3 Creative Bedroom Storage Furniture Ideas to Lighten Your Closet’s Load

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The key component in keeping an organized bedroom is to have a closet space that’s well-designed and highly functional.

A well-managed closet can keep clutter from spilling out into the rest of the bedroom, but a closet won’t always be able to handle all of your wardrobe storage needs.

That’s when it’s time to consider some bedroom storage furniture ideas to help lighten the load in your closet a little.

Bedroom storage furniture ideas you may not have considered

Perhaps you’re looking for some supplemental storage systems for the bedroom for the following reasons:

  • your bedroom closet is too small
  • you own too many clothes and can’t find the time to properly thin out your wardrobe
  • you want to make better use of the storage space in your bedroom

A dresser and nightstand/bedside table are some obvious examples of bedroom storage furniture most of us use.

If you’re looking for some additional outside-the-closet bedroom storage furniture ideas to keep things tidy, here are a few outside-the-box suggestions.

1. Bed surround

When it comes to adding extra non-closet storage space to a bedroom, it’s hard to beat a bed surround.

This versatile piece of furniture gets somewhat overlooked when homeowners are considering the best bedroom storage furniture ideas.

Here’s why a bed surround is worthy of your consideration when you’re looking for smart ways to furnish your bedroom:

  • maximizes your bedroom storage space
  • provides a comfortable sleeping space
  • adds a stylish decorative touch to a bedroom

Let’s start with the valuable underbed storage a bed surround provides. The integrated storage drawers are perfect for things like out-of-season clothing, pillows, and blankets. And unlike a traditionally open underbed storage space, all your belongings will stay clean and dust bunny-free.

Bed surrounds can also include everything from nightstands, a headboard with cabinets and shelving storage, and even a custom wardrobe (or two).

And with a bespoke bed surround design, everything from the drawer sizes, shelf widths and depths, lighting placement, finishes, and any other available features can be customized for you.

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2. Wardrobe

A wardrobe (also known as an “armoire”) is another smart solution to turn to when you need more bedroom storage. The beauty of a wardrobe is that it can fit anywhere there’s free space in a bedroom.

Some people are under the impression that a wardrobe is little more than a furniture enclosure with an extra hanging rod or two, along with a shelf.

While it does function as an extension of your closet for clothes hanging space, a wardrobe can do so much more. Many of the useful accessories and features that make a closet organization system so effective can be added, too. Examples include:

  • full-length mirror
  • drawers with dividers
  • pullout shoe rack
  • a valet rod, tie/scarf rack, and decorative hooks

Wardrobes are a great storage option if you’re finding a shared closet space too frustrating to maintain with your partner. Create a separate storage space for one of you by adding a wardrobe to your bedroom.

Bedrooms aren’t the only room in a home where a wardrobe can be added, either. They’re ideal for a playroom, storage room, guest room, or any room without adequate (or any) closet space.

And just like a bed surround, going the custom route for the wardrobe you’re buying allows you to personalize the design to suit your needs, both functionally and aesthetically. With decorative touches like metal grill or glass doors, crown moulding, and stylish door and drawer pulls, a bespoke wardrobe becomes a beautiful furniture display piece.

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3. Wall bed

You might not think of a wall bed when you’re considering bedroom storage furniture ideas, but it might actually be perfect for your needs.

A wall bed’s clever design is all about space-saving and nothing occupies more floor space in a bedroom than a bed. Wouldn’t it be nice to reclaim the floor space a bed takes up when you don’t need it?

Wall beds (also known as “Murphy beds”) conveniently fold up into a stylish cabinet when they’re not being used. That makes them ideal for guest rooms, micro-condos, or any room where space is limited.

You could also optimize your available space by creating a multi-purpose room that functions occasionally as a guest room and as a home office the rest of the time.

And we’re not including wall beds on this list of creative bedroom storage furniture ideas just because the bed itself can be stored away.

A custom wall bed can also incorporate surrounding drawer and cabinet storage, to really expand your bedroom storage options.

