Whether you still have children in your house—or they have all left the nest—having a space of your own for hobbies is a great thing to have. Renovating for this space isn’t as costly as a new kitchen, but there are still some things you need to think about.
Modern Eyes—Whether you are 60 or 30, having the proper lighting in a craft or hobby room is a must. Replacing scattered traditional lamps and flickering fluorescents with efficient desk and overhead task lighting gives and old room a new glow.
Compromise—As with any renovation, this is an important one. Just because the room may be used primarily by one person, it’s good to compromise so that your partner feels comfortable in there too. Long time couples are used to doing this—younger ones maybe need more practice! Compromising on the décor or giving your partner and area in the space is always a good thing.
Capitalize—No matter your age, consider the needs of future buyers when you are making changes to your home. Adding something that suits you and your needs, but that maybe can be easily removed if you sell your home. Or, update something a little more than necessary to appeal to future owners of your home.
Prioritize—List the important needs for the space in order of the need. For instance, if you are going to need more storage in the room, put that first, and then other things around this. That way, your budget will be easier to follow because you have the larger needs dealt with right away. If you are careful as you go, you will find that a lot of “wants” on your list may be able to fit in the space, too, because you have planned what you want out first and been able to budget accordingly.