Mari and her family recently moved into a new house. It’s twice as large as her former house, which means lots of furniture can come out of storage. Mari hoped some of this liberated furniture would work well in the kitchen as an art/homework area for her two kids, but it isn’t turning out as well as planned.
We have a large space in our kitchen and are trying to figure out how to incorporate an art area for the kids, while not taking up the entire kitchen. Depending on the solution there may also be room for a small kitchen table for eating on. We also need to keep the supplies in the same space, and they tend to get a bit messy. So it is a space that needs to incorporate art, legos and homework for two kids!
Here are her options:
Two chocolate Walden desks and hutches from the Land of Nod, one under each of the small high windows. The hutches would function as needed storage.
The next four options are all from Ikea. Mari could purchase two stainless steel Vika Hyttan/ Vika Moliden desks and place one under each of the small high windows. She would also buy drawer units to go under the desks for added storage:
Or Mari could buy three white Vika Amon/Vika Curry desks and push them together to form a L-shape (one 78″ long and two 59″ long). Again, she would purchase several under desk storage units for legos, art supplies, etc.
Another option is to place two black-brown Expedit bookcases against the wall with the small high windows and a then place a table and chairs in the middle of this area for art projects, homework, and lego building.
Mari’s final option is a twist on the previous one: two Expedit bookshelves with attached desks, one for each kid. Again, these would be against the wall with the two high windows:
A tough waffle!
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