There are many ways to make a home more functional, and one of those is having a Resource Center. This could be something as simple as an added desk in the kitchen or as big as a full office. No matter which of those options you choose — or anything in between — there are great ways to make a beautiful, functional space. Here are some of the most important things to consider when creating and setting up your Resource Center.
Command Stations for the Entire Family
If your whole family is going to get involved in using your Resource Center, a command station can be the right choice. These typically offer a little bit of everything, and they're similar to a scaled-down version of a home office. This station doesn't have to be in a separate room in the house or even take up a lot of space, but everything from homework assignments to bills to appointment reminders will go there. Everything will have its place, too, so everyone in the house can follow along and no one misses anything important.
A Simple Computer Nook Might Do the Trick
If there's no real need for a command station, you can create a Resource Center with a small computer nook. Typically, that's a desk tucked away in a corner that houses the computer and related devices. It won't take up a lot of space, but it offers everyone in the house the opportunity to easily use the computer and get the help or knowledge they need. There are a lot of places to create a nook, but the bedroom, living room and dining room/kitchen areas are popular choices.
Have Kids? You Could Use a Homework Station
For people who have kids or who have gone back to school, a homework station can make a big difference in how easily and efficiently things get done. There are all kinds of places in the house where someone can do homework. But having a dedicated Resource Center that's only for this task often makes the person doing the homework more focused and attentive to getting things done. It's a good way to keep younger children on track, and if you find that it's hard to discipline yourself to complete schoolwork, a homework station can be just the thing.
Different Kinds of Resource Centers for Different Needs
Depending on your specific needs, there are plenty of Resource Center options. All of those options have big benefits, and the key is to select the Resource Center that is most effective for your family. People with young children or people in school can see the value in a homework station. If you have a big family and a lot of multitasking going on, or if there are frequent scheduling conflicts, a command station can be the way to go. Of course, a simple computer nook tucked away in a corner is also a good option, especially for a quieter lifestyle that doesn't need as much managing.
No matter which option is chosen, Resource Centers are an excellent way to ensure that everyone in the house is on the same page and can work effectively as a team. That doesn't happen as easily in a more chaotic environment, but the level of organization that comes with a Resource Center can reduce stress, help people become more focused, and improve the way you use your home. It's your space, and you want to make the most of it.
The right builder can offer you options for developing a great space to enjoy. Then you can create the Resource Center that works for you and meets your needs. At Kurk Homes, we are #BuiltOnTradition and we have been designing and building from the Gulf Coast to the Hill Country for nearly 30 years. Reach out to us today, and let us help you create the house of your dreams.