It’s no secret that entrepreneurs starting new businesses want to do so by spending as little capital as possible on expenses. When thinking about office spaces, it can often cost lots of money to prepare such a workspace ready for use.
That’s because the previous occupants of the office may have caused some damage, or perhaps gone for a colour scheme that doesn’t represent an incoming business’s corporate colours.
If you want to launch your new business on a shoestring budget, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money on things like interior decorating.
Here’s what you can do to make your new office space look amazing without spending a small fortune:
One of the first things anyone will notice when they visit your office is the appearance of your walls. They are prominent parts of any workspace, and if your walls are full of marks and generally don’t look great, now is the time to paint them.
Fortunately, you can paint them relatively cheaply – especially if you opt for basic shades like whites, creams, and greys.
Offices experience a lot of foot traffic, as you can imagine, so if the flooring in your new office looks worn and even borders on dangerous, you will need to renew it.
Of course, the mere thought of investing in new carpet or vinyl flooring can send shivers down your spine when you think of the potential cost. But, it’s possible to keep costs down by opting for end-of-roll carpets and vinyl flooring or even removing such flooring altogether and painting the plain concrete floor.
One expense that you can’t avoid is furniture. You and your team need somewhere to sit and work, and you also need somewhere comfortable for visitors to sit when attending meetings.
Furniture can be very expensive, especially if you opt for luxurious or premium examples. However, it’s possible to have such tastes without the expense by purchasing pre-loved furniture.
For example, you can buy used office cabinets, desks, chairs, and boardroom tables to list just a few ideas.
As with any modern business, you’ll need to have some IT equipment like desktop and laptop computers, network switches, broadband routers, printers, and so forth.
While IT equipment isn’t considered a decorative item like furniture, it’s something you’ll see in virtually all offices. Again, you can purchase used examples to keep costs down.
Lastly, if you find that your existing lighting setup isn’t suitable for your needs, you’ll likely find plenty of secondhand options online and available to pick up in your local area.
For example, you might come across the perfect mini chandelier setup for your meeting room to give it a more premium look.
The above examples illustrate how easy it is to transform a lacklustre office into something that fully represents the brand and image you want your new business to portray. What’s more, you don’t need to blow your startup capital in the process!