A Space you Can Call your Own: Creating a Hobby Room in Your Home
|September 15, 2017||Filed under Uncategorized|
Whether you have designs on creating a “man cave” or a “she shed” as a space in your home that you can call your own and enjoy some leisure time or pursue your hobby it would be a good idea to plan your space carefully before you set to work creating it.
Here are some tips and ideas that can help you to create a hobby room that fits your needs, including why it pays to visualize beforehand how you intend to use the space,
Get organized and make the most of the space
A couple of really key elements in the design process are making sure that you focus on organization and working out how you are going to make the most of the space you have to work with.
If you are creating a hobby room you need to think about all the tools, equipment, and accessories that you want to be able to store and have easy access to. It is no good ordering the parts you need for a project from someone like R S Components without having an organized space ready for these items when they arrive.
Try to visualize yourelf using your hobby room and work out from that how best to maximize the space and get organized so that there is a place for everything you need and there is a flow that helps rather than hinder your activities.
Make the most of the walls
How you design your hobby room will be influenced by what you will be doing or creating in it and some things, like arts and crafts, for example, require lots of storage space for all the bits and pieces that want to have to hand.
Most hobbies require you to have a reasonable amount of different items to hand and it makes sense to try and create a highly functional room that keeps as much as possible off the floor by using the wall space you have available.
Installing a wall unit and using open shelving will free up valuable floor space to be able to work comfortably without clutter and give you the room you might need for any equipment or machinery that you will be using.
Good reasons for cutting the clutter
Having a hobby room gives you the chance to do something you really enjoy and regardless of whether you are doing something for fun or it provides you with a bit of income, you will want to be able to work in a clean, comfortable, and clutter-free environment.
Eliminating clutter doesn’t just improve your productivity and make you feel more relaxed when things are more organized in your hobby room, it also gives you the chance to create a dual-purpose space.
Unless you can claim the space all to yourself as your own personal domain it might be that your hobby room has to double-up as a guest room every now and again. Having everything organized and keeping the room free of clutter means it will be easy to switch uses with minimal disruption.
If you think about how you will use your room and work on the design before you start creating it, the end result should be a space that you will enjoy spending time in.