How to transform your spare room into a craft room

One of my assignments for my Interior Design course was to revamp my old box room into a craft room, and I was pleasantly surprised that this doesn't need to cost a small fortune to convert!
Photo by Jo Szczepanska on Unsplash

Box room to Craft Room

The room I wanted to convert into a fully functioning craft room is only 3m x 2m in size, give or take a few millimetres.

BUT, with a bit of surfing, I managed to design a room that not only held an abundance of storage, but also sourced a movable sewing table that doubled up as a cutting table, and ecologically sustainable flooring.

If you completed the decorating yourself, you really could make this into a great budget makeover for less than £2,000.

Storage

It's all about the storage when it comes to a craft room, we have more projects on the go than we have space for, so what exactly can you fit in a 3 x 2-metre room?

Well, I have a built-in cupboard that goes over the stairs, it has an odd shape bottom and would benefit from having shelving added, and possibly the doors removed.  I like the idea of the Haberdashery on display.

Secondly, Wayfair sells storage units in various sizes and you would be able to fit two 4 x4 units across the longest wall!  They call them room dividers, I call them an opportunity. £128 each!

Flooring

I would recommend hard-wearing flooring for a craft room.  Whilst a carpet would be nice, there is a lot of thread, needles and cutoffs that end up on the floor and a quick sweep around would be far easier in my opinion than clogging the hoover with pins... that might just be me.

I love the idea of Bamboo flooring, and as we only have a small area to cover, this actually works out at just over £200.  Bamboo flooring is much more sustainable and environmentally friendly than traditional hard-wearing woods.

Sewing / Cutting Table.

This is my favourite find!  It's expensive, but you can get cheaper versions.  This table is a sewing table with a difference!  It has a crank on the side and is able to move up to a suitable cutting table height.  I love this!

Lighting

Finally, I have a small window which lets in some daylight but it's opposite a brick building, so I don't always get the best light.

I love the idea of daylight floor lamps, and to my surprise, you can pick these up for under £40!


Summary of creating a craft room

So as you can see from above, the biggest cost of converting our box room would be the sewing table.  I don't have the room for a sewing table and a cutting table, and the two are very different in height.  I currently use my kitchen worktop or the ironing board!

But to have one table to complete both tasks in a small room would be amazing.  It may be a little bit of a chore to move the height of the table, but I very much doubt it.

So what do you think?  I'm seriously considering saving like a crazy person to one day own that table!


Oh, and I passed this assignment when I submitted it to my tutor!  Go me!












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