How Would You Design Your Workspace or Studio? – part 2

Walk-in Closet

Walk-in Closet

What do you do with all the stuff involved in your craft(s) and in selling them? Where do you put it all? Before, I had it spread all over the unfinished basement. It was hard to find anything. Now, I have a walk-in closet.

Closet - Another View

Closet - Another View

Until the great clean-up and reorganization, I knew I had a lot of fabric. I just didn’t really know how much. Relatives may be getting quilts for special occasions as soon as I get the sewing area upstairs set up. I have been moving that in the remodeling chaos also. If I ever finish, pictures may follow someday.

Workroom 2

Workroom 2

If you walk through this doorway, you will come into the second workroom. It is designed to be a kiln and glass grinding room. I wanted to keep all that glass dust contained. I wanted a sink nearby and I wanted some ventilation. There is a dedicated circuit for the larger kiln. There is a larger size bathroom fan and a laundry sink.

Workroom 2 - view 2

Workroom 2 - view 2

Workroom 2 - view 3

Workroom 2 - view 3

This is my larger kiln. It used to live under the entryway table. You couldn’t come in the front door if I was using it. What an upgrade! The shelf behind the kiln was empty space that was going to be boxed off. Instead, we put a piece of counter top on it and I can use it to store my gloves, molds, and other stuff I use a lot.

Workroom 2 - view 4

Workroom 2 - view 4

This is the glass grinding area. If you aren’t familiar with it, the first thing you need to know is that glass dust is very dangerous to your lungs. Grinding is always done wet. You need to wear a mask. It also is very messy. It sprays everywhere. I was thrilled to have a separate space to contain it all.

What about selling the house? Legally, we can’t call the first workroom a bedroom. The egress window is slightly too high. We do have an office upstairs that qualifies as a bedroom, so it could be legally sold as a 4 bedroom house. Personally, if I had a teenager at home, they would go in that room. Who wouldn’t love a walk-in closet? The second workroom is a little weird, but it backs up to the bathroom. Can’t you see blowing out that wall and making a great spa bathroom with a gigantic whirlpool tub?

Now, I just wish I had time to actually get working in here. I have been itching all summer to get my hands on my glass. Having it packed away was torture. Unfortunately, I have other obligations and it will have to wait. This week, I am off to The Creative Connection Event. I applied and was chosen to do 2 pitch slams. I am pitching a quilting book for the craft book author pitch slam. Later, I was also informed that I could do a textile designer pitch slam. I am off to polish off my presentations and write my pitches. I can’t wait to see some of my designer friends and hopefully learn some great things.

Denise

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to How Would You Design Your Workspace or Studio? – part 2

  1. Wow, your workspace/studio is awesome! Congrats!

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