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How to Create a DIY Homework Station They'll Actually Use

Start the school year on the right foot


By Houzz


Published on: August 15, 2018

The Yellow Cape Cod, original photo on Houzz
Designing a desk they'll love. Photo credit: Houzz

As the new school year approaches

In our home the end of summer ushers in back-to-school time for our three children; it also marks the beginning of crazy sports schedules, homework sessions and other school projects. Needless to say, this is the time of year when I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to make our home function better. 

One recurring issue around our house is finding a place where the kids can study without disruptions. This year I decided to get proactive. I found the quietest spot in the house (a storage room), pulled together furniture pieces I already had and added a little DIY spirit to finally create a homework station that looks inviting and organized.

By repurposing old furniture I had piled away in storage and claiming a quiet, unused area in our basement, I was able to create an inspiring, kid-friendly office area. We now have an official homework station that’s ready to encourage our kids to hit the books. Click through to see more.

Originally published on Houzz by Sarah Macklem

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