Today’s featured workspace is a polished garage renovation built to make space for a relocated dad — along came baby and away went the home office.
A new addition to Lifehacker reader Luis Saladrigas’ family meant more space for Mini-Luis and less space for Daddy Luis. His solution was to convert a portion of his two-car garage into a home office. The massive wraparound desk that looks custom and expensive was a DIY project that beneath its shiny and pricey looking surface is just double-stacked plywood — heavily sanded and well painted of course.
His home office has a few neat features like a miniature server closet that houses computers and media gear and a clever wire-shelf based cable management system — the shelves are installed a few inches beneath the surface of the desk so cables are simple run right beneath the desk surface while remaining accessible. One of our favourite little touches is the inclusion of a fire engine red tool chest as the base for a workstation in the corner — a nod to the office’s origin as a garage. Check out the photos below for a closer look.
The Wrap Around Workspace: A Garage to Office Conversion [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]