Setting Up Office Space in Your Santa Cruz Home

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Saturday, June 27th, 2009 at 3:01pm.

With more and more people seeking to work from home, whether it is a lifelong dream, or forced by a troubled economy and layoffs, the need to organize a workspace at home is a common desire. You can create a quick, efficient, low-budget Santa Cruz home office in minutes with these simple ideas.

Most people do not have an extra room they can dedicate as an office. If that's the case in your Santa Cruz home, it's important to create a space that offers room for the necessary equipment and a place to keep your work safe from family activities.

Here's an inexpensive way to do that: 

• Find a spot of floor space that you can use and set it off with freestanding room dividers that you can find easily online (priced between $60.00 and $200.00).

• Set up a desk for your computer and other office equipment by placing 2 two-shelf filing cabinets a few feet apart and laying a piece of plywood cut to size across them. You can make it a more finished piece by staining the wood to match the cabinets, or painting it white for a contrasting top with a designer look.

One area not to skimp on is the office chair. It is your prime source of comfort and well-being and should be sturdy and well-formed for support. Don't forget to make your space 'yours' with the same types of pictures and desk plants you might otherwise have in an office away from home. Your space needs to speak to your personality even in your own home.

You can create any design or style that is comfortable for you while giving you a place to work that won't be disturbed by the need to move everything to eat, or do other chores. Setting aside space in your Santa Cruz home just for the purpose of work can improve your focus and productivity.

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Freestanding room dividers

Office chair

Filing cabinets

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