ENVISION THE PERFECT CRAFT ROOM

a nook where you nurture your creative side…

a cache for your collections…

your holiday workshop…

with plenty of room to step back and admire your work.

  • If more than one person will work in the craft room at a time, consider a work surface approachable from at least two sides.
  • Integrate power access to operate a sewing machine, glue gun or other electricity-using tool.
  • A fold-out wing expands the work surface and disappears when not in use.
  • Chairs and stools that tuck out of the way make it easier to move around the space.
  • Fill shelves with folded fabric, how-to books, albums—or add a basket to gather loose materials.
  • Use rods and racks to round up rolls of ribbon, fabric and wrapping paper.

Establish a hierarchy for materials and tools. Which are needed most often? Which would display attractively? Place items used most frequently in areas easiest to reach.