Now that more businesses are shifting to an online or hybrid setup, building a workspace in your home can be a great investment. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be expensive. If you don’t have a spare room, you can set up your home office in your basement by doing minor upgrades.
To ensure you’ll create a comfortable and productive space, consider these five tips.
If you’re using your basement as storage for miscellaneous items, it’s time to decide what to do with these things. Declutter the space — remove any boxes, clothes, and other unused objects to make room for your home office. If you have nowhere else to put these things, you should find an efficient storage solution so that they won’t get in the way when you finally have your workspace set up in your basement.
2. Use Proper Lighting
If your basement is dark and looks like a dungeon, you should add adequate lighting. Some of the best lighting options for this kind of space are wall sconces, desk lamps, and ceiling lights. You can also install windows to get natural lighting, which is known for improving mood and productivity.
3. Choose Colors That Boost Productivity
Painting your basement a cheerful color is a good way to liven up the space. Since you’re going to spend hours in your home office, you should choose a palette that will boost your mood and inspire you to accomplish your tasks.
4. Invest in Office Tools, Furniture, and Equipment
Make your basement home office feel and look like an actual working area by filling it with the necessary supplies. Get an office desk and chair as well as other office tools and equipment you need. Knowing everything you need at work is within your reach will help you become more productive.
5. Make It Your Own
Feel free to personalize your home office. Decorate the space with your favorite artwork, family photos, and other objects that will inspire you or make you feel more relaxed. You can also place some scented candles to help set a mood.
If you need expert assistance with your basement conversion, G.M. Roth Design Remodeling is ready to help. Our experienced and skilled team will make sure that your specifications are met. For more information on our services, call us at (603) 880-3761 or complete our contact form.