An excellent workspace is one well-tuned to the needs of its occupant. Today’s featured workspace doesn’t feature an abundance of LEDs and RAID storage, but instead carefully-crafted storage and stations.
Lifehacker reader AAvella converted a small bedroom in her home into a very functional studio for her business, Beaded Bird Design, by making the most of the space available. The majority of her work is hands on with her computer used to manage inventory, post pictures online, etc., and her space reflects that.
One entire wall of the room is a 12 foot counter. The most prominent feature of the room—excellent decorating taste aside—is the clever back splash she added behind the counter:
Four sheets of joist panning were screwed into the studs, and then we surrounded the new magnet wall with some trim painted black. We glued magnets to the bottom of many plastic screw-top containers, then popped them onto the wall. This freed up a tremendous amount of workspace!
Under the counter are additional bins for the storage of less frequently used beads and materials. The antique books sitting on the counter are actually hollowed out to store her tools when they aren’t in use and the closet in the room has the doors removed and extra shelves added in to provide even more easy access storage.
Despite being in a smaller room—with slanted ceilings to boot!—she’s done an excellent job creating a sense that the space is larger than it is while still managing to store all her supplies and tools. Check out the photos below to take a closer look:
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