Whether it just for fun or whether you are looking to open your own business, a home crafts studio can be a great workspace. You will be able to create anything that you want all from the comfort of your own home. Here are some of the things you should think about if you wish to create your own crafts studio.
A Place to Put It
Finding space to put your crafts studio may be one of the hardest parts of the process. You need a room that is large enough for you to move freely around any and all equipment you may have. It may need temperature controls like air conditioning depending on the materials you use as well as good ventilation and lighting. It may be difficult to find a room which fits all these requirements.
Alternatively, if you have the space for it on your land, you could create your own outbuilding to be used as the studio. Steel buildings are a great option to consider here and they’re widely used for workshops and craft spaces. Armstrong Steel create sturdy and reliable steel buildings if you’re in the market for one which can be customised to meet your exact requirements. They have a large photo gallery on their site of previous buildings they’ve installed which may give you a more clear view of what you’d get.
Storage, Storage, and More Storage
Your storage solutions are going to be some of the most important pieces of furniture in the room. They do not need to be expensive or hard on the eyes; there are many different organisational ideas which are both functional and great to look at.
The most important thing you need to remember is that you need space for all the supplies you already have plus plenty of extra space to fill. You want a crafts studio you can grow into and not one that you are bursting from the second that you move in.
You should also invest in a label-maker. Labels everywhere will save you a lot of time in the future when you are searching for one specific component.
All the Equipment
If you need any specialist equipment, now is the time to invest in it! Be it a whole kiln or just the sewing machine you have always dreamed of, a brand-new craft studio is the perfect opportunity to splurge. You also need to remember to include space for the new equipment in your plans for the studio’s layout. It would be incredibly frustrating if you designed the perfect space only to then discover the equipment you really need won’t fit in it.
A Kitchen Sink
We firmly believe that a home crafts studio is an ideal case of “everything and the kitchen sink”. No matter what you are planning to do in your crafts studio, a sink will at some point be beneficial to you. You can wash paintbrushes, wool, or clay-covered hands, as just a few suggestions.
A sink will help to minimise mess as you can clean up entirely within the crafting space instead of having to trek into your main house and potentially leaving a dirty trail as you go. It is a very easy thing to overlook but we also think it is essential for any craft room.