Top Reasons Office Renovations Go Over Budget
By far, one of the most common questions people have about office renovations is how much it’s going to cost. No company ever has a budget where money is no object and not only do they want to have a general idea of how much a project should cost, they need to make sure they’re prepared for potential overages.
One thing renovation projects of any kind are known for is that they often end up costing more than originally expected. It’s never something anyone wants to happen, but the good news is that going over budget isn’t inevitable. Very often, this can be prevented. When you know where things go wrong and drive up the budget, you’ll know how to avoid unwanted surprises later on.
As you head into an office renovation, it’s important to make sure the decisions you’ve made for your space are finalized before any work begins. Since materials need to be ordered ahead of time and lead times need to be accounted for, making changes to the project later on – even ones that seem small and minor – can potentially set off a series of events that result in delays and add to the total cost of the project.
When it comes to renovations, one problem you might be worried about is finding out that once people get in there and start working, they’re going to discover a problem they hadn’t been aware of before. Perhaps there was an issue with something that had been hidden behind the wall. These scenarios can’t always be prevented, but working with an experienced team is a great way to keep these types of issues under control. They’ll know how to minimize obstacles and can offer effective solutions when problems do come up.
Not Working With the Right Team
When you’re in the process of getting project estimates from construction companies, keep in mind that sometimes, the company with the lowest quote might not necessarily be the best deal in the long run. A low estimate might not accurately reflect everything that is needed for the job. For example, some necessary services might have been left out of the estimate to help keep the quote down, but will add to the total cost later on. Be sure to read the exclusions very carefully and ask questions about anything that might be unclear so there isn’t any ambiguity about what is and isn’t included.
Not only can finding a reputable, experienced team to work with help ensure you’re getting an accurate project estimate, they’ll know ways to use a budget smartly so that you can save money without cutting corners on quality.
Ready to take the next step toward renovating your space? Premier Construction & Design would love to work with you. We have experience in designing and building out office spaces for companies in a wide range of industries in the Metro Detroit area. Take a look through our portfolio and case studies to see some examples of our work. When you’re ready to get started, contact us so that we can learn more about your project.
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