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Have the perfect home office in your basement

Once your basement is dry and free of moisture, it’s time to decide how your new space will be used. Renovating your foundation is a big decision and an even bigger investment. But choosing how to use this new living space will be the most important decision you’ll have to make during the basement refinishing process.

an office in the basement

Imagine creating the perfect home office that allows you to work freely from home while enjoying extra quality time at home with the family. The right space is vital to your success while working from home, and your newly finished basement is just the right place to create the perfect office space. Your finished basement not only provides the family’s home environment, but is a private and secure place to run your business and provide you with future success.

Before you start

Waterproof your basement

By far the most important step is to make sure all basement moisture issues are resolved. If your basement is damp, wet, or prone to flooding, then your first step is to contact a good waterproofing contractor who can determine your specific needs and conditions. This expert will then recommend the best repair options to meet your specific needs.

Basement waterproofing is a must and must be done correctly to protect your home. Therefore, avoid DIY (do it yourself) jobs that require the use of internal sealants and waterproofing paints. These products do not stand up to hydrostatic pressure (water pressure from outside which causes cracking and other problems) or the test of time, weakening, chipping, cracking and peeling.

Running your business from home requires a lot of expensive office equipment and important documents. You never want to find out that after you’ve invested a lot of time, energy and money in your home business, it’s all been damaged by water, all in one day’s work.

Humidity Effects

Damp foundations can be unhealthy due to mold and mildew growth. Fungi are also known to grow in dark and damp places and tend to cause bad odors and odors. Humidity can also cause wet spots; cracks; structural weakness; wood decay; oxide; and can cause paint to chip, peel, and crack.

Cooling and Heating

Humid air can be very difficult to cool or heat, which can be quite expensive on your monthly energy bills. Most basement floors tend to be cool, so you should consider all of the available options very carefully to see which one best suits your specific needs.

Your foundation can keep warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer with the right products and repairs.


Over time, our living spaces fill up with personal belongings and there is never enough room for proper storage. Consider installing various sizes of additional shelves, cabinets, and storage units to add extra space for your books, files, and personal documents. Extra storage is not only convenient for any home office, it’s also affordable.


There are many varieties of flooring that you can choose from to furnish your new office. Most products work well, but it can be overwhelming. Just make sure that your choice suits your budget, needs, style, and taste.

– Carpeting bases is not recommended unless a vapor guard is installed under the carpet.
– Hardwood floors can add value to any space, but hardwood floors are not recommended for sub-bases as moisture can cause the floor to warp if wet.
– Engineered flooring is the perfect alternative to hardwood flooring. This will give you the look you want and added insulation.


Once the contractor has met all your needs, now comes the fun part; decorate and furnish his new home office. First, assign all the equipment and furniture to the desired location. This will secure his office equipment; computers, printers, phones and small appliances will have access to power outlets. Always arrange your home office to best suit you and your valued clients’ needs.

Now is the time to make the space as comfortable and welcoming as possible. After all, it is where you will spend a large part of your time. Add fabric curtains, comfortable pillows, plants, pictures, and flowers.

Now is the time to send out invitations to announce your grand opening and create a website for your new business, but more importantly, it’s time to enjoy your new home office.

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