Setting up Home Office Redding CA

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

Dena Badger
(530) 604-7628
1356 East Cypress Ave
Redding, CA
Specialties
Residential,Commercial,Home Staging

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

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LCCI
(310) 464-6220
6518 La Garita Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Services
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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Vicki Blakeman Interior Design, Inc.
(805) 496-6222
2820 Townsgate Rd., Suite 101
Westlake Village, CA

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Designs By Lc
(619) 651-4100
1033 B Avenue
Coronado, CA

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Melinda's Interior Design
(UMy) seQ-AgE0
20832 Front Street
Cottonwood, CA
 
Elements Design Studios, Inc.
(559) 237-3779
1452 W. Minarets
Fresno, CA

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Beverly Hills Movers
(310) 896-5180
9663 North Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

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Royal Building Co.
(619) 277-5799
3304 Calavo Drive
Spring Valley, CA
Services
Central Heating System, Home Builders, Swimming Pools, Framing, Powerwashing, Carpenters, Plumbing, Flooring, Ceilings, Additions, Bathroom remodeling, Wallpaper & Wallcoverings, Painting, Landscaping - garden, Decks & Porches, Inspection Services, Cabinets, Basement remodeling, Countertops, Concrete Foundations, Appliance installation, Sunrooms, Demolition, Window Coverings, Water Supply & Wells, Welding, Electrical, Handyman, Ducts & Vents, Doors, Kitchen remodeling, Roofing, Hot Tubs & Spa…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 6:00 AM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 25 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 812039

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Quiet Valley Building Company
626 599-8036 X8
847 Meridian Street
Duarte, CA
Services
Surveyors & Engineers, Garage & Carport, Roofing, Mirrors, FirePlaces, Concrete Foundations, Welding, Windows, Carpenters, Kitchen remodeling, Entertainment & Computer, Disability Alterations, Architects & Designers, Cabinets, Basement remodeling, Paving, Plumbing, Disaster Restoration, Central Heating System, Demolition, Window Coverings, Home Builders, Interior Decorators, Drywall and Plaster, Home Automation, Insulation, Skylights, Central Vacuum, Framing, Additions, Waterproofing, Air Con…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 30 Years
Languages Spoken : English, Spanish
Licensing Information
Bonded : Yes
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : 759179

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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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