We have a dream of having an office/craft room someday. In fact, my amazing husband has made great progress. After having lived in our current home for just over one year, he finally tore out the nasty carpet in the would be craft/office room and we stripped the three (yes THREE) layers of wallpaper a few months ago. Now we need to purchase primer and paint, do a little drywall repair, paint, and then purchase new flooring. We are thinking the laminate that we have in our master bedroom which we have grown to love and it appears to hold up really well.
The problem with all of this... it costs money. Currently hubby and I are working the Dave Ramsey plan and are on baby step 2 - snowballing our debt. This means that ALL extra money is going towards paying off our debt and that we are not spending ANY money on things that we want - only necessities that we need like food, gas, and our other bills (mortgage, utilities, phone, etc.). The goal is to have all debt including vehicles (excluding the house) paid off within two years. Ramsey says that if you can't pay it off in two years you can't afford it. So, two years from last month we must have paid off all of our debt. THEN we will have the money to splurge a little before we commence baby step three, saving 3-6 months of expenses in an emergency fund.
So... what I'm getting at is, I expect to have my craft room complete and be up and crafting approx. Jan. 2014. Stay tuned! HA!