One of the amazing things about moving from Baltimore to Chicago again was the vast difference in land and home prices. Baltimore is an expensive city to live in/near, because of the proximity to Washington DC and other East Coast lovely cities. Maryland is a small state with limited land available to develop.
Chicago’s metro area, on the other hand, is constantly expanding further south and west, where we have landed on a former farm-turned-housing-development. Our 2 bedroom, 1000 sq. ft townhouse was sold to get us a 4 bedroom, 2600 sq. ft single family home. Quite a difference.
One thing I was able to get out of the deal was a room of my own to sew in. DH and I shared the second bedroom for all of our hobbies, and it was quite cramped. Now, we each have our own space. My “studio” was the former owner’s daughter’s room. It’s purple and green, and that suits me just fine. I am still working on lighting options, but here’s a peek at the room:
This is the fabric stash. The colorful pile on the floor is recently used fabric that needs to be refolded and put in it’s color bin. The top plastic rows hold tools, beads, fibers and other goodies. The door leads to the walk in closet.