As a business owner, when your office needs refurbishing, the costs can be expensive, but you can do some things to help reduce these costs. Instead of having a professional company do all the refurbishment work for you, you can save money by doing some of the jobs yourself. You can tackle many things in your office refurbishment that can help you save money and still ensure that you do an excellent job. You can see some options listed below for refurbishment tasks you can tackle yourself, even as a beginner, and ensure you provide a fantastic-looking and comfortable workspace for your business and its employees.
Add Custom Shelves To Your Walls
Storage is a problem in many offices and is often an oversight in the planning phase of office refurbishments and fit-out. Paying a professional to make and install the shelves for you can be expensive, but it is a job you can do yourself with limited DIY skills. You can make the shelves yourself or purchase ones that you assemble and install, which can increase your office’s storage space and help reduce clutter. However, when putting the shelving attachments on the wall, you must ensure you do not damage any cables or pipes, so you want to use a stud finder. Ensure the shelves are well-anchored and will not come off the walls. You can click here to watch a short video on how to do this.
Replacing A Suspended Ceiling
Another task you can consider doing yourself to save money on your office refurbishment is replacing your suspended ceiling. Suspended or dropped ceiling are relatively simple to install, but it may take time if you have no experience. One of the most crucial things to get correct is to ensure your ceiling is level, so you must use a spirit level. If there is already a suspended ceiling in place and you are just swapping it out for a new one, this can make things significantly easier for you. Once the framework is up, you can choose the tiles for a ceiling you want, and they slot in easily. You may also be lucky and not have to replace the framework for the ceiling, which means all you need to do is replace the ceiling tiles, and it will look like a new ceiling in your office, saving you time and money.
Paint An Accent Wall
Another task that you can do which can save you money and make a significant difference to your office space is painting an accent wall. Most people can manage a bit of painting and do it to a reasonable standard, and you will only need a few things to get started, such as:
- Paint Brushes & Rollers
- A Paint Tray
- Dust Sheets
- Masking Tape
- Step Ladders
- A Suitable Colour Of Paint
You want to start by using masking tape to cover items on the wall you do not want to paint, such as the edge of the ceiling and skirting boards. Put down the dust sheets on the floor and cover anything else, and you can start painting your wall in your chosen colour. Take your time and ensure you spread the paint evenly so it looks smooth, and it will not be long till the task is complete and your workplace is transformed. Even with little experience, you can paint a large area relatively quickly, so it should not take too long.
Create A Cork Wall
If you have lots of notices that you need to share with your employees, an excellent idea to consider is installing a cork wall in your office space. You can use this as a bulletin board to alert employees of new and upcoming things, and it can also be a place for employees to hang notices. The best location for this is often in a canteen or a break room, and it is relatively simple to make a cork wall. All you will need is cork tiles, some glue, and something to cut the cork with, and you can create a floor-to-ceiling bulletin board with plenty of space for everything. It is a simple yet effective DIY project that can give you and your employees a communal space to use and share information on various subjects.
Installing A New Floor
Another area of your office refurbishment where you can save money by doing the work yourself is when you are replacing the flooring material. However, it will depend on the type of flooring you are installing, whether this is a good idea, and laying carpet tiles or LVT (luxury vinyl tile) are probably the easiest options. You can watch plenty of videos online to help you with this task, and if you have the correct tools, it will make it much easier. With a new floor installed in your office, it will almost be finished and ready to welcome back your employees, saving you money on the overall refurbishment costs.