Setting up Home Office Chico CA

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

Natural Elements Feng Shui
(530) 518-2537
2615 Navarro Drive
Chico, CA
Specialties
Residential Feng Shui consultations
Services Offered
Residential & Business Feng Shui consultations, space clearings, home staging, outdoor/garden Feng Shui
Contact
Amy Coderre
Company
Natural Elements Feng Shui
Prices and/or Promotions
Prices vary depending on size of space

Decorators Touch
(530) 343-7523
4845 Cambridge St
Chico, CA
 
Harder & Associates
(530) 891-5159
363 E 6th St
Chico, CA
 
Tanya Irish Interiors
(707) 548-1413
2130 Shoshone Ave
Chico, CA
Specialties
Residential Design, Space Planning, Remodel consultation
Services Offered
3D image perspectives, rendorings, Plans,
Contact
Tanya Irish
Company
Tanya Irish Interirs

Diamond Window Coverings
(530) 343-5900
106 Pine Oaks Rd
Chico, CA
 
Cathy Lynch Interior Design
(530) 893-3020
1068 East Ave Ste A
Chico, CA
 
LHP Interiors
(530) 345-7525
290 E. Washington Ave.
Chico, CA
Contact
Karen Zinniel
Company
LHP Interiors

Klint Kettell Interiors
(530) 343-8551
220 Broadway, #326
Chico, CA
 
Cal Ling Paperworks
(530) 893-0882
5203 Colman Ranch Rd
Chico, CA
 
Desa Design
(530) 895-8886
102 Raley Blvd
Chico, CA
 

Setting up Home Office

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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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