Organise your home post Covid – How to Create a Home Office or Study
July 23, 2020
During the Covid-19 lockdown, those who were able made some sort of office or space to work in their own home. At the time, it was seen as a temporary measure in the face of unusual circumstances. However, as we progress to the next phase of the response to the pandemic, it looks like working from home has a long-term future.
Matlock Storage was on-hand to work with our customers throughout the lockdown because of our adherence to safety measures. And we believe that self storage has a vital role to play for anyone who’s creating their own home office or study.
What Type of Home Office Fits Your Needs? –
Before any work begins on your home office project, you’ll need to make a few important choices. The first is – are you converting an existing room or building an extension? If you’re considering the latter option, you’ll need to consult with your local council for planning permission. We’re going to suggest taking the former avenue, as it’s easier and can be done quickly, depending on which room you choose to repurpose.
Another point you’ll need to be aware of – choosing a bedroom for your conversion could affect the value of your property. Please contact an estate agent or mortgage expert to have a valuation undertaken. You might need some additional electrical points in your new office, so you’ll need to have a professional electrician provide you with a quote.
A lot of people are going with a loft conversion, which might add value to your property, and you won’t have to use a bedroom. This will raise some questions around your home’s insulation and the state of your roof. Loft conversions also represent a future option to repurpose your home office into an additional bedroom, should you no longer require it as a workspace.
Once your room is ready, all you need is some office furniture, a computer, internet access (ASDL or fibre), and possibly a filing cabinet. And there you have it – a home office where you can separate your work duties from family life.
Using Self Storage and a Removal Service –
Whether you’re starting a renovation or remodelling project for your business or just to improve your home, you’ll need assistance. Matlock Storage has contacts in just about every business sector you can think of. We will happily refer you to a reputable man and van service. We work with several property development clients and the two services they swear by is self storage and man and van.
Self storage is the best way to create more space as you begin putting together your home office. You’ll essentially be emptying an entire room, which means finding places for its contents in your house or flat. This could entail moving furniture and appliances around while you create your workspace. Our suggestion is to rent a self storage room and move everything into it for the duration of this project.
Our team will help you inventory your possessions before they go into your storage room. Additionally, we’ll advise you how to prepare everything for storage. Moreover, we’ll discuss your home office plans to see where we can provide relevant advice. And in reference to our earlier comment, we have a vast array of business contacts in various trades. We’re happy to provide referrals to the best tradespeople in Derbyshire who can assist your home office room conversion.
Matlock Storage – Helping People Set Up Home Offices During Lockdown –
Matlock Storage works with people and businesses from Matlock, Chesterfield and throughout Derbyshire. Our reputation for providing the highest standard of self storage means we have loyal customers who recommend us to their family, friends and work colleagues. You won’t find a better standard of storage service for our affordable prices.
Matlock serves thousands of people every year, offering a range of domestic and business storage packages. No matter what your circumstances are, we have the right storage service for you. We can provide you with a free move-in van to help you move everything into your storage room.
If you’re planning on working from home and want a more permanent solution, converting a room for an office is the right choice. And the Matlock Storage team are ready and waiting to help you make it a reality. Please contact us today, and we’ll discuss your requirements in more detail.