Make Homework Fun with a Cool Kids’ Workspace

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on March 13, 2018

Every household has its homework battles, and there are lots of reasons why kids don’t want to do homework. (And who can blame them?)

But what if a fun place to work could make homework more palatable? We love these tips from Remodelaholic for making a kids’ desk area that is fun but also functional.

And, designer Kristin of Postbox Designs writes, combining those two is the way to create a space kids will use. “Functional means it will actually work for its intended use,” she says. “But fun means those kiddos will actually use it!”

We’d add another third tip: Get the kids involved in designing their space!

You don’t need to set aside a big area of your home for a homework space. A corner of the living room or family room will do. When you don’t have enough space, Kristin recommends thinking vertically with bulletin boards, shelves, or pegboard.

You’ll also want to make sure there’s plenty of storage so that it’s easy to keep the area tidy, she says. And, this project doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, she says, you’ll want a mix of durable items that can stand up to kids’ rough use and inexpensive items that won’t hurt your wallet when they break.

You can find the rest of Kristin’s tips at Remodelaholic. There’s no guarantee it’ll make your kids like homework, but we think it’s worth a shot!

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