Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 011218 Contents THE RIVER - JANUARY 12, 2018
by Linda Coin
Gone are the
had the choice of a
desk and chair for
your home office.
for home office
furnishings are all
but endless. So,
first things first. As
with any decorating project, you first
need to determine what you want to
accomplish in your new home office,
and then match those needs with the
While many people purchase a
conventional desk, more and more
are requiring extra space. If you fall
into this category, you might consider
a workstation. With an L-shaped
configuration, you should find that it
provides approximately twice the work
space of a traditional desk. Plus, the
storage options are virtually endless –
cubbyholes, drawers and cabinets are all
designed to store office essentials.
Another popular workstation option
is the office armoire: t wo tall doors
open to reveal a drop down work
surface and plenty of storage space.
Available in a multitude of design styles
and furniture finishes, these popular
pieces can easily fit into any design
Chairs, too, have vastly improved
in terms of aesthetics as well as
comfort. This is one place you can
really put a personal stamp on your
home office. Who says you can’t
work from a traditional wing chair?
Or even a country style Adirondack
chair? Once you’ve determined your
style preference, you next need to give
careful consideration to the ergonomics.
If you spend a majority of your time
working at a computer, you may
want to opt for a chair with separate
adjustments for lumbar and lower back
support, arm width and height, seat
back angle and seat height.
Another extremely important
consideration in creating the home
office of your dreams is storage. Books,
files, mail, magazines and a plethora
of other paperwork are essential to
any full-fledged office – and as we all
know – every piece of paper deserves
its own home. Take stock of how many
linear feet of open and closed storage
you need right now, then multiply that
figure by 25 to 50 percent to allow
for future growth. Once you’ve come
to a comfortable conclusion, consider
various storage options – everything
from conventional steel files to
traditional wood cabinetry.
And finally, don’t forget those
furnishings that will put the “home”
in home office. Decorative lighting, an
ottoman for put-your-feet-up comfort,
even a home entertainment unit can
add up to an office ready for any job.
And, of course, those finishing touches
– c u stom window treatments, area rugs,
artwork and collectibles will all help to
say, “This is my space!”
Given the right decorative approach,
you’ll find it hard to leave work when
5 o’clock rolls around.Linda Coin is an
interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva
Islands and can be reached at linda@
Of Airport Board
The Lee County Board of Port
Commissioners elected Cecil L
Pendergrass as chair for 2018
during its first meeting on Jan. 4. Larry
Kiker was elected as vice chair. The
board, composed of the five Lee County
commissioners, meets bi-monthly as
the Board of Port Commissioners to
set policy and direct the operations of
Southwest Florida International Airport
and Page Field in Fort Myers. The other
commissioners include Brian Hamman,
Frank Mann and John E. Manning.
Southwest Florida International
Airport served 8.6 million passengers
in 2016 and is one of the top 50 U.S.
airports for passenger traffic. Page
Field provides services to corporate,
commercial and private aviators and
accommodated nearly 109,000 aircraft
operations in 2016. No ad valorem
(property) taxes are used for airport
operation or construction, and both
airports are funded solely with revenue
generated from their operations.
For more information, visit www.
flylcpa.com or Like Us on Facebook at
Cecil L. Pendergrass
Construction on McGregor Boulevard.
is nearly complete. Beginning
Monday, January 8 through
Friday, January 19, crews will mill and
pave McGregor Boulevard from Colonial
Boulevard north to Manuels Drive.
It is important to note that in order to
efficiently pave McGregor Boulevard and
the side street intersections, access to/
from that boulevard at many side streets
will be limited. McGregor Boulevard side
streets with alternate routes to access
the boulevard will be closed at McGregor
Boulevard during the active milling and
paving operations. Motorists should
follow detour signs to access McGregor
Boulevard. Side streets without alternate
routes to access the boulevard will have
one lane open to access it. Flaggers
will be present to direct motorists when
entering/exiting side streets. Motorists
may experience delays and should plan for
Residents should expect noise from
paving equipment and trucks, and lighting
during the nighttime paving operations.
This is unavoidable. This schedule is
subject to change due to inclement
weather. Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians
should use caution.
For more information or assistance
with alternate routes, contact the city’s
public information consultant for the
project, Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc.
at 337-1071 or email to thayden@cella.
cc. Visit the project website at www.
The City of Sanibel Boat Ramp
Rehabilitation project is complete
and now open to the public. The
boat ramp is located at 888 Sextant
The project consisted of removal
and replacement of the deteriorated
concrete ramp structure that was
originally constructed in 1983. The
completed ramp includes modified
slopes for improved boating access
and a new v-groove pattern for added
vehicle traction. The dock walkways
were widened and a railing was added
The total project amount of
$285,532 was funded through a
cooperative effort between Lee Count y
and the City of Sanibel. Lee County
Boating Improvement Program Funding
in the amount of $137,500 was
provided with the remaining $148,032
coming from the City of Sanibel Beach
Parking at the boat ramp is available
as paid hourly or through a valid
Sanibel “C” parking pass. Sanibel
residents can purchase a “C” parking
pass at the Sanibel Recreation Center,
located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Contact the Public Works
Department at 472-6397 if you have
any questions regarding this project.
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