When we moved into this house in 2005, I was tickled to death to have a sewing space that was not in the garage...it's in the end cubicle of the laundry room. It's a pretty tight space, being only 8'x 9', and it has pretty dim lighting and no outside window (If you click on the post label 'My Space' it'll bring up some photos of my sewing nook...both cleaned up and in its usual chaotic state).But it was heated and cooled and dedicated to sewing and I was happy.
But it is beginning to cramp my style a bit. And my eyes are beginning to have difficulties seeing in the dim light. So now I'm wondering if maybe there isn't something else I could do....
The house came with a sun room on the south side; not on central heat/air (there is a hotel-type room unit for temperature control) and it has a hot tub in one corner. Not wanting to introduce vast amounts of humidity into the house, we never put any water in the hot tub and the room, which is in desperate need of redecorating, was used mostly as storage/overflow/exercise space.
But we had a problem w/leaky skylights and now we're going to have to do some pretty extensive cosmetic repairs. The room got somewhat cleaned out and, needing some well-lit space for cutting some black fabric, I decided to roll my table out there and make use of the available light.
Ooo. Mesa liking this. Suddenly, I'm seeing potential for a nice sewing space.
Problem being, it's really the only room in the house that has a decent amount of natural light. Done right, it could be a really nice, useful room for breakfasting, reading the paper, just enjoying family fellowship time. We've been kind of mulling over plans to make it more useful as regular living space. I'd like that very much, too.
Meantime, I'm gonna go back and cut out my black fabric in all that nice sunshine. ;)