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|What can you do with your concrete garage? Hmm , the question should actually be, what can't you do with your Concrete garage, because there are more things that you can do with it than you can shake a walking stick at. Here are just a few examples of the things that you can do with a garage, no matter what kinds of materials it is made from.
For the Summer time, with an attached garage screen, you can turn your garage into an enclosed room for a variety of different activities. If you are having a party , it can be a safe place out of the bugs for eating and entertaining. If the weather changes, as it does in the UK, you don't have to worry about running into the house, trying to keep your dishes from getting ruined. You can enjoy your party, and the rain be damned. In the evenings, you can set up your television , and you and your guests can watch the sports, or even a movie, and enjoy the cool evening without having to worry about turning on the coolers in the house.
People with their own home businesses will find an abundance of uses for a concrete garage. It is a safe and private area to store all of your equipment, away from the family. It is a quiet area when you need privacy and no distractions from the kids or the misses. You can use it for your sanctuary, and even have a cot and a bathroom set up in it if you choose. This can be an ideal spot if you are an artist, or a writer , or really anyone who needs a quiet place to work.
A concrete garage can be an ideal place to store you vehicles, whether it's a car or truck, or even off road toys, and of course, your boat. It is covered, away from the elements , and totally secure. You can build or have someone come and build on for you that is just about any size. You can also store your garden supplies, tools and equipment. You can store valuables, items you only use on occasion, and anything else that will be taking up valuable space in your house.
You can use it for your hobbies as well. Many people are avid model train enthusiasts, and having a large space, you can set up an elaborate layout design. If you have a hobby like wood working , or using dangerous equipment, you want to make sure these are well away from your children, and a garage can be a secure place to not only store these items, but work without distractions. You can leave unfinished projects out without worry about them being damaged.
These are just some of the things you can do with your garage. A garage is a safe place to store and set up a variety of different things. Having it made from concrete makes it cooler in the Summer, warmer in the Winter, and it much more resistant to the weather. You can build your own from plans or kits , or have companies come in and set one up for you. There are an abundance of shapes and sizes to choose from, as well as options for lighting ventilation and power needs.
Working from home sounds like a great option doesn't it? Certainly, you can read many articles on the Internet extolling the virtues of working from home and probably wish you could park your car in your garage and start telecommuting right away!
I've worked from home for close to two years now and absolutely love it.
This article will not list the benefits of working from home. Anyone can quickly figure out on their own that having no commute, no office politics, flexible work hours and closer proximity to your family are just four possible benefits that are achievable when you work at home.
You can figure out the benefits of working from home that are important to you without me telling you.
What I believe is more beneficial is a brief discussion of what you need to consider before thinking about setting up a home office and working from home. These are all things I've experienced and noticed since I started telecommuting: 1. Can you balance your work and your personal life?
In other words, can you easily take off your work hat and put your family hat on , and vice versa? It's easy to say but sometimes hard to do. I have found it difficult at times to leave work behind for the day because when you work from home, you don't leave the office to go home as before because you're already there! Don't underestimate the importance of being able to switch from your work persona to your personal life persona. It can be hard to do sometimes and can cause grief in your personal life.
2. Are you self-motivated?
Since you won't have your boss or co-workers to motivate you, you'll have to do it yourself. Working from home requires someone who can work on their own without a lot of direct supervision. Can you maintain a high level of work output on your own?
3. Do you have a dedicated work space that you can use for your home office?
You will probably find that your best bet to help separate your work and personal life is to have a dedicated work area (ie. a room solely used as your home office) to really set out your work space. If you simply work at the kitchen or dining room table, not only can things get messy quickly it can make it harder to separate work from home. If you have a room in your house that you can use strictly for work, you'll probably find it easier to walk away from work every night and concentrate on your personal life for a few hours!
4. Do you have a job that lends well to working from home?
If you have a job that requires frequent meetings or that requires you to work closely with other staff face to face, you might find it difficult to work from home without having to pop into work frequently which might end up defeating the purpose of telecommuting in the first place. Having said that , your employer will probably help make this distinction with you and working from home several days per week to start might be an option you could look at, if possible.
5. Do you need social interaction with other people?
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