I've had a space in every house I've owned. Our first home was a ranch with a finished basement. That was a great space. I looked for pictures of the space but came up empty. Let's just say, it was perfect for my needs at the time. Carpeted floor, drywall on the walls, plenty of light, and a huge walk in storage closet with shelves for all of my various boxes of fabric. (I worked for JoAnn Fabrics through high school and college. Lot's of fabric.) I also had a big work table, a comfy recliner, and a book shelf for all of my craft books. It was a great space. Then we moved, moved, and moved again and my creative spaces became smaller and smaller. I used a dining room with the first move (so uninviting to have that mess at the front door), shared a small walk out basement space with a toddler (who had figured out quick how to turn the computer off) with the second move, and finally with the apartment we lived in while building I was reduced to carving out space in our bedroom with an unused bathroom as storage. That first house was the last good space I had until now.
Since before we were married, we planned for the day we would build our dream home. As we lived in or visited various homes through the years, the layout of the dream home changed but the craft space was always there. One change was the total elimination of a formal dining room and the other was to get the craft/creative space away from the kitchen. Thank goodness 14 years went into the planning because this place is awesome!
We live in the woods where visits by deer are common.
The Crafty Storage blog that I mentioned at the beginning of this post has plenty of drool-worthy scrap supply storage solutions. All of them are so pretty but what if you don't have that kind of money for brand new and matchy-matchy storage products? (Or simply have too much as my husband will tell you.) Well you end up with something like I have going on here in my shop.
Here is the hub of my space; my link to the outside world. Where Mickey Mouse stands ready and the internet offers up endless ideas.