Nowadays, many folks around the globe have a special space inside their homes. This is usually a room they dedicate to a single hobby or a number of them. It serves as their place of retreat from the cruelty and seriousness of adulthood. Your options are almost limitless, and nothing is stopping you from creating this wonderful refuge from the outside world inside your home. Since you're reading this, there's a good chance you've thought about it for a while. That is why we've chosen to share this neat little guide to setting up a hobby room with you. Stay tuned!
Reduce noise pollution
We'll try to be quick here. Since your idea is to create a noise-free space where you can spend countless hours working on your hobbies or crafts in peace, ideally, the room should receive little to no noise pollution. Of course, that's rarely the case since most of us are city-dwellers.
There are many ways you can soundproof your hobby room. For example, you can add thick noise-canceling curtains, play some ambient music or add blankets to the walls. As a last resort, buy yourself a pair of noise-canceling headphones.
Before you decide which space you will use as a hobby room, make sure that the room gets little to no outside noise by soundproofing it.
Problems with space?
As we're sure you know, most hobbies require a lot of materials and supplies. Unfortunately, sometimes our hobby rooms just aren't big enough to handle all of that stuff. Luckily, there's a solution. You can rent a storage unit for all of the materials that do not fit inside your home. Also, you will need to make your unit clean and pest-free by pest-proofing or avoiding food in the space. You don't want any little pest messing up your hobby supplies! This is an easy solution, and many folks handle the space issue by renting a storage unit. All in all: you'll rest assured your stuff is stored safely, not far away from you.
Choose the ideal working table
A good working table will be the most critical item inside your hobby room. That is why you do not want to cut costs by obtaining a low-quality one. Your working table's surface should have enough space for all of your hobby supplies and materials. As you know, cramped areas that aren't inspirational never really make your creative juices flow correctly.
A solid, spacey working table doesn't have an alternative. Cramped spaces can limit our creativity!
Obtain good shelving units!
There is no hobby/craft room without good shelving units (open or closed). They're a necessity, so to speak. Store the materials you regularly use on open shelves for quick access. The materials you use a lot less you should be in closed shelving units in order to have a neat and tidy hobby room working space. Shelves are also vital because you want to maximize the free space you'll be able to use while working.
Think about adding countertops to your hobby room. Of course, that stands if you've made yourself a larger workspace. They're handy if you're used to moving around a lot. Make sure you install them at a standing height so that you avoid issues with back pain or sprains.
A comfortable chair is a blessing from above
There's no hobby room without a comfy working chair. Since you'll spend a lot of the time seated, you want to avoid back and neck pain. Also, we'll take a guess and say you're not all that ascetic and see pain as something rather unpleasant. So, yeah, buy yourself a quality working desk chair. While you're at it, you might want to try and turn your entire home into a comfortable space. A spacey, de-cluttered house is always the way to go.
A pegboard, anyone?
How about mounting a pegboard in your hobby room? Place it on the wall next to your working table. This is a good decision if you're not that into being disorganized and messy. By putting up a pegboard on your hobby room wall, you'll have all your art tools close at hand.
By installing a pegboard on your hobby room wall, next to your working table, you'll have all of your art tools nearby.
Introduce some order
So, how does one do it? Well, you can divide your working space into specific zones. For example, design an area just for your digital/computer needs. Also, make sure you have a place in which you'll work on more "analog" projects (sewing, painting, etc.). Use color to divide your working space. Paint the walls differently. Not only will your hobby room seem more organized (which, subsequently, inspires productivity in humans), but it will look way cooler.
Bring natural light into the room
This will be the last entry in our guide to setting up a hobby room. You can do this by putting up a large window inside your craft room. This, of course, isn't so doable once you consider the fact many hobbyists work in their basements. But, if you're one of the lucky ones to have an over-the-ground hobby room - go for it! You need a lot of natural light and fresh air, and that's exactly what you'll get by positioning your hobby room carefully.
Alright, folks! This was our little guide to setting up a hobby room. Now that we've got you covered on the subject, we're sure you'll create yourself a working space you most definitely deserve. Good luck with all of your projects!