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Great bedroom storage furniture ideas to keep you organized

Organized Interiors has the highest quality bedroom storage furniture ideas and custom closet solutions for your home.

Schedule a free in-home design consultation with us to discover how our 40+ years of organization expertise can help you to improve the storage flexibility in your home.

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9 Great Ideas to Revitalize Your Spare Room

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Having a spare room in a house is something that’s viewed by most homeowners as a luxury.

In reality, having an extra room in the home that lacks much purpose can end up becoming a hassle.

These rooms typically become catch-all storage spaces (also known as “dumping grounds”) for other items that can’t find a home elsewhere in your home.

Sure, that means your home’s other rooms might have less clutter. Spare rooms will get filled quickly, however, particularly because they’re such an available and convenient storage space.

After a few years, the room can turn into a disorganized mess that will become one big, long decluttering project you’ll need to eventually confront.

Find a higher purpose for your spare room

While we all need to store things in our home, a spare room could be used for a lot more than just storing boxes and junk. This little-used room can be revitalized to give it more purpose and functionality.

Why not create a useful space that can benefit the whole family?

Maybe you and your spouse are recent empty nesters. If so, that’s even more reason to treat yourself to a dedicated room that enhances your lifestyle and accommodates your interests.

Here are nine great spare room ideas to help you get the most out of this underused space.

1. Home entertainment room

Whether your family is big or small, a dedicated room for enjoying movies, TV shows, and video games in the most comfortable setting possible makes great use of a spare room.

A 4K home theatre projector with a projection screen and surround sound system will nicely simulate the experience of going to the movie theatre (without the crowds and high concession stand prices).

Or go with a big screen TV set within a custom entertainment centre that can also hold all of your media devices and other audio/video components.

Depending on where the entertainment room is located in the home and how loud it might get in there, installing acoustic panels to reduce noise might be wise.

Add a big sofa, some recliners, and maybe even a small bar to round out the room’s design. Your spare room can now be used as the ultimate space for hosting movie nights and sporting events for family, friends, and neighbours.

2. Mudroom

If your spare room is near an entryway in your home, creating a mudroom might just be the best use for it. Shoes, umbrellas, jackets, and other outwear can all have a proper home using hooks, shoe racks, and other organizing solutions.

This functional transitional space between your home’s inside and the outdoors has a lot of benefits:

  • you’ll keep your home’s entryway area more organized
  • keeps wet jackets and dirt and mud tracked in from outside in a contained, easy-to-maintain area
  • add custom cabinetry for extra functional home storage space

3. Dressing room/large walk-in closet

If you’re constantly struggling to manage your bedroom closet space, there’s no better solution to your closet woes than a bespoke dressing room (also known as a large walk-in closet).

A spare room is perfectly suited for this purpose and makes managing your wardrobe much easier. With a spacious dressing room, you’ll be able to find items of clothing effortlessly. This will result in less time spent searching for misplaced items (and possibly making duplicate purchases).

In addition to its storage benefits, a luxurious dressing room also gives you a private space that you can customize to your tastes. Here are a few ideas of what you could add:

  • a comfy chair or stylish bench with hidden storage space
  • full-length mirrors
  • a makeup table
  • an island with storage drawers
  • relaxing lighting
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An underused spare room can be turned into a spacious dressing room/large walk-in closet that’s stylish and functional.

4. Kids playroom

If you have youngsters in the house, you know how much of a challenge it can be trying to keep their toys and belongings organized.

That’s why turning a spare room into a kids playroom is a very practical idea. A kids playroom gives your children a dedicated space to play, which should help keep the rest of your home a little tidier.

Add a kids worktable for arts and crafts projects and paint the walls with a colour (such as a shade of red) that helps stimulate their creativity.

If your children have sleepovers frequently with their friends, a kids playroom could also incorporate a space-saving wall bed.

5. Home office

A spare room that you barely spend any time in and is only used to collect clutter is as far from being a productive area in your home as it gets.

You can change that by turning a spare room into a highly productive home office.

