How to Convert your Unused Basement into a Home Office

Basement conversions are one of the most cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home, and it can also give your family extra living space you desperately need. In these uncertain times with the lingering effects of the Coronavirus pandemic still present, your family might be spending more time at home than usual. With that comes new challenges to find a designated space for everyone’s needs.

If you’re working from home, you have likely come to the realization that trying to find a quiet space in your home seems next to impossible. The experts at Center Island Contracting have the solution for you! Convert your unused basement into a productive home office. Below is a general list to follow when converting your basement to make the best out of the space.


Insulating your basement will prevent mold and mildew, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of your entire home. This is not a step to ignore because it can cost you in the long run. Not only will the insulation improve your new home office, but it will regulate the temperature upstairs too. Before insulating, however, address any leak or flooding issues the basement might have because insulation and water/moisture don’t mix.


Lighting is a major component of any home office, especially in an otherwise dark and dingy space like a basement. With little natural light available, doing thorough research of the best lighting options is particularly important. Classic ceiling lights, recessed lighting, pendant light fixtures, track lighting or a combination of lighting options are a good way to go.


When undergoing a basement conversion, the electricity needs to be up-to-date. You should always trust the experts with a job as important and potentially hazardous as this. Electrical work should be prioritized in a basement remodel so that wiring is up to code, no water damage near electrical work is detected and your wiring layout makes sense for your new home office.


After all the safety precautions are taken and all the hard work is done, choosing updated flooring will make your basement home office feel modernized, welcoming and comfortable. Don’t forget to warm up the space with a cozy area rug.

Finishing Touches

Finishing touches like furniture, paint colors and artwork will make your basement home office feel like your own. If you plan on welcoming clients or guests into the space, find comfortable chairs for them to enjoy as well. Indoor plants can liven up the space, and they’ve also been known to boost productivity and offer positive mental health effects.

Our qualified professionals can assist in accomplishing your basement conversion project on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island, Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. If you are ready for a basement conversion, get the best service on Long Island and email us or call (516) 481-4707.