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If you’re the crafty type, you already know how easy it is for your projects to take over the house—scrapbooking spread across the dining room table, or knitting draped over the back of your couch. This month we are taking a look at ways you can convert an unused or recently-vacated bedroom into something new. Last week we shared tips for creating a home office, and this week we turn our attention to creative crafting spaces. Whether you scrapbook, sew, or weave baskets in your spare time, creating a dedicated space for your craft will make your work more enjoyable.
Naturally choosing the right furniture for your craft or hobby room will depend on your preferred craft or hobby. We love the way Wood-Mode cabinets and hobby rooms maximize storage, efficiency, and flexibility for crafters to create a room tailored to their specific needs. And when it comes to custom cabinetry, Wood-Mode really does think of everything—check out their Embassy Row Gift Wrap Station if you don’t believe us!
Don’t Neglect Proper Lighting
Lighting is important in any room, but for a craft room it’s crucial. Ideally you’d love to have a flood of natural light, but you’ll also need the right kinds of artificial lighting for your type of craft or hobby—particularly if you do a lot of detail work.
Get Organized: Think Big
Measure the room you want to convert and use an online floor planner—or just a pencil and paper!—and play a little. Identify the best area (and times of day) for natural light, light switches and electrical outlets to help you decide on furniture and lighting placement. Make a list of all of the tasks you want to be able to complete in your craft room, and include notes on the supplies and furniture you’ll need to optimize functionality.
Get Organized: Think Small
Crafting often involves lots of small, moving parts—ribbons, beads, buttons, paints, brushes, yarn, fabric, thread, pins and needles, tools … the list is endless! Talk to your designer about the types of storage you’ll require—large and small-scale—and find solutions that work for the space. For example, DVD holders are great for media rooms, but can be put to equally good use in a craft room for storing supplies.
Now that you are finally creating your dream craft room from scratch, don’t miss the opportunity to really re-organize from the bottom up. Clean out your supplies, donate unwanted and unused items, and then build your new space with a fresh start.
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