Even as COVID-19 slows down and we return back to normal, the popularity of this particular home remodel continues to rise. Since a good home office should emulate your actual working environment pre-pandemic (but better!), it is essential that you execute this conversion project successfully to maximize your productivity and efficiency.
The first step: choosing the right location. Here are a few tips from renovation expert DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Hollywood.
Things to Consider When Selecting a Space
Despite what some people might think, establishing a good home office requires more than just setting up a desk. No matter what kind of work you do, these considerations are universal when it comes to picking the right spot within your home:
Space for work equipment & furniture
Lighting options (especially if you’re a creative or participate in a lot of Zoom meetings)
Noise levels throughout the day
Spare Room Office
A spare room is the most obvious place for setting up a home office. A little-used guest room or simply an unused room is ideal since you’ll have most of what you need, like electrical outlets, already in place.
Of course, not everyone has an extra room to spare for use as a home office. In that case, an outdoor home office is a good alternative, especially if you own a small business that involves some form of manual labor or requires a lot of space for storage. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), home additions or even sheds are popular choices. Because they are separate from the main living area, you won’t have to worry about privacy or other family members making too much noise.
Another favorite location to set up shop is in a garage. Many big companies, such as Google, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Disney and even Amazon, were famously started in a garage! Most garages already have the important components of a functional working space — such as windows and electrical systems — already in place, making them an ideal location for a home office.
Let’s Start a Conversation!
Looking for a “remodeler near me” online? Whatever remodeling or renovation work that needs done around your house, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Hollywood will be here to lend a helping hand. Give us a call at (305) 425-1700 or fill out our contact form to schedule your consultation today. We serve clients in Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Miramar and Aventura, as well as the surrounding areas.