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Converting Your Portable Building Into An Office

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Flexibility and reduced travel costs are perks that encourage people to work from home. Despite these benefits, it can be tricky to work from home, particularly if you don’t have a quiet corner that separates your work life from your home life. Luckily, you can find a solution by converting that portable building in your backyard into an office. If you own a portable building, here are the basic steps to convert it into a unique office:

Install Power and Lighting Fixtures

You will need to power your printer, computer, lights, Wi-Fi, and other appliances. Electricity wiring should not be left to chance, so consider hiring a professional electrician for quality work. You should also invest in proper lighting. Lighting will allow you to work in your new office space no matter the time of the day.


Insulation will help to keep your office cool during the summer and warmer during winter. It will reduce the energy costs of heating or cooling the shed. Consider insulating the walls, ceiling, and floor for year-round comfort.

Add Preferred Walls and Ceilings

Hang your preferred type of wall covering, whether it’s shiplap, drywall, or something else. You may also need to cover the ceiling of the shed, so make sure you extra material for this as well.

Paint your walls

After the drywall is complete, you can proceed to paint the trim work, walls, and ceiling. You can either paint by hand or spray paint, using light and bright colors in the shed’s interior. The exterior can be painted with any color that complements the appearance of your home.

Add your Flooring

Since your home office is built like a house, you can use the same flooring options used in a home. The most common flooring options include carpet, tiles, hardwood, and laminate.

Add Furniture and Decorations

Fill up the space with chairs, a desk, and filling racks. You can also invest in an open shelving unit or a wall-mounted pegboard to meet your office storage needs. If you want to add a personal touch to the office, you can include photo frames, framed posters, and inside plants for natural beauty.

Order a Graceland Portable Building Today

At Graceland Portable Buildings, we will supply you with quality, appealing, and functional portable buildings and outdoor sheds. Browse our website to shop our collection of buildings and order your favorite. You can also contact us for more details regarding our products.


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