Can I Convert a Bedroom Into an Office?

With the workplace landscape’s evolution significantly thrown forward by the pandemic, more and more knowledge workers are opting to work from home. Because of this, many homeowners are adding on to their homes, converting garages, and closing in lofts — if they’re not buying a new house to suit their needs. 

The short answer is, yes, you can convert a bedroom into an office. There are a few things to consider, however. The bedroom you shouldn’t use as an office isn’t the one you sleep in. This is a big mistake as it affects your sleep hygiene, mental health, and can cause issues with your partner. And you’ll want your home office to fit in with the overall decor of your home. That’s one of the main benefits of working from home — to create a space you feel at peace.

“Home office furniture should complement other rooms in your house instead of screaming ‘soulless cubicle.’” HGTV

What Are Considerations for Choosing A Bedroom to Convert?

Jack and Jill bedrooms have come back in fashion and, with the bathroom between them, one of those bedrooms as an office could be an issue. You won’t want someone showering or flushing the toilet (so much no) while you’re on a client call or Zoom meeting with your team. If, however, the other bedroom is a guest bedroom, that could definitely work (until your adult son moves back in and then you need to have a conversation — but that’s another blog post).

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