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Build-How to Turn Your Denver Basement Refinishing Project into an Efficient Home Office


May 16, 2018

These days, more and more people are working from home. With the uptick in telecommuters and freelancers, home office space is becoming more and more important. If your home is already equipped with a den or a spare bedroom, the transition to a workspace can be fairly seamless. But if you are already bursting at the seams, it might be time for a Denver basement refinishing project to turn all that wasted space into the home office of your dreams. 
Here are some considerations when turning your unfinished basement into a great place for you to work from every day.
 

Get Help With the Design

When you call the professionals, they can help you not only design a space that works but that is quiet and well insulated. They will also be able to make sure the space is free of moisture, which could be disastrous to your computer and other electronic equipment. They will also help make sure the electricity and internet connection you need are available.
 

Create an Ergonomically Correct Space

Make sure you consider ergonomics when you are creating your work station. You want to avoid repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel, and you will want to make sure your chair is comfortable and the desk is at the right height.
This might be a great time to consider a standing desk, which can keep you from spending too much time in your desk chair.
 
This article from LifeHacker, How to Ergonomically Optimize Your Work Space, has plenty of good suggestions.
 

Pay Attention to Lighting

If your basement isn’t garden level or a walkout, this is especially important. Let’s face it: Basements can be dark and the windows can be small. Recessed lighting will be especially important.
Light versus dark paint colors should also be considered, given the size of the office. A light color will make a small space look a bit larger, but if you have a large space designated for your office, a darker paint color might add some much-needed warmth.
 

Consider Adding a Bathroom

Not only will this save you from having to go upstairs each time you need to use the facilities, but if you ever see clients, they won’t have to traipse through the main part of your house. 
 

Make the Space Multi-Use

If your home doesn’t already have a guest room, your basement home office can be the perfect spot to put a convertible sofa into. You can use the comfy spot as a place to read—and when guests need a place to stay, the sofa turns into a comfortable bed. (That bathroom mentioned previously will also come in handy for guests!)
It can be a bit of an undertaking to create your perfect home office but imagine the comfort of working from your own home. Plus, the commute from your bedroom is sure to be an easy one!

To get started on your basement refinishing project that will help you do your best work, contact Ridgeline Design & Build, and we can help you create an efficient home office you’ll love to work from every day. From kitchens and bathrooms to basements and home remodels, our team of creative professionals have you covered. Contact us at 303-346-6100.