Homeschool, unschooling and private homeschool programs are increasing daily. This means that more and more families are converting areas of their home to meet state and local qualifications for classroom learning. The idea of converting and area to a home based classroom can leave many families bewildered. There are requirements set in place by the state, local school system and that may be required for the particular home school curriculum the family chooses. If you are looking for a way to remodel an area of your home to create a homeschool environment, here are some ideas to get you started.
A portable homeschool option is a remodeling idea that parents with smaller spaces can latch onto. The smaller the space the more need to maximize the space. With this remodeling idea folding desks, chairs and laptop tables are used to create a quick homeschool classroom set up. This takes very little effort and can be dismantled and stored easily. The biggest benefit to this type of homeschool remodeling project is the ability to utilize a space in the home to the maximum capability. There are also benefits of easy portability into other rooms of the house if necessary.
Full House Homeschool Remodeling
Remodeling the full house for homeschool is a large project, but overall can be incredibly easy. The secret to this type of homeschool remodeling project is organization and hidden organization items. For example, books and supplies can be well hidden in baskets and kitchen tables can become desks easily. Full house homeschool remodeling can also have hidden projects like cabinets that open to reveal a computer workstation, dry erase board and school related items. You can also create hidden compartments on and in furniture that can be used during the day for school work and hidden after school is completed. This is a popular choice for people who have smaller spaces, but where portable options may clutter the small space they have.
Creating a Homeschool Room
Creating a homeschool room is a much larger remodeling project to take on. This will require choosing between converting an existing room or adding on a room to the home. Some home owners have chosen to covert an out building into a homeschool classroom to avoid adding on to an existing structure. The overall idea is to have one room in the home or near the home that is totally devoted to the homeschool environment. Remodeling ideas can consist of painting the room, adding dry erase boards, creating a lab area and other items to create a true school room feel.
The school room you create is entirely up to you and your chosen curriculum. If you unschool then the school may be the entire house while a set curriculum may require a bit more planning. With the many DIY projects, cheap and easy ways to recycle items and easy to implement strategies creating the perfect homeschool remodeling project for your needs is easy. Remember to take your time and involve your children in the remodeling project as well.