Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Our New Homeschool Room!

We are in our tenth year of homeschooling.  I've always been a bit envious of friends who have a room devoted to homeschooling.  We've never had the extra space in the homes we have lived in to have a "homeschool room".  Even in the home we are living in now, I never dreamed we'd have a homeschool room.  We live in a 3 bedroom, elevated house.

This is an older photo of the house, we've done a few upgrades since this was taken.  Anyway, as you can see the downstairs area has a part that is closed in.  Last year my husband decided to close in a part of the closed in area to make a study/man cave/music room for himself.  After that was done, he had the idea of closing in the rest and having an extra room, then I had the idea of using that as a homeschool room!  

I can't quite remember when we started this project, but it was at least 6-7 months ago.  To say I have been anxious would be an understatement.  Ask our builder friend, he may tell you I was a bit of a nag.  While the building was happening though, I was dreaming on Pinterest.  Here are a few ideas I had pinned...

I loved the idea of a long desk with cabinets on top.

And now here is the before and after!

I'm in love!

The kid's desk.

My desk.
We are having an air con installed on this wall,
then I plan to get a large world map so we can plan our next adventures!


This makes my heart so happy!

The other side of the room.

The door to the left is my husband's room, the next door is a small closet, the door straight ahead is to the outside area with the lounge chairs, and the door to the right is a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet.  And there are glass sliding doors on the other side, so that's a total of 6 doors!!  Crazy, I know.  But I have a homeschool room, so who cares!

I am so thankful for a husband who listened to my dreams (and a bit of my nagging!) and made this happen.  We've done school at our dining room table for years, and we've made it work.  But to have a space devoted to learning is very exciting.  We've started school this week in the new room, so far so good!