Turn a Spare Room into a Crafting Retreat

Whether you have a whole room, a closet, or only a cabinet to house your crafting space, use these creative tricks to design a dedicated crafting retreat where you'll love to spend time.

Are you looking for a creative way to carve out some space for the perfect crafting retreat in your home? The "crafty" solution might be a lot easier than you think! It could just be a matter of exploring the spare spaces available throughout your home.

Closet Creative

Craft Room

If you can spare a closet or consolidate two closets into one to free up space, you can create the perfect crafting retreat by adding shelving, a countertop, and a pegboard on the back wall for craft storage. As a bonus, you can shut the closet door to hide away any unfinished crafting projects!

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Make the Most of Your Guest Room

Collaborative Space

If you have a guest room that only sees visitors a few times a year, consider taking over a wall in the room to create your dedicated crafting area. Floor-to-ceiling shelving provides additional storage, and a small desk can give you a nice crafting work surface. A guest room closet can house your crafting supplies, sewing machine, and other products you'll want to have on hand.

Creative Cabinets or Shelving

Craft Room

If you can't repurpose a closet or part of an office for your craft space, consider taking over a cabinet or a shelving unit in another area of your home, such as a family room, basement, or bedroom. Large glass cookie jars and other canisters are a great (and pretty!) way to store craft supplies on open shelving. Clear plastic storage bins are perfect for storing craft supplies in closed cabinets.

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Combined Office and Craft Space

Full shot of craft room with violet and lime striped chairs and checkerboard flooring

Converting an existing office space in your home into a dual-purpose craft area is easy to do by adding pegboard storage to a wall to hold craft supplies. If you can, divide available cabinet and file storage spaces to house both office and craft supplies.

Armoire or Wardrobe

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Another option for creating a dedicated crafting retreat is to convert a large armoire or wardrobe with corkboard or magnetic board. Many types of armoires and wardrobes have built-in eletrical outlets that can be ulitized for a sewing machine, glue gun, and other craft tools that require a plug-in. Inside shelving can be customized to fit your crafting needs.

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