Back to School is Easier in a Cothran Home

home tips for back to school

September 29, 2021

Let’s face it — the school year is a family’s busiest time. You’ve got kids and parents coming and going to classes and activities, homework and school projects that need to be completed daily, and an exacting schedule that offers very little (if any) wriggle room. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a house that could accommodate everyone (and everything) with ease? No more bottlenecks, no more distractions, no more stress? We get it. That’s why Cothran Homes has numerous floor plans with bonus rooms, extra bedrooms, and even specially-designed areas that must make the school year — and all that comes with it — a little easier. Here's how:

Flexible Floor Plans

A modern home should adapt to your needs, not force you to conform to any existing molds. At Cothran Homes, we offer flex and bonus spaces that serve any need you have, and can be changed throughout the year or from season to season. For older kids, create a dedicated study away from the distractions of video games, TV, even other kids. A homework center set up with desks, shelves, and storage is great for multiple kids to complete their tasks at once. Younger kids will love having their own play space where you'll know they'll be safe and out of the way as you prepare dinner and go about the evening routine. Here are a few of most flexible floor plans:

The Calle and The Holland - downstairs office, optional 4th bedroom, upstairs bonus room

The Ivory - designated study, upstairs loft

Designated Drop Zones

The front hallway or even the garage entry can quickly become a disaster zone as kids (and adults) drop their bags, shoes, keys, books, lunchboxes, grocery bags, and anything else that's in their hands. A home with enough space to designate a drop zone means that clutter can disappear permanently. Be sure to have a space for everything — a rack for shoes, hooks for backpacks and jackets, a shelf for knick knacks — and label them with names if necessary. Not only will it save your entry from being a disorderly mess, it will save you time as you grab essentials when you're headed back out the door. These floor plans have designated drop zones (or areas that can be used as such) built in to the layout:

The Lindsay - designated drop zone

The Belmont - walk-in laundry

The Carson - large foyer

Large Kitchen Islands

Life after school happens in the kitchen. Between homework, snacks, and getting ready for dinner, the kitchen is usually the busiest room in the house between the hours of three and eight. A large kitchen island provides the seating, space, and storage to make it all less hectic. Here are our floor plans with the largest kitchen islands, and the promise of stress-free after-school hours. 

The Kennedy | The Harper | The Kensington

Back to school is not an option, but having an efficiently-designed and well-organized home is. Visit our new home models in Mauldin, Simpsonville, Greer, and Greenville, South Carolina and learn how you can live in one before this school year is over! 

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