Why You Should Turn Your Garage Into An Office

Why You Should Turn Your Garage Into An Office

October 14, 2021

Are you needing a home office and don’t know where to put it? The layout of your home is not always welcoming of adding an addition onto it. Do you have a garage? Well, then you are in luck. This can be the perfect place to add office space to your home, and Cavalier Builders can help you do it. Here are some of the reasons why you should turn your garage into an office. 

Peace and Quiet

When you work from home, there are so many distractions that can overtake your attention. If you have family and kids at home, it can make things even harder. The noise and activities going on around you are hard to escape, such as:

  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • House Cleaning
  • Kids Playing
  • TV
  • People Coming By
  • And So Much More

This can make getting your work done difficult. That is why you need a space that you can get the peace and quiet that you need. A garage office is an excellent solution to getting the quiet you need to work because it is away from the noise of the main part of the home. 

Adds Separation

It is difficult to separate home life from work life when the home is work. If the kitchen table, dining room, bedroom, or anywhere else in the house is your workplace, it doesn’t separate home life and work life, making it challenging to ever “leave” work. You will always hear the phone ring, be near a computer to answer emails, or finish a project in downtime at home. 

When you make your garage your office space, it adds separation to work and home. It is a room off to the side where you can close the door when work time is over. It’s even better when it is a detached garage that you turn into an office. Your family will immensely thank you for having a “works over” time and being able to walk away from it. 

Increase The Value Of Your Home

When it comes time to sell your home, a home office is a valuable addition. Especially, if you are still able to salvage part of our garage to park your car. The average amount can add around 10% value to your home. 

Not only is it a more affordable area for you to make additions to your home, but it benefits you when it comes to selling your home. The most expensive part of putting in an addition to your home is laying the footers, which aren’t needed when you use your garage. Although, do keep in mind that you may need to run electricity, plumbing, and more to this space. 

What To Expect When Converting Your Garage Into A Home Office

First of all, it’s important to note that more and more people are turning their garages into home offices as more people work from home. Not only does it give you a different place to work from the rest of the house, but it can also increase the value of your home.

Cavalier Builders Inc. suggests the following steps for changing your garage into a home office:

  • First, check out the garage to see if there are any problems that need to be fixed before the modifications will begin. Checking the foundation, roof, walls, and electrical systems is part of this.
  • Plan the layout: Once you’ve looked at the garage’s state, you’ll need to plan how your new home office will look. Think about where you want your desk, storage units, and other pieces of furniture to go. You’ll also have to decide if you want to keep the garage door or get rid of it and put up a wall instead.
  • Install insulation: You’ll need to place insulation if you want your home office to be comfortable and save energy. This will make it easier to control the temperature and quiet down.
  • Add light: Light is important in any setting, so make sure your home office has a lot of light sources. You might want to put in overhead lights, job lighting, and even windows or skylights to let in natural light.
  • Install flooring: Depending on the state of the garage floor, you may need to put down new flooring. Carpet, hardwood, and vinyl are all popular choices for home offices.
  • Add more electrical outlets: To run your computer, printer, and other office equipment, you’ll need to add more electrical outlets. You might also want to add cable management tools and USB charging ports.
  • Decorate: Finally, you can make your home office a comfortable and exciting place to work by decorating it. Add artwork, plants, and other details that show off your style and personality.

At Cavalier Builders Inc., we are experts at turning garages into home offices, and we can help you do the same. Our team of experts can help you with every step of the process, from planning and design to building and finishing touches.

Contact Cavalier Builders Today

Cavalier Builders is a highly recommended general contracting company in Los Angeles, CA. Our company has had many years of experience and has the knowledge needed to convert your garage into an office space. Call us today and let us help you get started on your remodeling. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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