Are You Thinking of Converting Your Garage to a Home Office? Ask these Questions to Find Out How Practical It Really Is
Many people are starting to come to the realization that their “temporary” position of working from home is actually much more permanent than they thought. As a result, they are looking for options to create their own office space. Is the garage a good spot for this? It depends on many factors. Keep reading to learn what questions to ask yourself before you take the leap, then contact Dynamic Garage Door if you need to upgrade your garage door.
Does Your Garage Door Need to Be Replaced?
It is all too common for people to ignore their garage door until it stops working or it starts showing visible signs of distress. Before setting up an office inside, you should assess your door to see if you need a new one. Does it still match your home? How old is it? Can it protect the inside of your garage from temperature changes, weather issues, and pests?
It is fairly easy to determine these issues. Just stand in your garage during inclement weather, when it is warmer or cooler than you are comfortable with, and at various times of the day to see if air is leaking, insects are coming in, or there are other issues. Your garage door should be an asset – not a problem.
What Will You Be Doing?
Make sure you understand all the tasks you will be completing in your office and ask yourself if it is reasonable to do them in the garage. Do you need a lot of storage for your work? Do you need a clean, dry place to store items? Do you have files and hardware that need to be stored externally? Do you need a lounge space to relax, or would that distract you?
Once you have a list of everything you will need to do in your office – and everything you will want to do – then you will be able to better assess if the garage is really the right place to do it.
Will Your Garage Need to Do Double-Duty?
Remember that you cannot necessarily just think about what you need your garage to do to be a good office, you must also consider if it needs to serve other needs. For example, will there be other items stored there? If so, will the clutter bother you? If it does, what kind of organization options do you have? Are there hobbies that are performed in the garage, such as band practice or pool? Think about what the room does all the time – not just while you are working in it.
If you are ready to discuss your options to add a new door and/or gate to your home, we welcome your call to Dynamic Garage Door at 855-343-3667. We can help you find the right door to create a gateway to your new home office.