Working from home offers many advantages – from cozy pajama bottoms to no more long commutes. But with constant distractions from family or household chores, productivity can take a major hit when you don’t have a dedicated workspace. 

Fortunately, you can take advantage of the underused space in your home, such as in your basement, to create a custom workstation that boosts focus and efficiency. No matter if you need somewhere to concentrate on schoolwork, office work or a hobby, here are some practical tips that can help:

For your home office: Even if you can’t use the whole basement, you can create a separate zone with an area rug, a desk and some shelves. Look for ergonomic furniture like a chair and computer station to keep your body comfortable, and add a calendar and whiteboard to help you stay organized and creative with a permanent working space. When renovating your basement, be sure to incorporate a high-quality subfloor from DRICORE to help provide a warm, cozy place to stay focused on the task at hand.

For your kids: With many schools closed and practicing remote learning, your children need  a place where distractions are kept low to help them focus on their studies. It can be hard for them to focus at home with parents, siblings and toys around. Find a section of your basement to set up a little table with chairs, rulers, crayons and other school supplies. This lets them have a special spot they know is just for learning, while the family room or playroom can be kept for fun. Use subflooring to transform hard basement concrete into a soft, comfortable workspace – they can even work on the floor, gather round for story or nap time, or have a place to play family games! 

For your hobby: To pass the time or help others out, many of us are turning to an old hobby or new skill, such as knitting, crafting, or scrapbooking. Whether you need a place to make jewelry or sew, you can set up a little workstation to zone in free from interruptions from the family. A table and comfortable chair can help your mind concentrate, while some pretty baskets and containers can keep even visible storage looking clean and decluttered. Remember to first protect your supplies, inventory, and space from cold, damp concrete by laying down DRICORE subfloors.

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