Things every craft room needs
Now I've been crafting in my Shed for a few months, I now have list of what no craft room should be without.
Running WaterNot having easy access to running water has been a real challenge. Esecially since modelling paste and stencils have becomes to fashionable. Stencils need to be washed immediately so the paste doesn't stick to them. I'm managing with a vat of water, but its very annoying not to be able to wash it properly and then put it away.
Central HeatingIt was so cold this winter. Cold and damp. The shed isn't quite damp proof and not only did that not help, it made it reallyy really cold to work in. I avoided it to be honest. I do have a little heater in there, but its not the same. and it makes it impossible to hear the radio, or the phone, or baby monitor when its running. The Dream Room will have proper heating. You really don't know what you miss until you'so not have it.
ComputerHaving to run back and forth between the shed and to the computer for stuff is very annoying. Stuff just can't be "done". It has to be planned, and then it has to have time to go to the computer and get things done in much the same way as the Shed and running back and forth is time consuming. And soggy when it rains. I guess I should then add to this the printer, the scanner, the cameo, and proper cabling so I don't have to rely on wifi wherever my room is.
Lots of surfaces
More LightHowever much light there is, I need more. I have one striop light. My dad had also fitted an outdoor floodlight. Not to mention the six foot by 3 foot window. But I need another coule on angle lights to direct the light. Part of it is wanting to do more photography in the shed, rather than having to move it for better light.
A Dedicated Cat Bed
The cat likes coimpnay and often comes to visit, but I don't want him on the work tops or sticking his nose somewhere it will do damage. SO a dedicated pet space is probably wise. Everyone should have room for pet/children so nobody gets left out.