If you are in a position to literally build your own business, including the structure, the most effective way your architect can help you is by helping to achieve beautiful design in a cost effective manner. Designing your own business is a privilege not afforded to many people so if you are in this position you already know how important great design is. And of course great design is more often than not, accompanied with practical aspects required within that work environment.
Even the most ostentatious and creatively designed businesses, have practical aspects and requirements which centre on the practical aspects and work needs of the company. Thankfully not everyone has a penchant for grandiose design but a business without a bit of panache added during the design process seems like a creative opportunity wasted. No doubt as the process begins you will find yourself, either full of intrepid ideas or at a sheer loss of where to even begin. Sometimes the process gets easier for those who have a tough time getting started. Sometimes the process gets way more complicated than previously expected for those who plan to design architectural feats.
Either way, your architect is there to meter the process for you. Its true when they say that a person doesn’t know what they don’t know. So when it comes to massive task of designing your dream business, having someone on hand who not only has the technical knowledge and expertise to guide you, but who also has experience in the design process and who know ahead of time, the trials and tribulations that lay before you. Your architect sees the bigger pictures from every angle and already knows how to educate you and help define exactly what you plan to build. But this should not come at extra cost. Inevitably, when beginning the building process one can expect that your build may cost more than you originally anticipated but there are ways for your architect to help you to keep the costs down such as suggesting alternatives for your building materials which will give you the same outcome and finished product, but that may cost you less and last just as long.
Otherwise your architect should be able to assist you with any logistics such as down-sizing or down-scaling the plans, avoiding unnecessary additional rooms which you may think that you need but don’t really. Or by helping you maximise your use of space in such a way that you find that you end up being able to more effectively use the areas that you have, rather than building upwards or side-ways, thereby also saving on costs. With the cost of living rising at a rapid rate, and properties costing more despite a smaller size, its always wise to rely on cleverly designed smaller spaces to provide you with everything that your business requires.
Another option is to consider sustainable architectural designs which realistically will cost you more initially but which will also save you money in the long run and which have the added benefit of ensure your business is not only of benefit to the earth but also of benefit to your budget. If you are considering all of your options and feel its time to consult with an expert, then we recommend the dbo’s commercial architects Fulham or the Commercial architects Clapham for assistance with any commercial project.