FO4UR Posted November 22, 2011 Share Posted November 22, 2011 We are going from a tiny 2bd apartment to a 4 bedroom house with a finished basement.:D (Yeah!!! We survived the un- and under-employment nightmare!!!) I am so happy to be packing, even if it does interfere with Thanksgiving cooking. We've decided to give the kids their own rooms (so HSing in a bedroom is out, atleast for now). The kitchen/dining room is large and open, sun-shiny with windows overlooking a fenced-in backyard. It's a happy place.:001_smile: But, it's also a central place, seen from the front door. The finished basement has no windows, but it's very large, has a cozy woodstove, and is out of sight from the rest of the house. Oh, and right off the basement is a large walk-in closet space and the garage. I'm see-sawing between doing school in the dining room or the basement. I *really* don't want the dining room to look like a classroom, though I *really* like the natural light and the thought of sending 2/3 of my herd outside to play while I work 1-on-1 with the other third. If we schooled in the basement, I could more easily multi-task between the 3 (not all 3 at the kitchen table making faces and stealing each other's snacks...:glare:). I would definitely have space to keep all of our supplies/books handy down there. I'm highly inspired by http://mthopeacademy.blogspot.com/2011/09/mt-hope-academy-live-and-learn-studio.html Heidi's room. (It's amazing!) I want to mimic the bookshelves/desks set-up. (That would minimize some of our distractions LOL.) Another thought...the vast majority of the toys are going to go in the basement. Where should I set up school? How would you keep a dining room look/feel while doing school there? How would you organize a basement school room that's also a playroom? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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