It’s that time of year, where the kiddos head back to school and parents jump back into the routine of weekly carpools, sports games, back to school nights and lots of homework. What better way to inspire your child this back to school season than with a creative and lively work station that is dedicated to homework time?
Have fun with designing your kids’ workspace and ask them what design elements they’d like to incorporate. This will make the experience of doing homework even more exciting.
Here are a few recommended workstation designs that are sure to inspire you and your kids.
- Kitchen Desk
The kitchen is often the central hub of a home. Keeping a desk off to the side is an easy and simple solution for young children, who may need assistance, to stay close while the family is spending time together.
- Wall Mounted Cubby
This compact, folding work surface is a huge space saver and can double as a nice accent piece when closed up. This clever piece features a fold-down table door that can be tucked away when studying is complete.
- Lofted Bed Nook
Put a desk under a lofted bed. It feels more private and becomes a room of its own. Kids love the comfy, fort-like feel of this design.
- Closet Space
Take the doors off a little-used closet and line the walls with a fun pattern or color to create a handy homework alcove.
- Chalk Wall Area
Get creative and cover an entire wall with chalk paint to make a functional area to write to-do lists, calendars, notes and teaching lessons. Arrange a simple, colorful desk in the middle of the chalk wall for a brilliant contrast.
- Leaning Ladder Unit
For a simple solution that can fit in almost any room, try a leaning ladder desk. This modern desk design requires no hammering and mounting on the wall if desired. Lean the desk up against the wall and get to work.
- Computer Lab Style
For households with multiple kids, study stations with a number of computer hook-ups are a great way to create a compact workspace for each child.