Expert Contribution

Transforming a Garage into an Office

Beginner’s Guide

Working from home? Having a dedicated home office space is a great way to increase productivity and reduce stress. We’ve compiled some tips and tricks from our remodeling contractors to help you get started on your garage-to-home-office conversion. Read more about how you can make the most of your space! 


Sketch a floor plan of the room and decide how you will divide space. Will it be solely an office or include an office-and-workspace duo? If you’re working from home while maintaining another job or taking classes, be sure to keep your workflow in mind. Ask yourself: “Do I need to reserve space for a vehicle?” and “Do others need access to parts of this space during the work day?” 

Materials and Style 

Figure out which finishes and materials would suit the interior of your new garage-office best. Do you prefer carpet, hardwood, or tile floors? Additionally, think about how you can maximize that space for the efficiency and comfort of all who occupy it. A small bathroom adds convenience. Perhaps a modern theme to match the house, or an entirely rustic look! Dreaming about your project beforehand helps your contractor deliver on your expectations for the finished space. 


Think about the room’s decor. Do you want custom built-in bookshelves or perhaps an entertainment unit? How about a television for easy access to your favorite shows, movies, and games? A treadmill for work breaks? A lounge area with extra seating? A wet bar? 

We Can Take It From Here 

Interested in turning your garage into an office or multi-functional additional room? Gordon Reese Design Build can guide you through your project every step of the way. It’s easy to book a call with our sales team through our website, or feel free to call us at (925) 885-3770. Let’s get started on envisioning your dream space today! 

By Gordon Reese, Gordon Reese Design Build, Resident since 2008 

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Design, Build, and Remodeling
Gordon Reese
Gordon Reese Design Build

With over 35 years in business, our National Award-Winning Design Build firm has abundant experience with creating your dream spaces as your friend in the remodeling business! We design and remodel kitchens, baths, whole houses, and additions; from concept through completion, our highly skilled team of professionals are knowledgeable when it comes to transforming your living space. Great ideas, communication, and execution distinguish our process with award-winning results!

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