I’m handing my blog over to Kacey from The Drifter Collective today! She’s giving us some tips on creating the perfect craft room!
How to Turn Any Space into a Dream Craft Room
No matter how you choose to spend your free time, hobbies are our own little ways of escaping the real world for a while. However, it can be difficult to escape if you don’t have a designated space for your pastime. In crafting, this is especially true. Creating artwork and other useful projects is nearly impossible if you don’t have an inspiring workspace.
Even if you don’t have a lot of space to devote to crafting, it’s possible to turn nearly any space into a craft room of your dreams. Here are seven spaces in your home you can choose to convert into your own little DIY getaway.
- An Extra Room
If you have a spare room in your home, using that space for a craft room is probably the ideal option. The best part is that when you’re in the middle of a project, you can simply shut the door and not have to look at the mess — you can also shut the door while you’re working to signal to kids, spouses and other relatives that you aren’t to be disturbed.
- Backyard Shed
Many people have backyard sheds they don’t even use. If that’s you and you’re up for a project, consider transforming your shed into a studio. Depending on the condition of your shed, you can renovate it into a dedicated hobby area for less than $300. By painting, updating the lighting and floors, adding counters and storage solutions and decorating, you can completely revamp the look of the shed.
- An Unused Corner
If you have limited space, look around your home for any small corners you aren’t using, or don’t need to use. In most cases, that’s all the space you’ll need for an efficient craft area. Use vertical storage solutions and a small desk with plenty of drawers to make the most use of the area.
Of course, the obvious con to this option is that you can’t shut a door while you’re working or when you’re finished for the day. Depending on the space, you could use a curtain to at least keep unwanted eyes and hands away from your projects.
- Your Garage
A popular option for a designated craft area is the garage. Whether it’s an attached or detached garage, you probably have plenty of space to install work benches, drawers, storage units and other decorations. And since garages are typically unfinished and undecorated to begin with, you’re starting with a fresh, blank slate.
The one issue you may run into as you convert your garage into a workshop is climate control. It’s beneficial to install a window air conditioning unit so you can use the space in the summer, and insulate your garage so you can continue to make DIY projects in the winter.
- The Basement
An unfinished basement can quickly turn into an unorganized disaster of boxes, memorabilia, old belongings and other paraphernalia you might not want scattered around your home’s living spaces. But what if you could make use out of that square footage? With a little TLC, basements can make beautiful craft rooms.
Use colorful paint, furniture and other decorations to brighten the space up and make it a bit more inspiring. Make sure to lay down a fuzzy carpet, as well, to give the room a homier feel.
- Your Attic
Just like your basement, an attic can easily become a black hole for boxes of, for lack of a better word, stuff. Instead of letting this area go to waste, use it as a designated craft room. Most attics get plenty of natural light due to being higher up than basements, which could make it a more appealing and inspiring workspace. By incorporating usable art, stackable storage and other pops of color, you can completely transform your dusty, old and previously unusable attic into the craft room of your dreams.
- A Walk-In Closet
Maybe you don’t have an extra bedroom in your home, but do you have a guest room with a huge, walk-in closet that hardly gets any use? Despite having no windows, closets can be the perfect space for crafting. Like using a small corner as a craft area, you’ll want to use vertical and wall-mounted storage solutions if you go with this option. If you leave the door open, you might be able to get enough natural light from the bedroom windows, as well.
Whether you have an entire room or just a small corner, it’s important to designate some portion of your home to your crafting hobby. Not only will it allow you to focus more on your projects, but you’ll also be able to leave that area and forget about it when you’re not working on something. When you transform any of these seven spaces into a craft area, you might never be able to leave!
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.