It is easy for kid projects and homework to quickly take over the kitchen table. This simple, kid-friendly work space takes up minimal space, yet it is attractive enough to place in a family room corner. Crate & Barrel and their sister companies offer fun, modern pieces sure to please kids from pre-K to high school. These knockout knockoffs help you stay on budget while creating the same design style.

The Form Light Oak Flip-Top Table from Crate & Barrel features a flip top design, doubling the work area with a simple step. It is a compact 31.5-inch square when folded up and extends to 63 inches when open and has a cost of $299. The BJURSTA table from Ikea features the same design concept and size. It comes in three color choices for $149. Savings: $150 (50%).

Pump up the fun factor with bright red Felix Side Chairs. It has a classic bentwood design with chrome legs and can be stacked for storage. Crate & Barrel's price is $89.95. Target's Stacking Chairs in red mimic the fun, modern style of the pricier alternative. They come in a wide range of colors and are sold in pairs. Two chairs cost $79.99. Savings: $99.91 (56%) for two.

Contain the clutter with the Flat Top Bookcase from Land of Nod, a division of Crate & Barrel. Store books and bulky items on the shelves or in the storage bin. The 48-inch bookcase is $349. Target's Mori 3-shelf Bookcase also has shelves and a storage bin. It is slightly smaller and is only $82.49. Savings: $266.51 (76%).

This cute Coast to Coast Rug from Land of Nod outlines the entire United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The 5 foot by 8 foot rug is $349. The Home Depot sells the same sized Fun Time State Capitals Rug by LA Rug Inc. for $119. It has each state's abbreviation and the state capitals bordering the rug. Savings: $230 (66%).

Overhead a Siren Pendant Lamp shines over the table. Its bright red shade ties in with the chair color. It is sold by CB2, a sister site of Crate & Barrel, for $299. But for much less there is a similar option: Ikea's FOTO pendant lamp in red. It is a steal for $19.99. Savings: $279 (93%).