9 Craft Room Makeover Ideas
The work space/craft room of Pennsylvania newlywed Jess Mauras (shown here with husband Joe) was a pile of stress and ribbons, devoid of inspiration—and, for that matter, shelving. Real Simple transformed it into three tidy zones that foster calm and creativity.
Easy-to-steal storage tricks for small spaces (closets and bathrooms) and larger gathering spots (living rooms and kitchens).
A Dedicated Desk (With a View): Before
Jess, an executive recruiter, had hobbies and work life fighting for her attention on the crowded desk. The laptop was jammed in with the sewing machine, so even answering e-mails was an exercise in repositioning. Because the desk had no drawers, important papers and office essentials roamed free.