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Building the Perfect Location for Your Business

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Starting your own business is a life changing event. Being given the privilege to build the premises to your own tastes and needs can prove to make this experience that much more meaningful. Many avoid this method due to the lengthy process. Yet once its all over the end result is the perfect location and function for your new venture. You’ve waited this long, what’s a little longer?

Buying an already established building or space may seem convenient, less expensive and involve much less of your time. Haven’t we’ve been taught that good things come to those who wait and patience is a virtue? This is the perfect time to put those anchors of life into play.

Ultimately, the total amount you will financially invest will depend on the cost of the design, structure, materials and contractors you select to build with. If you’re a D.I.Y.’er and are handy, you may able to save some money with the tasks you can execute yourself. If not, you may want to bring in someone who specializes in commercial building, such as Foster Design Build. The end result is all about you and the decisions you make along the way. Being in control of such a significant accomplishment and mark in your life, may prove to be priceless.

If you decide to custom build a home for your business, there are a few things you need to take into consideration when planning:

  1. Determine what your budget is for this project. Research financing options.

  2. Determine the breakdown of the building. How many rooms, bathrooms, stairs, etc.?

  3. Determine the layout and have a blueprint drawn up.

  4. Make a list of all of the tools, equipment and products you will need.

  5. What is the deadline you would like to complete it by? Is it realistic?

  6. Research contractor services and ratings on sites like Yelp, Thumbtack or Angie’s List.

  7. Make sure to review all service contracts and licenses.

  8. When possible, use environmentally friendly building materials and products.

  9. Make a to-do list and stick to it.

  10. Have fun with it! Remember that you are building generations worth of memories.

Network and seek advice from experts in the field or homeowners like yourself. Engage in forums where you can ask questions or review posts relevant to your questions. The more informed you are, it makes custom building less intimidating and conquerable. Some dreams can come true exactly how you dreamt them, but you have to plan for it.

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