How to Turn Any Room in Your Home Into a Homeschool Space

Kirsten Francis

Whether your family is making a long-term commitment to homeschooling or just trying to accommodate another semester of virtual learning, setting up a functional, efficient, and smarter workspace is essential. Make the most of your space and time with these expert tips to help everyone ace their daily routine.

Related: Virtual Summer Camps Are Opening Up to Help Kids Learn While Social Distancing

Don’t try to copy a classroom.

Most homes don’t have the space or resources to mimic a school classroom—which isn’t necessarily a drawback, says school architect Prakash Nair of Education Design International. Classrooms designed to accommodate dozens of children with a variety of skills and interests may be the norm, but that doesn’t always make them the best learning environment for your specific child. “The last thing you want to do at home is duplicate that,” says Nair. “What happens at school is probably

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Designer Home Workspaces – Dining Room Home Workspaces

Slide over, supper club: A-list designers have crowned a new queen of the WFH setup, and it’s cushioning the blow of all those cancelled Friday-night dinner parties amid the pandemic lockdown. Creatives seeking natural light, an out-of-the-way spot for calls, and space to spread out are landing in their dining rooms, turning antique European tables into dynamite work desks and marveling at the opportunity to work in such a deeply personal space.

“I have always liked working in the dining room,” says Anthony Baratta, who is sheltering in his home in Southampton. “I’m always doing a few things at once: drawing, making phone calls, writing and cooking. I like to leave my stuff all over the table so I can come back and change decorating schemes around.” Here, a look at how he and six other designers are finding a little breathing room for their grandest ideas.

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