More and more companies are giving their employees the option to work from home on a full-time or part-time basis. A home office that’s professional designed can help you get the most productivity out of the space.

A home office also has other valuable uses. It can be used as a quiet room to work on your taxes or catch up on your email replies or your kids can use it as a private study space.

6. Guest room

If you regularly have overnight guests staying in your home, turning your spare room into a guest room makes a lot of sense.

You can have a room that’s always ready to accommodate guests, without having to come up with makeshift sleeping arrangements that aren’t always comfortable for visitors.

The centrepiece of your guest room makeover can be a pulldown wall bed that’s every bit as comfortable as a traditional bed. A wall bed’s biggest benefit is that it stays hidden until it’s needed, which frees up space in your guest room.

A guest room could also be combined with a small home office space to give you a room with dual functionality.

7. Fitness room

If driving several times a week to the gym to work out is getting old, turn your spare room into a fitness room.

The convenience of having a fitness room at home can help keep you motivated to stay fit, which is a great way to relieve stress.

You can also tailor a home fitness room to your workout needs, whether it’s yoga, strength training, cardio, or hitting a punching bag that’s your exercise method of choice. Add the exercise equipment you need and a small TV screen or sound system to accompany your workouts.

A fitness room at home can pay for itself in a few years with the money you’ll save on annual gym membership fees (which can cost more than you might think).

8. Wine room

If you’re a wine connoisseur, is your growing wine collection in need of more storage space? Perhaps your wine collection has never had a proper home and is being stored on wine racks in your basement or living room.

The perfect solution is to turn your spare room into a dedicated wine room or a walk-in closet wine cellar.

Have your dream wine storage system customized to your spare room and wine storage needs. If space allows, a dedicated wine storage room can also incorporate design features that allow you to use the room as a space for entertaining guests.

You could also complement your custom wine cabinetry with stylish bar cabinetry to house the rest of your libations and spirits.

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If you’re a wine collector, convert your spare room into a wine cellar that also functions as a wine tasting room.

9. Craft room

If you’re the creative type, one of the best uses for a spare room would be to turn it into a space that can bring out the best in your creativity.

This could be in the form of a craft room, sewing room, music room, or art studio that allows you to enjoy such hobbies as:

  • sewing and knitting
  • scrapbooking
  • playing an instrument
  • painting and drawing
  • ceramics
  • model building
  • horticulture
  • gift wrapping

A room meant solely for your creative interests gives you privacy and lets you conveniently resume working on a project whenever you have free time. Studies also show that creative activities improve your mood and help to clear your mind.

Transform your spare room into something beautiful

Organized Interiors has lots of experience when it comes to transforming underused spare rooms into beautiful and functional spaces.

Book a free in-home design consultation with us to discuss how your spare room can serve your family in a much more meaningful and productive manner.

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How to Choose the Right Decorative Hardware for Cabinets

New custom cabinetry makes a world of difference in how a room looks and functions.

The creation of a home office, a dressing room, a new closet, or any other project involving custom cabinets requires a lot of decisions to be made about what will be included in the design of the cabinets.

Choosing the right decorative hardware for cabinets that are part of your home improvement project is just one of those many decisions.

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Decorative hardware for cabinets: why finishing details matter

The type of decorative hardware used with your custom cabinetry might seem like a minor detail in relation to the wider scope of what may be a big project. But you can be sure, every detail matters when you’re having something designed that you’ll be using and looking at every day.

The decorative hardware for cabinets you choose will be right there, front and centre, on the finished product. The right choices of cabinet knobs, pulls, and hooks can add character to a room, in subtle or more pronounced ways.

Poorly chosen decorative hardware, on the other hand, can have a similarly negative effect on the visual appeal of a room. Your decorative hardware choices also put a personalized stamp on your custom cabinetry.

So exactly how do you make smart choices when it comes to decorative hardware for cabinets? Here are a few tips.

Give yourself plenty of options

Psychologist Barry Schwartz’s 2004 book The Paradox of Choice argues that having an abundance of choice is a bad thing. We think he couldn’t be more wrong, at least when it comes to having custom cabinets designed.

