My sewing room is in the lower level of our home. When we were looking for a house about 4 years ago we came across this home in our desired neighborhood. It is a ranch style, and it had a large lower level with a separate entrance, and two generous sized corner windows.
Hurray! I thought here is the house for us! My husband agreed that it had possibilities, and I told him I was thrilled to have such a large sewing room in the lower level! He said "do you get that whole room"? I realized that I was being selfish, so we now split the room. There is a section of the room where my husband can watch football, etc, and there is a nice big section where I can sew/teach classes/do fittings, etc.
A contractor gave me a very high bid to build a wall between the two spaces. He mentioned moving wiring, securing the wall to the floor, etc. That seemed like a big expensive project, so I chose an alternative.
This design was much less expensive than having a wall built, and here is the very best feature.....it is movable!!!!
I am conducting a little experiment in human nature. Did you know that a man can be totally unaware that his "cave" is getting smaller? If it is done in small increments over the course of a number of months it isn't even noticed! I try to make sure that this nice man's knees are not up against the T.V. he is trying to watch...so far, so good!