Creating a Hobby Room in a Small Space

Nov 04 2020
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Some of us are lucky to have a dedicated space for our hobby room. I’m fortunate that my/our “hobby” can be accommodated by one of our bedrooms in the form of a workshop for all of our tools etc. But it did mean my giving up a dedicated office space. Though I spend a heck of a lot of time on my computer my computer “hobby” certainly didn’t need the space that all of our tools etc. take up! It did mean though I had to carve a small amount of room out of our entryway for a small office space.

Small office tips and tricks! I love my "none" office even though carving out a space in our mudroom/entryway/dining room was not the easiest!(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

Having a hobby is a great way to relieve stress through escapism and creativity, however, finding the space for all the things that a person may need to enjoy their favorite hobby can be tough. Having a dedicated room, even a small one, is a great way to ensure that all of a hobbyist’s essentials don’t end up cluttering up the rest of the home. As such, here are some tips to keep in mind when creating a hobby room in a small space.

Choose the Perfect Space

The first thing to do when looking to set up a hobby room is to decide where it will be in the home. Spaces that could work include unused closets, garden sheds, or even just a portion of a garage or loft. Installing divider walls or partitions in a bigger room to set some space aside for a hobby room is a great option for those people who don’t want to dedicate an entire room to their hobby area but still want a place to keep all their essential gear.

Only once you know how much space you have to work with will you be able to start looking into what you can fit into your new hobby zone.

Make a List of Hobby Room Essentials

While all hobbies will have different requirements, some of the fundamental aspects to consider when planning a your room include lighting, utilities such as power and plumbing, and airflow.

A hobby room should always have adequate lighting to ensure that the hobbyist doesn’t have to fumble around in the dark when looking for their gear. Additional lighting will be necessary if the hobby room will be used for more than storage so that needs to be taken into account when planning out the room.

The power and water requirements of a hobby room will differ depending on what a hobbyist needs. For example, if the room in question is being built for a woodworker, access to additional electricity may be required should the hobbyist need to use planers or other essential tools of the hobby.

Finally, adequate airflow is required in a hobby room regardless of what hobby is being undertaken so, when planning a hobby room, ensure that there is some air circulation taking place in the area.

Come see how I converted my extra bedroom into my brand new workshop space with black ceilings, teal walls and pine hardwood floors! Workshop Reveal

Include Some of Your Favorite Gadgets

The key to making a hobby room your own is filling it with things that you enjoy. This can be anything from dart boards to fishing rod holders, to more high-end gadgets.

For the outdoor hobbyists who have been forced indoors, simulators are growing in popularity. For golfing fanatics, launch monitors that offer golf simulation offer a great way to escape from the stresses of the day with a round of virtual golf. Avid fans of the sport can buy one here. The great news about many of these systems is that they don’t require a huge amount of space to play, just enough room to swing a club. This makes these kinds of activities perfect for small hobby rooms.

Get Creative With Your Storage

Regardless of the type of hobby that a person enjoys, having adequate storage is essential for any hobby room. Smart storage solutions are key for small spaces, so a bit of creativity may be required during the planning of a hobby room.

Storage that can double as a counter is perfect for hobbyists that have a lot of paraphernalia that may need to be stored and accessed easily. Storage that can double as seating is also a great solution for these types of spaces and can solve multiple issues at once.

Dedicated hobby rooms offer hobbyists a space of their own where they can be free to explore the favorite aspects of their favorite pastime. Planning out a hobby room for a small space can be tough but the reward will be well worth the effort.

Some of us are lucky to have a dedicated space for our hobbies. I'm fortunate that my "hobby" can be accommodated by one of our bedrooms(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

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