How to Save on Your Office Fitout?


You might have to spend $500 to $2,500 per square metre for your office fitout. If you want to save money while achieving an excellent outcome (e.g. an office that looks professional and consistent with your brand and values), it’s good to follow some strategies that can help you get the best value out of your investment. 

Saving money on your office fitout 

To reduce your costs, here are some things you can do: 

  • Have an open plan layout 
  • Focus on your requirements 
  • Set a budget 

Setting a budget can help you and your contractor find creative solutions. With that constraint, you might come up with ways on how to achieve what you want at a lower cost. Or, you might reconsider some features of the office and realise that they’re actually unnecessary or inconsistent with your objectives. 

It’s also good to focus on your own requirements. Some made the mistake of copying how other offices look like. As a result, there are unnecessary features and details in the office or that the layout doesn’t match what the business actually needs. The outcome has become sub-optimal and it might even have resulted in poor workflow. 

If your priority is an efficient and collaborative workflow, you might want to consider having an open plan layout. It’s an unobtrusive layout that encourages sharing of ideas and information. This has been popular among young professionals who might be more ready to connect and deeply collaborate with one another. 

It also helps to hire an experienced team of professionals to do the fitout. You’ll benefit from their experience because they can come up with creative and cost-effective ways to accomplish the project. They can also advise you on how to optimise your available space. This will result in high cost savings and an optimal layout for your office. 

If you require more information about office fitouts, you can contact us today here at Archcon. We have decades of office fitout and project management experience. Through the years, we’ve helped our customers achieve an optimal office layout and workflow.