I have long been a fan of the HGTV show, Sarah’s House. My DVR is permanently set to record any new episodes so you can imagine my glee when after what felt like a two year hiatus, I all of the sudden started amassing a collection of new episodes to watch.
The premise is that Sarah buys a home and then renovates it room by room trying to get the max out of every dollar. This season, Sarah purchased a home in the suburbs that is being built from the ground up and is focusing on maximizing her upgrade budget to create a less cookie-cutter-ish home.
The biggest surprise so far for me was the inclusion of a craft room…something she’s never done before for the cameras.
Having spent quite a lot of time in my own home studio/office/craft room, I am well aware of the needs of this type of space and while my own square footage is about a 1/4 of what Sarah had to work with, I truly appreciated her space planning, her soothing design and her attention to specific needs of a multi-purpose room that needs to have lightyear’s of function.
A looooooong time ago, I set out to reevaluate and reorganize my own work space with nothing other than a desperate need for more function, a tiny budget and two years of experience trying to function in a space that just wasn’t working. I am pretty excited that what I came up with, and have been working with ever since, shares some of the main principles of Sarah’s craft room including a kitchen island work space, a linen tack board and a space plan that eeks out as much as it can from every possible inch.
As soon as I tidy it up a bit I’ll share my own pictures. In the meantime, what’s your biggest need in a craft/studio/office space?