I took over the loft area by slowly engulfing each foot of space with a computer station, yarn balls, and sewing projects. I was far too successful, too fast. The loft area is the first space you see when you walk upstairs and was used as a dumping ground. The drafting table doubled as my crafting table and office desk. This meant that everything went on top of the table: computer, printer, sewing machine, baskets, etc. or directly on the ground below it, mostly because there were no drawers. I had a lot of crafts organized in boxes, but everything was spread out. The bookshelf was in an inaccessible corner. I figured we could utilize the space better. I found a great crafting system on Craigslist (I love recycling and recycled prices) and this is what happened:
Jeff installed 18 feet of counter and track lighting overhead that can be flipped on with a switch; no more turning off individual floor lamps! Everything has been organized in sections: office, sewing, cutting. The bookshelf is just to the right of the sofa, so you don't have to look past me to watch TV!