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Date: 12/2/12 12:35 PM

I'm trying to plan my sewing room. I want it pretty, clean and functional. I was thinking of having my sewing machine, emb machine, serger and coverstitch machine facing the window walls and a large center island for cutting in the center with a see through top. I'm planning on building everything myself, so if you have any ideas as to functionality please send me links, the stairway up to the attic is very narrow and steep so custom is the only way to go. Eventually, after all my kids are in school, I plan on turning this into a business so it has to be clean and very well planned and organized. I'm leaning on light purple and distressed grey. or just grey and white.

here's the unframed area - it's going to have 4ft walls all the way around - which will make hanging cabinet impossible.
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Date: 12/2/12 1:00 PM

Is this area going to be warm enough in the winter and cool enough in the summer?

My only experience with homes in Canada is what I have seen on Holmes on Homes and those attics are insulated to the max.

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Date: 12/2/12 1:05 PM

The Container Store carries a type of "attic shelving " designed for those low walls. Skylights would be great on the backside of your roof but that is probably a stretch. Can you get plumbing up for a pretty sink console? Makes filling iron much easier than lugging water up stairs.

You can design sewing islands that jut out from walls. The endear low wall more for placing items.....the center end for up/down machine area.

Nice room!

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Date: 12/2/12 1:20 PM

oh yes... i forgot to mention it will be foam insulated! I can't wait to see our gas bill after it's done as it's a 98 year old home and $ is just pour out through it.

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Date: 12/2/12 1:22 PM

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oh yes... i forgot to mention it will be foam insulated! I can't wait to see our gas bill after it's done as it's a 98 year old home and $ is just pour out through it.

Has the electric service been updated?

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Date: 12/2/12 1:29 PM

Quote: dresscode
The Container Store carries a type of "attic shelving " designed for those low walls. Skylights would be great on the backside of your roof but that is probably a stretch. Can you get plumbing up for a pretty sink console? Makes filling iron much easier than lugging water up stairs.



You can design sewing islands that jut out from walls. The endear low wall more for placing items.....the center end for up/down machine area.



Nice room!


i love the idea of skylights but i remember my parents having one when I was little and it leaked all the time. not sure if their is a more natural lighting system available or not that won't cause our roof to leak - we just replaced it and i don't want to have to pay for a new one anytime soon - it cost a lot of money. I didn't even think of the plumbing - plumbing is accessible which is a good thing.

btw the attic has duct work that we can tye into already upstairs as it's a main duct- so heating and cooling is already been taken care of - the guy is coming tomorrow to plan for it. then the insulation will be going in - i can't wait!

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Date: 12/2/12 1:33 PM

yes our electric was all changed over about 13 years ago from knob and tube to the new kind - it's all to code we just have to switch over our main panel to more power, its too small for the size of the home. we have an electrician coming to put plugs in I was thinking every 6 feet and have double plugs in the areas i design as the machine areas and one into the island.

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Date: 12/2/12 2:25 PM

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Date: 12/2/12 4:21 PM

i think this might have been what the previous poster dresscode was talking about but had no idea that they made them
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Date: 12/2/12 7:21 PM

No, but those are really neat!


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