The shed was insulated and lined, fitted with power, light and even a heater - ensuring that it's warm and comfortable. It was snug even at 4am when the combination of medication and inspiration took Tracey out there to work in the wee hours!
If you like the idea of a craft shed - can you efficiently and safely get the work done to supply those comforts? It's not rocket science, but worth planning from the start.
Organisation from scratch!
Storage was easy to manage, as a blank rectangle with the door and window all on the same wall, instantly gave three walls to work with. Shelves were put up, and second hand storage units added.
What would you really want to hand in a craft shed? Would your hobby kit fit effectively into the space, and leave room to work?
Luckily the area is a good one, so sheds and garages etc aren't often targets for vandalism or theft. The door is well secured, a security light nearby, and the curtains down when not in use, to deter anyone trying to have a nosey.
Would your garden be a safe place for your craft safehaven? What steps could you make to add peace of mind? Simple additions like a motion triggered shed alarm are inexpensive and effective.
Keep inspiration close.
The walls, and especially around the desk, are full of pictures, sketches, photographs and unusual bits and bobs. These technique and colour tests, combined with happy memories, create a mentally comfortable space to relax and work in.
What frame of mind do you work best in? Relaxed, invigorated, energised? How can you decorate your space to help create that mood?
Want to show off your Craft Space? It just takes a couple of pictures and some bullet points! Get in touch.
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