1. Calendar. In this case, the calendar is a chalkboard with space for notes to family members and magnetic letters for delegation of chores.
2. Computer. Go the high-tech route if there is space in your command center. And if the sight of a messy computer station bothers you, a hidden storage cabinet such as this will help.
3. Message board. Here, a chalkboard is in a high-traffic area of the home so family members can leave notes and keep everyone up to date.
4. Wall panels. Magnetic message boards, wire baskets and cups turn a wall into a command center.
6. Key holder. You'll need a place to stash the keys, whether it's a small dish on the counter or a dual-function unit like this.
7. Cubbies. This compact command center makes smart use of a small niche.
9. Desk. A counter and place to sit turns a command center into a place to get real work done. This is a great use of space in this dining nook area. The cabinetry gives contrast to the command center.
11. Charging station. The key to the perfect charging station is easy access a place to hide clutter. A cabinet like this with open cubbies and drawers below is a great setup.
12. Display room. This spacious command center in the mudroom area is large enough to display family photos and a full bulletin board for posting letters, bills and notes.