Working from home as a beautician has a lot of perks. However, if you do not have a separate area in your home for your salon, things can get a bit complicated. Clients walking through your entire house in order to get to your room and family members being too loud are just some of the issues you may encounter when your salon is in your spare room. Luckily, a quick garage conversion could be a solution to your problem. With some adjustments, your old garage could be turned into your gorgeous beauty room. Here’s a step-by-step guide that should help you along the way.
Inspect your foundation
In case you will be adding new windows or doors to your garage, it is wise to inspect your foundation first. A professional can determine whether the existing foundation will be able to take the new load or not. In case it won’t, it will need additional support. In addition, your floor may need to be leveled, which can be done with a self-leveling liquid screed. Insulating the floor is also recommended. Even if you add a new layer to your floor, do not worry. Since garage doors tend to be lower than the rest of the house, you will be able to avoid adding a step to the threshold.
Insulating the walls
When only vehicles and rarely used items are stored in the garage, it doesn’t really matter whether the temperature there is a few degrees higher or lower. However, when this space is your beauty studio where you welcome your clients, the temperature should be ideal all year round. Instead of spending a fortune on your electric bill, invest in good insulation for garage wall. This material will keep the hot air in during the winter, and prevent your studio from becoming too hot in the summer. For maximum effect, do not forget to insulate the garage roof, as well.
Switching the garage door
Garage doors are much wider than your standard front doors, so you will need to fill in the gap by adding windows or walling that match the rest of your house. If you need a lot of natural light in your workspace, windows are a better option.
Picking the flooring
There are several good beauty salon flooring options out there. To make sure your space looks clean and professional go with an epoxy coating. It is highly durable and resistant to many substances and bacteria and therefore is extremely sanitary. Tiles are another good option. These come in numerous shapes, sizes, and designs, so you can definitely find tiles that suit your taste. These are also water-resistant and very easy to clean, so you can keep your salon spotless without a lot of effort.
Ensuring good lighting
As mentioned, large windows are recommended in your salon, since they bring a lot of natural light into the room. However, you should also have several strategically placed lighting fixtures to ensure good lighting. Not only is this important for reducing eye strain, but it is also essential for busting mood and productivity.
Creating a warm and inviting environment
Now that the floor and walls have been taken care of and you have lighting fixtures in all the right places, it is time to turn this place into a real beauty salon. Opt for a color palette that gives the room a feel of relaxation. Neutrals and pastels are a good choice, especially when combined with greenery. You can use subtle wallpaper to create a feature wall, and natural wood items to create a spa-like atmosphere.
With these steps you can convert your dusty, old garage into a gorgeous place where your clients will gladly return over and over again.