Right now, I am in the planning phases of our next organizing project. This is our current office/book/loft space.
Besides being a mess at the current time, this space has lots of problems.
- Notice the huge desk and chair that are blocking access to the bookshelf behind it.
- Our desktop computer used to reside on the desk, but since we’ve moved to laptops, we don’t use the desk. It needs to go.
- We are in our fourth year of homeschooling and we are running out of storage for all that comes with it. These days, we need less desk space and more book space.
So, I’ve been scouring the internet for inspiration to transform this space.
I like the flexibility of these cubbies/boxes. They could hold books or bins with homeschool supplies neatly tucked inside (or haphazardly thrown. Who would know?) The kids could reach everything and we would have the option of storing things on top. If I used something like these, I could, also, keep my existing corkboard for the kids art.
I like this look. These floating bookshelves would look very clean and open up the space.
My husband could create something like these that look like built-ins, but could be taken out if needed. I have always liked the “wall of books” look.
Or, maybe just a couple free-standing shelves would do the trick. We kind of have that going on right now, but it might look better once we get rid of the desk. I could still store supplies and office stuff in baskets on the shelves.
So, Creative Mamas…what do you think? Which way should I go? Got any other ideas? What is the best way to transform this space into something usable for our homeschool books and supplies? I’m open!