What is interior build out? 4 problems that you will face in this process

If you are into some field then you might know that there are many terminologies used in different fields which if you are newbie in that field or don’t know about that field would be very hard to understand. The same thing happened with me in interior designing. There is a term “Build out” which I don’t know in interior designing.

Then I came across an interior designer and she explained this term build out. The meaning of the build out is if the interior designer is starting to transform the commercial space for some new tenant then that process is called build out.

When there are new tenants coming in some commercial space he needs everything customized according to his likes and dislikes. If there is a build out of the building then that means that you have to work on the walls, ceilings, floor and other things.

Many times the improvements which the new tenant wants have to involve the architect. He designs the structure according to it and then the builder is on board and he builds according to it. 

All these things are costly because there are builders, interior designers and sometimes architects are also involved, so, when you go for the change it would cost you a lot. This cost is not paid by the tenant but there are sometime it is in the agreement that the tenant needs the space according to his needs.

The cost is also divided between the tenant and the landlord equally but that depends on both how much who will pay. This is what build out is all about.

How to navigate the best way for this process?

There are three different fields involved in this interior build out process so, if you want that all this process happens smoothly then you should go for the good contractor. But don’t do it in a hurry you have to interview two to three contractors then tell them about your requirements and budget and after that the one who understands your requirements you would go for him.

When you have decided to go with the selected contractor and then he’ll give you an estimate of budget to complete the work. After that you have to make a commercial contract with him in which the fixed amount is mentioned, so you don’t have to spend more than the amount mentioned in the contract.


Now you know what is the build out process? and you have hired the contractor for your project but now you have to know that there are some problems which you should look into before going further, so you’ll prevent them. There are many problems which you can face but here we’ll only discuss four problems.

1: Tenant problems

The first you have to understand that there are two types of the build out turnkey build out and stated dollar build out. In the turnkey build out all the cost of the build out is paid by the landlord and after that the amount of rent is increased and the tenant pays that increased rent.

While the stated dollar amount the tenant gives the specific amount to the landlord for all this process and then the building is then renovated according to the requirements of the tenant.

 Now the problem with the turn key is that you have an agreement with your tenant that the cost of this process will be 100$ per square feet and your tenant has to pay 2$ extra with monthly rent, so if the cost of the process increased to 100$ square feet then what will you do. So, this problem should be addressed before the agreement.

2: Electrical and plumbing issues

When you are going to do the build out you’ll open the ceilings and walls and there are many chances that if the building is old then you might find the wires are in some disgusting shape and you have to change the wires.

There are many places where you have to change the plumbing pipes because their conditions are not as good to be in use. These conditions happen where the building is not in use for some time. 

There are many chances that these issues will arise in the process and to fix these it will cost for the plumber and electrician and the parts cost separately, so you have in mind before starting the process.

3: Contractor’s issues

This is the third problem which you might face. My friend had to build out the building, so he hired contractors for this build out. You should know that there are many workers involved in this process and there will be many chances of something going wrong.

In the case of my friend the one contractor disappears mid way and refuses to complete the job then he has to look for any other contractor and then complete the project. So, you have these things in mind before starting the project. 

The most important thing which you can do in this process is to make sure you have a meeting with the contractor because this way you’ll know what their progress is and how things are going. 

4: Laws

This is the other problem that will take place when you are doing build out. There are many times when you are doing the build out the laws come between the process and that wastes your time, money and sometimes you have to leave the project.

To prevent this problem you should have a person in your team who has all the knowledge about the laws and he can handle these issues with great perfection.


What does an interior designer do?
The interior designers are the professionals who make your home look beautiful with different kinds of lightning, colors and other decorative materials. They are the people who studied interior designing as their primary subject then become experts. They give you different ideas to decorate your house and utilize the spaces which you can’t even think of to decorate.
What are build out costs?
There are different factors on which the cost of the build out depends. The first factor is the requirements of the tenant that how he wants to do the changing according to his business. The other factor is that part of the world where you are going to do the build out if you are doing it in cheaper countries then it may cost less but a developed country like America it would cost a lot.<br />
Can interior designers be rich?
Yes, if you are confused whether an interior designer is rich or not then you would be very happy to know that this art is priceless and if you are the master of this art then you’ll become rich within sometime. In fact some people say that if you want to become rich faster than you should join interior designing as your career options.
Who is the most famous interior designer?
There are many interior designers in the world but if we want to know who is the most famous interior designer than Joanna Gaines is the one of the most famous interior designers in the world. But he is not the highest paid interior designer in the world but the highest paid interior designers in the United States are Gensler, Jacobs, and HOK.
Who is the inventor of interior designing?
If we go a little back in the history then we found out that Elsie de Wolfe is the first person who does interior designing as her profession and became the mother of interior designing after receiving the first pay on that house designing. She was an American actress and also known as the lady Mendi. But the thing which makes her more popular than anything is the interior design though this term was not used at that time.

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