Despite the fact that it is the Christmas season, I can’t help but plan ahead for my upcoming assignment because it will be very useful. Do you still have in mind the old study I created for the children five years ago, when they were in elementary school? It was a great area for many years, but now that I’ll soon have a child in high school and another in junior high, it needs to mature along with my children.

Under the window, I want to build a built-in desk for homework and a shared computer. You can see that I neglected to touch up the paint behind the seat I built for them beneath the window in the current photo of the area.

The old shelving and furnishings were removed when we refinished the floors, and the space stood empty for a while. This area would be ideal for creating a more opulent study den. Because the space is small and narrow, I plan to divide it into two separate areas, one with a workstation beneath the window and the other with a seating area (not shown).

The window desk with storage above and below is where I’m going to start, and these window desks are a terrific source of inspiration. My desk in my personal home office is next to a window, which I find advantageous for my productivity, the light it lets in, and my ability to look out the window to watch what the birds are doing.


Built-ins are great, but I’m planning to make the desk simply a temporary feature in case I ever need to redesign this area. On either side of the window, I propose mounting two freestanding white cabinet bases with drawers. I’ll put in a wood top that spans the entire width of the area on top.

I’m making preparations for the upcoming week with the goal of finishing the desk project in January so the kids may use it for their homework. Of course I’ll share it after it’s finished!






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