Workspace of the Week: A room where kids can get things done

This week’s Workspace of the Week is GkCake’s homework room:

I am really impressed by GkCake’s School and Craft Room. The wonderful work surface for her children, the beautifully organized storage shelves, the amazing gift wrap station, and the parent home office in the corner make this room superbly useful. GkCake also explains in the comments that all of the furniture is from Ikea and that this extremely well-lit room is in the basement! Thank you, GkCake, for sharing this uncluttered and inspiring space with us.

Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week? Submit a picture to the Unclutterer flickr pool. Check it out because we have a nice little community brewing there. Also, don’t forget that workspaces aren’t just desks. If you’re a cook, it’s a kitchen; if you’re a carpenter, it’s your workbench.

8 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: A room where kids can get things done”

  1. posted by SMK on

    This is absolutely fabulous! I’d push the kids out & take it over myself! The light walls & white furnishings might work to brighten my dark, dreary craft cave, even without such great basement windows.

  2. posted by JustGail on

    Love it! I like the wrapping paper & ribbon organizer. If I did enough wrapping of gifts, I’d consider finding a spot to do similar. Although it may be an idea for holding pattern tracing paper and interfacing!

  3. posted by JustGail on

    I forgot to ask, in the jar with pencils, what’s the rice for? I’ve never seen that done. Does it serve the same purpose as folding a piece of paper towel in the bottom – to prevent breakage when pencils & pens are dropped in?

  4. posted by Dawn F on

    What a cheery, clean, happy place! Wow! L-O-V-E it!


  5. posted by STL Mom on

    I LOVE using the magnetic knife holder for scissors! I think I need one of those.
    This is also making me rethink doing homework in the kitchen. Hmm… do I have a room that could work like this? Or can I make my kitchen work more like this?

  6. posted by Lori Paximadis on

    What a perfect room for kids! It’s bright and cheery without being twee. I covet those tables for my own office…

  7. posted by Marcie Lovett on

    What an unbelievable room! It’s well thought out and looks like it would be motivating to work in. Any teacher would love to have access to all that well-organized material. I am going to share the pictures with my clients who think they can’t keep their kids’ work areas under control.

  8. posted by Sarah on

    My eight year old is so disorganized. Maybe a space like this would help her…I would have to incorporate it into her bedroom though, as we don’t have an additional room.

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