The world has changed immensely due to COVID-19 with a number of people being given the option to work from home. There are certain companies that have announced that all employees will be remote in the future. The savings on office space and ability to hire candidates from around the country/world are great incentives to allow a remote workforce. Creation of a home office is essential especially if you have a large family. Without even trying the family can be a distraction with noise or requests during your work hours. A detached garage can act as an office space that provides privacy and isolation. The following are ways you can turn your detached garage into the perfect home office.
The last thing that anyone wants is to deal with the harsh elements of summer or winter without an HVAC system. Hiring an HVAC company can allow you to be able to work in the detached garage throughout the year. You won’t have to deal with the thermostat war that occurs in so many households as well as offices. A window unit can be an option in the summer if you have mild winters in your area. This investment can make the detached garage a livable space with a few other modifications.
The Right Lighting
Garages are generally dimly lit due to being used primarily for storing cars and other things that do not fit in the home. You can install lighting for an affordable price or even keep the garage door open on those comfortable afternoons or cool mornings. The last thing you want is to trip over something in your office due to poor lighting and injure yourself.
Whiteboard for Your Daily Agenda
A whiteboard that has your daily agenda listed on it will allow you to get to work as soon as you enter the office. Far too many people working from home take up to an hour to truly start working. For those that are self-employed this could impact your overall income sharply if you aren’t productive during each hour you work. Creation of the agenda should be done the day before with a few extra tasks in case you achieve everything on your agenda early in the day. Online agendas can also be used but being able to quickly look up and see what you need to do is incredibly efficient.
Comfortable Chair and Large Desk
A comfortable chair and large desk can provide the working environment that you can thrive in. You do not want to induce back or neck pain due to lack of investing in a chair with the proper support. The fact that these chairs can be affordable leaves no excuse to be working uncomfortably. For desks you can look online for used desks to save money as a few scratches shouldn’t matter unless you frequently meet with clients.
Turning your detached garage into a haven of productivity will take a bit of work but will be worth it. Do not underestimate having the ability to fully focus every hour you are on the clock.