If you’re on the verge of beginning a dental office renovation, you’re probably wondering two things:
How long will a dental office renovation take? and How long will I be unable to work in my office?
How long your dental office renovation takes depends on a number of variables, the most important of which is how familiar your designer, architect, and building contractor are with dental office construction. You may save money finding less experienced designers and builders, but you’ll never save time. Hiring a good design-build firm that specializes in dental offices will ensure that everything goes as smoothly, and as quickly as possible.
The other main factors that influence how long a renovation will take are:
- Size of the space
- Scope of project
- Number of partners involved
- Finishing options
The size of your space and the scope of your expectations greatly affect how long your renovation will take, and if you have partners, everyone will want to add their input and approve all decisions. Finishing options can also simplify, complicate, shorten or lengthen the process. For example, custom cabinetry usually takes longer than mass-produced cabinetry.
Time off work
As for how long you’ll be unable to work in your office space, the answer is: Not long! In fact, we try to work around your schedule rather than ask you to work around ours, which means we can complete the more disruptive projects during off hours – when your office is normally closed. Crews come in at 5pm on Friday and leave at 7am Monday morning. Depending on your needs, your design-build team may request that you close on Friday to give them even more time. Another technique we use to be as accommodating as possible is to work on just a couple of rooms at a time, leaving the majority of office space clear for use.
Timing construction work to be convenient for your business isn’t as easy as it sounds. It requires careful project management and coordination, which can best be done by an experienced design-build firm.
Let us know how we can make your dental office renovation as convenient for you as possible! If you’d like an estimated timeline, contact us today with the details of your project.