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btalem 10-13-2013 03:11 PM

If you could wish....
 
If money were no object and you could put anything into your craft room...what would you do?

dgmlmax 10-13-2013 03:41 PM

Space! A space big enough for everything, with room to breathe. I am lucky to have a great craft room but it is crammed full.

Dina

connie leone 10-13-2013 03:56 PM

If money were no object...
 
I'm very fortunate to have a craft space all to myself but if money were no object, I would do a craft room makeover! I would like a counter top with with nice cupboards above it and then drawers that slide out beneath the counter! I would also like to have a a separate cutting area for my paper trimmer & die cut machines. :mrgreen:

btalem 10-13-2013 05:00 PM

I should give a little more information: I am redoing my craft room downstairs. I have money, within reason, to spend, but I want to know what you all would do if you had the ability to redo your craft room! What do you long for? If there was one thing you could put in your space, what would it be? I have a 20x14 room that I am moving into...building it from the studs up. I already have plenty of cabinets and TONS of counter space. Not much wall space though. What would you do with it if you could????

StamperDea 10-13-2013 05:01 PM

If money were no object, I'd have a craft room with 4 walls and no through traffic instead of being open to the living areas and a major thoroughfare right through it.
Dea

fionna51 10-13-2013 05:32 PM

I would have my son make me some lovely furniture...NOT cabinets...that looked like antiques, but was perfectly designed for storage.

BaNessa 10-13-2013 06:55 PM

I would put a wicked awesome craft table with plenty

BaNessa 10-13-2013 07:00 PM

of storage with a mini table attached for my little crafter. (It sent before I was done )

snowcountry311 10-13-2013 07:06 PM

great lighting
plan out all your storage solutions prior to buying your storgae choices

snowcountry311 10-13-2013 07:07 PM

a paid organizer. With craft experience

arlenevita 10-13-2013 07:17 PM

Lots of energy efficient lighting overhead and under cabinet, long uninterrupted counter space on at least three sides with drawers underneath, and a big table in the middle of the room for friends to sit at to stamp.

Misstreez 10-13-2013 07:19 PM

As soon as I read the OP I scurried off to the room I am clearing out so I can move my craft stuff in and envisaged a wall length bench top. Then I came back to my computer and realised I'd have to give up my eclectic mix of useful furniture that I really like if I want the bench.

What I would love is hard floors, a couple of power points and a good lick of paint.

Misstreez 10-13-2013 07:21 PM

And good lighting. NEED good lighting.

gregzgurl 10-14-2013 06:15 AM

I used to have a shop where I did upholstery and it had floor-to ceiling shelves on three walls, and the other wall was glass. I had a 4' x 8' sheet of melamine-covered plywood perched across a couple of dressers as an island in one half of the room - counter height. It was the BEST space for EVERYTHING I ever thought about doing, and I could see EVERYTHING! I'd probably duplicate something like that if I could.

I'd also have super, super well-built filing cabinets (that looked like fine furniture) that would accommodate 12" paper - that seems to be the hardest thing to store and/or disguise! They would have to be lateral files, too...

smcdonough 10-14-2013 06:30 AM

I would have an island work area so I can craft with 1 or 2 other people.

dgmlmax 10-14-2013 01:00 PM

Set up zones for the way you craft. Store all adhesives in an area. A die cutting area and so on. It really helps with findings things and putting them away.

Dina

kiddielitter 10-14-2013 03:33 PM

I would love to have a utility sink in my craft room.

whoistracy 10-15-2013 07:02 AM

I'm not too picky. I would like to fix the chips on my desk so they were gone. LOL Then matching baskets on my bookshelf. And maybe a brighter light so I could photograph my projects at all times of the day. Or maybe a better photo tent set-up.

That's it! I love my space and am so happy with it and lucky to have it.

SunnyO 10-16-2013 07:23 PM

My wish list
 
Most important to me in my craft room would be the layout of the room. I would love it to flow from one work area to another without working around stuff. Each area would have great lighting. My other wish has nothing to do with the actual crafting but I would love to have a great sound system. There is always good surround sound in "man caves" so why not in the craft room? I love to work to music and would greatly enjoy better sound than what comes from the ipad, radio or tv!

btalem 10-17-2013 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by SunnyO (Post 20376613)
I would love to have a great sound system. There is always good surround sound in "man caves" so why not in the craft room? I love to work to music and would greatly enjoy better sound than what comes from the ipad, radio or tv!

Right????? I totally agree...

These are all great suggestions - they are totally helping! Keep 'em coming!

Thanks all!!!!

Amy

nycardlady 10-17-2013 05:35 PM

I would like a work island tall enough to stand up at to stamp or cut paper. I often find it helpful to stand and stamp. Plus I would want tall stools so people could sit at the island and work also. And of course great lighting so I could really see if those colors really do match after all!!!

shazsilverwolf 10-19-2013 03:33 AM

On the lighting subject, I have two daylight strip lights in my room, and they do make a world of difference. If you change your lighting, do your research first. Daylight strip bulbs come in various 'lumens' and also various 'warmths'. For what we do you want one with a high lumens, but at the cool end of the scale. 'warm' lights alter your colours, which is why normal bulbs distort colour, most general light bulbs have a warm light, for obvious reasons.
This site gives a good explanation, and recommendations.

Storage wise, Expedit Cubes, every time. Best storage I ever bought. The internal dimension of each cube is 13" square, so holds pretty much anything. Plus you can have them open, or add doors/draws/boxes to them. They come in an assortment of sizes and colours too. I have a 5x5 and a 4x2. The 4x2 has an (optional) desk attachment you can buy, which I had and has my Big Shot Pro, cuttlebug etc on. The cubes hold all my plates, dies etc.

