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Debbie Weiner of Designing Solutions created the homework space in this Potomac, Md., home. Good indoor lighting with a window for sunlight is essential, say designers.

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Is Your Home Ready for Back to School?

Local designers offer tips for creating functional and stylish homework spaces.

Summer will soon come to an end, and children everywhere will be heading back to school and coming home with homework. To keep students engaged and excited, some local designers offer suggestions for creating a space so fun and inviting that your children will want to hang out there — even if that means doing homework.


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