The whole point of choosing custom cabinetry over a big box store’s limited selection of off-the-shelf furniture is that you get the ability to have it designed to your needs (and let’s not overlook its higher quality, either).

A key element of that customization includes choosing your decorative hardware.

The more decorative hardware choices you’re presented with, the better chance you’ll have of finding the perfect hardware accessories to beautifully accentuate your custom cabinetry or closet space.

An abundance of choice with custom-built products brings you that much closer to complete satisfaction with the finished product.

Organized Interiors knows the benefits and importance of giving our customers plenty of decorative hardware for cabinets options. Our showroom has hundreds of samples of the industry’s best designer decorative hardware, including the largest selection of Richelieu decorative hardware in the GTA.

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Organized Interiors’ showroom has hundreds of samples of the industry’s best designer decorative hardware.

Complement your bespoke cabinetry and home décor

In addition to complementing your bespoke cabinetry, having a wealth of decorative hardware options has other benefits.

Cabinets that are designed to your specifications also make it easier to complement your home’s décor and its flow from room to room. Regardless of whether a room’s style is classic, contemporary, or transitional, there’s a decorative hardware style available to effectively complement and enhance any room’s look.

Should you go with a trendier style of decorative hardware that might not be as pleasing to you several years from now? Does your room’s existing décor style make the choice more obvious?

How about hardware sizes (meaning how prominent of a role do you want your knobs or pulls to play in the cabinets’ profile)? How much of your own signature do you want to put on your bespoke cabinetry?

There are many questions to consider when making your decision about decorative hardware for cabinets, so be sure to leverage the expertise of a knowledgeable professional.

Get a hands-on experience

A big part of your research when choosing decorative hardware should include getting a hands-on experience with it.

The tactile experience of sampling potential pulls, knobs, and hooks you’ll be touching every day will give you a more personal connection to them.

An up-close sampling of important factors like the hardware’s comfort and functionality will give you a better sense as to whether they’re the right choice for your custom cabinetry or closet.

Does a weathered, rustic finish on a brass pull feel nicer to the touch than a smoother polished chrome finish? Maybe the feel of an antique glass knob compared to a metal knob with a satin nickel finish is more to your personal taste. Which size of pull or knob feels more comfortable?

Actually touching the hardware will also give you an idea of what kind of quality your product has. Organized Interiors’ decorative hardware collection is manufactured to strict quality guidelines and features hardware created by world-renowned designers.

We actually call it Artware. Why? Well, we felt the hardware was so beautiful that calling it “art” only seemed fitting!

And there’s one more great reason to get an up-close view of the decorative hardware you’re considering – you’ll get a better idea of how it looks than you will from a picture on a computer screen or from a catalog book.

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Sample the GTA’s best selection of decorative hardware for cabinets

Spending the time to make the best choices when it comes to important finishing touches like custom cabinetry decorative hardware is well worth it.

Organized Interiors has the best selection of decorative hardware for cabinets in the GTA, just waiting to be sampled in our 10,000 square foot showroom.

If you’d prefer to have an Organized Interiors design consultant visit your home, book a free in-home consultation with us today.

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Top 7 Canadian Wines You Need To Try

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When you think of the countries who produce some of the world’s finest wines, names like Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal immediately come to mind.

Canadian wines may not have the history or prestige that the top winemakers from those countries have, but we do produce many outstanding varieties of wine. Obviously, Canadian icewines are now world-renowned.

Here are a few interesting facts about the Canadian wine industry:

  • Canada and Germany are the world’s largest icewine producers
  • approximately 75% of Canada’s icewine is produced in Ontario
  • in 2016, Canadian bottled wine exports were valued at $34.7 million (icewine accounted for 55% of that)
  • the wine and grape industry is responsible for more than 37,000 Canadian jobs
  • between 2011 and 2015, the national economic impact of the Canadian wine industry grew from $6.8 billion to $9 billion (a 33% increase)

7 Canadian wines that won’t disappoint

Clearly, our wine industry is robust and Canadian wines are receiving more and more international attention for their high quality.

