In school or homeschool, how do we even decide? Check out these homeschool workstation ideas to get you started.
The countdown has begun, school is almost back in session. The decision to send our kids back to campus or keep them home has been weighing heavily on many parents’ minds of late. I know personally I’m at a loss at what to do. I know my kids miss the social interaction with their friends. The in-person, hands-on learning is what they need to thrive. (They are literally begging me to send them back!) As a result, then there is the issue of safety for the kids, the teachers and the school staff. Therefore, there is no easy solution and no simple decision. What I do know is that school will most likely begin online for the first part of the year and being prepared is my goal.
How do we prepare to educate our kids at home? Creating a space where the kids are able to focus on schoolwork and be productive in their learning is going to play a big part in them moving forward effectively. Maybe you have an empty room in the house? Or, a nook that you’re not sure what to do with or a dining room that you never use. Thanks to websites like Pinterest, we’re able to find ideas on creating amazing study spaces! Here are some ideas to get you started creating the ultimate school from home workspace.
Homeschool Option No. 1 Multi-Kid Homework Station
Clean, simple and easy to build this bar height workstation works great for multiple kids working on their online classes. Check out the diy plans at www.classyclutter.net/homework-station
Homeschool Option No. 2 The Floating Desk
This is my personal work/school area I created in the front room of my home. We had a 10 ft wall between the window and the stairs that turned out to be perfect for building a floating desk and shelves. It’s a large enough area for me to work on one side and one of my daughters to work on the other side. Cost under $300.
Homeschool Option No. 3 Small Space Workspace for Two
A two-sided desk doubles the workspace, yet does not eat up floor space. This desk is assembled from an unfinished bookcase and a laminate-covered piece of medium-density fiberboard structured by two pairs of legs. The whole structure is just 5 feet long. www.bhg.com/decorating/small-spaces/strategies/small-space-home-offices/#page=19
Homeschool Option No. 4 From Gameroom to School Room
This is great if you have multiple children you have to accommodate for. It’s a simple as adding a countertop with some bookcase shelving underneath for support and you have a quick and easy work area for the kids. Don’t you just love the map decal idea, or maybe spruce the wall up with some chalk paint. https://nicety.livejournal.com/1331010.html
Homeschool Option No. 5 The Closet Workspace
Have an extra closet you could convert? Check out this space from California Closets for a little inspiration. Don’t worry if you only have a small closet space to work with. There are tons of tiny closet office ideas on Pinterest. www.californiaclosets.ca/en/living-area/playroomstorage/
Homeschool Option No. 6 Family Friendly Workstation
Great for families that are working from home and having to play teacher as well. This simple, clever design, is probably my favorite, as far as functionality goes, and you can purchase this entire desk set-up at Ikea. Check out more on this design at https://betrueimagedesign.com/be-true-hq-raleigh-baby-and-child-photographer/
No matter what type of set up you decide to go with, there are tons of great ideas out there to help you get started. You don’t have to be a master craftsman to build an effective workspace either. It just takes a little creativity and a few trips to my favorite places, IKEA and The Home Depot. Best of luck and happy creating!
Looking for more inspiration?
Head over to our Pinterest board at www.pinterest.com/houstonfamilymag/home-school-work-stations/