Keeping Dental Office Construction Costs Low: Advice From the Right Contractors

Planning for and designing a project for a dental office construction can seem overwhelming at first. That’s why it’s important to partner with the right dental office fit out company.

As a premier dental office construction company in the Greater Reading, PA and Berks County, PA area, DESCCO Design & Construction is proud to provide our clients with exceptional service, affordability, and efficiency.

At DESCCO, we regularly rely on our years of experience and knowledge to provide you with a dental office space that is safe, effective, and welcoming.

That said, just because your dental office construction process is of the highest quality, doesn’t mean you have to blow the budget. Let’s discuss how you can ensure that your space is truly and uniquely yours, without stretching yourself too thin.

First, Set a Realistic Budget.

The first step in any design project is to determine a budget that meets all your needs and fulfills your desires to a realistic level of satisfaction. For the majority of people, a cost-per-square foot model is used as a starting point.

A cost-per-square foot quote from an experienced and skilled dental office contractor typically includes elements like physical construction (including demolition, walls, ceiling, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sometimes cabinetry) and finishes (elements like paint, wall covering, and flooring).

In a cost-per-square foot estimate, additional items like dental equipment, office computers, sound, and security systems are not included, but you should be sure to factor those elements into your overall budget as well.

Some Realistic Cost-Saving Measures

After you set a realistic budget, the real trick is sticking to it. At DESCCO, we’ve been around the block a few times, and we know how quickly things can get out of hand when certain unseen factors present themselves.

Check out the following bits of advice for how you can create a better cushion for yourself if and when something unexpected occurs.

  • Cost-Save By Region: Building in a lower-cost area can help you save up to 20% off the overall cost of your dental office construction project. If you choose your region properly, you’ll be able to attract more of the patients you enjoy serving while keeping up-front costs low. In addition, your cost of acquiring new patients may be lowered by a factor of 10 percent! By choosing to build in a lower-cost area, you will have an easier time creating savings.
  • Cost-Save By Square Footage: We’ve already discussed cost-per-square foot budget models earlier, and the points are all still valid. Still, the best way to save money when building the dental office of your dreams is simply to build less. Exactly how building less matches your vision is up to you, but the skilled and experienced professionals at DESCCO can and will help you every step of the way. Speaking of your vision…

The Importance of Creating Your Space Over Generic Space

No matter what your budget is, a talented and careful dental office contractor can help you bring your vision to life in a way that works for both you and your wallet. There are ways to do this without sacrificing your personal style or the personality of your business.

At DESCCO, we can work in many diverse ways. For example, we can work with an existing space to renovate it to better suit your needs, even adding additions to buildings you’ve outgrown and providing dental office fit-out solutions if need be.

Additionally however, we can also assist those who dream of embarking on an entirely new dental office building construction project from scratch, and this will allow you to truly create the ideal space in which to blend your vision and your business’s practicality.

Our team at DESCCO Design & Construction has years of experience working with dental clinics and other practices that have allowed us to help you make the best decisions for you, your staff, and your livelihood.

Our dedicated team of contractors in Berks County, PA and the surrounding areas are always happy to answer any questions, walk you through any process, and help you feel as confident as possible in all the decisions you make. Simply contact us today to get started!