The Guest Room- Craft Room- Off Site Storage Facility- Catch All Room- That No One Can Use Because We Can't Even Get In It- Room
So you have this room that really has no purpose other than collecting all of the things that you do not want to deal with. Most of us have one of those rooms. It's that room that we frantically clean up before guests come to visit (you know....the one guest that comes in a whole year yet we feel as though we need a dedicated "guest room").
Well I have a client who had one of those rooms but she really liked doing crafts and so did her daughter so she hired me to help her carve out a space that a visiting guest could be comfortable in but where she could sew or scrapbook as well.
This is how the room started out:
It wasn't so bad, it just was not functional. The first thing that I did was measure the room and throw it into AutoCAD (because I'm strong like that). My client wanted to keep the existing bookcase in the room but we needed to move it because it was blocking a window. She also purchased a desk for work space and a futon for her guest to sleep on so I had to play around with the arrangement of the room.
This is what I came up with:
Floor Plan D got the rose and the rest of the floor plans were sent home. We decided to put the printer on the desk and eliminate the printer cart which maximized the space that we had to work with.
Let me just say one thing about my client....she has the best crafting supplies in the planet! We took everything out of their existing home and sorted them into like items and put them into cute little containers that my client purchased. The desk and futon were assembled and placed in their spots and the room came together just as we had planned.
This is the end result:
What a difference! Now there is plenty of room to craft, house a guest or escape to read a book! The best part about this make-over is that the cost was fairly low. The futon can be found here and the desk here. The cubes were also found at a discount at various stores. Very functional and frugal! And the printer cart ended up fitting after all so it was an added bonus (and extra storage)!