Finding a quiet place for your children to do their homework can be challenging in a crowded house. Is there no room at the kitchen table since mom is trying to cook dinner? Does their bedroom have too many toys as a distraction? It may be difficult to find a good study spot. A solution to this problem would be to turn your spare bedroom into a quiet place for your children to get their homework done! Not sure how to get started? Read below about how to turn your guest bedroom into a study space from the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts.
Add a Desk
The most obvious but important step to making any spare room into a study space is adding a desk! Having a designated desk for your children to get their homework done not only gives them the space they need but also helps put them in the studying mindset. When they are doing homework in their bedroom or another room in the house, it can be hard to differentiate between study and fun time, but if they are only using the space for schoolwork, it makes the divide between school and play that much easier!
If you still want to be able to use the spare room as a guest bedroom when necessary, you may choose to invest in a Murphy bed. This style of bed is a great way to maximize your spare room, because you can use the room as both a study space and a guest bedroom. When guests visit, pull the Murphy bed down, and you have a sleeping space ready to go! Here at Closet & Storage Concepts, we offer various Murphy beds with built-in desks, perfect for any student!
Remove Distractions From the Spare Room
Thinking of adding a TV to your spare room? You may want to reconsider if you plan to use the spare room as a study space. Though TVs can be great, they can also be distracting when trying to finish up that science project due tomorrow. If you decide to have a TV in your spare room for guests, a wall unit with a cabinet to close when the TV is not in use is a great option. With this wall unit, you get the best of both worlds! Guests can still utilize a TV when they visit, but the TV can also be tucked away when it’s time to hit the books.
Add a Bookshelf
Adding a bookshelf to your spare room is a great way to store your children’s books for school. Whether it’s chapter books for English or textbooks for math, organizing them all on a bookshelf in a designated study space is a great way to get organized. Not only will storing textbooks on the bookshelf help keep the room tidy, but they’ll also be less likely to get lost. Gone are the days of running around your house searching for the history textbook your child is almost positive they left on the kitchen table. Your child can get into the habit of putting the textbook back in the designated spot on the bookshelf. Many Murphy beds at Closet & Storage Concepts have built-in shelving and are great for storing books for school.
Whether your child is going into first grade or twelfth, get started today on turning your spare room into the perfect study space! Need some help getting started? Contact your local experts at Closet & Storage Concepts today for a free in-home consultation!