Work from home or just need some extra office space for bills and organization? Your garage may be the perfect solution. Okay, it may take a little imaginative vision — especially if your garage is currently packed to the roof with boxes and tools and the floor’s covered in grease stains. But it’s totally possible to have not only a workable office space but one that comfortable and conducive to organization and getting stuff done. Here’s how to do it.
Clearing the Space — Install Comfortable Flooring
Start by clearing out an area in your garage. Consider adding in vinyl flooring so it feels more like an office and less like a garage. Drywall and paint also go a long way to giving the garage a more comfortable feel — less car mechanic.
It may be a good idea to put up some border walls if you plan to continue to use the remainder of the garage for traditional garage storage. This helps block out space and keep the car part of the garage separate from the home office.
Wall screens are a convenient and affordable alternative to drywall. They help make an office feel comfortable and less like a garage.
Electricity & Insulation
Consider your electricity options. In some garages, outlets can be rather limited. It’s a good idea to hire an electrician to install extra connections, especially if you want to house a data center, printer, or other office equipment.
Take a look at your insulation as well. If you are using the office space year round, it might be a good idea to add insulation and even install an insulated garage door so temperatures are easier and more afford.
Maintain a Professional Look
If you are going to be doing business face to face with customers and prospects, a professional appearance is essential. You also will need to stay within local building and zoning regulations. This is why you should consider working with a garage door professional that has experience remodeling garages. It’s the best way to ensure top results when it comes to function, style and outward appearance.