Back to School Study Spaces


With the first few days of school checked off the calendar, life is very busy for most! Here at Bridge City Contracting, we would love to bring organization and peace to busy lives by offering design ideas and tips for the kids’ study space.  

Parents, Do Your Homework!

By offering a kid friendly designated space, kids feel that they as well as their study time are a priority. (Not to mention your dining room table will be less cluttered!)

  1. When choosing a location for a study spot, consider your child’s age and what fits their personality best.

  2. For younger kids, setting them up with a small table or desk in the kitchen, breakfast nook, or living room can be just fine.

  3. For older kids, a well-organized desk with storage can be set up in their bedroom if space allows.

  4. If you would prefer to set up a dedicated study-only space, consider converting a spare bedroom or remodeling the basement to give them a room of their own. This also offers enough space for work stations, a reading nook, and whatever else your little students might need. While basement remodeling takes time and investment, we are here to help with any project you may consider.

  5. Color matters. Studies show that too many colors and decorations in a learning environment can be overstimulating and should be used in moderation. That being said, some colors to consider would be light blue for calm and confidence, green for focus and harmony, and muted shades of yellow, orange, and red for energy and creativity.

  6. Whatever the setting in your home, ensure that children have a clutter-free space with enough room to spread out their papers and projects, a comfortable chair that is appropriate for their size, and proper task lighting as well.


For design services, home remodeling, or basement finishing in Portland, Vancouver, and the surrounding areas, please give Bridge City Contracting a call. Whether you need a homework room or a complete kitchen renovation, contact us at (360) 947-4000 to schedule a consultation today!