How to Convert Your Garage Into a Home Office

How to Convert Your Garage Into a Home Office
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    Working from home has a lot of benefits and challenges at the same time.

    On the one hand, you no longer have to commute.

    On the other, your family life often gets in the way of your business obligations due to the fact your work space is in everybody’s way.

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That’s why it is perfect to transform your garage into your own personal office. What is more, you can finally invite your clients and make a positive impression on them with your professional environment.

Turning a garage into a home office can also prove extremely lucrative some day when you decide to sell the house. Therefore, let’s take a look at the basic steps to be taken when making an office out of a garage.

Change the garage door

Let’s start from the obvious – the one thing your customers are bound to notice first about your workplace, and that is the door to your garage.

No matter how professional your home office may look on the inside, first impression definitely matters. Fortunately, nowadays there is a wide choice of modern garage doors to choose from which offer only the best quality.

Contemporary doors are well insulated, can have windows installed, and are overall quite pleasing to the eye.

Install new windows

If possible, add new windows to the garage, either via the door, or through the walls. Sunlight is essential for every workplace since it boosts our productivity, and the clients definitely feel comfortable in a well lit room. Basically, it will be like having a corner office all to yourself.

Raise the ceiling

When discussing alterations in garage interior, most people focus on the walls and floors, but overlook the ceiling. However, it is equally important as the rest, or even more so, since you will probably need to raise it. A garage is a limited space in its essence, but lifting the ceiling level will make the whole room appear much larger than it really is.

Proper insulation is mandatory

As we have mentioned before, you will already take a step in the right direction with a garage door that has good insulation material, and now it’s time for the next one. The floor, walls, and even the ceiling must have proper protective layers against heat and cold. Admittedly, you will be spending a lot of time in your garage office, and you want to feel comfortable.

What is more, good insulation will significantly decrease the utility bills since you won’t be so reliant on your AC or a portable heater if the space is well insulated.

Treat it like an office

No matter how much space you have in your new office, remember that if you wouldn’t keep a toolbox or a winter jacket at work downtown, then you surely do not need them in your work space, even though it’s attached to your home. By sticking to only work related materials, you will be able to concentrate better on your work and avoid any distractions, not to mention your family members entering and disrupting the work in progress.

Connection is everything

In order to connect with the rest of the world, your Wi-Fii connection has to be perfect. Check the availability and if the reception is not satisfactory, resolve the problem as soon as possible. There is no excuse for not coming up to standards, especially when you are working from home.

Invest in good office furniture

One of the perks of having a home office is the fact you can adjust it to your own needs. You can even separate it into several parts: your desk, client reception area, and perhaps even put in a small sofa for relaxation. If possible, make everything brand new – you do not want your office to resemble a garage sale in any way.

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Having a home based business is probably the best decision you have made, as you have already begun to notice.

Doing what you love in a new, comfortable office is yet another perk, and let’s not forget the market appeal.

By transforming your garage into a home office, you are at the same time investing into your future regarding house sale prospects.

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