The problem is, I don't like the basement, either. Yes, it's completely finished, with nice carpet, drywalled everything, and even a bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. But besides the spiders and other creepy-crawlies that lurk down there, I love being upstairs where it's nice and bright, not to mention closer to the fridge.To be honest, I don't really need an office. Most of the time, you'll find me in my favorite living room recliner, laptop...well, on my lap (see above photo). My work doesn't necessarily require a desk and I like it that way, although the piles of books and "stuff" surrounding my chair isn't all that attractive. But my chair is comfortable and is especially nice in the evening when I can multi-task by working and watching America's Got Talent at the same time.
However, lately I've really been fantasizing about having an office again. I dream of a nice corner desk and a couple of tall bookcases jammed with books, both fiction and writing-related, all within arms-reach. A window or two to provide daylight and a good view would be perfect. I'm thinking an office would make me more productive, too. There's something about sitting at a desk that inspires me to work. Sitting in my recliner for some reason tends to inspire my appetite more than my productivity (see my butt for proof). And since my discipline and productivity could use a good kick in the pants, an office might be just the key.
But even though I am itching for an office, I will not set up shop in my basement, as I'd be too distracted scanning the walls, floors and ceiling for bugs to get much done. For now, I will plop in my chair every morning (and afternoon and evening) and work from there. Not ideal, but necessary for now.
What about you? Where do you love to work?