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    i have to say go big since you can do whatever you want.

    i'd go for a minimum of 16x20 and as large as 25x30.

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    As big as you can afford. You will soon fill it.

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    The best Idea I had for mine was to purchase upper kitchen cupboards to mount in the corner of my sewing room. I had them mounted on the walls, and set up my ironing board below them at an angle to the corner. It is the busiest part of the room, and gives me a spot to set fabric, out of the cupboards, as I search for just the right piece. I want to add more of them.

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    Mine is 20x30, and is packed with stuff. It was built for a watercolor artist, so has 7 windows and 3 skylights. I would prefer fewer windows so as to have more wall space. I like all the light but worry about fabric fading. I would recommend at least a half bath for you and hubby to share. I also like a place to heat water for beverages. Started with a dorm frig, but decided against it. At least partly smooth floor. Mine is on a slab, and it gets cold, so one half is carpeted. Messy tho', with lots of vacuuming to clean up both smooth and carpeted sides. Have fun dreaming and making it reality! Lucky you

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    I haven't read everything yet [because if I did, I would forget my trend of thought :o). I would consider how much space is needed to store everything I have right now, then plan to put in a little more -- or a lot-- than I already have. I'm sure all of the other ideas are great. I would consider a small bathroom if none is close by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louster388
    We converted my hubby's old garage into a wonderful studio for me. It is 20x20. The only think missing is a bathrrom but then if there was one I would never leave!
    I ahve a few pics attached......
    Ho do you manage it in winter? Is it insulated and heated? I worry about humidity effecting the machine.

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    We are in the process of "doing" my studio. It is about 28 feet by 28 feet with an adjacent kitchen (where we make wine), an adjacent guest room and full bathroom. Once it is completed (if it occurs in my lifetime) it will have a 12 foot floor to ceiling closet with shelves and some old dressers that I have painted white (reflects light better) so I can store my stash there. I will also have a rolling table (for cutting and pressing) 5 feet by 9 feet with storage below (a place for rolls of batting and cabinets on each end to hold smaller items. I also have the cabinets from an old kitchen painted a light color and a closet for hanging garments as they are being made. There will be about 15-20 feet of counter space along another wall with dropped down areas to hold my machines at the proper level. The counter is to be supported (partially, at least) by more old dressers cut to the right height and painted a pretty blue to which I plan to add a pearlescent glaze. I will also have a TV, hide-a-bed, recliners, end tables and reading lamps. My problem (I know, it sounds like I don't have any except that it isn't complete yet) is what kind of lighting and where I should place it. I live in Florida so I'll have 2-3 ceiling fans with lights. I'm thinking of two tiers of shelves for books,ets. above the sewing machine counter area and putting Ott lights under the lower shelf. Do any of you use track lights and if so, do they create a lot of heat? The air conditioning in this area of our house isn't real great. I have looked into the new LED track lights but it seems they don't really give the best/most useful light for this type of application. Any ideas?

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    Beautiful sewing studio.

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    Great rooms. I wish there were more space for my design hanging thingy.

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    all this talk has me suffering from a serious case of the green!!! :lol:

    i'm making a cutting table this week - will have pictures later, but i'd settle for getting stuff all in once place...Sewing room in one place, cutting table in another, iron in another and quilt frame in the office next to the computer & TV.

    although, the rest of the stuff is in the basement and this time of the year, it does get cold. Some day, maybe i'll finish the basement.....way way way down the road!!!

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