Morningside RenovationContemporary Home Office, Atlanta
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5. What size makes sense for our family? This is where your list of critical tasks and items takes center stage, as they will help you determine the size you need. For instance, a child working on three hours of homework every night will need more space (and better seating) than an adult glancing through recipes or jotting down a few notes once per week or paying monthly bills. (Though, keep in mind that if what you really need is a homework station for your kids, that’s a different project than a family organizing center.) A simple space for a laptop and some files on overhead shelves will require less space than a wide writing surface, a place for the family calendar and separate cubbies for every child’s important papers. Again, as mentioned in the previous point, it’s important to put your family organizing station in a central location that everyone can access. If that choice limits the space available, that’s ok — you can make it work.
Small nooks in the kitchen can be quite useful — the key is to have something built to fit the space precisely. Here a small desk and shelving come together to create a handy command station for dropping mail or working on a laptop.
During the renovation of this 1920s bungalow, Williams relocated the staircase and positioned this little desk nook in its place. Perfectly located between the kitchen and the dining room, it’s a great place for knocking out a to-do list yet still staying in on the action.