Whether you’re searching for some clever organization solutions or thinking about transforming that extra room in your home into a crafting room or studio, this week’s blog has plenty of ideas to help you turn your space into a haven of creativity. Happy crafting!
Best locations for your new craft room
If space is limited, you can try integrating your craft area into an existing room that already has a purpose. This could be a small, normally unused space adjacent to the kitchen perhaps, or even that corner of the basement that wasn’t updated when you finished the lower level of your home.
Other potential locations for your new craft area are:
- An extra walk-in or reach-in closet that’s not being used
- That extra space within or adjacent to your laundry room with easy access to water if needed
- An empty corner, hallway or landing at the top of a flight of stairs
- An under-used loft or even a room in the attic
Or what about that extra bedroom that’s never used? If you’re tackling a full bedroom-to-craft room makeover like our Soho/Summit example, try not to get overwhelmed with the scope of the project.
Just start slowly, with a clear vision of how you want your room to look, the type(s) of crafting that you’ll be doing in there, and then make a comprehensive list of all the necessary features your completed space will need.
For example, if you love to paint, be sure to leave space to position your easel near a window with lots of natural light. Is sewing your thing? Use base cabinets, wall cabinets, a solid surface top and even some small pocket drawers to create a sewing station complete with enough space for your machine, plus some easy-to-reach thread storage.
As a finishing touch, you can even mark out a focal point to show off and display all of your recently finished projects.
Don’t skimp on the storage!
Along with having a large, dedicated work surface, be sure that your new craft space has ample storage for all of your supplies, and use some clever ideas to help keep everything neat and organized. Remember, a room that’s tidy and easy to maintain will help you stay focused on your crafts, not on how your room looks.
You can achieve this very easily by speaking with an experienced designer at your Kitchen Craft Retail Store location. They’ll show you how you can transform bare walls into efficient, floor-to-ceiling storage shelves and/or cabinetry.
What about the look and feel of your craft room cabinets?
When putting together the “look and feel” of our craft room example, we wanted to keep the look fairly sleek and modern with slab doors and drawer fronts, but also wanted to inject a bit of a natural beauty into the space. To achieve this, we used the combination of one of our best-selling woodgrain thermofoils, Soho Talc, with a vertical grain pattern, combined with one of our most popular paints on MDF with the Summit door and moonlight finish.
The thermofoil provides long-lasting durability, with easy clean up if necessary, while the hue of the painted moonlight finish on the MDF doors provides a real compliment, not only to the rest of the cabinets, but also to the countertop and wall colour in the room.
Whatever your taste in cabinetry style and colour, we’re confident you’ll find exactly what you need when you consult with your designer. Start by identifying and measuring the space you will use, create a rough layout, being sure to include a list of needs for the room’s functionality, and then let your imagination go wild with our selection of on-trend door styles and unique finish options.
Is There a Kitchen Craft Craft Room or Studio in Your Future?
As you already know, using Kitchen Craft kitchen cabinets in any room of your home will give you results that are brimming with both elegance and function. When you’re ready, consult with your Kitchen Craft Designer to explore and choose the cabinets that will make your craft room or creative studio as unique and crafty as you are.
Get started today!
Contact a designer at the location nearest you to schedule your first appointment. We hope you will enjoy your new Kitchen Craft cabinets for many years to come!
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