4 Ways to Convert a Home Office for Other Uses

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During the age of desktop computers and bulky extras like fax machines, many people relied on a home office. As devices got smaller and work transitioned to laptops and tablets, a dedicated home office space was not always needed. If you have a home office you rarely use, then consider a room conversion. Completely transform a home office into a new space.

Consider four different room options and see how each one functions in your daily life.

1. Walk-In Closet

Convert a home office into a space to easily organize your clothes, get dressed, and prepare for the day. A walk-in closet upgrade can include new built-in shelves and racks ideal for all of your clothes. Designate areas for shoes and accessories like belts. The extra closet space can make a huge difference and allows you to spread out your clothes and know exactly what you’re looking for

Along with standard lights, an upgrade like this may include shelf lighting or backlit areas to illuminate the clothing options. Extra light installations can allow you to easily see your clothing options and get dressed right in the closet.

Also, consider the installation of light sensors for the entrance of the closet. Every time you walk in, the lights will automatically turn on so you can see what you need.

2. Food Pantry

If the home office is located near a kitchen, then consider using the space for a large food pantry. Install built-in wall shelves, drawers, and baskets to hold a lot of your items. Extra outlet installations may allow you to install a wine cooler, mini-fridge, or small chest freezer inside the pantry. You will save a lot of extra space in your kitchen.

An open pantry allows you to easily sort and organize the food you purchase. Items do not get lost deep in kitchen cabinets. You could also use a pantry to expand your fresh food options. For example, a table or shelf is ideal for an herbal grow kit. Set up planters and grow lights to garden your favorite herbs. The plants will also add fresh scents to the pantry.

3. Dedicated Gaming Room

If you already have a desk in a home office, then utilize the furniture to create a dedicated gaming room. Whether you play on a computer or through a console, a smaller office space gives you a lot of gaming options. The installation of automated blinds on the windows will eliminate any sunshine or glare on the screen.

Add light dimmer switches to set your own custom light options. Add extra outlets and direct internet connections for the best speeds while you play games online. Built-in wall shelves allow you to organize games, consoles, and extra controllers. Set up a charging station ideal for Bluetooth devices, wireless controllers, and other accessories needed to play.

Also, consider the installation of central air conditioning to provide cool air options. Gaming rooms can become warm due to all of the equipment and the intensity of playing long sessions.

4. Workout Space

Turn a home office into a home gym with some basic conversions. Install shelves and wall hangers ideal for equipment like small weights, jump ropes, and bands. A room will typically have space for workout equipment like an exercise bike, rowing machine, or treadmill.

The installation of smart speakers in the room will give you a lot of audio options. You can easily play your favorite music tracks over the speakers and get a little extra motivation as you exercise. Smart home speakers can provide specific music just for the workout room while supplying other music and entertainment for the rest of the home.

No matter what you decide to convert your home office into, the professionals at A Tech will help you with the process. Our home experts will put a lot of extra care and planning in to make your vision become a reality.

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