Cost Breakdown of My Office Suite

If you’re self-employed, you know how valuable workspace is to your operation. The “desk in a room solution” (I bet a lot of people do that) just doesn’t cut it, so in October I set out to remodel my garage to make a home office suite.

We’re now in touch-up phase for my office. Doesn’t it look nice?

Wow, we have come a long way. Hard to believe it has been only a month. Here’s what we started with:

How much do you think I spent on this? You may be surprised to hear that it has been just about $2,000. Not too shabby! A number of things are finished, and the entryway/workroom has sanding and painting to go. We’re getting close!

The $2k covered a number of things: 

  • Pinewood walls
  • Insulated walls
  • Rewiring and electrical
  • Carpeting
  • Lighting
  • A new window
  • Trim

Are you interested in remodeling your home to provide for a workspace? If you are self-employed or exploring a moonlighting venture, a personal workspace may be exactly what you need. I pulled together my month worth of receipts and put them in a spreadsheet. I hope this helps as you make your plans for your workspace:

I’ll keep adding to this spreadsheet and publish again later. For now, enjoy these numbers. And I’d love to hear from you! Post questions, comments, encouragement below…and share this with your self-employed friends.

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