If you own an office that’s seen better days, you might be considering making some improvements. However, there are two different broad directions you can go in when improving an office. Should you get an office remodel or opt for an office expansion instead? Which of these options is better? Well, the answer isn’t so cut and dry. It really depends on what your goals are for your office and business. So, let’s dig into the specifics of what each office improvement is good for.
The first thing you need to ask yourself when determining how to best improve your office is, what are your plans for the business size? Has your company maintained its size for a long time? Have you kept on the same amount of employees for decades? If you don’t seek to make the company grow in size, you’re better off doing an office remodel.
If everyone has enough space to continue working successfully in your existing office building, an office remodel is a great idea. Remodeling will bring in updated cabinets, refreshing new coats of paint, and even new flooring. This kind of update seeks to make the existing space feel like new again, without all of the expenses of changing the building structure. Remodels improve business visibility, employee morale, and the property value.
The exception for businesses that have maintained their size are those with extremely cramped quarters. While your company may have kept its average employee count the same for years, if they’re working on top of each other, that just won’t do.
Getting a small office expansion will offer employees more space to work. By adding a separate space for your filing system or some new built-in offices for high-level employees, the rest of the existing space can better accommodate cubicles or desks.
Office expansions can go hand in hand with a remodel. That means you can add on to the building while also improving the existing space. More room to breath as well as flooring that isn’t stained carpet from the 70s is a great way to make employees happier working for you.
Expanding the Business
Even if your employees have plenty of room as it is, there’s a lot of great reason to do an office expansion. The main reason is expanding your business. If your company is doing well and could easily grow with some allowance, an expansion is the place to start.
With this kind of office expansion, you’ll probably want to add a significant amount of space. Rather than just adding a few rooms, you’ll want to consider doubling your space. This is easy to do within property size constraints by adding a second floor.
When you expand your office significantly, you create space for new employees. New employees mean additional labor, and additional labor means taking on more work and growing professionally.
Office Remodel and Office Expansion Professionals
If you’re looking for an office remodel or office expansion in the GTA, Heidan Construction is here to help. We have a great track record with office buildings. We specialize in modern design build and look forward to making your office stand out from the crowd. Give us a call if you’re looking for renovation professionals.