Making the time to relax and enjoy your hobbies or creative interests is important for many individuals. Whether it be sewing, painting, model building, jewelry making, photography or reading; most hobbies require a work area and storage space for supplies and tools. There are many areas of the home that are ideal for creating craft and hobby rooms. In some cases it may be as simple as purchasing some furnishings and installing some cabinets or shelving, in other cases you may choose to remodel to create just the right space.
1. Attic. Now, here's a room that can offer you some privacy from the rest of the family if your hobby requires it. If your attic isn't finished, consider remodeling to accommodate your creative needs.
2. Garage. If your craft or hobby is a bit on the messy side or requires the use of heavy tools or machinery, your garage can be the perfect spot. Consider built-ins along the walls that incorporate a flat surface for working with storage shelving or cabinets above or below.
3. Basement. If you have a finished basement or are doing a remodel, consider creating a room or alcove. If you require a lot of space, sometimes this can be found in your basement, especially if it is unfinished.
4. Bonus room. Ah yes, the room over the garage...now here's a perfect space to claim for creative activities. Typically there are larger than the bedrooms, may have weird ceiling angles, and only one window. While this isn't ideal for creating a guest room, it's perfect for a craft and hobby room.
5. Kitchen. If you only need a small space, you may be able to find it in your kitchen. Use an adjacent wall from the main kitchen and create a desk space with cabinets to store supplies and match them to those in your main kitchen area.
6. Laundry Room. If your laundry room is large enough, consider sharing this space. This space can work well for sewing, quilting, knitting, or jewelry making.