We are very excited to finally have a learning room once again, after 6 years of makeshift quarters. All three of our learning areas flow off each other, the first door on the right takes you into the study, and the second door into the library. I’m contemplating pulling down walls and opening up the library and learning room to one another, though that plan has pros and cons. Actually the back wall (with the display shelves) will be coming down and opening up to the room beyond.
Whilst it is true that a dedicated learning area isn’t necessary to home educate we have found over the years that we prefer to have all materials in a centered spot. Not having to clear the dining room table of learning materials for meals is a huge blessing.
However it all now looks very ‘schoolie’ and I’m not so keen on that look either. I think the main ‘culprits’ are the blackboard and the corkboard, yet I find these incredibly useful. Once upon a time my natural learner self would have been surprised at that!
For quite some time I’ve been gathering ideas together, for the big moment. the problem is the time hasn’t quite arrived, walls are to be pulled down, the ceiling lifted, floorboards laid, windows enlarged, new cupboards built etc. Yet that all won’t be for another year to two.
So my question for my readers is, do I live in limbo for a year or two, or do I renovate(with a very limited budget)? What to do? If you believe I should do some sort of revamp, what ideas do you have?