Home offices are now Essential, due to the ongoing pandemic, many people in the market for new digs are seeking one with an environment that’s conducive to working from home.
That means residences with structures like an above-garage apartment are becoming more popular every day. Here are some of the arrangements that might come in handy if you’re looking to set up a long-term home office in your new residence.
Above garage apartments
Is there a finished space above the garage? There may be no better choice for a home office. It’s free and likely resembles a personal studio apartment, so why not take advantage of this space?
A big advantage: You’ll even need to “leave” your home for work. This has the benefit of helping you get into a routine more easily than if you were to stay inside your home to work.
A tiny house is exactly what it sounds like—a small home often constructed in the backyard of a homeowner’s main house. Tiny homes can vary in terms of cost, but one of the more inexpensive options are prefabricated cottages or granny pods.
These accessory dwelling units (ADU) usually are purchased so one can be near aging parents or grandparents. However, if you have the budget, an ADU right in your backyard could potentially be the perfect location for a home office.
If you can’t find a home with a garage or you’re unable to afford to purchase an ADU, you might be able to luck into a house that has a basement you can convert into a home office.
However, unfinished basements are not uncommon, and creating a homey office out of a bare basement is no easy task. Keep in mind that you can do much of the work yourself. Also, it’ll be worth it to have a permanent space in your home to do work once it’s completed.