Do you have garage space that’s not being properly utilized? Consider putting your garage to good use by turning it into your dream home office. It’s easier than you think, and it won’t take long to convert your garage into an amazing office. Save space in the house and enjoy the low costs of converting your garage into a dream office.
Design Your Dream Office
Before you start gutting your garage, take a moment to design your dream office. Having a clear plan of how you want your office to look will save you time and money. Be sure to insulate the walls to provide protection from heat and cold, and make it more cost-effective to keep your office a comfortable temperature. Install drywall, then pick a neutral paint color that will brighten the walls and make your home office feel spacious and comfortable. It’s also important to think about the flooring you want to have. Most garages have concrete floors, and changing the floor is an important step in turning your garage into a dream office. To brighten the space and make it feel homier, choose a wood or tile flooring.
Hire a Contractor
Not everyone has the time for a DIY project — be it big or small — and if you want some help creating your dream home office, find a contractor you can trust. They’ll help you with every step of the project, from design through completion, and you’ll have a beautiful home office in a matter of days. Make sure you hire the right people to remodel your garage and work with the team to create the home office of your dreams.
Furnishing Your Dream Office
Once the construction is done, you can finally furnish your home office. Find the best desk for your home office, and choose a desk chair that’s comfortable and practical. Spend some time finding the best lighting so you can work as long as you need to without straining your eyes, and hang some art on the walls for a softer feel. You’ll step into your dream home office without even realizing it’s a garage, and be able to work without distractions.
If you’re struggling to get a good WiFi connection in your new home office, install a router to spread the accessibility of your current service; you’ll be able to produce a strong wireless network throughout your home and office. Take some time to think about connections when planning the layout of your home office. Make sure you position your computer, TV, printer, or other equipment in an ergonomic way to avoid running an extension cord across the room.
Using a Streaming Stick
If you want to add a TV to your office for the times you want to relax, you can keep it simple by using a streaming stick with WiFi. A streaming stick is about as small as a USB stick, and you can plug it directly into an HDMI port to stream media from that device. You’ll be able to watch your favorite shows during your lunch break or listen to music while you work. A streaming stick will keep your garage makeover easy and still give you all the features you want.
Start planning the home office of your dreams, and find ways to utilize your garage space to create an incredible office. Design the space, plan your furnishings, and then find the pros who can bring it all together and help you complete your garage makeover project.
About The Author: Alice Robertson began her career in the home organization industry as a professional house cleaner. After cleaning and organizing her clients’ homes for years, she decided to open her own home organization business. Over the years, she has built an impressive client list, helping to make spaces in homes and businesses more functional. She recently created Tidy Home as a place to share the great cleaning and organizing advice she has developed over the years.
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