PROBLEM: My kids need a place to do their homework, draw and do crafts, but space is tight.
SOLUTION: To create a work station, all you need is a corner, a closet or a short expanse of wall. Choose a bright, cheerful color scheme. Install shelves to hold storage bins, and include a rolling cart for easy access to construction paper, glue, markers and other everyday items. Display some of the kids’ masterpieces to keep their creative juices flowing.
- Storage on the cheap: Rolling cart, $17; Stacks and Stacks.
- Now that you have the room, make sure to keep your kids' space clean!