For the past 7 years, my home studio has been in one of the extra bedrooms in our home. It is a rather small space and it has become smaller over the years. (With the acquisition of all of my "stuff"!) I finally gave in and appropriated an adjacent room as additional studio space.
I blame studio envy for my decision. It started in March when I had a chance to see Dianne Hricko's studio in Philadelphia. Ohhhhhh what a space! You can see photos of it on her blog. It is huge - probably the size of half of my house. It has wonderful high ceilings, lots of storage space and a huge 12 foot table. Actually I don't know the size of the table, but it seems like 12 feet.
Then last month Barbara Schneider, another friend of mine, moved into a wonderful studio space. You can see photos on her blog. Her space has high ceilings, lots of natural light, plenty of room to move around and even space to hang finished work.
I was feeling too cramped in my small 10' x 13' studio, so the sunroom is now my design studio. By moving the futon, bookshelves and design wall out, I have room for another work table in the wet studio. My new studio "suite" still feels too small, but it is certainly better than before. Maybe in another few years studio creep will kick in again and I'll take over the dining room!