Advice please in design of this children's desk nook
I live in a small town in the Canadian Arctic - no road connection, 3 hours flight from southern Canada - no designers, supplies by sealift boat ( which I missed and next one in July). So it is me, a patient handy-man carpenter and Houzz working this renovation of a bedroom into a bedroom/playroom/study area for my 8 and 5 year old children.
I have attached ( I hope!) my floor design, a frontal sketch and a photo.
1. Should I put some open shelves on the side of the desk nook - opposite the stairway ( which goes up to a loft above the bedroom) to balance the stairway?
2. Where should I place the door to enter this hallway - the study nook is between the play area for the children ( who will sleep up in the loft area) and another loft on the same level which is open to the living room. It is in front of a small walk in closet.
3. Any suggestions/advice re planning the shelving over the desk in the nook ( which will be 25 inch height as its for my children and will have a computer on it. What would work best in this small space - open shelves? boxes?
Many thanks for any help.