How to choose the right design company for your office space

By 19th Sep 2018 Apr 18th, 2019 Derek Stedman, Office Design Tips

You’re ready to redesign your office space but you’re not sure what to look for in a office space design company. We have a few tips to help you make the right choice.

Making your office environment not only functional and safe, but also beautiful, is a skill not many design companies have. And yet choosing the right office design company for your office space needs shouldn’t be a tedious process!

We have some tips on choosing the right design company for your office space design needs.

Experience is everything

Choosing a trusted design company is always a good starting point. You want to know that the design company you’re looking into has a certain number of years experiences, and good client references. Look at track record, and who their previous clients are. If you’re able to, speak to their other clients and get references. Try speak to companies similar in size to your office about who they chose for their office design and why.

Having a shared vision

You won’t be able to tell if the office design company you’re considering is right for you and your company if you don’t sit down and have a consultation with them. In this time, you need to explain all your office space design needs and make sure that the design company understand what you need. We also recommend you make sure that they explain their process and that this process includes an in-depth needs analysis.

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Quality over quantity

A design company may have worked on a large number of jobs but they may not meet the standard you’re looking for, for your office space design needs. Check some of their previous sites and the quality of those jobs.

Right on the money and time

Nothing would be worse than if your office space design goes over budget and continuously extends the timeframe for completion. You need to make sure that the design company you choose does not have a reputation for being untimely and overspending on budget. In the same breath, don’t go with a design company just based on cheaper quotes. You want the best for your company and that may come with a higher quote.

Planning for the unexpected

It is understandable that the design company may run into snags, but the design company you choose needs to have a contingency fee on their quote to cover any unforeseen updates. Be sure to follow up and be sure the snags are completed properly before making the final payment to the company.

Choosing the wrong design company for your office space needs has costly consequences. You might even end up having to do a redesign which will mean even more money. Be prepared and make the right choice the first time.

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