Many people find they need to have a place where they can leave their project out until it’s finished, but find they need to put it all away because the space is needed for other things. I took a closet we didn’t need and installed a countertop (with a hole in it for the cords), overhead shelves and lighting mounted under the bottom shelf to shine down on the countertop. A chair and wastebasket fit under the countertop and was stored there when not in use. I could then close the closet door and walk away with the room being left neat. And, when I went back to work on the project, everything was as I left it. I also installed in the room an “in the wall” ironing board that stored the iron as well. When I needed it, it was right there. And when I was done I could close it up with the hot iron inside and out of sight.