Excited about the idea of getting a new fitout but worried that it might not run smoothly or turn out the way you hoped? Everyone wants their fitout to progress as smoothly and quickly as possible, and that is something you can help achieve! Although large parts of the fitout process are taken care of by your project manager, there are many ways you can help! In fact, we have come up with a simple list of 6 tips for a successful fitout that you can take on board when getting prepared for a brand new fitout.
Our 6 Tips for a Successful Fitout
1. What do you want out of your fitout?
So, you know that your office needs a makeover, but do you know exactly what you want? When approaching us for a fitout, it really helps to have an idea of what you want to achieve.
First, start by deciding what renovation tasks are a must for your office and we can go from there. Do you need a new boardroom, extra storage space, office cubicles or break out areas? As long as you have a basic idea of what you need, we can help with the rest.
For example, if you know that you want to modernise the look of your office, and you’re happy to include new furniture, paint the walls and replace your flooring – this is plenty for us to work with and we can provide you with further inspiration from there!
On the other hand, if you have done all your research beforehand and found the exact look you want for your space including colour schemes, furniture designs and layout, this makes the first few steps of the process even easier. The more we know about what you want to achieve from your space, the more likely you will be pleased with the end result.
2. Be open to new ideas
We always want to do what’s best for you and your fitout and sometimes that means heading down a different route to what you had originally planned.
Although we always try to stick with your design ideas and deliver a look that’s as close to your vision as possible, in some cases, it may not be possible to put those ideas into practice. So always keep your mind open to new ideas.
We may even suggest other options that look better or are more affordable for your space!
Remember our ultimate goal is to give you the highest quality fitout for the best price, so we want to make sure you’re aware of all your options to make an informed decision.
We have completed many fitouts in our time, so you can trust us when we give you suggestions and ideas for your office.
3. Understand and be Included in the process
As the fitout begins to get underway, it’s worthwhile staying across the process and fully understanding what you can expect from start to finish.
When you are part of the process, you can see your office transform before your eyes!
One of the best tips for a successful fitout is to be fully satisfied with the finished product is to be actively involved in the fitout process. Discuss your ideas and vision with the designer and project manager, learn how the team will be putting that plan into action and stay informed every step of the way.
That way, you can make sure everything is running smoothly. Although you can trust that our project manager will fully manage and stay on top of the fitout process, it always helps for you to stay informed, so you don’t get any unexpected surprises along the way.
4. Make Decisions and Changes Early to Minimise Disruptions
It’s always best to get a solid plan in place nice and early to minimise disruptions when the fitout is underway. Take all the time you need to determine the layout, colour scheme and all the other essentials early so that the work can get done quickly and seamlessly.
If any changes do need to be made during the fitout process, let your project manager know right away. The longer you hesitate, the harder it will be to reverse any work that has already been done and the more expensive it will be.
Making decisions at the right time will ensure work can continue in a timely manner and variations can be reduced, saving you time and money!
5. Ask Questions
If there’s anything you don’t understand or would like to know more about, make sure you ask questions, so you know exactly what to expect at every point of the process.
Maybe you want to know how long it will take to paint your office, if it’s worthwhile to upgrade the furniture in your reception area or if you can request some of the work to be done outside of business hours.
Don’t be afraid to ask!
Asking questions is essential so that everyone in the fitout team is on the same page.
6. Leave it to the Professionals
Although we encourage you to be across the project and stay informed every step of the way, there’s no need to take on the role of managing the project. We handle that for you!
Our project manager is ultimately responsible for the progress of your fitout meaning that you can get back to your job and leave all the hassle and worry to us!
Our project manager will keep you informed and approach you if any issues or changes arise, so there’s no need to try and stay on top of things yourself.
Too much interference may actually cause more harm than good, resulting in work stopping more often than it should. No need to speak with the tradespeople about the work they are doing. All questions and concerns should be directed to the project manager, and they will relay it to the appropriate people involved in the job.
Don’t worry; you can trust us! After all, completing fitouts is what we do, and we’re really good at it!
We’re Here to Help!
In the end, we’re the ones who are here to help you and make sure the right choices are made for your fitout. We will be guiding you through the process at every turn and will be cooperating with you to make sure you get the result that you deserve.
If you would like to learn more top tips for a successful fitout and want to work with office fitout professionals who are just as enthusiastic about transforming your office as you are, call our team at Future Futouts on 1300 368 461 or get in touch with us online today.
Don’t forget to request a copy of our office fitout guide “Concept Ideas for YOUR Future Fitout” that details the in’s and out’s of everything fitout related and will help you with the entire process from design through to moving in day.