Create a Craft Space

As the summer draws to a close, unfortunately, that means the weather will generally get cooler and the nights longer as the weeks and months pass.

However, there are plenty of things you can do to make the best of the indoors during the winter before a new spring arrives. One such way is to create a craft space for fun indoor activities.

Let’s take a look!

craft room with desk

Where to Install a Craft Space

The first thing you’ll want to consider is where to set up a craft space in your home. Here are several population options.

Choosing the right location is one thing but design will also need to be taken into account. In either case, you can talk with a professional designer. After all, you may need to hire a professional designer (or architect) to plan your craft space.

Spare Room

Using a spare room is one of the easiest ways of creating a craft space. Here, you can convert the existing space into a craft room.

sewing crafts

This will primarily mean removing existing items, fittings, and fixtures and adding the necessary material and equipment for a craft space. It’s also a good way of putting a spare room to good use.

For more spare room ideas, take a look at our spare room ideas guide.


If your home has a garage, it could act as another potential candidate for installing a craft space. It goes without saying that more changes and time will probably be needed to turn a garage into a craft space than would be the case with a spare room.

For more information on garage conversions, check out our guide here.


Most attic spaces are suitable for being converted into a usable room. With that said, even when an attic could be safely and effectively turned into a usable space, loft conversions do not come cheap. In the UK, loft conversions often cost somewhere between £20,000 and £80,000, depending on the type and size of the conversion.

crafts room in attic

Despite the cost, a converted loft space can prove incredibly useful. If it is of sufficient size, you could not only create a great craft space for everyone to enjoy but add a bedroom or create an additional living space for other uses. This is one of the clear upsides of converting a loft to create a craft space.

How to Create a Craft Space

Whether you plan to (and indeed need in some cases) a professional or group of professionals to create a craft space or you have the skills, knowledge, and intention to create a craft space DIY, there are many points to consider.

Here are the key points to take into account:

  • Have a clear design plan in place that considers practicality, aesthetics, and juxtaposition (how items and colours, including wall colours, look next to each other).
  • Ensure you consider a budget when thinking about what items you want for your craft space.
  • Spend sufficient time thinking about everything you’d need to make the best use of your craft space on a regular basis.

Popular Craft Space Ideas

open storage

As for craft space ideas, you may want to consider one or more of the following:

  • Suitable home office lighting with sufficient task lighting.
  • Have a desk or workspace next to a window if needs be and suitable.
  • Paint most of the craft space in a calm Lavender tone.
  • Feature a combination of open and closed storage within the space to organise items (e.g., use open spaces for regularly used items and closed storage for those items you use less frequently).
  • Opt for a modern farmhouse style (and also potentially with neutral tones used), particularly if this is of a similar look and layout to the rest of your home.
  • Include metallic accents to introduce a mixture of bling and warmth to the space.
  • Keep projects in sight so that you can easily get back to them, with this acting as a way to be continually reminded as to what projects you’ve been working on and should probably keep working on.
Last updated by MyJobQuote on 25th October 2023.
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