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Creating a Basement Office Space

As the work environment is changing it is becoming more common for people to work from home. However, if you do work from home and don’t have a dedicated work space it can interfere with your ability to work efficiently. If you’re looking to create a quiet work space consider building it in the basement. Here are several tips to help you create the perfect basement office space:

No Distractions

It is important to be free of distractions when working from home. Look for a quiet corner in your basement where you can add several walls and a door. Ottawa contractors can help you with this process as they can find the ideal spot as well as help minimize costs and maximize space for the perfect, quiet home office. As well, it is also a good idea to fund a source of natural light so you don’t feel cut off from the rest of the world.

Add Carpet

When working a long day it is important that you are as comfortable as possible. Ottawa contractors can make this happen by properly insulating your walls and by adding new carpet. This will keep you warm and cozy as well as help absorb sounds such as the television or music that may be playing elsewhere in the home.


Not all work spaces need to be drab and dreary. Paint the room a calm, neutral colour to ensure a relaxing, stress-free work environment. The neutral colours will help balance out the other non-work related stress, clearing up your mind for the work day.

Consider hanging pictures on the walls and adding other finishing touches such as an area rug. Guest seating can complete the look of your home office while providing a place for clients to sit during meetings.

Custom Desk

When finishing your basement Ottawa contractors can design and install a customized desk that will suit all of your work needs. The desk can be made with plenty of storage and surface space as required. This option tends to be far more affordable then trying to buy and accommodate new office furniture that may not even function the way you need it to. You can sit down with Ottawa contractors and design something that will work well with you, rather than against you. Your contractor will consider all of your equipment and create the perfect layout for improved productivity.

A basement office can provide the perfect work space when working from home. You will have much needed privacy free of distraction with a custom designed work area made to suit your needs.