Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Refurbishment vs Relocation

Businesses are always looking for ways to grow and one way is looking at the building itself and making a decision- is it time to refurbish or relocate your company? 

Refurbishing Your Company

Change: Refurbishment is ideal if your company are changing their brand or design. Out with the old and in with the new! 

Layout: As well as decor, perhaps your office space needs a new layout. Sometimes re-positioning of furniture can make all the difference and create more "flow" to your workspace. 

Furnishings: Some companies decide to change their furnishings as well as redecorating, particularly if colour schemes have changed. Consider the cost factor for new furnishings, and try where possible to decide pre refurbishment. Will your newly improved office space look right with the old furniture put back? 

Cost Effective: Refurbishing tends to be the cheaper option compared to relocating, but keep cost in mind when refurbishing, particularly if structural work is required for your new layout. Sometimes hidden extra costs can be lurking behind our office walls!

Relocating Your Company

Premises: If your current premises doesn't allow room for extension, relocation offers the opportunity for your business to move into larger premises. 

Suitability: By relocating, you may find premises that better suit the needs of your company, giving your business room to flourish. 

Location: Finding a better location for your business can help attract new clients. If you are unsure whether to move or stay put, consider how effective your current location is. 

Rates: Often businesses "shut down" only to reappear elsewhere in a town (sometimes further along the same street). Could your business save money by relocating, if rental rates are better elsewhere? 

If you are considering refurbishing or relocating your office, contact the Easycrate team on 0800 027 2665 or via our Online Contact Form