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

Diamond Window Coverings
(530) 343-5900
106 Pine Oaks Rd
Chico, CA
 
Cal Ling Paperworks
(530) 893-0882
5203 Colman Ranch Rd
Chico, CA
 
Nantucket Home
(530) 895-1038
603 Broadway
Chico, CA
 
Desa Design
(530) 895-8886
102 Raley Blvd
Chico, CA
 
Tanya Irish Interiors
(707) 548-1413
2130 Shoshone Ave
Chico , CA
Specialties
Interior Design, Space Planning, Remodel consultation
Services Offered
design, remodel, plans, 3D visulization
Contact
Tanya Irish
Company
Tanya irish Interiors

Dolce Home
(530) 345-9215
173 E. 3rd. Ave
Chico , CA
 
Harder & Associates
(530) 891-5159
363 E 6th St
Chico, CA
 
LHP Interiors
(530) 345-7525
290 E. Washington Ave.
Chico, CA
Contact
Karen Zinniel
Company
LHP Interiors

Cathy Lynch Interior Design
(530) 893-3020
1068 East Ave Ste A
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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