Has your garage largely turned into a storage area for old boxes, sports equipment, and other miscellaneous collections of belongings? Do you work from home? Have you thought about converting your garage into a home office?
As more and more people are finding ways to work from home, the need for home office space is only increasing. Unfortunately, many people who work from home don’t have a convenient office space available in their home. Others might have had a home office space before giving up that space to their children as they got older.
Regardless of how you’ve gotten to this point, it’s likely that you’re here looking for tips on how to convert your garage into a workable office space. So, let’s not waste your time any further. Here are a few suggestions to help you turn your garage into a studio for your small business:
Make Space for the Essentials
It makes sense to start with what you absolutely need to get work done. If you work from your computer, set up a desk, chair, light, and anything else you need to feel comfortable. Taking time to organize the essential tools that you use on a daily basis will make your life much easier. Clearing out unnecessary clutter is the first step to making room for your essential office supplies.
Create a Cozy, Productive Space
While you certainly want to create an atmosphere that fosters productivity and limits distractions, you also don’t want to create your own cubicle in your home. The freedom that comes from home means that you make your own hours and choose your working environment. Make sure to take some time to create a space that is also comfortable for you when you need to step away and give your mind and body a break.
If your wireless Internet connection is not as strong as you’d like it to be in your garage, you might consider installing an additional router to increase range of your existing wireless connection. Most people will also get away with purchasing a signal-relay extender to increase the range of their wireless network to include their new garage “home office” space.
Let Your Creativity Shine Through
In the process of renovating your garage, you’ll have many opportunities to choose options or features that you’d like to see in your own home office. Don’t be afraid to add your own personal touch with a unique shade of paint for an accent wall, custom hardwood floors, or storage solutions designed specifically for your needs.
If you have additional space in your garage once you’ve settled on your actual desk space, you might consider complementing your home office with a sofa and an entertainment system. You should also consider adding a few decorative throw rugs, pictures, or pillows to give the garage a more homely feel.
When reinventing your garage space, you might find that you could use a hand reorganizing all the possessions that have been piling up in your garage. If you’re in need of custom storage solutions, give the professional team at Perfect Fit Garages a call today at 1-587-230-8120!