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Remodeling Projects Part 2: Expanding a Building Tenant’s Space

Part two of a series on remodeling projects covers expanding a building tenant’s space

Hiring a Tenant Improvement Architect 

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When you are a tenant in a commercial building, there may be a need to remodel your existing space.  One of the most common thing that happens is if a tenant needs to expand.  Building suites are more than just drywall and struts.  A lot of time there can be plumbing fixtures, electrical wiring, and network cabling all running through various areas of the walls, ceilings and floors.  If a tenant expands the right way, namely by hiring a tenant improvement architect, then everything should turn out okay.  If they try to do it themselves, it can be disastrous.

Let’s look at Scott for example of why you should call in an architect.  Scott runs a small insurance agency in a multi-story building near Chandler.  Well, business started to boom, and Scott got approval to expand into the next suite.  However, what he didn’t get approval for was to knock out a wall, which he did on his own to save a bit of money.

Why Hiring an Architect is Crucial

Unbeknownst to Scott, he also knocked out the power for one of his neighbors upstairs, and the phone system for another.  He also didn’t get building permits and thought that getting permission from the property management company was enough.  It wasn’t.  All of this could have been avoided with an architectural firm’s assistance.

By the time Scott was done with the bill for the damages from the property management company as well as the fines from the city, he ended up paying over five times what he would have by simply hiring an architect.

This concludes part two of our series.  For more information on remodeling projects, be sure to read part one and part three as well.

DesignLine Architects, LLC
470 E. Canyon Creek Court ,
Gilbert, AZ 85295
480-710-3861
http://www.designlinearchitects.com

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