Create the Perfect Home Office, in your Basement! - Econo Basement - Basement and Garage Services - Featured Image

Create the Perfect Home Office, in your Basement!

Working from home is a rapidly expanding career field. Marketing, clerical work, administrative duties and e-commerce sales are just some of the home employment opportunities. Many people are choosing to work from home (full or part time) in order to skip the commute, reduce stress, enjoy flexible scheduling, eliminate the need for child care, increase production, lower costs and avoid office distractions. But where can you find the square footage to create the home-office you need? If the main floor of your home is already crowded, look to that subterranean space currently filled with exposed beams, electrical wires and duct work. The basement may be the perfect location for your home office allowing you a larger space than you might find on the upper floor and providing the quiet and privacy you need for your work. With a little careful planning, you can create a comfortable, efficient home office in your basement. 

When designing your basement home office, there are steps that will streamline the process and ensure you create the space you need and desire.

Inspect the space: Examine the basement walls and ceiling for leaks, mold and mildew. Do you need to do some waterproofing before beginning the project? Will a dehumidifier be necessary? Make sure you have sufficient insulation to be warm and cozy in the cold winter months. Do you have an egress window to act as an emergency exit?

Determine what you require: Do you need a desk or a table? Will you install a computer and printer? Will you need storage for files, books or marketing material? Do you want a filing cabinet, shelves or both? Will a seating area for clients, guests, or customers be required? 

Plan the layout: Measure the available space. Choose and purchase décor and furnishings. Consider space saving items such as a murphy table, fold away desk and/or storage options with a minimal footprint. Sketch a floor plan incorporating your furniture and taking into account good work flow. Use chalk to draw your plan on the basement floor. Walk through the layout making changes you deem necessary.

Determine electrical needs: Make sure you plan for proper electrical and network access. How many sockets do you need and where should they be placed? Can you get Wi-Fi signals directly from your router? Do you need a signal booster to extend the signal to your basement or will you install a “wired” internet connection?

Consider the entrance: If your work does not require meetings with clients/customers, the existing entrance is likely sufficient. If meetings will occur, it’s best to create an entrance separate from that used by family members.  

Include storage space: Consider custom built storage units to make the best use of available space and assist in creating an organized and aesthetically pleasing office. Build more storage than you think you need!  How about cubby style wall units with drawers, doors, baskets and shelves?  

Optimize lighting: Let in as much natural light as possible. Layer your lighting fixtures; a good overhead light, a desk lamp, adjustable task lighting and under-cabinet fixtures.  

Ponder soundproofing:  Plan your basement office to be a distance from noisy zones such as the play area or media room. Add foam insulation to common walls to dampen sound.

Decide upon extras: Do you need to construct a small bathroom nearby? Would a kitchenette or coffee area be useful? Do you need a whiteboard, magnetic and/or cork board? What extras would make your office more efficient and comfortable?

Find a certified contractor: Look for a contractor who specializes in basement finishing and has built home offices. Talk to him about your ideas and your overall vision for the space. He’ll have tips to enhance the look and feel of the room and will help you build a basement office uniquely suited to your needs. 

Whether you spend an hour or two at home with paper work or you work full time from home, there are ways to create a comfortable, efficient and elegant basement home office. When you are ready to create the basement office of your dreams, call the Calgary basement experts, Econo Basements at (403) 768-0256 or email at We have the experience, knowledge and proficiency to help you achieve the office you desire.

Comments 858

  1. Документ номер WLR22534WLR2 подготовлен. Смотрите документ12 далее на странице

  2. Danke für Die Guten Kurzer Artikel. Ich sind schon untersuchen dieses Sache für irgendwann . Die Waren und Details Sie zeigen, ich war nicht bewusst Über. Ich wird sein nächste Ihre Blog-Site jetzt und hoffentlich Sie können viel mehr Gedanken und Einsichten.

  3. whoah this blog is magnificent i love reading your articles. Keep up the great work! You know, a lot of people are hunting around for this information, you could aid them greatly.

  4. Hi there! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Many thanks

  5. I get pleasure from, result in I discovered exactly what I used to be looking for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  6. I think that is among the most vital info for me. And i am satisfied reading your article. But should remark on some basic issues, The website taste is perfect, the articles is in reality nice : D. Excellent task, cheers

  7. I’ve learn a few just right stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much attempt you place to make this kind of excellent informative web site.

  8. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you continue your great posts, have a nice day!

  9. I precisely wished to say thanks yet again. I’m not certain the things that I could possibly have handled without the ways contributed by you directly on that problem. It seemed to be a terrifying difficulty in my position, however , spending time with this expert style you managed that made me to jump for contentment. Now i’m happier for the service as well as pray you recognize what a powerful job that you’re doing training others all through your website. I know that you have never met any of us.

  10. Thank you for another magnificent post. Where else could anybody get that kind of information in such an ideal method of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the search for such information.

  11. It’s also effective for romantic time with your lover, so why don’t you learn it? Full body massage is not as difficult as you think. Simple preparation and know-how

  12. I’m not sure exactly why but this blog is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  13. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really helpful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to present something again and aid others like you aided me.

  14. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  15. 897747 599607I merely must let you know that you have written an exceptional and unique post that I genuinely enjoyed reading. Im fascinated by how nicely you laid out your material and presented your views. Thank you. 308729

  16. whoah this blog is magnificent i love reading your articles. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are hunting around for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  17. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful information particularly the last part I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  18. Great blog here! Also your site quite a bit up very fast! What web host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your associate hyperlink in your host? I desire my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  19. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these second life articles and blogs

  20. 622963 522356An very fascinating go via, I may possibly not concur entirely, nevertheless you do make some really legitimate factors. 454154

  21. I think this is among the most vital info for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things, The website style is ideal, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

  22. Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads upand let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly.I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in twodifferent internet browsers and both show the same results.

  23. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

  24. Hi! I could have sworn Iíve been to this blog before but after browsing through many of the posts I realized itís new to me. Anyhow, Iím certainly pleased I stumbled upon it and Iíll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!

  25. I am no longer positive the place you are getting your information, however great topic. I must spend some time studying much more or figuring out more. Thanks for great information I used to be looking for this information for my mission.

  26. Hi! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa? My site addresses a lot of the same topics as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Wonderful blog by the way!

  27. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Aw, this was a very good post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

  29. 700734 354026Can I just say what a relief to search out somebody who truly is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know how to deliver a issue to light and make it critical. Extra folks want to learn this and perceive this facet of the story. I cant consider youre no far more common because you positively have the gift. 671720

  30. Thanks for another wonderful post. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  31. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that.And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that:Thank you for lunch!Review my blog post – omega 3 fish oil bulk size ordering

  32. I do trust all the ideas you have presented to your post. They’re really convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for starters. Could you please prolong them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  33. It is in reality a nice and useful piece of information. I’m satisfied that you simply shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  34. What’s Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It absolutely useful and it has helped me out loads.I hope to contribute & aid different customers like its aided me.Good job.