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What do you need to know about hobby rooms?


Having a creative hobby is a brilliant way to relax and to exercise your right brain while designing something you love, but how do you set up your creative space and keep it organised? Read below to learn the best way to set up your sewing room, artist's studio, carpentry space or craft room. 

The sewing room
Any tailor or seamstress will tell you that having a designated space is essential for crafting beautiful clothing. It will allow for ease and of use and peace of mind when storing your materials and finding what you need quickly and easily.
What do you need to create the ideal sewing room?
1. Find the ideal room in the home away from noise and distractions.
2. Consider what furniture you will need: A stable desk or table will work perfectly for your worktop while a chest of drawers or wardrobe with multiple shelves will help you store all of your materials.
3. Whether you choose to sort your material by colour or fabric type, organise them the way you prefer and decide where you will store your pins, needles and thread.
4. Finally, decorate your sewing room with a coat of paint and some modern, trendy décors that inspires you to create the most exciting new items. 

The artist's studio
For those who love to express themselves on canvas, there is no better place in this world than in their artist's studio.
1. Find a room in your home which will provide you with the privacy you need to get creative and express yourself.
2. Set up your furniture, shelving for your supplies, a sturdy desk, an easel, a stool, a lamp and anything else you may need. Remember the possibility that this furniture will probably get a little stained and dirty while being in your studio.
3. Gather your supplies and decide how to store them. Keep in mind that certain mediums will need very specific storage requirements so that they do not dry, harden or lose their vibrant colours over time.
4. Use a drop sheet and make sure you have cleaning supplies like turps for oil paints.
5. Finally, decorate your studio so that it inspires you with prints from your favourite artists or even some of your own favourite pieces. 

The carpentry space
Many people enjoy carpentry as a pastime as the hobby is relaxing, but do you know how to set up a woodshop?
1. Find a room that has enough ventilation for dealing with fine sawdust and strong smelling varnishes, paints, adhesives, stains and polishes.
2. You will need enough light and electrical outlets to use your tools safely.
3. You may also want to consider the size of the entrance and exit, if your furniture is large it will need to get out once assembled. Garages are a home woodshop's favourite.
4. Make a list of the furniture that you will need, most carpenters benefit from having a worktop to design from, a place to cut the wood, an open area to build their projects, and enough shelving and space for all your tools and supplies.
5. Look for good quality tools and machinery as these will make or break your carpentry finishes. Good quality tools are an investment into your carpentry and should last you your whole life, so never skimp on your tools or machinery.
6. Storing your tools and small parts can be difficult, especially when organisation is key to finicky little screws and nails. Invest in a durable and easy to use organiser well-suited to store these pieces.
7. Keep your tool-box organised to avoid time wasting when working. 

The crafts room
Each craft requires a certain type of organisation but here are a few general tips to keep in mind:
1. Make an inventory of your tools and materials.
2. Choose a room with enough wall space and floor space to create shelving and storage areas based on your inventory list.
3. Store items that you use often in an easy to reach place and the less frequently used items further up on the shelves.
4. Apply labels on miniature drawers, boxes and anything else you may need to make it easier to stay organised.
5. Do an inventory clean out every three to five years to get rid of items you no longer need, haven't used in five years, or have simply dried up.
6. Finally, decorate your craft room with a coat of paint and some décor pieces that inspire you. 

Creating your own space to express your creative freedom requires planning and organisational finesse, so why not get your designer custom wardrobe, or infinity organiser to get the storage space suited to you and your craft? 

Now let's get moving and create a fresh new space for you to enjoy.
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