All you need is a mere five feet to create a workspace. Look in your garage to see if there's an underutilized area, such as a storage room, or if your cars could live with a little less space. It worked for this family. Their 5-x 8-foot storage alcove was converted into usable interior space by walling in the open portion and cutting a doorway to allow entry into a new laundry room. The former laundry room became a small office. The office may be small, but it is very functional.