If you’ve been procrastinating on setting up a dedicated homework zone or maybe the one you currently have isn’t working, here are some of our faves that may inspire you. It really doesn’t matter whether you’ve got one child or four or whether you have a lot of space to work with or only a limited square footage, as Tim Gunn would say “make it work”!
Kitchen homework area
Love all the natural light that the windows give to this kitchen homework space from Better Homes and Gardens. The kitchen area makes an ideal space to do homework as parents are preparing meals and can help with questions, if necessary.
This basement kids educational centre from 11 Magnolia Lane is perfect for kids to grow into. The built-in desks and shelving look fabulous, with plenty of desk space for homework and projects. I especially love the re-purposed art turned chalkboard with the kid’s initials, to identify their space. Nice added touch.
Island Offers Additional Space
Great use of space with the 3 computer stations around the wall with plenty of drawers and built-in cabinetry from Decor Pad. The bar height homework island offers plenty of space to complete projects and art and crafts with drawers and open shelves with stool seating for 4. Love the details with the kids names on the back of each chair.
Limited Space for Multiple Kids
Space saving design for larger families, this basement work station from This Old House gives each child their space, including bulletin board and upper cabinets.
Small Space Duo Desks
Love this fabulous homework station for 2 from Better Homes and Gardens. Even though space is limited, the design works beautifully. What a fantastic use of space, including the hanging baskets at the end of the bookcase.
For the Boys
If you have limited space, this is a terrific homework station for the older tween/teen boy. Love the added touch of the jersey number on the back of the chair and the portable tote that houses school supplies from Spoonful.
About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.