The nook is transformed into an eclectic-style homework area for the kids. A gray settee and sleek white chairs pull up to a chic, contemporary table that functions as a workspace. Against the wall are tall bookshelves that features both open and closed storage for organization.
In its original state, the inset areas around the dormers were a waste of space. To give these areas a true purpose, they were transformed into two separate homework nooks complete with custom floating desks. To create the custom desks, first 2X4 lumber and paint-grade plywood were both cut to size, mitered, attached with a nail gun, then sanded and painted.
This transitional teen girl's bedroom features a white built-in desk and shelf, creating the perfect space for sitting down to complete homework. A white chair adds a modern touch, while blue geometric print wallpaper completes the look of the room.
The homework nook in this contemporary kid's playroom features hand-drawn wallpaper and a red vintage chair. The built-in shelving in the desk is stocked with vintage toy cars that add a playful touch.
Each of the two homework nook's floating desks were configured with enough depth to accommodate books and games as well as laptop and desktop computers once the boys are old enough to use them for school. Instead of pairing the desks with themed children's chairs, midcentury-modern Bertoia chairs were added.
A loft-style bed is made with yellow sheets and can be accessed with a wood ladder. Supports for the bed are made with dressers and shelves, which are used to display and store books, photographs and toys. Beneath the bed is the perfect homework nook complete with a chair and lamp.
Unfinished wood panels give texture and visual interest to this art or homework nook equipped with a built-in desk and stools. A wire hung between the walls is an easy (and flexible!) place to pin up drying artwork or favorite creations.
Designed for the whole family to gather around, the gray kitchen island centers the space and is clad in clean white countertops. Exposed bulb pendant lights illuminate the surface. The kitchen features an open floor plan that combines the breakfast nook and homework area.
This girl's bedroom has everything it needs for cozy—and stylish—comfort. There's a big bed, a desk for homework and a tucked-away reading and daydreaming nook. Gray and white is a simple palette and makes it easy to accessorize with bright colors and graphic patterns.
In this kid's room, a petite white desk and twin bookshelves make a welcoming spot to do homework or other projects. A gauzy canopy hung from the ceiling turns a corner of the room into a cozy reading nook.
This kitchen breakfast nook with contemporary banquette seating is a comfy spot to eat or do homework. The large gathering table paired with the chic seating is the perfect combination of function and style to go with the sleek feel of the rest of the kitchen.
A glass table takes up less visual space than a wooden one while still providing ample room for cereal and homework. A vase of pink tulips provides a lively and welcoming contrast to the neutral decor chosen for the breakfast nook by Tiffany Brooks, Boris Eckey and Jeribai Tascoe for HGTV Star Season 8. Rustic wooden shelves make use of an empty corner and provide much-needed storage space.
Great rooms occupied by busy families need all the extra function and storage solutions they can get. To keep this area just off the breakfast nook properly lit at night, it’s furnished with a streamlined console table that offers concealed storage and an extra spot to pull up a chair and do homework. The space below is put to good use for open storage.
The kitchen, designed by Chip Wade of HGTV's hit show Elbow Room, has created a lot of elbow room for the Williams family. The curved countertop adds a perfect nook for a rounded kitchen table with room to seat the family. The study area in the corner makes the perfect place for the Williams kids to study and do their homework, while the brick oven and modern appliances make the kitchen any chef's dream.
“We opted for a durable, solid wood dining table from Crate & Barrel for this casual eat-in kitchen nook. It’s perfect for family meals and works equally well for homework or crafts,” says the designer of this project. When matching table and chairs, she says, “always consider the leg finish of your dining chairs: They should be in the same tone family as your dining table. A few shades lighter or darker is fine, as long as the underlying hue is similar.”