If you’re serious about crafting, chances are you’ve thought about setting up a craft space, even a full on craft room in your house. There are many things to consider while setting this special space up, both for your personal comfort and logistically. Here are some things you should consider while you’re setting up your craft room.
Get The Right Work Table
Since you’ll be spending all of your time crafting while at this table, it’s safe to say that this is the most crucial item to consider when setting u[ your craft space. Make sure that you can sit comfortably at this table (you’ll be here for extended periods of time) and that you have enough surface space to work without feeling overcrowded. If you feel overwhelmed, you won’t feel very creative.
Splurge On The Shelves
Every craft room needs shelves, and it’s important to make sure you’ve got some good and sturdy shelves for your space. Remember that these shelves will be in open view, so they’ll be perfect for the supplies you use often. You can always find good deals on high quality shelves, so keep an eye out so you can snag them when you have the chance.
Divide And Conquer
Craft spaces and rooms can quickly become messy and disorganized, and one way to prevent this is by dividing up your space. You can have different zones that divide up things logically. You can have one designated area as a gift wrapping station, another for crafting projects, and another for digital projects and a computer. Of course, these zones will vary drastically from person to person depending on what kind of projects they are working on, so of course you can choose what suits you best.
Consider Natural Lighting
When crafting, you’ll be using many materials that involve different colors. The best option is to have a craft room that has ample natural lighting via a window, so that you’ll have great visibility. You can also take lovely pictures of your final products, and photos with natural light always look great. Finally, you’ll also feel better if you’re working long hours within a space that has lots of natural light.
Storage Space Is Key
Every crafter knows that storage is one of the most critical aspects of crafting. Get a great utility cabinet or closet in order to keep everything organized. In addition to a large storage unit, make sure you have enough boxes, baskets, and other small storage units to keep all of your supplies neat and organized. You can repurpose old jars, thrift baskets, and use any old boxes as well.
Make sure that you are labelling everything neatly, as this is crucial to keep yourself organized. You can invest in a label machine if you’d like, but you can also craft some homemade labels too.