Home offices have been around for a long time, and modern solutions have expanded the ways they can be designed and built. Nowadays, local business owners and freelancers aren’t the only ones creating workspaces in their homes because the remote work setup has also become popular among employed professionals.
If you don’t have enough space in your main living areas for a home office, your basement might be a good alternative to consider.
To help you create your own basement home office, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Clean and Declutter
The first thing you have to do when creating a home office in your basement is to clean it out. Start by removing large objects and unnecessary furniture so you can move around more freely. If you have any windows and vents in your basement, make sure they’re in good shape for proper ventilation. When you’re done cleaning, you can pick a spot where you’ll set up your workspace.
Install Proper Lighting
Most basements have poor lighting, and this is not good for work productivity and efficiency. You need to be able to see what you’re doing. To create an ideal workspace, you must have proper lighting. Be careful not to install too much light in the basement because this can strain your eyes and increase your utility bills.
Get a Dehumidifier
One of the biggest challenges with basements is the humidity and odor. Since basements are below ground, they tend to retain more moisture, making the room more humid and damp. Furthermore, the soil around the basement produces odors, especially during rain. Fortunately, you can address these issues with a dehumidifier. This device reduces the amount of ambient humidity in the basement. While air fresheners sound like a good idea, the aerosols may pose health risks if your basement lacks windows and ventilation.
Convert your basement into a home office with the help of STL Design and Build. We are dedicated to providing each of our clients with the best workmanship, and we are confident that we can address all your interior and exterior renovation needs. Request an estimate by calling us at (314) 377-2662 or filling out our contact form.