With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forcing many people to work remotely, more of us are investing in home offices. If you’ve been tasked with working from your home, you might be wondering if having your own dedicated office space is worthwhile. Read on to find out should I have a home office and what are my options if you do decide to make the investment.
What is a home office?
The term ‘home office’ became much more common in 2020, as millions of us were asked to work from home rather than in our usual workplaces. A home office is exactly what it sounds like – it’s an office within the home where you can carry out your normal work duties and activities. Whether you work at home on a full or part-time basis, a home office can be a worthy investment.
Why should I consider a home office?
If you work from home, chances are that you’ve considered installing an office to provide you with somewhere quiet and private to work. At High and Dry, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in enquires about home office conversions in Scunthorpe, Brigg, Grimsby, and Gainsborough. The demand for dedicated office spaces within the home is growing constantly. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic began, there’s been a shifting trend for homeworking. More and more people are now able to work at home due to the increase in remote working technology. Here’s why you should consider a home office conversion if you work at home.
One of the biggest reasons for investing in a home office is that it can keep distractions to a minimum, allowing you to concentrate on your work and boost your productivity. Attempting to work successfully from your kitchen table is often futile, especially if you have a big family. However, if you have a dedicated home office space where you can work privately without disruption, you can expect your efficiency to skyrocket.
Save time and money
When you have a home office, you can say goodbye to long and costly commutes to work. You’ll no longer need to spend several hours each week stuck in traffic or sat on unreliable public transport. You can simply head from your kitchen to your home office with your cup of coffee in hand. What’s more, when you’ve finished work, you can start relaxing straight away as you’re already at home. You can expect your work/life balance to become so much better.
Desk and storage solutions to suit your needs
When you convert a room or space within your home into an office, you can choose from a range of desk and storage options to meet your needs. At High and Dry Renovations, we can work with you to create an office that truly fits your requirements. We can add all the desk space you need, as well as providing valuable storage such as drawers and shelving for your files, folders, and other items. We’ll maximise the available floor and wall space brilliantly.
What are my options for a home office?
Many people wonder if they really have the space for an office within their homes. However, you might be surprised at the options available to you. Keep reading to find out more.
Under stair office
One option is to utilise the space under your stairs. We can design and build a compact yet highly usable workspace, adding a floating desk and integrating cupboards into the staircase or wall next to the alcove. Under stair, offices are ideal for homes that don’t have much space.
Garage conversion office
Many people seeking home office conversions in Brigg, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, and Gainsborough are choosing to maximise the space in their garages. Since many garages are underutilised, with a lot of wasted space, they can often provide the perfect solution for home offices. What’s great about converting your garage into an office is there are so many ways you can use the space, with so much flexibility on offer. You could choose to erect a partition and use part of it from an office and the rest as a storage area. A garage conversion office may be preferred if you want to completely separate yourself from the rest of your household. You can close the door and focus on your work activities without worrying about being distracted.
Loft conversion office
Is your loft area serving little purpose apart from collecting cobwebs? Then it could be ideal for converting into a home office. At High and Dry Renovations, we’ve converted many loft areas in Scunthorpe, Grimsby, and the surrounding areas. Our skilled team are able to carry out a range of attic conversions, including hip to gable conversions, and dormer conversions. We’ll assess your roof, considering how it’s built when suggesting what type of conversion you need.
If you can’t accommodate a working environment within your home, there’s another option available to you. Many people are hiring us to design and build beautiful offices in their gardens. Our garden offices are well worth considering if you need somewhere private and comfortable to work at home. Constructed to a high standard from top quality materials, they provide you with a completely separate building to work in. We can even assist with installing electricity and plumbing inside, allowing you to work in comfort all year round.
To find out more about our home office conversions in Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Brigg, or Gainsborough, get in touch. Our friendly team are waiting to provide you with further information and answer any questions you may have. Call us on 01652 808 049 (Brigg), 01724 646 035 (Scunthorpe), or 01472 565 074 (Grimsby). Alternatively, send us a message via the website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.