Renovating your medical practice can help to give the office a new design and style, improve energy efficiency, allow you to update your facility’s technology and attract new patients. However, there are many misconceptions about how to renovate an office or practice and believing these myths can cost you a lot. This blog seeks to clear up common myths about healthcare renovations so you can know exactly what you are getting yourself into as you go into your remodeling project. That way, you can set clear goals, have realistic expectations and ensure a successful project.
Here are 5 remodeling myths you should stop believing.
MYTH 1: REMODELING WILL SHUT DOWN YOUR OPERATIONS
TRUTH: A major healthcare renovation can take a considerable amount of time to complete. While such a project can disrupt your operations to some degree, it is unlikely that it will necessitate a complete shutdown.
Depending on the size of your practice and the scope of the renovations, an experienced design build company or contractor will help to reduce the length and inconvenience of the project. The expert will produce a timeline with a phased approach to accommodate your business’ schedule. This will help to keep your practice open during the course of construction with as little interruptions as possible.
MYTH 2: MINOR UPDATES DO NOT NEED A PERMIT
TRUTH: Most renovation projects will require a building permit. Only cosmetic updates such as painting your office will not need one. Before starting any renovation project, you should double check whether or not a permit is needed.
Working with a good contractor will help to make things easier for you. The experts know the specific projects that require a permit and will advise you accordingly. However, it is important to remember that permits cost money and should be included in your renovation budget. Factoring them into your budget will help you avoid unexpected expenses.
MYTH 3: RENOVATIONS END UP COSTING MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED
TRUTH: Remodeling any space is a significant undertaking. However, a renovation project does not have to cost more than is necessary.
While unexpected costs may occur in any construction project, whether it is a new build or an interior remodel, experienced design build companies can anticipate such expenses. With their experience and solutions, the professionals can also find other ways to save if and when these costs arise. Indeed, the right construction experts will be focused on keeping the project on schedule and on budget. However, for a smooth process, it is wise to have a cushion in your budget for unexpected expenses.
MYTH 4: DIY CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
TRUTH: There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to DIY. This is why there are multiple YouTube channels, TV shows and blogs dedicated to this topic. For the best results, always consult a professional.
Attempting a remodel on your own may end up costing you much more than if you hired an experienced contractor. Without the necessary skills, experience and equipment, you are likely to waste valuable supplies needed for the project, make mistakes that will result in costly damages and achieve undesirable results. In the end, you will spend more time and money than initially anticipated.
MYTH 5: USE ONLY EXPENSIVE MATERIALS
TRUTH: Many people believe that expensive fixtures, finishes and materials perform better. However, the most expensive products are not always of the best quality.
When renovating your office or practice, be sure to consult with your contractor. The experts can recommend less expensive products that will still serve the intended purpose effectively.
Are you looking to renovate your practice? Here at RWE Design Build, we are a full service design and construction company. We are committed to providing a tailored approach to each project, regardless of size. Our experts will guide you through the construction process and make it easier for you. Contact our team today for all your construction needs.