How to Create the Ultimate Craft RoomJuly 17, 2019
When you get the chance to design and build a custom home, you get to decide how it’s laid out, the look and feel, and more. Plus, you get the chance to include rooms you’ve always wanted in the design. These rooms could range from home offices and guest rooms to game rooms, home gyms, craft rooms, and more. If you’ve always dreamed of having a dedicated craft room, here’s how to create the ultimate craft room in your custom home:
1. Think About What Your Craft Requires
Whatever your crafts or hobbies are, it’s important to take some time to think about everything you’ll need to do and have in your craft room. Thinking about this ahead of time will give you an idea of how big the room needs to be as well as what you need to include within it.
Will you need a desk, several tables, tons of cabinets, access to natural light, etc.? Knowing what you’ll be doing in the room and thinking about the frustrations you experience trying to craft in your current space can help you plan a craft room that upgrades your experience and is exactly what you need.
2. Consider How You’ll Organize Supplies
With a dedicated craft space on the horizon, you open up more opportunities to organize and display your supplies. After all, they don’t have to go in a container in the closet once you’re done with them if you have a dedicated craft room.
Go through all of the supplies you use the most and think about how you might want them displayed as well as how you might organize them. It’s common to organize colored pencils, markers, and pens by color and by type. Having an idea of what you’ll want to have easily available and how you want to organize them can help you plan out the best storage solutions for your craft room.
3. Get Creative With Your Storage
Including a craft room in your custom home also means you can design and build the storage you need into it. So, don’t be afraid to get creative with your storage. Built-in shelves and racks can make a big difference in keeping things organized, out of the way, and easily accessible.
From there, you can add in other cabinets, shelving, and more as needed to store your supplies and organize your craft room the way you want. You can also use some vertical storage ideas to make the most of the space you’ll have available.
Rolls of ribbon and wrapping paper can easily be hung on dowels, spools of thread can live on a pegboard, drawing utensils can be stored in circular containers or stacked horizontally in small shelving, and more. Plus, there are always tons of cabinets and drawer combinations to choose from!
Whatever you need to use for your craft, you can make sure the storage you include in your craft room keeps your supplies organized, protected, and within reach when you need them. These are also good tips for designing your own workshop.
4. Make Use of the Corners
Another tip on how to create the ultimate craft room is the make use of the corners. There is a lot of flexibility with a craft room and making the most of the corner space in the room can make a big difference in the overall organization of the room.
Corner desks, corner shelving, hanging up corkboard or pegboard on the walls, and more can all help you get the most efficient use from the corners of your craft room. This also leaves the middle of the room open for a work table, set of easels, or other pieces of larger furniture.
5. Balance Form, Function, and Comfort
You want to make sure there is plenty of space to store your supplies and have plenty of room to work. And, you also want to make sure your craft room looks great and is comfortable. You’ll be spending a good bit of time working in that room, so why not make sure it’s a room you want to spend time in?
By balancing form, function, and comfort in your craft room, you can make sure it’s a space that efficiently stores all of your supplies, is easy to use, is comfortable to spend time in, and is also a room that looks great.
If you want a little more separation or don’t want to dedicate a room inside your home for a craft room, you can also add a shed to your backyard. Sheds can be as simple or complex as you want and a craft room is one of the creative ways to use a shed.
These tips for how to create the ultimate craft room can help you get the craft room you’ve always wanted. But, what about the rest of the rooms in your custom home? There are a ton of things to consider with a custom home and it can get overwhelming.
Instead of getting stressed, partner with a custom home builder who has an in-house design/build process. They’ll be able to walk you through the process, help you handle the details, and keep the experience a positive one – all while making sure you get the home of your dreams. If you’re ready to make your dream home a reality, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!