In the course of renovating our home, we are trying to think about how to use various spaces in ways that will work for us now and transition into useful spaces later. One of those spaces is an arts and crafts/homework space for the kids. Right now, our kids are only three years old and five years old. Right now, there is not much homework to contend with, but we do have endless boxes of markers, crayons, colored paper, glue sticks and other art supplies. We are trying to think of a space that will work now for art projects and sticker books, but will continue to work for the kids as they start to get proper homework.
The desk will be in the kids’ foyer between their bedrooms and bathroom. It is a small wall that has space for a built-in desk and some storage. There are a few critical components: desk space for two, plenty of drawers, some form of tidy storage on the desk or wall, and chalkboard or bulletin board.
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We love the pots of pens, chalkboard wall, and the idea of the floating shelves in the image above.
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The substantial floating shelves and rolling cabinets above seem particularly useful for corralling clutter.
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The size of this chalkboard wall above is amazing.
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The image above is nearly perfect. I would only add a chalkboard wall.
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I love the hanging pots in the photo above. I would use them for colored pencils, markers and other arts and crafting tools.