Have you always dreamt of your own office for all your professional affairs? Maybe it’s been a cafe for the past couple of years? Well if your business is doing well, it might be time to get an office, the final step to take your small company to the next level.
The cherry on top is making the space yourself.
Starting from the ground up is difficult, but you already did it with your company. Time to do it with your office. Here’s the ultimate checklist you need to get your office in top shape.
1. Hiring the Contractors
When employing professionals, it’s important to research whether or not their credentials are legitimate. Companies like contractortrainingcenter.com ensure that contractors who pass their exams are fully licensed. If you have a friend that you’d like to hire to complete your office work, encourage them to get certified before starting work on your project.
Otherwise, you want to check that the contractor you want to hire has credentials that match your state mandates. All training should be up to date, not expired.
2. Sitting with Architects
Contractors are in charge of the physical work of office building. Architects work on the design. If you want the space to fit your dream precisely, sit down with someone. Go over all the features you’d like in your office. Even if it’s something you think is impossible, an architect might be able to make it work.
Talking about how you want the space to be will help you realize things yourself. What do you need for this office to do for you? An architect can help clarify any questions.
A blueprint is the start of the entire project. Your contractors can’t start without it.
3. Getting the Building Permit
The first thing you need to start building, besides the plot of land, is the permit. The team of contractors and architects will lead you through the process. The local building office will let you know what you need. Describe the office you’re trying to build; the officials will let you know what you need for the permit. The requirements vary by state and country.
A permit application is needed, along with a fee, no matter where you live. For an office, you’ll also need blueprints from the architects. An ID is necessary and proof of land ownership.
After completing all the necessary paperwork, you’ll receive the permit. Post it where everyone can see it as your team works.
4. Designing the Interior
Now comes the fun part: crafting the office space that you’ve always imagined.
You get to decide the colors of the wall, the pattern of the floor, the furniture. Everything is your decision. That’s a bit of pressure, but it’s also amazing. You can tailor your office to suit your work style.
Do you like to work late and find yourself falling asleep? You can put a cot in your office. Maybe you rush from meeting to meeting and need extra clothes? Add a work closet for emergencies.
Living in Your New Office
You’re stepping into the professional world for the first time. The business is gaining traction. And now, you have an office you can call your own.
Your professional life becomes so much easier when you have a separation between personal and business. The office becomes the place for you to expand your small company into something huge.
The best part, you created it with your bare hands. You put in the sweat, blood, and tears to ensure that your office worked for you. It’s an accomplishment that marks a milestone in your life as a business owner. Give yourself a round of applause.
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