What to Know about a Home Office ConversionBefore you jump into a home office conversion, you should first take serious consideration about what that means. Most importantly, what the makeover will mean when it comes time to sell. You see, at resale, buyers will almost certainly object to such a conversion. Not because they don’t like the idea of having a dedicated office space but because it’s no longer a bedroom.
If you’ve finally decided to move your casual at-home office space from the kitchen table to someplace a little more private, a spare bedroom is an excellent choice. It’s a finished space with a door you can close against interruptions and — maybe — complete one phone call without a cacophony of embarrassing background noises. Annexing a dedicated work space in your home has other advantages, too. A dedicated office space can be a tax write-off, and knowing it’s there waiting for you provides a little extra incentive to develop a consistent work routine. —How Stuff Works.comIn fact, one of the biggest buyer objections is a bedroom that’s no longer a bedroom. (Or, a garage that’s been converted to a living space.) While attic conversions and basement conversions are seen as a big plus. So, be sure that you’re taking this factor into account.
Bridgehead Home Office Bedroom ConversionWhen you’re ready to go ahead with a home office conversion, you should know it’s more about than just putting a desk in the room. You’ll need to do the following things, as well:
- Choose and arrange furniture. If you don’t have the furniture (like the desk, chair, sofa, and more) already, take the opportunity to choose furniture that’s the right size. Scale will make huge difference, as will placement. You’ll need to arrange the furniture to maximize traffic flow and attempt to capture a view.
- Strategically place the computer and any peripherals. Try different places for the computer and its peripherals. This will take a little trial and error to get it right. Then, hardwire all devices for optimum performance.
- Proactively protect the floor. You’ll probably choose a rolling chair. That’s find because it gives you more freedom. But, it can easily damage the floor, as well. So, use a floor protector to avoid any damage.
- Be sure to add enough light. An office space needs more light than a regular bedroom space. Be sure that there is ample light, using both natural light and interior lighting to have enough, regardless of the time of day.