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Tips to Remodel Your Basement into a Home Office

By February 5, 2021January 19th, 2024No Comments4 min read

Do you want to remodel your home? As many as 8% of consumers — that’s one out of 12 — have stated they damaged their home by trying to perform DIY home improvements. Even worse, 6% have revealed they suffered a bodily injury during the process. When it comes to home remodeling projects, it is always best to use the services of a design-build firm. These companies have the experience to safely and fully perform residential renovations. This is especially true when you have been considering remodeling your home to give yourself a home office. After all, home offices have become some of the top home remodeling projects in 2021.

Having an office in a separate area of your home takes specialty home renovation services. The basement is an ideal location for a new home office. Basements tend to be one of the most versatile rooms in a home, yet also one of the trickiest to renovate. Consult with a design-build firm for home remodeling projects like this to get the most out of the space. Using the space cleverly takes understanding a few tips that can fully transform a basement into an ideal work area.

Consider the Size of the Room

Many people don’t consider the size of their basement before tackling home remodeling projects. Design-build firms always make sure that dimensions and size are taken into account so they can offer you the best space-saving solutions without sacrificing luxury or style. After all, making sure your office is designed for comfort as well as function factors into the entire home remodeling project.

Your design-build team will make sure you approve of the proportions of your new office. Once approved, they will give you precise measurements so you can plan where your office furniture should be located. You will work together to decide where electrical outlets and wiring for internet and phone technology should be placed. A full space and wiring assessment will be taken, keeping in mind it needs to be suitable for the following:

  • Fax machines
  • Computers
  • Business equipment
  • Storage
  • Communication lines
  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Office furniture

Design with the Most Important Piece of Furniture in Mind

Many home renovations are designed around elements, such as your favorite piece of furniture. The same goes for a home office. Your desk will be the focal point. Discuss how you would like your desk positioned with your design-build team. They can offer suggestions that ensure your desk location coincides with the entire vibe of your new home office.

Make Your Home Office Noise-Proof

When you think of working from home, do you think of a peaceful environment? Of course, you do. Part of maintaining peace is making your basement noise-proof so it can fully transition into your ideal workspace. Soundproofing the area is a wise investment that will only promote your ability to work comfortably from home.

Will You Be Visited by Clients?

Depending on your line of work, you may have clients visit your office. If this is the case, you should consider having a separate entrance for more privacy. Design-build firms understand what it takes for home remodeling projects to flow, as well as meeting local building codes so a new entrance into your home office is up to code and attractive.

Limit Distractions with Your Own Kitchenette and Bathroom

Consider having a kitchenette and bathroom added as part of your home office. Access to both can keep you on track and limit distractions from family. Further amenities like these are also beneficial concerning privacy issues when you have clients visit your office.

Great Lighting Is Critical

A home office needs quality lighting. Overhead recessed lighting and ceiling fixtures provide great illumination while keeping the environment sophisticated. Have receptacles included under cabinets so there’s plenty of room for plug-in task lighting if required. Mood lighting is another type of lighting you should incorporate that can be controlled via a Smart app and set a comfortable tone.

Building a home office is easier when you rely on Tabor Design Build. Call us today to create the office you’ve always wanted.

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