Being a lover of DIY means many messes and some truly incredible finished projects. Whether your DIY adventures start and end with paper and glue, or they require woodworking tools, chances are you will want to have a great place where the magic can happen. You should also use a simple monthly budget template to stay on top of how much you need to spend for everything. Whether you convert a spare room, your garage, or perhaps even just subsection a room, there is a place for your DIY projects – all you need to do is to follow these easy (and DIY) steps:
Clear Out a Designated Space
Not every home will have a perfectly unused room ready to be made into an office. Chances are you are going to need to clear something out and reorganise or severely de-clutter. Do this before you buy any office furniture. Otherwise, you will only fill your house to the brim without anywhere to put anything.
Ensure It is Well Lit
Once you have a good place ready to be set up, it’s time to focus on lighting. If you are creating your workshop in the garage, for example, you are going to need to add a lot more lights than that one swinging light bulb can handle. Get the lighting set up first, as they will likely be limited to where plugs or wiring are. Then you can work on adding furnishings.
Add Shelving Units
Whether you have a lot of crafts items like paper, glue, or paint, or you have heavy duty machinery, you are going to need some good, strong shelves. Opt for professional, heavy duty racking and shelving, and then, later on, see if you can decorate the shelves to your liking. The last thing you want is for your shelves to fall or bend on you as you use them, so choose the sturdiest option and see about decorating them from there. All black can make them look modern, or paint them gold for a fun, striking look.
Bring in All Your Tools
Your tools of the trade could be saws or glue guns, because the only thing that matters is that they are stored away correctly so that they are safe and easy to relocate at a moments notice. When doing this you should aim to create an easy organisation system so that everything has a place and remains in its place.
If you deal with heavy-duty equipment, for example, having strong shelves can be useful for the heavy tools but you might also want to get a shadow board for yourself for the smaller items like wrenches or hammers. In a craft room, having labelled crafts boxes can help you keep track of what you have with ease.
Decorating will be the last item on the agenda, and it is entirely optional. If you want a purely practical space then leaving it as a bare workshop with shelves, organization systems, and of course your work desk will be enough. Or you can add decorative pieces, plant life, and even mirrors to brighten the space and give it personality. Just don’t commit to one design too soon, and instead build it up piece by piece.
Setting up a home workshop is a fun project all onto itself. Done right, it will give you the means and opportunity to commit to any DIY project you want to try out, and kept organized can ensure that everyone in your home stays safe while you tinker away at your next mission.