I think it is a great idea. I have only one living room and my machine and cutting table are there. When I am sewing I can listen to TV and be with my husband. And it stays there when I have company. I also have a cutting table and my fabrics in a small guest room. Also, I have a friend who converted her "formal" living room into a craft room--complete with a sewing machine and three work tables. Why not use the space for something useful instead of letting it just sit relatively empty?