I'll second this.  When we finished off our basement for my office about 12
years ago there wasn't a single sheet of drywall without a box in it.  I
would also add to add plenty of data lines.  I think that I put in six but
have since gone back and added a couple more as well as some antenna wires
for radio stuff.  The room has a drop ceiling and I always left a string
tied off between the box and the ceiling to make it easier to pull
additional wire later.  Do you have a central point for wiring such as
patch panels, hubs/switches, router, broadband modem, etc.?  That's one
thing that I did and it has made life easier in the long run.  It also
makes it easier to put all of that stuff on a single UPS.

If I were you I would also plan as much storage space as you can carve out.
My wife is a teacher and has tons of art and science supplies but not a lot
of space to put them.  Bookshelves are another good thing.

On a slightly less serious note, I always make sure that I can see the TV
from my desk.  If I'm working and have the TV on I don't want to waste time
and effort to get up so I can see what's going on.  It also makes it easier
to operate the remote.


Dave Parnin
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Nishikawa Standard Company
Topeka, IN  46571
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POWER!

Lots of power outlets on several circuits. Probably double what you think
you need.  At this stage, outlets and circuits are very inexpensive.  I
wouldn't even think of putting normal outlets in...use four plex's. And
then
probably one of those every 4 feet or so.

I'd probably also have a power outlet on it's own circuit right under the
window depending on what part of the country you live in.  Why?  Because
with all of that equipment, you'll be generating a lot of heat...and
upstairs is always hotter than down anyway.  So there is a decent chance
you'll end up putting in a supplemental air conditioner in.

Sounds excessive, but when did you last have to many power outlets??

I'd also have at least 2 cable & phone jacks on opposite sides of the room.
Just to give you flexibility.

Basically, wire it as if it was an office....NOT a residence.

Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of James Newman, CDP
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:15 PM
To: pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [PCTECH] Home office design

Technically, this doesn't have to do with AS/400, iSeries, i5, or pc's.
My
wife and I are in the process of designing a house, where I'll have a
home
office.  The office space will be above a 3 car garage and house my
AS/400
and at least 3 pc's.

I would appreciate good suggestions about home offices, good websites
that
will help with layout, or anything ideas you wish you'd done in your
SOHO.
Thanks.


Jim Newman
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