When my husband died in 2010 I waited a couple of years and then decided I no longer wanted the responsibility of a large house. So I got rid of the house and moved into a nice "seniors apt". That meant I had to give up my 11X15 sewing room, BUT NOT give up SEWING AND QUILTING. In one of my new bedrooms there was a 5'9" X6'7" closet and after a little measuring, I made it my new sewing room. There is room for my serger, and sewing machine, along one wall, and shelves on the other long wall too store my fabric stash. On the wall by the machines I put up a peg board that my DH had made for me and it holds all the rulers,etc. that I use. There is plenty of room to sit and sew and do everything I need to do except cutting....I do that on my dining room table. Also my ironing board is placed just outside the door so I just roll my chair a foot or two and can press everything. It does NOT feel claustrophobic as the door is always open when I am working in there and my machine is right next to the door. It is very light and also has an AC/H vent in there. I just open the door, open the window shades on the opposite wall of the BR and Walla!!! I am ready to sew. When I am ready to quit I just shut the door. Where there is a will, there is always a way.