When I lived in my parents' basement, I was fortunate enough to have a study alongside my bedroom. Within this study lived my computer and as many books as I could cram into the narrow space. When I went to university my brother moved into the space; years later, once both of us had moved on, Mom and Dad turned the room into a storage space, as seen here.
Today, Mom and Dad are deep into renovating the basement, including this space, which they have now opened up into a much larger space. It looks much better now!