Back to School Season! Space for Homework in Your Whole Home Remodel

hinrichbreakfastWith the school season now underway, the nightly ritual of homework has returned. Having a space where you can communicate with your kids while they do their studying and you take care of other tasks promotes a stress-free experience throughout the school year. Our professional designers often work with families who want their space to enhance the dinner and homework hour. Here are some ideas for Grade A study spaces in your whole home remodel:

Custom Built Space
The built-in nook in the breakfast room shown above keeps the family computer convenient without distracting from the overall aesthetics of the room. A piece of art hanging above the monitor lends simple sophistication. French doors painted black let light flow into the space, which is open to the kitchen and dining room. Kids can work at the computer or spread bigger projects out on the table under a stunning geometric pendant.

pecsarislandKitchens and Islands
The unusual island in this California Coastal home was created with a trapezoid shape rather than with a more traditional bar seating style so that the clients and their children can interact while eating or engaged in homework and cooking. An open floor plan makes homework time easier, especially when children are younger and need more help with their ABC’s.

brownstudyDedicated Space
This expansive study provides ample light and privacy with traditional elegance. If you have the space in your home, a private study/office is a wonderful way to retreat and concentrate on school work or work work!

Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can explore a variety of options for home offices, libraries, or custom space for studying and quiet time in your whole home remodel. Having the right place to study can make the school year more efficient, rewarding and fun for the whole family!