A Little Bit of BritTraditional Home Office, New York
A charming 1920s colonial had a dated dark kitchen that was not in keeping with the historic charm of the home. The owners, who adored British design, wanted a kitchen that was spacious and storage friendly, with the feel of a classic English kitchen. Designer Sarah Robertson of Studio Dearborn helped her client, while architect Greg Lewis redesigned the home to accommodate a larger kitchen, new primary bath, mudroom, and butlers pantry.
Photos Adam Macchia. For more information, you may visit our website at www.studiodearborn.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2. Establish a dedicated workstation to manage household paperIf you’re responsible for managing bills, finances and other household business, I recommend creating a dedicated office zone not shared with other household members. Having your own workstation will help you to stay organised. If you don’t have the luxury of a home office, place a small desk or table in an unused corner of the living room, dining room or kitchen. You might also repurpose an unused cupboard or nook in your home.Consider reminding family members not to use your desk or supplies. Even if you don’t work outside the home, it’s important to have some space that is your own personal domain.Recommended supplies:A desk or work table with drawers for supplies.One filing drawer or standalone filing cabinet.Office supplies, such as a stapler, label-maker, pens, scissors, paper clips, envelopes, stamps and notepaper.I recommend using drawer organisers to separate supplies into categories. Perhaps you can repurpose small boxes you already own? If you’re buying new organisers, I suggest measuring the drawers before purchasing for the right fit.Suggested use: Every week, I spend an hour or two reviewing the papers in my drop-zone basket and attend to them as needed. For example, I pay bills not already set up for direct debit, file necessary receipts and tax records and respond to invitations. I scan any documents I want to store on my computer or in the cloud. I take action on all items in my basket and start the following week fresh.I’m mindful not to save unnecessary paper and refrain from having paper piles cluttering my house. I recycle any unneeded documents. I keep a small decorative box under my desk where I stash papers for shredding.