When people think of setting up a home office, a lot of them see it as a totally separate room in the home. This is usually something along the lines of a spare bedroom or a small bonus room. It’s this line of thinking that causes people to become overwhelmed when they realize that they don’t have any rooms like that to use. This is the time to think outside of the box.
First of all, take a good look at where you live. You may not have an extra room inside your home, but they may be other options that can easily be converted into an office space. Some of them you probably would never have thought could work. Have a look at these ideas:
- Garage: Lots of people have garages that are either very large or very small. In the first case, most of the space is usually acting as storage while only a portion is being used to park a car. A very small garage may only have room for one car and nothing else so it may not even be used as a place to keep a car. In either situation, there’s a driveway that comes close enough to the house to make it convenient to park a car. A small garage can easily be turned into an office. With some additions of carpet and drywall, it can make a very nice office. A large garage can be partitioned off physically and part of it used as an office. It’s much easier than you may think.
- Porch: Many people have chosen to enclose a porch area either entirely or partially in order to turn it into an office space. This typically works out very well because it’s not taking up space that people are using all the time and it’s at home while also being a bit separated from the rest of the household.
- Laundry Room: This works for people that have other places to put their washer and dryer. Usually, in a home, there’s a garage or basement where the washer and dryer can be placed. This means that you’ve got an entire room or space at your disposal to create a home office.
- Walk-in Closet: If you’ve got access to a large walk-in closet, this can be a great option to turn into office space in your home. Of course, this will depend on whether or not there’s another convenient area in your home for you to put your clothes. Many master bedrooms have both a walk-in closet as well as a smaller closet, which solves the problem.
- Outdoor Sheds: The word “shed” may not really apply in this case because the outbuildings that people are investing in these days look more like cute little cabins. However, these can offer the perfect solution if you really need a home office but simply cannot find any space that will work. They’re available in all sizes and come ready to install electricity and, in many styles, plumbing.
All it takes is a bit of creativity when you need to create the perfect home office for you. Once your ideas get rolling, you’ll have your home office in no time.