You don’t have to break the bank to have an ideal at-home learning space for your kids. The key is that you have a space that is conducive to learning. That means it’s well-lit, void of distractions (like a television) and is comfortable. Ideally, having storage for books and other things your kids need as part of their at-home school day within easy reach helps too.
Put Function First
Search online and you’ll find tons of at-home learning space ideas. However, the key to helping your student is that they have a space that works for them. Start with a desk or another place to sit that’s comfortable. If they’re learning online, they need access to power where the internet signal is strong. Make sure they have space to spread out and reach the tools their teacher will ask them to have on hand.
If you’re homeschooling, you have a bit more flexibility. School can take place wherever it’s comfortable for you, the teacher, and conducive for your child’s learning. If you are utilizing an eating area in your home, consider a roll-away cart to store books, paper and pencils. If you have a dedicated space in your home for homeschooling, make sure you and your students can stay organized to help your day progress easily.
A Home Addition
This very much depends on your home, family and the plans you have after this academic year. Although we’re all hoping that in-person learning resumes for those who want it, if homeschooling is working for your family and you plan on continuing, a home addition or remodel may make sense. If you’re considering a home addition, don’t think that the addition has to be your learning space. Perhaps it would make more sense to utilize a bedroom as the learning space and add a master suite onto your home. One of the benefits of an in-home consultation with a remodeling company like G.M. Roth Design Remodeling is that we can walk through your home, see how you’re using your current spaces and make recommendations that may be a better option.
Remodeling is another way to come up with the space you need and want for your at-home learning environment. During many recent kitchen remodeling projects, we’ve added storage for school supplies and space that’s ideal for learning at home. Other times, it’s a matter of moving walls around to create a space for school. Sometimes basement remodeling is a great solution as you can create a space that’s ideal for more than just school.
Contact G.M. Roth Design Remodeling for a Free Consultation
We offer in-person and video consultation throughout our service area, which includes the northern parts of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. If you would like to see some examples of our work and talk about your ideas, you’re welcome in our Nashua showroom! Call (603) 880-3761 or fill out our contact form to schedule your appointment.