Equipping the Home Office for Functionality
Desk top or workspace task lighting fixtures that will provide additional lighting and a little style to your home office are available in all shapes and sizes.
Home Office Receptacles and Power Supplies
No doubt you will be using a PC and other electronic items to assist you in your business. Grounded receptacles in your home electrical wiring for home office area will provide necessary protection for your electronic devices. Depending on your location, power quality, and dependability, you may want to consider plug strips which contain surge suppression protection. Some units are sold with warranties to replace approved equipment that have been plugged into these devices should they be damaged by a power surge. Another consideration would be a UPS (uninterruptible power supply). A good UPS will provide backup power on a limited basis, allowing you time to save your information. Some of these UPS units will actually provide surge and circuit protection for your PC and other external devices. I can't emphasize enough the importance of computer protection and solid backup provisions for your important information.
Internet access is provided by several connection systems including cable and the telephone system. Both of these methods will require cabling for the access points to be connected to your PC or your home network.
The cable modem method will require the installation of a wires and cable which in turn will be connected either to your PC or to a Router that is connected to your home network.
The DSL connection will require a phone cable to be installed to a modem installed at your PC location or to a router that is connected to your home network.
Provisions to protect these cable distribution methods against lightning strikes and other electrical storms are something that you should consider for the home electrical wiring for home office.