July 8, 2018, 9:29 a.m.

Turning your Metal Garages Into Home Offices

24x36 Vertical Roof Single Car Garage
24x36 Vertical Roof Single Car Garage

Metal garages are incredibly versatile in their use. This versatility is mainly a result of the clear-spanning ability of these prefab steel garages. Since metal buildings do not need any intermediate support, you can have large uninterrupted interiors with these buildings. There are endless ways you can utilize a metal garage. Today we will talk about how you can turn your garage into your own home office.

Just like storage needs, every customer has different requirements when it comes to their office space as well. With the right accessories and design, you can quickly turn a  metal garage into a cozy yet professional-looking home office.

Steel garages from Carport1 make such great offices that you can buy one for specifically for that purpose. If that is the route you are taking, then make sure you purchase an item with the right dimension and accessories, like doors and windows to fit your requirements. Even if you have an already installed metal garage, you can modify the interiors and fix up openings to achieve a home office with a comfortable working environment.

Below we have prepared a step-by-step guide on getting your metal-garage-turned-home-office.

Steps for Converting Metal Garages into Home Offices

Getting the Metal Garage Ready

Before you set up the interiors of the metal garage and fix in all your furniture, you have to make sure the building is ready to be turned into a home office.

For new metal garages, you do not have to do much. You should focus all your efforts on getting the ideal product. Think about your space requirements, your future, needs, the weather of your place, etc. and purchase a metal building accordingly. If you have the right dimensions and style of the garage, then you are, pretty much, good to go.

For old metal garages that you intend to turn into an office, there are a few things you should take care of. First, repair all the torn-off or damaged parts and seal all the leaks. A home office will require a water-tight interior so that moisture does not damage your belongings. Also, make sure that the base is sturdy and convenient enough to support you the flooring and daily use. A concrete slab is the best option.

Insulating metal garages is also an important aspect. This is a must for both new and old garages. Insulation will help you achieve thermal comfort inside the building so that you feel more comfortable while working inside.

You can also install windows and doors made of glass with higher insulating properties. You should supply the building with some utilities too. If it is not already provided, then make arrangements for electric lines and outlets. Adding plumbing to the metal garage, while more difficult, is also a possibility.

Preparing Interiors for the Metal Garage

Once you get your prefab steel garages prepped and ready, it is time to prepare the interiors.

If the metal garage is already in use, you can start by clearing away the stored materials or the clutter. Keep only the things that will be necessary for your home office.

From there, you can move onto actually designing the office. Flooring and the walls will be the first things you will have to focus your attention on for the office.

As an inexpensive option, you can choose to add dry walls to your metal garage. Over dry walls, you can go for a coat of your favorite paint or fix up some wallpapers. It is all up to you.

For the floor, after insulation, you can install ply boards or any other material over which you can secure your flooring material. Carpets and rugs are some of the more cost-effective options which can give instantly enhance the look of the interiors. If you have a little bit of cash at hand that you can afford to spend, then go for hardwood paneling. Epoxy flooring is also a recent trend that you can choose. Tiling is another convenient option as well.

Furniture and Accessories for the Home office

After the building components are all taken care of, you can proceed to choose the accessories.

The choice of furniture will ultimately depend on the environment you intend to create for your office. Give careful consideration to the size of your building and choose furniture that will fit into it. You might want to take a look at some of the workstations, shelving units, and cabinets, online. These will help to organize your stuff.

In terms of lighting the building, natural sunlight is the best alternative. As far as possible, try to utilize natural light for the interiors at daytimes. It is more efficient and is also better for your health and well-being. You can place your work desk in the path of natural diffused light to get the most out of natural lighting. Adding light switches and the right kind of lighting fixtures will also enhance the convenience and look of your home office.

You can also give the interiors a more personal touch and character by adding accessories like plants, curtains, picture frames, etc. If you want to be more environmentally friendly, you can choose to add solar panels to provide a renewable source of energy for your office.

Buy Prefab Metal Garages from Carport1

Turning a metal garage into a home office is a relatively easy task since metal garages have such flexible interiors. With a metal garage, you can have a durable and comfortable structure like your home office in your backyard. To get the most out of your home office, construct the building with high-quality materials.

At Carport1, we not only manufacture our products with the highest quality galvanized steel, but also provide customization options so that you get a product that is tailored to your specific requirements. We also have custom metal buildings that you can convert into offices or workshops. Get in touch with our customer services today to get prefab steel garages of your dreams. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to ask contact us.

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