What if you need to have a dedicated home office, but you don’t have enough room? You might have more space than you think.
Consider converting your garage into a home office. It’s a relatively easy solution that gives you the room you will need.
The garage door professionals at Atlas-Coles Door Systems know and understand the potential of your garage, and are experts in ensuring you have the right garage door.
Of course, a new garage door is not all that you need. You also have some other questions that you will need to ask to ensure success for the garage conversion.
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Question 1 – Will You Need a New Garage Door?
Those who are considering a garage conversion will want to determine if they need to have a new garage door. If the garage door is old and looks dingy and dinged up, or if it doesn’t work right, it’s time to get a new door. It will ensure the functionality of the garage and improve the appearance.
If the old garage door doesn’t keep out noise, weather, and pests, you will want to have a new door installed.
To test whether you might need a new garage door, step into the garage, and close the door. Look for drafts, uncomfortable temperatures, holes near the door, drafts, etc. If there are problems, it’s time for a new door to ensure your office space is comfortable.
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Question 2 – What Do You Need in the Garage?
What items will you need to outfit your garage?
- You might need to have a desk that is large enough for your computer, papers, and other items. Maybe you prefer a smaller standing desk.
- Maybe you need storage files, bookshelves, and other business furniture and items.
- You might be thinking about having a space to relax in the garage office, or even a place to meet with clients.
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Take the time to think about all of the elements that you will need to increase the functionality of the garage. Know what you need before you start converting the garage because they will play a role in the decisions you make later.
What about multifunctionality in the garage office?
Your garage doesn’t just have to be an office. You might also want to create a home gym, a space for hobbies, or even add some stairs and create a loft space as seen here.
Knowing the functionality that you want for the garage door will make it easier to determine the type of garage door you need. The Decoist highlights a conversion with space for a bike with this garage home office conversion.
Those who need to use the garage, or part of it, for storing gardening supplies or outdoor gear will want to have a functional garage door.
Question 3 - How Could You Make Wise Use of the Space?
You might have trouble determining just how you want to set up your space. You will find that choosing to work with a freelance interior designer can help immensely.
Designers are experienced and can take your ideas and goals and create a garage office that works.
Many people have great ideas, but they don’t know how to turn them into a functional office space in the garage. The pros will make it easier and ensure the garage is set up properly.
When working with a designer, you will still have certain decisions to make.
You will need to determine whether you want to add new flooring, such as area rugs or vinyl, or if you want to keep the current concrete flooring. Think about what you need from the garage office and what will make it feel comfortable while you are working .
Additionally, consider other comforts that you want in the garage office. This could include the lighting and the paint you are using, for example.
It’s fun to get creative when coming up with solutions. Maybe you would like to hang pendant lights, which could bring the eye upward. Tall bookshelves and a library-style ladder could be a nice touch, too.
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Question 4 – What Other Things Should You Consider?
Having an idea of how you want the space to look and feel is just the start. There are still practical questions you need to answer.
You want to turn your garage into a space the is comfortable and livable.
This requires some changes, of course. Still, converting the garage tends to be a faster and cheaper way of getting the space you need.
Need a New Garage Door?
If you need a new door, it is time to contact a garage door dealer in your area. They have the knowledge and experience to ensure you are getting the right door for your space that looks great and meets your needs and budget.
To make things even easier, Atlas-Coles Door Systems can provide you with an email quotation.
You might also want to visit our showroom for some garage door inspiration.
When you call us at 1-877-545-3667, we can help you get started and guide you through the journey of getting your new door.
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