With many jobs moving remote during the pandemic, working from home is the new normal. If you have been considering converting your garage into a more functional space, using it as a home office may be the best move.
Depending on the size of your garage, you can either fully convert your garage into an office, or you can have the option to still park a car in your garage as well.
If you live with other people, you won’t be disturbed by them, since there will be thick walls in between your house and your office. It will also improve your productivity when distractions in your house are out of sight.
You can keep your spare bedroom as it is, rather than converting it into your office, meaning your home will feel more spacious.
Many people enjoy having a home office because it saves them the time and energy of commuting, and they are able to be more present in their family’s lives. By creating a functional home office, you create more flexibility for yourself in terms of where you want to work from.
Updating certain things in your garage during the conversion, such as the flooring, insulation, or lighting can help the resale value of your home.
Living in the same place you work can be challenging, and having a dedicated place to work is important. By working in the garage, you will have some separation between your home and your office, which will help you avoid doing work tasks such as checking emails when you are supposed to be off-duty.
Your garage office should feel like an extension of your home - a comfortable space that is enjoyable to work from. Here are a few essentials you will need to add to your garage before using it as an office space.
Although the idea of converting your garage into a workable space probably sounds great, there are important things to consider. First of all, you will need to decide on a budget for the conversion, and determine whether your remodel plan is achievable within your budget. On the other hand, this project may be an investment now, but it could end up adding resale value to your home.
Another thing to consider is that converting a garage into a home office will mean sacrificing storage space and parking space. You will have to see if you have other available places for storage and parking before moving forward with the project.
Ultimately, if you find in the future that you no longer need a home office, you can always turn your garage into something else, such as a fitness room or an entertainment space.
Fortunately, a garage renovation project will not be very disruptive to the rest of your home, and there are professionals who can help you achieve your dream office. If you have more questions about the renovation process, or are ready to start your project, reach out to our garage renovation experts to discuss your project further.