Why Business Owners Should Leave Office Renovations to the Pros

Why Business Owners Should Leave Office Renovations to the Pros
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Renovating an office is like getting a major haircut. Sure, you could do it yourself after watching a couple of YouTube tutorials, but let’s be honest: you’ll probably end up with something that looks a little off!  

While sure, painting a wall can be pretty easy, and you might be brimming with confidence because you built this business, so how could you not renovate this office? It should be easy enough, right? Well, to put it bluntly, there are so many mistakes you’ll have to avoid when renovating an office. Can you avoid all of them while working on your business simultaneously?

Going back to that haircut analogy earlier, you’d trust a skilled stylist to handle your locks, right? Well, the same should go for revamping your workspace: it’s best left to the professionals. Seriously, you’re better off forking over the money for it; it’s worth it. So, with that all said, here’s why diving into DIY office renovations might not be the best idea for business owners.

Time is Money

Generic, sure, but true? Yes! As a business owner, your time is one of your most valuable assets. Every minute you spend wrestling with floor plans or paint samples is time not spent on growing your business, connecting with customers, or developing your team. You have to keep in mind how much time and stress office renovations are. It’s a lot of stress, and it’s really over the top. So, with that all said, professional renovators handle all the nuts and bolts of a project, allowing you to focus on what you do best: running your business. 

They’re like the ultimate multi-taskers, taking care of the details while you keep your eyes on the prize. Sure, the thrill and accomplishment of working in your own office sounds amazing, but the pitfalls and the potential that this hurts your customer service and your product just isn’t worth it. At the end of the day, trying to do both means losing out on more money than you actually earn.

Navigating Codes and Permits Can Be a Minefield

Building codes? Permits? Zoning laws? If just reading those words makes you feel a little dizzy, imagine dealing with them firsthand. Whether you like it or not, you’ll have to deal with those; yes, even if you own your property, you’ll still have to deal with this! You have to remember that professional contractors are well-versed in the local laws and regulations governing office renovations.

They know what paperwork needs to be filed, who to talk to at the city office, and how to ensure everything is up to code. Basically, they know what will take you hours upon hours of research (and you’ll still risk getting it wrong, unlike them). Plus, it’s not always the easiest or cheapest way to get a permit when it’s pretty quick and easy for them. This not only saves you a massive headache but also helps avoid costly mistakes that could arise from non-compliance.

The Cost Can Actually Be Lower

Yes, you read that right; hiring a professional could be cheaper in the long run! You don’t have to worry about the initial deposit of a roll off dumpster, you don’t have to buy tools that’ll only be used once, and you don’t have to worry about the costs of permits or any of that! Just think about it for a moment; amateurs are more likely to make costly errors, need redo’s, or choose inefficient solutions. 

Again, there are all those upfront costs, too. Professionals will get it right the first time, and their experience often leads to smarter, more economical resource use. But they usually have close relationships with other businesses, so they get cheaper prices, too. 

The Massive Difference in Quality

Are you sure you can do just as good a job as a professional can? You have to keep in mind that professionals bring a level of quality to the table that DIY projects can rarely match. It doesn’t matter how many YouTube tutorials you’ve watched, either. 

They have the tools, the techniques, and the know-how to ensure everything from the drywall to the decorative finishes is done right. Plus, they have relationships with suppliers and can often get materials unavailable to the general public. This can mean the difference between an office that looks ‘homemade’ and one that screams ‘sleek and professional.’ You have to keep in mind that talent and clients judge you and your business based on your office appearance. Is it worth it to “save” a little bit of money?

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that grow their businesses. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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