Well-designed floor plans and organizational spaces keep lives running smoothly this time of year as kids head back to school. Mornings get shorter and afternoons become busier, so Edward Andrews Homes recommends designing your home with the family in mind for easy living throughout the school year and all year round.
- Mudroom: This area of your home should be well equipped to store miscellaneous items for the entire family. A comfortable bench as soon as one walks into the house is a welcoming place to take off cleats or boots, while coat hooks encourage the kids to keep their outerwear and backpacks off the floor. Personalized baskets hide clutter like sneakers, sports gear and lunchboxes.
- Office Space: Whether you have a small nook or a dedicated room, an office space provides additional storage and a quiet work space for mom and dad. A dry erase calendar can keep track of the family’s ever-changing schedules, along with important milestones to look forward to, like birthdays and vacations.
Media Room: A large desk area in the media room makes an organized work space for after school homework. A cubby bookshelf is great for children of all ages to store textbooks, laptops, games or craft supplies, and a built-in window seat creates an ideal spot for reading. Sliding barn doors can easily separate this space from the rest of the home for a quiet area.
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