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Thread: Final modifications to studio, submitted to builder!

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    The design wall is "above" the armoire in the photo, it will actually be to the side of it. That space (3 feet) isn't enough for anything else, and there's room for it to be 10'x12' if I prefer. Hubby will build it for me afterwards.

    No room for a larger bathroom. My original design didn't include one as we were going to build right next to the house, but it got moved out into our orchard, about 300 feet from the house, so I had to chop down everything to squeeze the bathroom in.

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    How nice to be able to plan your sewing room, right from an empty shell! Lucky You!
    I didn't look at your earlier drawing, but here's some thoughts, late as they may be!

    * if you're planning to use it as an utility sink ... you might want a larger room to allow for space to work, and set things to the side as you work.
    * you mentioned your design wall was above the armoire ... when using, you may prefer to not have the armoire in the way, for easy access for placing of blocks or assembled sections of a quilt ... or even a whole quilt.
    * you can't go wrong with a larger design wall! Mine is 10 ft x 7ft and I've never regretted it, as I can have more than one project on at a time and have even had fully assembled quilts on, til they were quilted. I do have the full 8 ft to the floor, but kept the wall above the plugs, to save fitting around them.
    * indeed, add an easy chair or small couch to get comfy in, when doing hand sewing that takes time!

    Good Luck ... and have FUN with the process!

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    I can't answer you on the amperage. We'll be tying into my hubby's shop which is on it's own meter, 220 service. I WILL be having separate breakers for both ironing stations and each work station. I'm going to put a ton of can lights in the ceiling, with daylight spectrum florescent bulbs in them. I have them in my kitchen and love them. They'll not only be around the perimeter of the room, but over each work area and in the closet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald A View Post
    Be sure to include wiring for overhead lighting and plenty of wall outlets. The older I get the more light i need.
    How many amp electrical service panel are you considering?
    Can't wait to see finished studio.

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    Thanks! That's very good to hear seeing how I planned this with 2 day's notice, LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by cricket_iscute View Post
    You did a really great job planning this. I love to plan sewing and other rooms, and there is nothing I would change.

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    I'll have to make new covers Nellie, I have a new "look" in mind for my studio!

    Quote Originally Posted by nellie View Post
    enjoy your beauitful sewing studio ,where i know beautiful lovely quilts will be maded CJTinkle and don,t forget to show your sewing machine covers in new home

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    It looks spectacular! Good luck w/ your new space.

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    I have a dorm refrigerator for water, etc. and a coffee maker. Makes life easier.
    Create with joy in your heart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjtinkle View Post
    I used Koala's online room planner:
    http://mykoalastudio.com/room-planner/
    Thanks, will have to check that site out.

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    It will be perfect for you. Good plan.
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    Maybe a place for coffee pot and a mini frig for diet coke.....

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    You could possibly use a small apartment size fridge and coffeepot to entertain guests or take a break?

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    This is going to be some sewing retreat. Please keep us posted.
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    Wonderful design, enjoy!

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    Wow! Looks awesome. I can only imagine your excitement. Sew happy for you and know you will enjoy it! Please post pics!
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    Just let me know`and I'll be over to help you break it in when it is done!!
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    What a room!!! Have fun!!!
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    it will be 'A Room of Ones Own'.
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    Looks great. Enjoy! Pictures would be fun as it goes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R View Post
    This looks awesome! I don't think I would ever leave. Congratulations and be sure to post pics along the way.
    You need a couch and a comfy King size bed too. I am missing the bathroom but do have a sink and microwave. Great studio!
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    Wow - what a great space! Mine's not nearly as large or wonderful as yours but I do see one thing we have in common that I wish I could change: My design wall, like yours, is at the end of my long-arm. It's "okay" for laying the quilt out but if I want to take a picture of something on the wall I have to be a contortionist leaning over the quilt frame to try and get a straight-on shot. I also wish I would have put it closer to my sewing machine so I could take things off the wall directly to the machine for piecing. Congratulations on the room - it's awesome!

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    This is going to be a fantastic space. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of it!

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    It looks wonderful. I think you need one of those little dorm refrigerators and you would never have to come out. Hehehe!

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    How exciting for you!! Can't wait to see pics of the finished room!!
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    Microwave, coffee pot and small fridge. HA!! That is such a cool plan.....wonderful....enjoy!!!

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    Just wondering how things went with your building of new studio. I am in the planning stages, do you have any advise for me. Were you happy with the finished size? I am thinking go ether 16 by 20 or 20 by 20.

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    Awesome. If you added a small refrigerator and a microwave you could live there.

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