We thought we’d spotlight just a few of the fine Canadian wines you owe it to yourself to try at least once.

2012 Limestone Vineyard Pinot NoirRedstone Winery

Ontario’s Redstone Winery was named Winery of the Year at the 2017 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada. That’s an impressive achievement for one of the relatively newer Canadian wineries.

Redstone’s sustainably farmed 38-acre estate vineyard in Beamsville (located between Hamilton and St. Catharines) produces award-winning Chardonnays, Rieslings, and Rosés.

Last month’s issue of Vintages magazine recommended Redstone’s 2012 Limestone Vineyard Pinot Noir ($25), citing its “elegant floral, raspberry, and wood spice notes”.

2014 Reserve MerlotMission Hill Family Estate Winery

B.C.’s Mission Hill Family Estate Winery helped put Canada on the international wine map when they took home the Best Chardonnay in the World award at the 1993 International Wine & Spirit Competition.

More recently, their 2011 Martin’s Lane Pinot Noir won the top award in the under £15 category at 2013’s Decanter World Wine Awards. Even more impressive is the fact they were competing against 14,000 other wines. That same year, Mission Hill was named the Canadian Winery of the Year at the National Wine Awards.

Earlier this year, respected Canadian wine publication Vintage Assessments recommended Mission Hill’s 2014 Reserve Merlot ($30).

2014 Okanagan Riesling IcewineInniskillin Wines

Inniskillin Wines, Ontario’s first icewine maker, is Canada’s largest icewine maker and exporter. Based in Niagara-on-the-Lake with a second winery in B.C., Inniskillin might be best known for their superb icewines, but icewines actually only account for about 10% of the winery’s annual output,

One of the most internationally well-known Canadian wineries, Inniskillin also attracts more than 250,000 tourists to their wineries each year.

Icewine lovers can’t go wrong with Inniskillin’s 2014 Okanagan Riesling Icewine ($53). It was a Silver Medal Winner at last year’s WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada.

Burrowing Owl 2014 Cabernet SauvignonBurrowing Owl Estate Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery was started in 1993 in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley wine region.

Considered one of the leading Canadian wine wineries, Burrowing Owl Estate recently picked up awards for several of their 2014-2016 vintages at the 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada.

One of those award-winning wines is Burrowing Owl’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon ($46).

2012 Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de BlancHenry of Pelham Winery

Henry of Pelham Winery produced their first vintage in 1988, in the early days of Niagara’s wine production. The winery produces an assortment of well-regarded red and white wines, as well as various icewines.

Toronto Life magazine praised their 2015 Chardonnay Estate ($20) as “one of the LCBO’s best bottles of Ontario wine”. Just last week, the Toronto Star spotlighted the winery’s 2015 Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir ($25) on a list of recommended wines for Easter dinner.

Sparkling wines are another award-winning specialty of the winery. Henry of Pelham’s 2012 Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blanc ($45) was a Gold Award winner at the 2017 All Canadian Wine Championships.

2015 Boswell SyrahQuails’ Gate Winery

Founded in 1956, B.C.’s Quails’ Gate Winery produces more than 50,000 cases of wine each year and is one of the most well-known Canadian wineries.

At the 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada, Quails’ Gate was named sixth on a list of Canada’s top 25 wineries.
Five Quails’ Gate wines also collected awards.

A November 2017 Globe and Mail article also singled out the winery’s 2015 Boswell Syrah ($55) as one of B.C.’s top red wines.

2015 Small Lot Wood Post RieslingThirty Bench Wine Makers

Celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, Thirty Bench Wine Makers is another Niagara-area winemaker receiving great acclaim for their premium wines. Here are a few recent awards they’ve received:

  • runner-up as Canada’s top winery at the 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada
  • Thirty Bench winemaker Emma Garner named “Winemaker of the Year” at 2015’s Ontario Wine Awards
  • “Best Performing Small Winery in Canada” award at 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada

Thirty Bench’s award-winning 2015 Small Lot Wood Post Riesling ($30) is one big reason for the winery’s popularity and high regard among Canadian wines.

