Right now I am using a very small bedroom on the top floor of our house outside the master bedroom as a craft room. It is crowded, messy, and there is no space to do anything. I don't allow anyone in the room for fear of them getting lost in the mess. Anyone wanting to enter is required to tie a rope around their waist and it is anchored to the stair railing out in the hallway. Actually I allowed my BFF Bev to enter not so long ago. And I watched her like a hawk so she wouldn't get buried under a pile of crafting stuff. In our basement there is a large, unused bedroom that was my son's when he still lived at home. The room is about as far away from my room upstairs as possible. I am trying to decide if I want to use it for a craft room. I need convincing... It is considerably larger than where I craft now. I could spread out - actually have a table in the center of the room where I could work. My Cricut and other tools would go on the current work space I have upstairs. I would just move it downstairs and put it along one of the walls. It is not a cold space (it is actually quite cozy warm), and I could take my TV down there for noise. There is a window (it is a walk out basement) and a large closet. So why am I so reluctant? I'm not scared to be in the basement alone. That's not the point. What is the point is that I would not be able to hear the doorbell or the alarm lady talking if a door is open (she says things like "Fault front door" to let me know the door has been opened). I would take a landline and my cell down with me, but I'm worried about feeling isolated. What should I do? What would you do? Convince me one way or the other!