40+ Ways to Turn Any Space Into a Dream Craft Room
Whether you're looking for small space organization solutions or thinking about transforming an extra room into a crafting studio, we've got tips and tricks to help you turn any space into a haven of creativity. Happy crafting!
IF YOU HAVE LIMITED SPACE:
Integrate a craft area into a room that already has a purpose. Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines installed a large vintage sideboard with extra storage in this dining room and filled it with craft supplies. The stone buffet counter doubles as a durable workspace while a tall swivel chair can be used as a crafting chair or extra dining room seating.
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Go vertical with storage. Tension shower curtain rods are a perfect way to display wrapping paper in an unused space between cabinets.
An over-the-door organizer, like this one featured in HGTV Magazine, is also a great way to maximize storage.
Dedicate a decorative cabinet strictly to craft supplies. Keep drawers clutter free by storing loose items in tiered makeup holders, empty egg cartons or muffin tins and arranging ribbon and craft paper by color and size.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMPTY CORNER OR HALLWAY:
Transform your workspace into a cozy crafting corner. Inexpensive pegboard is an ideal small-space solution for storing supplies and displaying recent projects like crafter Jenny Larsen did in her craft area.
Take advantage of dead space in your home by installing a countertop craft station like this one in HGTV Green Home 2012. Built-in cabinets under the long work surface keep the area both functional and decorative by offering an organized spot to store messy supplies. A hallway or breezeway with lots of natural light works best for this type of craft room.
Color matters in a small space. To keep your work area looking and feeling clutter free, choose storage units in neutrals or varying shades of a bright, creativity-inducing color like this pretty turquoise.
IF YOU HAVE AN EXTRA CLOSET:
Adding extra lighting, such as lamps and chandeliers, can make a small craft room feel much larger. Maintain a clutter-free zone by integrating a mixture of closed and open storage, keeping the supplies you use most often in sight and within easy reach. A small island is also a good option for a closet-turned-craft room as it doubles as both work and storage space.
Designer Candice Olson turned this enormous walk-in closet into an artist's sanctuary by dividing it into three specific zones: a creative area, a compuster station and a reading lounge.
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IF YOU HAVE A LAUNDRY ROOM:
A room for laundry and crafts? Just think about how productive you could be! A laundry room doubles as a great craft area because it has a sink for cleaning up, a folding area that can also be used as a work surface and because it isn't a main room in the home, keeping it pristine and clean isn't a priority.
Transform your laundry space into the ultimate craft room by installing built-in wall storage for craft supplies. The sleek cabinets in the "Do" room of HGTV Green Home 2011 offer tons of storage and also fold out into craft stations that can be tucked away when not in use. Brilliant!
Take a Quick Tour of the "Do" Room
Green Home "Do" Room Tour 02:18
IF YOU HAVE AN ENTIRE ROOM:
Oh the possibilities! If you're tackling a full craft room makeover, don't get overwhelmed. Start with a vision of what you want your room to look like and make a list of necessary features your space will need. Love to paint? Position your easel near a window with lots of natural light. Are you an avid sewer? Create easy-to-reach thread storage and mark out a spot to display recently finished projects like jess Abbott of The Sewing Rabbit did below.
Transform bare walls into floor-to-ceiling storage shelves or cabinetry like designer Abby Heatherington did in this adorable room. I love the turquoise color!
A large work table is a definite must. Choose one made from a durable material like wood, stone or metal and add a craft chair that's comfortable enought to sit in for long periods of time.
And don't forget to add a large magnet board on one wall to display your latest projects, design inspirations or your kiddo's artwork.