Creating an Office Space You’re Proud Of – In Your Garage
Garages are often overlooked as a suitable space to set up your home office in. However, if you play your cards right, transforming this unoccupied place into a vibrant and welcoming space is easy to do. Garages are also a viable option if you lack a suitable or sufficient space indoors to do work. In fact, more and more people are catching onto this trend as they seek alternative and cost-effective ways to maximize this space on their property. And you can too.
Mary, Tyler & More outlines some of the ways you can transform your garage into your dream home office.
Tidy out the space
The first step in creating your dream home office in your garage will probably entail cleaning and clearing out the space before you can get to decorating. Call on Mary, Tyler & More to get organized today!
Paint it pretty
Once you’re done clearing away all the clutter, the next step to do might include painting a fresh, clean coat on the walls. This is easier enough to do yourself, or you could hire out a contractor to do it for you if you don’t have the time. And when it comes to color, Moving.com suggests choosing a lighter color to open up the space even more, especially if your garage is a little on the smaller side.
Set up your office furniture
After clearing out and painting your garage to make it more inviting, the next thing to do is set up your office furniture. However, if this is your first time working from home, you probably won’t have much to start off with. Nonetheless, you can still find suitable pieces of office furniture easily. And affordably too. Thrift and antique shops are places to look if you don’t mind or prefer office furniture with more of a vintage feel.
Alternatively, you can also opt for more modern pieces if that’s the look you’re after. But be sure to look around to get the best deal possible. Most importantly, you should ensure that the furniture you end up choosing is not only comfortable but is ergonomic, seeing as you’ll probably be spending a lot of time in your new office space.
Sufficient lighting is essential
Price Electric notes that having adequate lighting in your new office/garage space is vital to ensure you can properly see and do your work. In addition, the proper lighting can significantly impact your work performance. It can be the difference between falling asleep at your desk or burning the midnight oil if you prefer to work at night especially.
Cool LED lights are your best bet if you want to stay alert at all times, while warmer, softer lighting is generally used to create more of a relaxing ambiance. But, again, you don’t have to limit your office space to any one particular style of lighting. In fact, you can choose to mix and match different lighting types, styles, and designs if you’re looking for more of a contemporary look.
Filing your business
If you’re starting your business from home from scratch as opposed to just working from home, there will be a few other things to consider too. Things such as what type of business you’ll want to choose, how to file it, and so on. Should you decide to file your business as an LLC, you’ll enjoy many of the benefits that come with this business structure, including more flexibility, tax benefits, and limited liability.
Forming an LLC in Georgia can be as simple as using an online formation service like ZenBusiness to complete the process and file all the necessary paperwork for you. However, if you find that your business’s legalities are a bit confounding, you could use a formation service to file for you instead of doing it yourself and will keep you updated on all regulations should you move house and set up business in a new state.
In conclusion, setting up an office space in your garage is worthwhile if you know the tips and tricks to transform this space into something entirely new and could end up actually meeting your expectations better than you thought it would.
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