advice about garage to sewing room conversion and fabric storage
My family has just downsized to a much smaller home with no space for my sewing machine or fabrics. We also have a sort of run down old small barn / garage space on the property that would be just the right size for a sewing space, so we are working on finishing the space to convert to a sewing space. I’ve done lots of googling / reading online and am confused by the many articles that encourage people to “build a she-shed!” and “convert your garage into a craft room!” while, at the same time, pretty much every article about what *not* to store in your garage or shed has fabric right at the top (how do all of these she-sheds work if you are not supposed to keep fabric in a shed?). What I can’t find is a good article about exactly what considerations I should keep in mind for how to turn a shed /garage space into a finished space that is safe for fabric storage. We are caulking / sealing the whole space, removing the garage door, covering walls with plywood, adding some insulation (though not every wall can be insulated), and putting in a better double paned window. The barn structure is made of wood with a shingle roof. We live in a mild, coastal climate where it is never very cold and it is not very humid, but we do sometimes have rainy winters. The floor is concrete (though it looks like some kind of shiny finish on the concrete). Can anyone walk me through what else I should be thinking about to make this space safe for fabrics and sewing machines to live?