A craft room or a hobby room can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Of course, the particular craft or an art form that you work with most will certainly influence the kind of equipment you need.
Let’s say you are passionate about building model cars, boats, and planes. Chances are you would prioritize storage for small tools, X-acto knives, and small clamps. Surely you’d want an area where you could keep things neat and clean for finish painting. It would probably be nice to have an area where you could store display supplies and maybe even room for a prized display piece or three.
Make It Uniquely Yours
This type of craft room would be very different from say someone who liked to paint. In that type of craft room, the priority might be given to space for an adjustable easel, a counter for stretching and framing canvas, and places to store drying gear or drop cloths.
Someone who loves to sew and make quilts might have a completely different set of needs and storage priorities. For them, a securing sewing table with a fold out extension might help when working with larger pieces of fabric. Space to stretch, measure and cut various fabrics and thread storage built into shallow cabinet door shelves might top their list.
Closet Tec’s designers understand that a craft room is about more than just storing a bunch of materials and equipment. For a lot of people, it’s the place they go to get away from the stresses of their day and immerse themselves in something they love. For some, it’s practically a staycation!
Our designers will take the time to talk with you to assess your needs and explore various options. We have years of experience working to bring the most out of even the most limited of spaces. We specialize in being able to find just the right organization system for any room in the house.
Some popular features you might find in a craft or hobby room include:
A large work desk
A convenient place to store equipment
A light table that can also double as a work desk
Equipment cubbies with lower spaces to store large tote bins
A workbench with flip-top storage
Hanger space for textiles, craft paper, or fabric
Under cabinet LED lighting
Wall track system with adjustable hooks
Easy-access drawers and cabinets for full hands
Cabinets with glass door to let you see what’s inside
A tastefully disguised audio system for musical ambiance
A basket system to conveniently hold bulk items close at hand
Fold out doors with shallow shelves for holding the thread and small supplies
Gift wrapping center
“Store Everything Within Reach”
Giving your child a corner of your craft room or making a dedicated craft corner in their playroom is also a great way to keep the mess of creativity isolated to one area. With creative children, speed is sometimes of the essence. Being able to quickly pull out a small kid’s art easel can keep them from getting bored during the setup. A small craft table set to their height gives them a place to paint, sculpt, and play.
The features that will be best for your child’s hobby corner will of course vary depending on their age, interests and skill level. Our designers understand that it’s also their space too. Whenever possible we try to be mindful that your child will need an art or creativity space that grows with them.
An adjustable storage space system can help hold the items they move or be changed to accommodate other materials, should their interests change a few years later.
Some popular options to consider in child’s craft room might include:
A roll of craft paper, or a shelf for a drop cloth
A hand-held vacuum cleaner
A quick and convenient place to store a small adjustable easel
A secure box to hold scissors and other sharp tools
A large pull out waste bin
A collapsible laundry hamper
Hooks to hang aprons, smocks, and paint shirts