How To Create Stylish Spaces For Homework
It’s back-to-school in Silver Spring! As you send your kids off for the first day back, they may be returning with homework; make it less painful by creating functional and design-centric spaces in which to hit the books.
For most kids, the stress of daily homework trickles into a headache for parents also, leaving both parties tired and frustrated as they struggle to fit the activities into everyday life. The best way to make this inevitable chore less of a pain is a dedicated homework station!
A homework station enables you to keep supplies at close reach and minimize distractions, creating a quiet, dedicated place to study. A centrally located space may also provide the added bonus of more time spent together as a family, and gives parents a way to more easily monitor their children's study habits.
You may not have a dedicated home office, no worries-- you can still create a beautifully organized study nook for your family.
A family-friendly station allows work time to become family time! Kids love having adults nearby to make assignments more fun and by sharing the space, parents can check off things on their own to-do list while being readily available to provide encouragement and answer questions as the child works. When creating this type of family workspace, remember to stock with both kid-friendly supplies like crayons and lined paper as well as adult tools like a calculator, stamps and a wall calendar to keep everyone on track.
For most kids, a computer is a necessary tool, however providing your child with their own may not be the safest or most practical option. A communal family "computer lab" allows everyone to have easy access to tech while parents supervise. Bench-like tables work in small spaces and can be easily placed against available walls.
Get more use out of your hallway by installing space-saving work tables directly on the wall. Pretty filing cabinets and document holders can pull together decor so the workstation doesn't look out of place. Into DIY? Here’s an awesome step-by-step on building your very own wall desk: https://www.remodelaholic.com/simple-diy-wall-desk/
Homework doesn't have to be a drag. By creating a beautiful and functional space, the whole family can get productive in style!