Store the finest Canadian wines in style

If you’re someone who appreciates some of the top Canadian wines, you’re clearly someone who appreciates the finer things in life.

And fine wine deserves to be stored in the highest quality custom wine cabinetry available. Organized Interiors specializes in wine cabinetry designs that provide a stylish home for wine collections of all sizes.

If you’re looking for a more upscale wine storage solution for your wine collection, schedule a free in-home design consultation with us.

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7 Craft Room Ideas to Inspire Your Creativity

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That spare room in your home could be better utilized in many different ways.

Converting it into a guest room, walk-in closet, or home office are all good uses of the space, but here’s another idea you may not have thought of – creating a craft room.

A craft room can also be known by other names, such as a hobby room, sewing room, or art room.

Whatever name you give it, this room has one main purpose and that’s to provide a special space within your home to nurture your creative side.

A craft room to explore your creative interests

Perhaps you’ve had a longtime passion for a certain hobby that’s fallen by the wayside over the years, simply because you just lacked a properly set up space to enjoy it in.

Or maybe you’ve had a long-simmering interest in a specific creative pursuit that you’re looking to explore.

If so, a craft room is the perfect environment in which to begin or rediscover a hobby that provides a healthy outlet for your creativity. Having a dedicated crafting room conveniently allows you to easily resume working on a project whenever you have free time.

A craft room can accommodate a wide range of creative interests such as:

  • sewing and knitting
  • painting and drawing
  • scrapbooking
  • playing an instrument
  • ceramics
  • model building
  • gift wrapping
  • horticulture

The health benefits of creative activities

Many psychologists believe making time for creative activities clears your mind, heightens your mood, and generally provides health benefits.

No doubt, you’ve heard about the benefits of kids staying creative. Adults can also certainly benefit from indulging in their creative side.

After all, what could be healthier than escaping from the hectic pace of life with a little “you time” that revolves around one of your interests or passions?

Time spent in a craft room doesn’t necessarily have to be all about a solitary creative experience, either. This dedicated space can also be used to facilitate more fun family time working on collaborative projects.

It’s the perfect time to add a craft room

Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and hobby-specific blogs and websites are a bottomless source of rich information and inspiration for the creatively inclined.

With so much access to these creative resources, it’s no wonder “old school” pastimes like sewing and knitting have seen a resurgence in popularity.

Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, announced in 2016 that sales of sewing and knitting pattern kits aimed at kids had increased by almost 500% in their stores in the past year.

Just earlier this week, actress Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Netflix’s Jessica Jones) was on The Daily Show talking about how cool it was to knit.

There couldn’t be a better time to invest in a space that allows your creativity to flourish. Utilize these seven craft room ideas to help you create the most creative of spaces.

1. Choose the right craft room location

Choosing the right location for your craft room should be one of your first considerations. If you have a lone spare room, there’s not much of a decision to make. But what if you have a few more options when it comes to free space in your home?

If the latter situation applies to you, certain parental responsibilities may need to factor into the location of a craft room.

A parent with younger kids may not want to set up their new hobby room in, say, the basement. A more centralized home location that better accommodates close supervision and availability would make more sense.

However, if you don’t have kids or your children are older and more independent then picking a more private space for a craft room is ideal. You’ll be able to focus more on your hobby without household distractions, which should aid your creative process.

It might seem that a room with more natural light would be more conducive to creative thinking, but not necessarily. Some studies indicate that a darker environment helps some people be more creative.

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Customize your craft room to your hobby’s needs.

2. Customize your space for high functionality

Wherever your craft room ends up, you’ll want to get the most out of your dedicated creative space. Working with professionals like the design consultants at Organized Interiors will help you to have a room designed that’s optimized for high functionality.

High functionality and customizing your space so it aligns with your hobby’s needs go hand in hand. If sewing is your passion, you’ll need plenty of flat work space that can accommodate a sewing machine and room for everything involved with your current sewing project.

