It may not be glamorous, but it's VERY important to budget your finances, your time and your space!

Episode Synopsis

"If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail." This is what Ben Franklin said. Therefore, when you're upgrading your studio you need to know how much stuff you have, as well as how to have a budget for the renovations.

A common mistake when redesigning a room is to not work within a budget. When you work with a designer, this can be helpful to plan to stay within your means. You have to let the designer

know what your budget is so that you have some contingency in the process. You have to present information to your contractors in an organized way so that they know how you'll best work in this space. Will you store big items? File away supplies? Or have many people into your studio? This is all important to know as you plan the space in the studio. Let the designer help you make the most of your space within the means of your budget.

Not only will you budget your money, but you'll be budgeting your time. A big project like this takes a lot of time. It's important to give yourself enough time planning, getting the space ready, putting the systems in, and getting the items moved in.

Planning for your crafting space means you need to think of everything you use and how you want it organized. Storage is important and you need a space to dedicate to it. Getting things out of hiding really puts your product out there and in a place that you can use it all of the time. There are items from Stamp-n-Storage that you can get on a budget. They help you keep everything ready and in your line of sight. These products can be used in your closet storage, or if you have a larger studio space you can implement them into the work area on counter tops. 

Cataloging items is a great idea so that you know what you own already. Take a look at what your existing craft space looks like and how to make your new studio space function better in the longterm. You will be able to see what works and what doesn't work now to make the best plans for moving on with the new project. Putting time into the preparation is going to help you get the most out of your studio renovation.

Although it takes time, having an idea of what you want to organize is vital to how you make your your studio space your own! 

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