If you recently launched a business right out of your home, you’re probably eager to grow your company. But what if you don’t have the appropriate workspace? Trying to work while balancing your laptop on your couch is not a long-term solution. However, if you don’t have much room in your home, that might be your day-to-day routine.
There are a few ways to tackle this issue. You might be ready to buy a home, or you may want to build an addition to your current property with Avant-Garde Construction. Alternatively, you could utilize a room you’ve overlooked for your office! If you’re trying to figure out how to create a spacious home office, these tips will help you come up with a course of action.
Buying a New Home
Some homes simply don’t have enough square footage to fit a home office. If this is the case for you, it might be time to start house hunting! Buying a house can be very exciting, but it’s a long process. To make things easier, don’t try to dive right in on your own: connect with a supportive estate agent who can assist you. You may want to explore a few neighborhoods first to make sure that you find an area that suits you. Andrews recommends considering access to public transport, local amenities, safety, and things to do in the area.
If you’re aiming to save money on your home purchase, there is also the option of buying a home “as is.” This means that the seller will not be responsible for fixing common structural issues before closing, like a roof leak, mildew problem, or pest infestation. Before purchasing a home “as is,” make sure that you have money saved to account for potential renovations, and inspect the home personally so that you know which repairs to expect.
Expanding With Renovations
By investing in a home addition, you’ll give yourself the chance to custom-build your own office. This is an opportunity to get creative and incorporate all of the features you want in a workspace. However, an addition is an expensive project, so you need to make sure that you bring fantastic contractors on board to get the job done. If you rush this process, you might not be satisfied with the end result.
To choose qualified contractors for your project, Home Building recommends asking your family and friends for recommendations. Knowing that a contractor has been endorsed by someone you trust will make you feel confident about hiring them. You can also reach out to their previous customers to see if they were satisfied. And to make sure that the project stays within your budget, it’s a good idea to get estimates from several contractors. You want to ensure that you’re paying a reasonable price for their services and materials.
Transform Unused Room
Decluttering your home can help you notice spaces with potential that you didn’t think about using before. Have you ever considered finishing your basement and turning it into a home office? What about taking over your attic and transforming it into an office and storage space? You could even utilize your garage as an office if you install a heating system! And if you’re very limited on space, think about where you could create a mini office “nook” in your home. A desk with storage space built in and some floating shelves can still help you stay productive.
No matter where you decide to set up your office, you’ll want to give the space a personal touch. Choose your favorite paint color from your local hardware store to brighten up the walls, and then hang up artwork and cherished family photos! Take steps to soundproof the space for better concentration.
In addition, you’ll need to decide on an organizational system. If you only have a small office space, consider digitizing most of your files to store on your computer rather than purchasing a filing cabinet.
After spending years working in a cubicle, you may be excited about running your own business from home. But without a designated workspace, you can end up falling behind when it comes to your productivity goals. You may be open to moving or renovating for the sake of your business, or you might choose to revamp an unused room. When you’re designing your own home office, it’s all up to you! Soon, you’ll have a functional workspace where you can focus on your latest projects.
Ready to renovate your home? Avant-Garde Construction can tackle everything from basement conversions to property extensions! Fill out the contact form on our website today to get in touch for a free estimate.
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