Well, it was a 2-month process of going from an unfinished area of our basement, that was previously used for scrapbooking & a playroom. And now the vision that had been in my head for YEARS has finally become a reality! We have so much storage in here now that everything can be put away & not sitting out as a distraction. We use the table in the middle of the room as a "work" area. The only thing we leave on there is my paper cutter, lazy susan pencil caddy from Pottery Barn Kids & the Clip-it-Up. We keep the trash can & a paper recycle bin under the table. The chairs all have wheels so we can roll from the counter to the table.