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Basement Finishing in Denver: Ideas to Convert into a Home Office

January 25, 2017

Do you work from home often? Or maybe you are self-employed through a small home office, are you happy with the space you are working with? There may be ways you don’t even realize that you are missing out on in your current small work space. The new year is a great time to start with a clean slate and consider basement finishing in Denver. If you have the space that isn’t being utilized, now is the time to act. You can create a great space to get work done that can increase the overall value of your home.

Benefits of a basement home office

One of the top benefits of having a home office in the basement is space. Before, you might have been limited on space and could have utilize certain types of furniture or storage. By starting from scratch, you can choose the environment you want and have a contractor make that vision come to life. This can especially be beneficial if you hold business meetings in your home. You can take those conversations out of a crowded small home office or kitchen table, and create a meeting space in your new basement office. Next, consider sound. If you have children or loud pets, there might be a lot that is out of your control. With the use of insulation, you can create a basement that emits little or no sound from the floors above. This will help you concentrate, hold meetings or get through a conference call without the other party hearing what else may be going on in your home.

Wish list and ideas

When deciding to take the leap, and create a home office, make a wish list. What type of desk suits you or the space you are creating? A long desk, or a corner one? What about storage? Do you need to house files regularly and do you need an easily accessible space to get them? What other furniture would be helpful in your basement refinish. Think about if you meet with clients and if a separate table would be helpful to meet. Also since working from scratch, you can arrange your desk and plugs to flow seamlessly.  From here, consider the style you prefer. Light colors can brighten up a space and help you feel motivated. So, from light walls to light colored furniture, you can help to brighten the atmosphere. (You can also mix and match!) For more ideas, check out Decoist’s How to Transform Your Basement into a Chic and Functional Home Office.

Other areas of the basement

Depending on the size of your space, you may not need your basement to be your entire home office. It could be one room, or just the main open space. This is a great opportunity to add some other areas. For starters, consider adding a bathroom. This can help in the overall value of your home. It can also be extremely convenient for you or your clients. Next, if you only need a room for your office, consider adding an extra living space to your basement. This is great for guests, children and more. There are quite a few ways you can boost the value of your home with basement finishing in Denver.

To get started on your basement refinish project, contact Ridgeline Design & Build. From kitchens and bathrooms to basements and home remodels, we have you covered. Contact us at 303-346-6100.