With two children in elementary school, having a space for homework is essential to organization in our home. Often times the kitchen table will suffice for a quick spelling review or a few pages of math, but it’s nice to have a zone specifically designed for homework where school supplies, calendars, books, and reminders can [...]
I’m on a mission to turn our small, dark basement into an inviting kid-friendly playroom. Oh, how I wish I had a before picture of this basement when we first moved into the house. It had an unfinished concrete floor, no doors leading into the cavernous storage rooms, and a collapsing shelving unit in the…
Make it easier for them to brush with shelves that keep supplies within reach. To make: Remove the lid of a wooden box. Use a 5⁄8-inch bit to drill a hole on one long edge, one inch from the left corner. Smooth with sandpaper. Paint the inside of the box with acrylic paint; let dry. Stamp on your child’s name; let dry. Apply two coats of spray varnish over the paint to seal. Fox and hedgehog toothbrush covers, $3 each; kikkerland.com. Monster dental floss, $4 each; containerstore.com
This family home was decked out with decor, furniture and a considered color palette that worked with existing pieces. "Kid-friendly" was at the top of the priority list as observed by swing hanging from the ceiling. Tour the space with tips from our designer Megan!