Are you suddenly getting the opportunity to work from home but you don’t have a space that you can use? While it might be challenging to find a spot, particularly if you prefer not to have to renovate. Here are a few tips that you can use to help you fashion a home office out of an existing space.
- Finding a Good Location
The most obvious places in a home to consider include spare bedrooms, basements, and garages. Of course, a barely used den would also provide a useable location for an office. The simplest choice in terms of the amount of work you would need to do is to select the bedroom or den since they are already wired, insulated, and finished. Both the garage and the basement would probably need additional finishing in terms of insulation, walls, flooring, and electrical wiring.
- Create a Diagram
A diagram is useful in determining what you need to do to make the space useable as a home office. You can use it to calculate where electrical outlets are needed or to figure out quantities for construction materials. Your diagram should include any structural changes that are needed including built-ins, shelving, closets, and cabinetry.
- Plan the Space
The diagram should list the dimensions of the area so that you can determine which pieces of furniture will fit in the room. Having a visual display of the intended result should help to prevent any forgotten details.
- Hire a Contractor
A licensed contractor can assist you in identifying necessary aspects of the project, such as insulation, waterproofing, electrical work, flooring, and permits. Make sure that you hire someone who is licensed for this type of work to protect your financial interests.
Designing a home office can provide you with the space you need to get some peace and quiet while working from home.