If you are looking for a reason to reinvent that spare room, why don’t you set up an art studio? It is something that is great for the whole family, it gives the kids space to play, a place for you to relax, and you can even get your blogging mojo back. While it’s not the most practical idea to set up an art studio in your home, what are the benefits of this, for you, and everybody at home?
It Gets Everyone Creating
Nowadays children don’t go out, but instead, spend time in front of their games consoles. Whether it’s a quiet space for you to do some painting, or to actually get the kids involved in arts and crafts, and get their hands messy for once, an art studio is one of those places that doesn’t need cleaning up, but rather its place to make a mess.
It Shakes Up The Layout Of Your Home
If you’re showing someone around your home, you show them the living room, the kitchen, and the toilet… But, showing a guest the art studio will widen their eyes! Turning your home from a bog standard family house into something a bit trendier is not just great for the whole family, but it can add some value to the home if you are ever thinking about moving out. Of course, there are some renovations you will have to make to turn it into a studio, such as changing the flooring, and the walls (you might want to put up an industrial wall sconce). And why you might be concerned about the polished concrete floor cost, or the cost of doing that this room, it doesn’t have to be that expensive. View it as an investment in creativity.
It’s A Great Idea!
Apart from the practical solutions, it’s just a great idea! An art studio is a place that you can all go hang out and spend time as a family. Or if you have guests coming by, you can congregate in the art studio. Think of it a bit like Warhol’s Factory, but in a more modest, domesticated sense! The big problem we all have when trying to keep a family home neat and tidy is that we have to keep tidying! Having somewhere that gives you the opportunity to make a mess, and put whatever you want on the walls is incredibly liberating, for parents and children. And it doesn’t have to be an incredible expense, because an art studio doesn’t need shiny new equipment. Instead, just buy a couple of easels, a few canvases, set up a radio in the corner and bingo!
If you’ve been looking for a way to get your creative groove back, an art studio could be exactly what you need. It helps the children get their hands dirty, especially when they’re not used to it, and you’ve got somewhere to go where you are allowed to make a mess. And while an art studio might not be the biggest priority for most parents out there, if you are really looking for a purpose for that spare junk room, instead of it being a place for junk, whet your creative whistle instead.