You asked for it, we’re giving it to you!
When an Army family needed a homeschooling classroom remodel, we were there to help get it into shape. We set them up for learning success with a high contrast design that made the space both visually appealing and functional.
We received a huge response from our viewers looking for details on where to get their hands on the materials we used in our design. So we’re going to give them to you here! You can recreate this space, or use these ideas as inspiration for a design that meets the needs of your home and family.
The perfect work space:
Starting with the 3-person workstation, including cabinets and lumber for a wall length desk that gives everybody their own space to get their work done. This worked great in the homeschool space, but you could consider something similar for a shared home-office space as well.
Click these links for cabinet bases for workstation (x4) and the wooden legs.
The table top for the work station was made using 2x10x12 lumber we picked locally at HomeBase and could be found at Home Depot or Lowes depending on your location. And we stained it with this Minwax Stain in the Provincial finish.
The task lighting also helped add an easy and innovative upgrade from the previous light features in the room. With remote access puck lights placed right inside the sconces, each person could personalize the light needed in their station, and there was no electrical wiring work needed. We know easy, no-fuss DIYs are important for busy families. We used the 3M tape that came with puck lights, but I would recommend additional glue depending on the fixture you use so that the puck stays in place.
We have linked the puck lights with remote here. And the original wall sconces we bought at Homebase but here is something similar. We bought the black chairs from Ikea to make the contrasting design POP!
Time to get organized and independent!
We found a great memo board at Ikea for the space on the wall above each station.
You can find a Magnolia Home chalkboard and school house desk just like the ones in our design on Overstock.com.
We loved working on this project! Did you miss it? Watch it below. And tune in every month for a new Moving with the Military Home Makeover episode!