Office and Craft Projects

Home Office/ Craft Room/ Wrapping Station:

This room was originally used as an attic overflow space and computer room. The client was unhappy with the space in general and felt that it’s potential was not being put to full use. In our walkthrough, we decided that it would make a wonderful space for crafting/nostalgia, a workspace, and a gift wrapping station.

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Since this room is level with the attic, it can get really hot in the summer; however, it only has two windows to access sunlight. By adding these light filtering curtains, the blinds can remain open without the room heating up! Plus it softens the decor and helps create that feminine office feel this client wants. Fun fact – these are actually tablecloths! We needed a weird size with a nice light filtering ability – it ended up being a very beautiful and cost effective solution.

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A 4 square cube was added to the workspace area to elevate the desk space and give all the electronics the space they need. This also created 2 bins for printer paper and office supplies. Adding a cork board above the desk means small paper clutter was eliminated as well.

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By adding a monitor stand with a drawer, small office items like calculators/flashdrives/sticky notes can be kept close by, but out of sight.

The Wrapping Station:

This was a pretty massive collection of wrapping materials, so we chose to go for a large scale station. We separated the paper, used tension rods for ribbon, added bins to separate tags/boxes/paper/more ribbon, and then topped it off with scissors/tape/pens. We utilized the architecture of the room to our benefit. This platform is actually the head space for the stairs below, but it makes the perfect wrapping/crafting surface!

15 Years of Paperwork:

Even in this digital age, paperwork can become a problem – and it can be overwhelming. In this project, we organized 15 yrs worth of paperwork. Then we created a system for dealing with any incoming paperwork and separated spaces by activity.

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We took the TV tray set (way back there) into the Living Room and pulled the desk from the Living Room into the office to establish a true work space for sending greetings, paying bills, and writing work schedules.

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Two Bookcases were purchased for this project and put on the opposite wall. This one was emptied of books and turned into a sorting station. The two trays at the top are for incoming paperwork – one for work life and one for home life. The bins below catch magazines and contain a mailing station (file folded and labeled greeting cards/stamps/stickers/address labels/envelopes).

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We pulled that desk and tiny bookcase out – pulled the chairs closer to center, and we added a coffee table (already in the room, just re-purposed) and gorgeous cabinet (that we pulled from the office).

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This gorgeous cabinet previously housed the modem and printer – now it is filled with books and journals and supplies for this client’s bible study. With clutter eliminated and all bible study supplies located in one space – this room is now a place of calm, comfortable, reflection.

Crafty Closet Transformation:

The coat closet in this client’s hallway was half used for crafts and half used as basic storage. During our walkthrough, we decided that ripping out the “coat closet” structure and installing a new shelf system would create the ultimate craft closet!

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Going from a basic coat closet; the shelf and rod were removed, stripping the closet down to its bones. Then a shelf and bracket system was installed to create a whole different kind of closet.

Each craft supply was given its own labeled bin – easily visible, easily accessible, easily maintained on 5 large shelves.

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