Work Hard at Home with a Home Office in Your Basement
Basement Home Offices Construction & Design
When you look at putting an office into your house, there is truly no better place than the lowest floor. When you consider converting your basement into a home office, you’ll have a lot of room to work with. This equals more space for equipment, furnishings, and designated zones.
If your neighborhood covenants allow, you can even easily accommodate clients with a separate entrance. Lighting and soundproofing areas are easily controlled in basement areas. The best bonus of having an basement home office is that you never have to commute again.
Considerations for Converting Your Basement into a Home Office
When you begin thinking about converting your basement into a home office, you’ll need to take a few things into account. First, you need to consider all the building specifics that make the space safe for you (and possibly clients) to utilize. A good contractor should be able to help provide guidance on this topic. After making sure all the safety issues are addressed, you need to regard the optimization of your space. Ensuring that all your equipment will run is of the utmost importance.
- Moisture –The first issue you need to investigate in any basement renovation is moisture. If there is a current leak or condensation problem, you’ll want to have it fixed before the work begins. Water damage to equipment is the last thing you want to worry about in converting your basement into a home office. Just remember, there is a difference between dealing with standing water and moisture coming through a crack or seam in your foundation versus humidity or damp air in the basement. Be sure to talk to your contractor to get guidance and options.
- Lighting and Soundproofing – Having proper lighting will make your basement home office work better for you. You want your workspace to feel like it has natural lighting, even though you’re in the basement. This will prevent eye strain. Soundproofing is also important in home office spaces, especially if you have children or pets.
- Codes and Regulations – Building codes and regulations are essential for your health and safety. It is best not to skip out on any of these, particularly if you have clients visiting your basement home office.
- Optimization – You want to set up your basement home office with your job in mind. You need to be sure you have space for every different kind of task you perform. If you keep hard copies of files or need large equipment, you’ll need to plan a layout for where everything will go.
- WIFI – Having the least amount of obstructions will help you achieve the best WIFI signals for your electronics. This may mean that you may have to reconfigure your setup to optimize signals.
- Space – Think about how much space you will realistically need. Start by roughly measuring out the space you have, taking note of any structures like support beams and plumbing lines. How much furniture do you imagine in this office? You can start to get a very rough idea of what might (or might not) fit. A good contractor can help you understand the possibilities and limitations of your space, sketch out various options, and offer suggestions.
Locating a Business for Converting your Basement into a Home Office
Asking friends and family members for recommendations for a quick internet search can yield a lot of results for local basement renovation teams. You can use an internet browser, like Google, or social media or Angie’s List to find and compare several companies near you. Read through several of the ratings and reviews that previous customers have left for several contractors to find the one that will give you the best value. Be sure to look for licensed and insured companies to protect your investment.
The Better Built Basements Difference
What is different about Better Built Basements? We give you the plans that include show all the wall locations, the type of ceilings, window locations, and show the layout of the unfinished space and the space to be finished. Also, other than a plumber (which may not be needed for your project), everyone who works on your project will be a Better Built Basement employee. We don’t use sub-contractors for any of the projects we undertake.
Better Built Basements is an experienced basement renovation company in Berlin, Connecticut area. You can contact us by calling (860) 829-8587. Be sure to check out our social media pages to keep up with the latest news.
We offer free estimates to make converting your basement into a home office simple.