Planning a commercial property build out

Planning a commercial property build out

When it comes to creating the perfect commercial property layout, it must also be functional. Here at BetterBuilt Builders, we thrive at creating efficient spaces for your commercial property. Not only does creating an efficient space ensure that your staff maintains maximum productivity, but it also helps establish a functional work environment. This brings us to planning a successful commercial property build out and how to do so.

First things first, what is a build-out and why do you need it? A commercial build-out is the work that needs to be done to make the property ready for your business to move in. A build-out is only needed when a space is not laid out efficiently. If you have decided that your current space is not laid out as efficiently as it could be, then you may be ready to begin planning for a build-out. With that being said, what does the planning process for a build-out look like? We were able to break down this process with a few simple steps listed below:


For you to properly judge how much build-out is even necessary, it is important to assess your design requirements. For example, are you planning to create a certain number of offices within the building, or are you simply planning on creating one big open space? Or perhaps you need to create additional rooms depending on your business. These examples include a possible waiting room, a kitchen space, bathrooms, storage areas, closets, and more. Therefore, before you get started on the build-out, you will want to have this information ready for your team so that they may work as efficiently as possible while saving you time and money.


Depending on what time of business you plan on occupying your commercial space with, the building may already be prepared for your basic needs. On the other hand, you may even need to start from scratch and build from the ground up. Again, it all depends on what type of business you plan on using this commercial space for.


If you have followed steps 1 and 2 accordingly, you do not have to worry about making any

last-minute changes as you have probably created an efficient plan, to begin with. However, another

efficient way to avoid making any last-minute changes would be to stay in close contact with your contractors to ensure everything is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.


A common question in this process is “who pays for these build outs?”. The answer: it can be negotiated. There are times when a landlord will agree to cover the costs and other times when a tenant will have to take the responsibility upon themselves.

Now that you have a better understanding of what a build out entails, you are officially ready to get started on your project. Be sure to head over to our website to get a first look at a few of our projects and get a quote on your unique project. Be sure to fill out our “contact us” form on our website with any general questions you may have. You also have the option to give us a call at one of our two office locations. Both of these phone numbers, as well as our fax numbers, are located on our

website in the contact us section. Let us assist in your next project. We look forward to working with you.