Instead of setting aside space for a home office, a builder in Dallas designed his home to have a contemporary study room for the kids. It features four desktop computers, a Wi-Fi booster, plenty of electrical sockets, colorful cabinetry, and easy to clean concrete floors.
Realtor.com profiled some builders and homeowners who wanted to create a homework space beyond the kitchen table. A Connecticut family spent $40,000 on a children’s study that has lots of drawers and cabinets for better organization. An owner in Minnesota widened a nook in the kitchen and added a soapstone table and wooden benches. A household in Texas converted a bedroom into a study with a large desk and dry-erase board.
Chicago residents Leslie and Josh Glazier created a children’s work area after they bought their six-bedroom home in Lincoln Park for $1.9 million in 2007. As part of a year-long, $1.5 million renovation that followed, they built a light-filled basement area equipped with a long, white desk and bookshelves built into white walls. The Glaziers installed desktop computers and a cork board for art projects.