financial terms. Leasing services can be quoted to take advantage of longer payment schedules.
We understand that your budget dollars are precious. You need to squeeze as much value out of each and every one. Our office furniture professionals will be happy to assist you in using your budget to its fullest potential and ensure that you’ll achieve a return on your investment down the road.
3 – What’s your style?
Office furniture design and the layout of your facilities will greatly impact not only your staff’s productivity, but also your clients’ perception of your organization.
Do you know what image you’re trying to project? Is it:
- Traditional or Modern?
- Open or Private?
- Elegant or Utilitarian?
- Simple or Highly Styled?
Achieving a look that’s right for you can take time and planning. If it is executed properly though, the design can boost the appreciation of your space, as well as the quality of work that your employees produce.
Having trouble deciding on a single style? The professional office furniture team at atWork can recommend one of their in-house interior design experts, or provide you with the information for an independent office furniture design consultant.
4 – Do you need help planning?
If you only need a couple of office pieces, stopping into our large showroom may be a quick option. If you are outfitting a number of rooms or an entire floor, talking with an experienced office furniture dealer and moving professional will provide you with additional help and valuable advice. The larger the project, the more help you’ll need in order to create a space that’s comfortable, functional, and cohesive. Planning ahead will make your moving day, a smooth one.
If you have more questions concerning your office move, there’s no time like the present to ask. Contact an atWork representative today to learn more about the ins and outs of office design or to talk through your office move.