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5 Steps to Turn Your Garage Into a Home Office

If you work from home, it’s important to make space in your house where you can have privacy, peace, and quiet. Your garage can be that space, though most garages need a few modifications before they can become a suitable home office. If you’d like to upgrade your garage and turn it into your home office, we have some tips to help you get started. Most garages are at an uncomfortable temperature throughout the year. They can also be dusty, dirty, poorly lit, and cluttered. You can transform your garage into a home office with a little effort and some smart remodeling. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Insulate

Most garages lack insulation, which in turn can lead to temperature fluctuations. Finishing your garage with insulation and drywall can help prevent these temperature fluctuations. Insulation also makes it easier to maintain a consistent, desirable temperature in your garage. You can insulate the walls of your garage yourself, or hire a contractor to insulate.

Is your garage door insulated? If not, you can insulate it yourself with a garage door insulation kit. You can also replace your old garage door with a Thermacore model from Overhead Door Company. Our Thermacore garage doors feature an energy-efficient design with reduced air infiltration, to help keep your garage comfortable year-round.

2. Weatherstrip

Installing weatherstripping is another step you can take to control the temperature in your garage. If you’re planning to install climate control like a portable air conditioner or a space heater, weatherstripping your garage will help increase efficiency and reduce power usage.

Weatherstrip around windows and doors, just like you would in your home. When weatherstripping around your garage door, you may want to get help from a professional. Weatherstripping around your garage door prevents air infiltration, but you’ll have to nail the stripping into the door frame. Your garage door contractor or repair person can help you with this if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself.

3. Control Temperature

As already mentioned, you can control your garage temperature by installing a space heater and portable air conditioner. If you want something more permanent, you’ll have to hire a contractor. You may also need to upgrade your electrical box if the electrical service to your garage is not enough to support the new climate control devices you’ll have to install.

4. Light the Space

Garages can be dim, poorly lit spaces. You can dress up the space with a few lamps, or work with a contractor to install better lighting. Don’t forget you can also open your garage door on nice days, to let in the light from the outside.

5. Clean It Out

Remove clutter from your garage. If you have nowhere else to put your seasonal items, install a loft area in your garage for storage purposes. Opening up the space in your garage and reducing clutter will make it easier to think while you’re at work, and will give you more room to spread out at the same time.

Turning Your Garage Into a Home Office? Contact Overhead Door of Oklahoma City

We can help you! Whether you need to insulate your garage door or give the garage door opener a tune-up, we can help you turn your garage into the perfect home office space. Call today to make an appointment.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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