In my attempt to make sure I have a place for everything (so everything can be in its place), my next focus is on the computer/office area.
As you know, the internet can be a dangerous place so the computer must be in plain site and in a busy area of the house. I can't have a desk in my kitchen because I know me--it would be stacked shoulder high at all times with who-knows-what. Our library will have outlets and a large table for research and study, but the nature of a library is not conducive to the scream-inducing activities of bill paying and website maintenance.
My favorite solution is a nook in the living room.
Since I will have a mail center in another part of the house and plan to have an organized office area, I am hopeful that I can make this a tidy, manageable place. I'll have the filing cabinets there as well as all of the necessary "parts."
It is for this reason that I like the idea of a curtain or closet doors that can be closed when the area is not in use.
Because, let's face it, computers have a lot of ugly parts (printer, blinking routers, and wires upon wires that never show up in magazine photos) that attract dust like a moth to the flame. It would be lovely to be able to shut that away when needed.
As a woman of the computer age, I know this must be a planned space. As much as it will be used, it can't be left to happenstance.