Are you planning on moving your business, opening a new location or a new business? Construction costs can make or break a deal. Do not sign that lease or close on the property until you have done your due diligence on all the costs involved with the particular property. Commercial construction costs will be the biggest cost you will have next to purchasing the property, if you are not leasing a space. Therefore, let’s look at what you need to know about commercial interior finish out construction.

First find yourself a few good floor plan books. Amazon if full of them. Also take a look at my post at for names of magazines and books we have found helpful.

Random length logs are milled logs which are ready to stack. A supplier sells a customer the quantity of logs he estimates the customer will need, plus some extra for mistakes, miscuts, etc. Then it is the builder’s job, either a home construction houston, or the homeowner himself, to compose a home out of a semi load of logs. As with anything, there are plusses and minuses to random length logs. There is a large cost savings, as all of the cutting is done on site. But very careful diligence must be paid that the logs are cut accurately and precisely. To get a random length log home dried in usually takes and additional 2 1/2 to 3 months longer than a fully cut package. This is with an experienced 3 man crew on an average size log home.

When you review the contractors make sure they are certified and have testimonials and referrals. This means they have knowledge and experience working on your significant investment decision. We’ll advise the company or individual for the job based on your specific demands. If they are without a license, walk away. You will regret it if you ignore this. Why take a chance with your residence?

If you plan to install one of the interior sliding doors yourself you should have the correct qualifications. For instance you’d never want to remove a weight-bearing wall. Those walls are there to hold up your roof, and just use your imagination to understand what could happen if you removed that wall. You will also need to know if there is electric or plumbing running through the wall. If that is the case remove those things safely out of the way.

Used as a room divider you suddenly now have two separate rooms. The doors don’t have to have glass inserted into the frame. You could use any type of material, even wood that would easily qualify as private when closed. Or consider having frosted glass or even mirrors installed, and the variety and style are numerous.

Although everyone wants to get the best price, you have to accept that working with a contractor is not like buying a used car. “You shouldn’t beat down a contractor until you get your bottom dollar,” says Guy.