A sewing room can also include:

  • pullout shelves with spool holders for organized storage and easy access to threads
  • drawers with dividers to keep supplies like scissors and marking tools organized and close at hand
  • a wall-mounted pulldown ironing board that saves space

Tailoring your craft room to your hobby and how you work could also include adding an island with hidden storage, designing an L-shaped work surface, or creating a peninsula-style work surface that juts out from your desk and has open space on three sides.

These different designs may be more suited to crafting spaces where more than one person at a time will be working on the same project.

3. Create zones for a multi-purpose craft room

A craft room doesn’t have to be limited to a single activity, of course. Having your room designed to cater to multiple creative pursuits for yourself or other family members makes even smarter use of the space.

Two or even three zones in the craft room each be customized to a specific hobby. For example, a scrapbooking hobbyist could have file drawers incorporated into the lower half of their custom cabinetry design to store their scrapbook collection.

Designing a multi-purpose space with craft room zones will minimize the likelihood of disorganization within the room and create an effective workspace for all participants.

4. Keep comfort in mind

Investing the time, money, and space in having a craft room designed and installed ideally means you’ll be spending plenty of time within the space. Some of your projects may involve spending hours at a time in the same working position, so your comfort is important.

An extremely important decision when setting up your craft room will be your choice of chair. It’s worth it to spend a little more on an ergonomically correct chair that will save your back from fatigue during long crafting sessions.

Choosing the right height for your main work desk also goes a long way towards making your creative time a more comfortable experience. You could even have a standup workstation added to the design of the room, providing an additional workspace option that lets you stretch your legs.

Lighting will also play an important role in your crafting room’s comfort level. Find a good balance of ambient lighting and task lighting that suits your needs. A lot of crafting tasks require fine attention to detail, so effective task lighting is a must to minimize eye strain.

5. Make the most of your custom cabinetry options

Physical comfort is important. So is mental comfort. A relaxing, welcoming space fosters more creative energy and how that environment looks will play a large role in how it feels to you.

Being able to customize your craft room cabinetry will allow you to have a room designed that provides great functionality and matches your personality and design tastes. That means your new room will also mesh well with your home’s existing décor.

Make the most of your ability to customize countertops, shelving, cabinetry doors, drawers, and cabinetry hardware. Here are a few custom cabinetry and storage craft room ideas:

  • use wire mesh cabinetry doors for an eye-catching see-through look that also lets stored fabrics breathe
  • choose solid panel cabinetry doors to keep stored items hidden
  • build shelving space to store reference books and magazines or display a sewing machine collection
  • use deep open shelving with dividers for storing baskets with fabrics and materials
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Handy pullout shelves keep your thread collection easily accessible and well-organized.

6. Add tasteful finishing touches

Creative minds typically have an appreciation for the smaller, finer details in life. Things like nice finishing touches in a new room.

A craft room provides lots of opportunities to include tasteful personalized finishing touches that add design flair, character, and functionality.

Strategically placed lighting can be functional and add effective accents to your custom cabinetry to create a dynamic look. Cornice molding seamlessly integrates your craft room cabinetry with your existing room design for a clean, modern aesthetic.

Adding a tack board or magnetic white board to the craft room wall provides an area for posting project notes, reference photos, inspirational quotes, shopping lists, and other helpful reminders. Accessories like pullout valet rods and hooks provide handy hanging options.

Plants, artwork, and a nice rug can personalize your space even further.

7. Create useful craft room closet space

The benefits of an organized closet aren’t limited to just the bedroom. Organized Interiors specializes in creating spectacular closet spaces for any room in your home, including the craft room.

Whether you need hanging space for ongoing sewing projects or extra storage for craft room materials, a smartly designed closet enhances any craft room with its efficient use of storage space.

Make space for your creativity!

Schedule your free in-home consultation to learn more about how we can design a personalized, one-of-a-kind craft room for you that provides a valuable space for nourishing your creativity.

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