With the children, hopefully, going back to school next month, many parents will be breathing a collective sigh of relief as the juggling act of childcare, home schooling and working from home finally draws to a close.
However, it may not be safe to clear away the pens and pencils just yet. The start of the new school year will bring its own challenges. The return of homework (an extra layer of learning largely dispensed with during the home school era) or maybe even revision for forthcoming exams.
If your children are continuing to study at home then creating the right environment is key. A dedicated and well-organised work space can aid productivity, while simultaneously encouraging your child to step away and ‘switch off’ once everything is done.
This work area can be as simple as a bespoke desk in a child or teenager’s bedroom, some study space in the eaves or even a dedicated home office.
Wherever it is located, one of the things you’ll want to consider is lighting. A desk light will usually be needed and an LED bulb is ideal for this purpose, being both energy efficient and strong. If working on a computer, the wattage in the desk light should be at least the same as the screen, which is usually around 60 watts.
Storage is also crucial. Shelving and drawers for files and books, as well as for stationary and computer equipment, is vital for keeping things neat and organised. A popular desk arrangement is to have narrow drawers at the top with file drawers at the bottom.
In the age of the video class call you’ll also want your space to be aesthetically pleasing too, with bold colour schemes and visual aids such as notice boards being particularly appealing to children.
Whatever your requirements, and however much space is available, a bespoke furniture manufacturer like Rencraft can design your perfect work area. Helping to make school study to seem more of a pleasure and less of a chore.
To pre-book a design consultation at one of our showrooms, email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01732 762682 (Sevenoaks) or 01892 520730 (Tunbridge Wells).