With more individuals working from home over recent years, many face challenges when trying to create functional and comfortable environments to work in while remaining productive and distraction-free. As a solution, many homeowners are updating their garage, converting it to create a home office as part of their home remodeling efforts.
Having a dedicated home office space is a great way to increase productivity and reduce stress, but oftentimes they can be difficult to visualize without the proper tools. We’ve compiled some tips and tricks from our remodeling contractors on how to get started if you are considering a garage-to-home-office conversion. Read more about how you can make the most out of your space!
Decide what purpose you want to use the garage space for and sketch a floor plan of the room and decide how you want it to look. Will it be solely an office or include an office-and-workspace duo? If you’re working from home while maintaining another job or even taking classes in your free time, be sure to keep your workflow in mind. A few questions to ask are “What size should your space be?,” ”Will you use the entirety of your garage or reserve some space for a vehicle?,” and “Will there be storage space?” These are all questions to ask you and your family in order to come up with a good design for everyone.
Materials and Style
The finishes and materials used in the interior of your new garage office space are the next important thing to figure out for your project. Figure out whether you would prefer carpet, hardwood, or tile floors. In addition to the finishes, think about how you can maximize that space for the efficiency and comfort of all who’d occupy it. Would you like to add a small bathroom for added convenience? Would you prefer a more modern theme to match the house or go with an entirely rustic look? Deciding what materials you want used to build your office, as well as what style you’re going for, is the next important step. This helps you dream about your project and helps your contractor to deliver on your goals and expectations for the finished space.
It’s also important to think about what will go inside the room. Do you want any custom built-in bookshelves or perhaps an entertainment unit? You may also want to include amenities like a television so you have easy access to your favorite shows, movies, and games. Maybe you’d even make space for a treadmill so you can exercise on your breaks! Do you want extra seating or a lounge area? You might not need to talk about actual furnishings with your contractor, but it would be helpful to mention what you want to put in your space after the conversion is complete in order to make sure it is designed to accommodate your personal needs.
Considering Property Value
You can also seek advice on how you can create an office space that also increases the value of your property. Whether it’ll be building custom cabinets for extra storage space or simply removing some walls to give the room more space, a converted garage can add value to your home. In addition, an extra bathroom can create more appeal for potential future buyers.
We Can Take It From Here
Interested in turning your garage into an office or multi-functional additional room? Gordon Reese Design Build can assist you with any questions you may have and will help guide you through your project every step of the way. We’ll do all we can to meet your needs. It’s easy to book a call with our sales team through our website, or feel free to call us at (925) 885-3770. Let’s get started on envisioning your dream space today!