Where to work?
Then a couple months ago we made it official. My daughter is still too young for school (she turns 4 next month) but I believe we have a done a great job so far. The more we started to work with her the less we found we used the basement set up. It is much easier to do work in the living room, dining room or on the kitchen counters. Most of our day is spent in one of these three places. We go downstairs to do our work when we are doing a craft that requires painting or if I am scrapbooking or crafting. The rest of the time is spent in the main area of the house.
I have been reading a lot of homeschooling blogs lately and noticed that some families prefer to have a room for studies while others simply took the learning anywhere in the house that they needed to be. My suggestion to anyone who is just starting out with homeschooling is to just see where it takes you. Don't stress yourself out with worrying about it. You may find that you prefer to use a room/area for working or you may prefer to do the work anywhere you are in the home at the moment. You may also find that you prefer both such as I do. If you don't have enough space in your house for an entire room, but would really like a separate quiet area for work, you could try making a small space in or near your living room, dining room or any place there is small nook or space. Then you could use some great organization ideas you can find almost anywhere on the Internet.
Have fun and happy homeschooling!