QueenOfInkland 10-19-2013 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by snowcountry311 (Post 20372178)
a paid organizer. With craft experience

This would be my choice, too.

stamphappy1650 10-20-2013 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by dgmlmax (Post 20371910)
Space! A space big enough for everything, with room to breathe. I am lucky to have a great craft room but it is crammed full.

Dina

Same for me. I'd like to have a room large enough for friends to stamp, better lighting, a huge walk in closet so I could easily get to the things I don't use often but still want to keep.

While we're wishing big I'd like a door to the outside with a beautiful seating area, a mini-refridg, microwave, and coffee pot. Also would like room for my sewing machine with a cutting table. Oh - a confy chair with a lamp for reading and planning.

Hmm... if I had all that I may not ever come out except to the potty which is just next door to my craft room.

KimberlyinMN 10-20-2013 05:08 AM

What I want: adjustable shelving, lots of light, no carpet, table big enough for at least two people, surround sound, and a bigger room.

stamphappy1650 10-20-2013 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by KimberlyinMN (Post 20380412)
What I want: adjustable shelving, lots of light, no carpet, table big enough for at least two people, surround sound, and a bigger room.

Definitely NO carpet! My carpet cleaning guy always has fits when I tell him -- that spot is chalk, oh that's ink .. oh heck I have no idea what that is!!

btalem 10-21-2013 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by stamphappy1650 (Post 20380435)
Definitely NO carpet! My carpet cleaning guy always has fits when I tell him -- that spot is chalk, oh that's ink .. oh heck I have no idea what that is!!

LOL...now that is funny!

KoffeeKat 10-22-2013 12:59 AM

First would be drawers of the right depth to take DVD sized boxes (The same depth works for stickles, ink refills, acrylic paints, punches and heaps of other stuff). Then the boxes to put in them that I would fill with stamps and dies. Maybe some shallower drawers for smaller supplies like embelishments and ribbon and definitely some deep drawers with hanging folders for 12x12 paper

Next an open shelf area, divided for my pencils, pens and markers, ink pads.

I have a good light but I have to admit, I'd like another for different areas.

And finally, a bench to stand at as I often like to work standing up - I get excited and need to move around for some reason. :oops:

diecuts4u 10-22-2013 06:26 AM

lots of friends and no clock on the wall so we wouldn't have to worry about how long we could paper play!!!!!!!!!!

annie* 10-22-2013 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by kiddielitter (Post 20373242)
I would love to have a utility sink in my craft room.

Ditto!! I would also have an island, and many of the other suggestions listed already. I would make everything non-permanent, so I could change my set up and storage as the hobby supplies change.

sprtchick 10-22-2013 09:32 PM

I have a sweet lady friend who just built a craft cottage. Are you sitting down??? It is 3300 square feet.
Full kitchen, two bedrooms with baths, sitting area, wrap around porch.....she is really going to need all the spacewith all the stuff she has. Everything inside is being custom built. The work stations will be amazing.
I was shocked when sne told me how big it is..lol.
Blessings

KoffeeKat 10-23-2013 06:30 PM

OMG Drool! :mrgreen:

I want to be all nasty and say something about wasting money and space... but really, I want to be her friend too.:lol:

Everyone in our family dreams of a communal hobby space. Something like a loft room that is big enough for the three of us to have a spot and put a TV on the wall. Somewhere that is outside of 'public space' within the house so we can leave our work out.

If we ever build again and can afford it, we are planning to include something like that but bedrooms as well! OK, that wins hands down. :grin:

btalem 10-23-2013 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by sprtchick (Post 20384276)
Are you sitting down??? It is 3300 square feet.

Holy crap! I was excited to have the big space I am...and my own bathroom with a big shower!

gregzgurl 10-23-2013 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by sprtchick (Post 20384276)
I have a sweet lady friend who just built a craft cottage. Are you sitting down??? It is 3300 square feet.
Full kitchen, two bedrooms with baths, sitting area, wrap around porch.....she is really going to need all the spacewith all the stuff she has. Everything inside is being custom built. The work stations will be amazing.
I was shocked when sne told me how big it is..lol.
Blessings

Um...that's not a "cottage" - that's almost twice the size of my whole house! Is she going to host retreats or something? I'm pretty sure that "amazing" will fall short of describing it when it's done. How fabulous for her! I've often thought that a "folly" in the backyard would be fun - a shed turned into a little studio, sort of like a grown-up playhouse...

snowcountry311 10-23-2013 10:06 PM

sue~ maybe when you move?

snowcountry311 10-23-2013 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sprtchick (Post 20384276)
I have a sweet lady friend who just built a craft cottage. Are you sitting down??? It is 3300 square feet.
Full kitchen, two bedrooms with baths, sitting area, wrap around porch.....she is really going to need all the spacewith all the stuff she has. Everything inside is being custom built. The work stations will be amazing.
I was shocked when sne told me how big it is..lol.
Blessings

do you have photos to share?

btalem 10-31-2013 07:49 PM

UPDATE: I have walls!!!! I ordered my cabinets and they should be here next month! WHEW! I never knew how many decisions went into all this!

A

Harley Queen 11-01-2013 11:28 AM

A wine room off of my SB space would be great. Just sayin'

wenchie 11-13-2013 05:08 AM

I'd kill for a bathroom down here. Instead, my husband gave me a litter box. Kind of funny but not really LOL


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