Before embarking on any office fitout, the questions of budget is at the forefront of all our clients’ minds. After all, its a pretty big factor in the decision making process. Our simple answer to this question varies of course, as there are so many variables that can change the cost of your office fit out.
Let’s start by looking at what is involved in an office fit out and how the process works.
The term Fit Out is used to describe the process of making an interior space suitable for occupants of an office, including all the necessary structures, electrical, furnishings, decorations and mechanical equipment. In other words, the office space is fitted out with furnishings and decorations as well as equipment from mechanical and electrical services based on the needs of the occupant.
What is included in a Modern Office soft fit-out?
A full office fit-out from Modern Office focuses on the furniture and floorspace around that furniture, and our process covers everything from initial design, right through to installation and after-sales support. We start by learning about the needs of your business and how your team works best. We discover whether they need breakout spaces, staff kitchen furniture, soft seating, visitor furniture and much more.
Our floor planning service is an essential part of the overall process. An expertly designed floor layout is essential to designing a great working environment; this is achieved by translating your practical needs for the space into a specific furniture plan that reflects these requirements and then plan out the design of the space which is brought to life with software. This visual plan includes our furniture recommendations, their colours and styles so you can see if this matches your initial brief.
Once you are happy with the furniture, colours and overall look of your future office space we deliver and install the office furniture and technology. It doesn’t end there, we provide ongoing after-sales support to ensure your workspace evolves alongside your business.
In terms of indicative costs for an employee, a basic soft fit out including items such as electric desk, screen divider, chair, mobile drawer, monitor arm, and soft wiring, could start at around $3,000.
To extend it further and include breakout spaces, a staff room, and small meeting rooms you’d be looking at around $5,000 per employee. These figures exclude custom storage, boardrooms, sound boxes and receptions, which do tend to bump up costs but are valuable additions to enhance an office space.
All of this is dependent on whether you go for economical options or splurge on designer or custom-made items.
How long does an office fit-out take?
As office furniture specialists, we have an experienced team that has been lending a helping hand to clients since 2007. There’s no office too big, small or niche for us to support with. We complete office fit-outs promptly after discussing a timeline with you. The amount of time it takes depends on the size of the office and the scale of the fit-out and the time it takes to source the furniture items you want.
How do I go about doing an office fit-out?
Step one would be to contact us and tell us about your next commercial project. From there we can discuss what you are looking to achieve and the ways we can help. We’ll take care of everything else during the office fit-out, from design to delivery to installation.
Starting with the overall vision, we can narrow down options and give you a style that will suit your organisation’s culture, brand and aesthetic. Our team are experts and even if you have a “high-level” idea of what you want, we can translate that into an achievable look. Visualising how your office space will look can be tricky, so we can talk you through the process and provide design advice that reflects your brand and brings out your organisation’s unique personality.
If this is the year that you want to level up your office space and create a fantastic culture that suits your entire team, book a consultation with us. We’ll be able to help you through all aspects of your office fit out and create the perfect space your team will love!
Therese / Eftpos Now
"I wanted to say a huge thank you to Juliet for making our office fitout process so smooth. Juliet always found answers for us, provided an amazing design and made the whole process easy. Thanks team - we love our new furniture!"
Bethlehem Baptist Church / Staff
"Bethlehem Baptist staff have been very pleased with the furniture we have purchased through Modern Office. In particular we have found the office furniture of a high quality. As a company they have been very easy to work with."
Bruce Thompson / Vulcan Steel Tauranga
"Juliet and the team did a great job. We can’t fault the service or the resulting fitout. Very pleased to have been able to do business with you again and it is always good to support local business.”
Matt Stevenson / CEO / HSM Group
"HSM are delighted with the service received from Modern Office in undertaking the office furniture project for its new premises. The furniture suggested looks amazing and provides the right levels of space and storage as well as looking great. Their delivery and setup, as well as the communication with them and the prompt response has been fantastic and we would highly recommend them."
Kevin Marsh / Interior fit-out Project Manager / Property and Project Consulting Ltd
“Modern Office provided a range of height-adjustable desking, storage, and meeting room furniture for our WRC project. We found the team to be cooperative and flexible, and the risk management they applied during the Covid-19 lockdown meant we were kept informed of progress. A feature of the service provided was the support they provided during the installation phase, their on-site crew was outstanding and delivery and installation of furniture was achieved on time, every time.”
Kate / Chow Hill Architects Ltd
"The service I received as an interior designer is of a very high standard with extremely competitive pricing and a large and impressive range of furniture. I use Modern Office for the majority of my projects."
Annmarie Lee / General Manager Growers / Seeka
"Working with Modern Office was a really good experience. We required a complete fit out of new furniture for our new premises and I would go as far as to say they were the best contractor we used in the whole build. The service was outstanding – very professional and approachable. We are very happy with the products and the advice provided, and the staff feedback has been positive. I have already recommended Modern Office to others."
Melissa McBride / Office Manager / Hawkins
"We were extremely happy with everything. Very efficient and hassle free. Thanks heaps to you and your team for all your help."
Kieron Wain / National Projects Manager / SSA New Zealand
"Please pass on my thanks to your team…they did a great job! They removed every bit of wrapping…I couldn’t tell they had been there it was that tidy. They asked for guidance where the desks needed to be placed and went about their business until the job was completed…very professional. Thanks for your support."