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Thread: Craft/Sewing Room - Update # 2

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    Craft/Sewing Room - Update # 2

    This is an update to my previous post: http://www.quiltingboard.com/mission...s-t170083.html. The work will start later on this week or early next week, and I've finally got the space all cleared out; there are just a few minor things left to move. The photos below show the area before work starts, and I've indicated on the photos what changes I'm making in the room.

    I'm adding a new wall, with a door, to separate the furnace and the laundry area from the new room. As there will not be a lot of clearance in this new space where the washer and dryer currently are, I'm moving the W/D over to the left where there will be a larger area for me to dump laundry on the floor to sort. The furnace/laundry area will continue to be a storage area.

    The existing door from the family room into the new space will remain. I'm adding a wall of closets in the new space. I'm also adding a wall of new upper and lower kitchen cabinets with a space in the middle for a chair. There will be a large cut-out in the existing wall next to the cabinet wall, where I will put a new sewing table (that I still have to shop for). The cut-out is on the same wall as the existing door to the family room and will serve two purposes: 1) It will allow me to see the TV from the new room while I'm working; and 2) I opted to cut a hole in this wall as opposed to taking the wall down entirely. This is because there is crown moulding in the existing family room and I would have had to rip it off the adjacent walls if I took down this wall. Since I didn't want to have to re-paint and re-install the crown in the family room, I decided to just cut a huge hole in the wall instead. The entire back of the house is floor to ceiling windows, and the sun shines down the basement stairs at the back and will, hopefully, extend into the new space once the hole is cut out.

    In case it doesn't, I'm having 6 pot lights installed on a dimmer, as well as under-cabinet valence lighting on the kitchen cabinet wall. The cabinets will be your basic stock white. I haven't picked out the counter top yet. The room size before any work is done is about 12' x 13'. I'll lose approx. 2.5' when the closets are installed, but I'm fine with that.

    I'm VERY excited about getting this construction done. I'll post updates as the work progresses.

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    Huge difference already. This is so exciting to watch. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Craft/Sewing Room - Update 2A

    I'm not sure why, but my photos with the notes on them didn't load, so I'm going to try again.

    P.S. After uploading again, I see that the right hand side of the photos are cut off. (I would really like it if there was a way to specify the pixel width for photos, because this would prevent this problem and eliminate scrolling. ) Also, the last photo still didn't load properly, so I give up. In the last photo, the grey wall is where the kitchen cabinets will be. The stud wall is where the large cut-out will go.
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    Last edited by Canada Kate; 01-03-2012 at 08:59 AM.
    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
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    Looks like it will be a terrific space! Can't wait to see it in its final pizazz.

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    This is going to be awesome! Keep us posted.
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    It will be wonderful!

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    It looking great. Can wait to see it done. You must be sooo excited

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    Looks like this will be a great space. Obviously a lot of time and thought have gone into the planning. Thanks for posting the current pics. Please post the "after" pics once the space has been completed.

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    Good for you, we all need are private spaces, Good luck and keep posting can't wait to see the rest
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    Its going to be great to it when its finished. Great to see your sewing rooms journey

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    It'll be wondeful when it is finished!

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    Good for you for designing the cut out so that you can see and communicate into the next room. I personally hate to be cut off from the rest of the house, although I know some folks feel differently. My sewing space is in our family room, so my hubby and I can watch sports together, even if I'm sewing. It works for us!

    Good luck on seeing lots of progress soon.
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    Keep us posted. So exciting for you!
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    This will b so nice, it will be orth it and all the planning for sure
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    Looks like it will be a terrific quilting haven

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    I would love to have a space that had like a blank canvas and then the room is totally designed for quilting...congratulations it looks like it will be an awesome space

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    This will be an awesome space when finished. Please keep us posted as your progress continues.

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    WOW - What a nice large space, can't wait to see it completed
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    A year ago my husband and I decided to take the family room which was in the lower part of our raised ranch and split the room in half. In order to separate the space a friend gave up 4 book shelves which we put two of them side to side and the other two back to back creating a half of a wall so to speak. It has worked out lovely for both of us and we each have our own space. But in a years time I have managed to buy lots of stuff and find I am running out of room. I am very organized so I know it is just a matter of refolding and reorganizing fabric and things of that sort. But here is a picture of my room. I have no closets so I had to make wise decisions for storage. All in all I think I did pretty good and love love love my sewing room. I call it "My piece of heaven"
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    Oh wow!! Beeboop71, you have a gorgeous place to create in.

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    beautiful space-lucky you
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    Very exciting. Love how you marked the placement with x's and comments are so helpful.
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    My sewing room is in the basement. Which is okay with me mostly ....... but I do feel cut off from my hubby who is up stairs. I always sew in marathons (I sew all day, I haven't figured out the 15 minute sew time some of you do) so I don't see him all day. It works for us as he likes sports and reading and I like home improvements shows, etc. But it is lonely down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilterfay View Post
    My sewing room is in the basement. Which is okay with me mostly ....... but I do feel cut off from my hubby who is up stairs. I always sew in marathons (I sew all day, I haven't figured out the 15 minute sew time some of you do) so I don't see him all day. It works for us as he likes sports and reading and I like home improvements shows, etc. But it is lonely down there.
    Bring a tv down to your sewing room for him, and get him a set of headphones.
    My husband and I use headphones in the study. We play two different video games sometimes. This way the other isn't disturbed by the sounds of the video games. Even now, we are both playing Skyrim, we wear headphones.
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