The Rise of Specialty Rooms
Thanks to Stacey Freed of Remodeling Magazine for this great article:
As more people opt to remain in their homes and renovate, many want to create spaces that satisfy different areas of their lifestyle – not just the “necessary rooms.” Hence the popularity of man caves, media rooms, souped-up garages — and quilting rooms.
There’s a laundry list of cabinets and shelving for storage of myriad pieces of fabric, sewing machine parts, patterns and thread. You have to be detailed and organized. Checklists help. “Design is really critical so we could get the exact layout for how the client would utilize the space for sewing, ironing, pinning up the layout,” Bleyhl says.
- Everything needs to fold up or stow away so there is space to move around the room.
- Lighting is key. In this case there was existing overhead light. But Bleyhl added undercounter lighting.
- They installed a felt wall for pinning fabrics and patterns.