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What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part V)

What You Should Know Before Doing A Dental Office Build-Out (Part V)

5/19/2019 11:16:51 AM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 15

Plan Ahead

 It can take months to find a team who can breathe perfect life into your dream and do justice to your vision. That’s why it’s imperative you start the planning process as soon as you can.

Whatever type of space you decide on, it’s important to make sure you devote enough time to the planning phase. This will result in a build-out that’s functional and also has the right aesthetics. It will also stand the test of time.

When you devote enough time to the planning phase, you increase the chances of this happening. With more time for planning, you’ll better be able to test for every single contingency. Your project will be the beneficiary of this foresight.

Start the planning process at least six months to a year before construction begins. Otherwise, you might find yourself on opening day without a finished space.

To aid in the planning process, have a project schedule. You'll then be able to see every important milestone on the way to your vision becoming a reality.

This build-out is going to be with you for a long time. That’s why you have to make sure everything is perfect.

Do that, and you’ll have a space you can use for years to come. And, one you can be proud of.

In Summary

 It can be overwhelming to try to attempt a build-out on your own.

That’s because there are so many moving parts. The process is mind-bogglingly complex. You have to put up with an endless procession of contractors. Also, subcontractors, vendors, and assorted other secondary parties.

Not to mention labyrinthine governmental regulations!

But somehow, you’ve got to keep your head above the clouds and get it done. Because in the end, you’ll end up with a space that’s a perfect representation of your professional vision. Something that’s uniquely you in every way imaginable. And one that’ll create the ambiance you’ve been shooting for all along.

To achieve this, you’ll have to make the changes that make sense for you. Then, you take your space out of the realm of the boring and generic and make it come alive. 

You also have to be realistic about how much fixing up the space is going to need. Medical professionals sometimes think they can find space that isn’t going to need any fixing up.

This is a pipe dream.

You might start out by only moving a wall or two. But soon, you’re likely to find out you have to make further changes. Like, reconfiguring heating, ventilation, and cooling systems to reflect your needs. 

If you do it right, you’ll enjoy a constant flow of patients for years to come. Exceptional patient experiences start with exceptional spaces. So, make sure you give your future space the attention it deserves.

And make sure before you sign a lease, you know how much you’re paying for the build-out. You might need to ask your landlord for a bigger tenant improvement allowance.

If you need an expert guide to help you through every aspect of the process, you’ll find one at HPRG. We’ve got considerable experiences with both buildouts and negotiating with landlords. The latter can be a tricky affair all by itself.

Call us today so we can help you find your dream office space!

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