Is your garage fit for a home office?

A lot of us have spent more time working from home over the last couple of years, and this has even become a more permanent arrangement for some. And while most of us started off with makeshift home working environments, working from the sofa, the dining table, or even the bed, it’s time to upgrade your situation if working from home continues to be in your future.

Dedicating a space in your home for working is great for motivation and keeping your work and home lives separate. Plus, having a proper desk and chair to work from is better for your back and posture than working slumped over a laptop on the sofa or in bed. If you don’t have a spare room or enough space inside your house for a home office, then the garage is another great option.

Is your garage fit for a home office?

The first question should be whether or not you have space in your garage for a home office. If you use your garage to park your car, then the answer to this is likely to be no. But if you only use your garage for storage, then it should be easy enough to carve out a quiet and comfortable corner for you to work in. Or you could convert the entire garage into an office space if you have enough storage space in your home.

It may take some renovations to make the space more comfortable, especially if you have unfinished concrete floors and bare brick walls. Here are some garage floor material options to get you started. Think about lighting inside the garage, too, which is especially important if your garage door doesn’t have windows. A complete garage remodel could have the space looking unrecognizable. You should also make sure that your garage is well-insulated and that you have HVAC installed to keep you warm or cool as needed.

Kitting out your home office

Once your garage interior is suitable for serving as your home office, it’s time to equip it with everything you need to work efficiently. A desk and a comfortable, ergonomic chair are the obvious essentials. A filing cabinet may also be necessary, depending on the kind of work you do. Think about décor as well. Things like potted plants and art or photographs on the wall can make the space much more inviting, helping to keep you focused and motivated while working.

Will you also be using your home office to meet with clients? If so, a small table with seating separate from your desk could make the space look more professional.

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