Craft Room Basics
It seems that everyone is searching for tips on creating a craft room that works in any home. I can safely say that I’ve found a few ways to make your craft room functional for you, even if you need to move it one day. As y’all know, we recently moved from a newly built home into a home that’s over 100 years old. You wouldn’t necessarily think the exact same elements from one craft room would suit the other. WRONG! When you design your space with truly functional elements, it can work anywhere.
Tried and True Pieces
I started the craft room with some basic elements. Store bought base cabinets provide an awesome work space as well as storage (which you MUST have). If you’ll watch the home improvement stores for sales, you can pick up base cabinets for not too much money. We used two 15″ bases with a drawer and one door and two 18″ three drawer cabinets. Spacing them out will give you room for chairs like a regular desk. You’ll need drafting height chairs, however. By joining the two 15″ bases, we created the center of the wall work station. The 18″ cabinets act as the outside bases. Our work top is literally a premade laminate kitchen countertop. It measures 10 feet.
Wall storage is a must if you want to maximize your space. There are a couple of ways to go here. Our choice was to use grid panels and slat walls. These are fairly inexpensive and provide a ton of storage. You’ll need to buy the accessories; hooks, baskets, and such. For the grid panels, you’ll also need to get the wall hanging brackets to mount them. The slat walls just screw directly into the walls. We used these exact panels and walls from our other house. When it was time to move, we just unscrewed everything, wrapped, and packed it all up.
Cubbies are a Must
I love using storage cubbies. The closet cubbie works great to store 10″ rolls of deco mesh. You can also use the little drawers that fit in each space. There is a ton of room for any think you can stack. It’s amazing the amount of stuff you can store in these things!
Ikea makes taller cubbies that are perfect for storing everything from scrapbook papers (I have racks and racks) to every little embellishment you may be storing for making wreaths. We use a double sided unit with a single next to it. I stack my bigger rolls of ribbon on top.