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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Craft Shed: A Great Place to be Creative

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Finding space for storing supplies and working on creative pastimes can seem like a hobby within itself. In fact, you may find that organizing and taking out/putting away the materials you need to be creative are cutting into what little time you even have to be creative! You may even find that the very thought of the production of constantly setting up and putting away supplies is making you put off your creative side altogether.

An affordable, popular solution to all this is to create a space of your own for the sole purpose of crafting. However, building an addition onto your home is costly and may not really provide the solace you need to get your creative juices flowing. Utilizing shed kits to build your own craft haven is a great way to keep your creative supplies handy and your creative spirit nourished.
It’s easy to customize shed kits with shelving, furniture, and whatever essentials you might need for your particular hobby. Your supplies will be safe from the elements, and no longer taking up space in your home.
There are many types of hobbies ideal for the craft shed:

  • Sewing: You can permanently keep your big, heavy sewing machines and sergers set up in your craft shed. Store fabrics and threads in airtight, plastic bins to keep them safe. Filing cabinets are useful for storing patterns, and there’s plenty of room for a big, wide, cutting table that you never have to take down.
  • Painting: One of the messiest of hobbies, shed kits are ideal as an artist studio. With wide doors, they provide wonderful ventilation for working with artist chemicals. You can also choose where in your yard to place your shed to allow optimal natural light though the window. 
  • Scrapbooking: The supplies used for this meticulous craft never seem to end! It’s no wonder that you would need so much extra space to devote to the hobby. The possibilities for setting up and decorating shed kits as a scrapbooking oasis are as endless as the supplies themselves! Make it easy for yourself and put your printer and a computer in the shed as well to avoid running to the house to print off what you need. Just be sure to stock it with micr toner to avoid printing mishaps along the way.
  • Woodworking: Unlike the inside of your home, you won’t have to mind the wood shavings and sawdust that gets everywhere. A craft she is the ideal solution for your woodworking endeavors.
  • Photography: Shed kits can easily be customized to keep out light in order to create an outdoor darkroom. Here you can also safely store all your photo chemicals. Unlike a room in your home, you won’t have to worry about someone accidently walking in a running all your hard work.
Whether you partake in one, two, or all of the above hobbies, shed kits are a cost effective, cozy, attractive solution that will meet the expectations of your artistic eye. A Craft shed is a great way to keep all of your materials out of your family’s way and accessible to you 24 hours a day! These sheds can provide the privacy you need as well as the room to carry out all your crafting activities.


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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