Fitting a Hobby into a Small Home

Fitting a Hobby into a Small Home

Regina Yunghans
Apr 6, 2010

Hobbies take up space. There can be lots of supplies or equipment that are required and finding a place to store them - let alone actually use them - can be a challenge in a small place. Our solution?:

Make a place for it. Even in a small home, if you designate space for your hobby, you're more likely to do it often and enjoy it. If you have to haul said hobby out of boxes, the closet, or from underneath the bed before you even get started, it's likely to just dwindle away. Instead, keep your hobby out in the open (just keep it organized and looking good). It's a chance to express yourself and more comfortably do what you enjoy. Some examples:

1: Without the space for a separate painting studio, Hugh set up an easel and drafting table in the living room of his one-bedroom flat in London.
2: The sewing area of Christine from Lavender and Limes
3: Storing and displaying equipment on the wall keeps the limited floor space clutter-free and looks cool, too.
4: Granted, there's no way to store a piano up off the floor, but having an upright helps. This one is in an 800 s.f. apartment. Its surface is being used to hold a stack of favorite books and that bench could be handy for extra seating when lots of people are over.
5: This 550 s.f. apartment has a designated space for a recording studio.

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