Setting up Home Office Bakersfield CA

Whether you’re telecommuting full-time, or just want a peaceful space to pay your bills, a sensible, well-stocked home office in Bakersfield can reduce stress and make you more productive.

Debra Blackmon Interior Redesign
(661) 397-8480
3412 Stine Rd. Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
 
Denise Haddock Unique Interior
(661) 631-2083
3011 F St
Bakersfield, CA

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Unique FX By Shari White - Interior Designer
(661) 203-0075
9106 Golden Hawk Court
Bakersfield, CA
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Sanctuary Design, Inc.
(949) 500-6190
112 28th Street
Newport Beach, CA
Services
Architects & Designers, Window Coverings, Additions, Tiling, Kitchen remodeling, Multiple Room Renovation, Bathroom remodeling, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings, Sauna, Mirrors, Interior Decorators, Lighting, Flooring, Windows, Countertops, Disability Alterations, Entertainment & Computer, FirePlaces, Basement remodeling, Painting, Cabinets
Company Information
Hours : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 4 Years
Languages Spoken : English, French
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License # : N/A
Payment Options
Accepts Credit Cards

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Xpress Van Lines
(818) 364-5585
13640 Foothill Blvd
Sylmay, CA

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Passionate Interior Designer
(661) 549-8273
PO Box 82441
Bakersfield, CA
 
Theresa's Interiors
(661) 742-6022
1011 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA
 
Apex Moving Redondo Beach
(310) 388-4965
409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA

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LCCI
(310) 464-6220
6518 La Garita Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Water Supply & Wells, Entertainment & Computer, Land Clearing / Bldg Site Prep, Mobile Homes, Demolition, Carpenters, Drywall and Plaster, Landscaping - garden, Disaster Restoration, Inspection Services, Skylights, Patios, Walks, Stone Walls, Closets & Garage Organizers, Water Heaters & Tanks, Gas Piping, Plaster & Stucco, Security, Paving, Mold Remediation, Siding, Sunrooms, Handyman, Ducts & Vents, Home Automation, Home Builders, Electrical, Waterproofing, Doors, Concrete Foundations, Solar…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 4 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 846996

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(888) 755-2212
Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

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Whether you’re telecommuting full-time, or just want a peaceful space to pay your bills, a sensible, well-stocked home office can reduce stress and make you more productive.

Location, Location, Location

You need to place your home office in a dedicated space that is well out of household traffic patterns to provide you some peace and quiet. Consider these often under-utilized spaces as possibilities for your home office.

  • Den
  • Finished basement
  • Remodeled attic
  • Spare bedroom
  • Guesthouse
  • Breakfast nook
  • Unused corner of a kitchen or family room

The Basics

Whichever space you select, make sure that it has the following key elements.

  • Space is completely dry
  • Plenty of room for all of your equipment, plus additional storage
  • Multiple electrical outlets
  • Phone line(s)
  • Adequate ventilation
  • Heating and cooling
  • Bright, uniform lighting

Furnish It

Don’t skimp here. Sitting for long hours at a desk and chair that makes you uncomfortable can severely distract you, and even cause lingering health problems. Get comfortable, and put everything within easy reach.

  • A desk that easily accommodates your equipment
  • A fully adjustable ergonomic chair
  • An adjustable desk lamp
  • Shelving
  • File cabinets
  • Protective floor mat
  • A large table to lay out and review documents
  • Comfortable extra chair to accommodate visitors

Make it Yours

Personalize your space.

  • Decorate it in a color that pleases and stimulates you
  • Hang pictures
  • Install a stereo system if you enjoy working to music

Get Equipped

Make sure you have all necessary tools for the tasks at hand.

  • Computer and necessary software
  • Ergonomic keyboard
  • Mouse and mouse-pad or trackball
  • A compatible printer
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Scanner
  • Modem
  • Network Router
  • Paper shredder

Stock up

Keep a good quantity of these office supplies on hand so you’re always prepared.

  • Printer paper
  • Personal stationary
  • Photo paper
  • Labels and a label-maker
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Marking pens
  • Ink cartridges for fax machines and printers
  • Canned compressed air for cleaning sensitive equipment
  • Computer screen cleaning cloths
  • Paper clips
  • Thumbtacks
  • Rubber bands
  • Hanging and file folders
  • Envelopes and stamps
  • Sticky notes

Upgrade It

The demands of a high tech office space have changed considerably over the last few years. If you need a higher-tech space and have the resources to do a major upgrade on your home office, here are some tips you might consider.

  • Install a panel upgrade to accommodate additional power requirements
  • Install a wireless network to eliminate unsightly wires and holes in walls and ceilings
  • Purchase a high quality surge protector and uninterruptible power source (UPS)
  • Install additional outlets as you add peripherals

Secure It

After you’ve set everything up, make sure that you’re protected from accidents, invasions or theft.

  • Update your home insurance
  • Consider purchasing an alarm system
  • Password protect any sensitive files on your computer
  • Install antiviral software on your computer
  • Set up a firewall on your network
  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy
  • Install a smoke alarm
  • Lock up confidential files

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