Moving from one location to the next can be exciting, especially considering your child has to prepare for their new school. One of the best decisions you can make is to find a home that has a room you can use to build your child’s study space. Once you feel confident about the listing, you’ll have all the time in the world to make the space look great. Here’s how to build a great budget-friendly study space for your child that will keep them reading year-round.
Browse Multiple Listings First
Don’t settle for the first listing. Instead, browse multiple listings to find the perfect room where your child can study. Some things you have to take into consideration are where the room is located in the home and whether there’s a nice view. You also want to think about the size of the room and any customs changes you’d like to make prior to moving into the house. As long as you’re patient, you’re likely to find the best house for a child’s study room. Keep in mind that a finished basement can increase your property’s value by 70%. If you can find a property with a finished or semi-finished basement that can be turned into a stunning study space, you may have found your house.
Make the Study Space Fun
Once you’ve found the home, build your child’s study space with the idea that it should be fun and refreshing while also aiding in your child’s productivity. Decorate with their favorite colors, experiment with home decor, and change the paint on the walls. The room should be fun for them to want to remain in but also revolve around education, literacy, productivity, and reading. The goal is to build a room that your child will want to stay in during study time.
Find a Comfortable Desk and Chair
The next step is to find a comfortable desk and chair. While it wouldn’t be necessary to buy anything too sophisticated, a wooden chair can provide enough comfort for the back while also adding some flair to the room. Make sure the chair and desk match and be sure they’re safe enough to use and operate for a long time.
Choosing something comfortable is important. Your child is learning material in school that needs to be practiced frequently at home, too. For example, from the age of eight, children can learn to speak a second language with fluent grammar. In fact, they can speak a second language without an accent for a while, but this ability declines over time. So, why not take advantage of this time? Build a room that’s conducive to longer, more productive study sessions.
Add School Memories
Your child’s study room wouldn’t be enjoyable if you didn’t add some school memories. Completed projects, school pictures, and items from the classroom belong in your child’s study space. After all, it’s having positive possessions in the room that makes for a smoother, more productive study session – especially when you allow your child the chance to choose what they want in the room. For extra fun, encourage your child to invite their friends over to study with them!
Add a Bookshelf and Keep the Room Organized
Top off the study room by making sure there’s a bookshelf or two. Your child will accumulate dozens, if not hundreds, of books throughout their childhood. Ideally, you can scatter some of them throughout the house, especially the study room, where the appearance of books might trigger motivation. In addition, you’ll want to keep the room organized, so have your child take the responsibility of keeping the room straight and clean. With enough books in the room, they’ll know that’s the place to go when it’s time to study. And as long as everything in the room is placed in the correct drawers, your child can take advantage of the hours of extra productivity that comes with a well-organized room.
If you’re looking to move, you might want to save money, but you also have an idea for a child’s study space. Start by browsing all the listings, because from there, you’ll find the perfect option. Once you’ve found this room, you need everything from school memories to bookshelves to items meant for fun, as well as those meant for productivity. Nearly 31 million people moved in the U.S. in 2019. Wouldn’t you like to be among the new homeowners whose child can say they can study peacefully now that they have their own study room?