In reply to a post by Unforgettable over on the forum (link: http://scraprageous.freeforums.net/) here is my scrap area.
My area has four sides. Not the neatest or the 'prettiest', but it is my scrappy home that I love. It is near the fireplace (about 4' away) so it is toasty and the family room is right here too - so no hiding in a dark room - I can chat or watch tv or something while scrapping.
The dresser, where the cricut sets, has four inch deep drawers. They are perfect for storing - adhesives, punches, more punches, 1 is misc and needs to be cleaned, and ribbons. The narrower drawers work great for 8.5x11 papers.
my dental cabinet with papers on top - love it! those narrow drawers are prefect for many items like ink pads, buttons, ephermera and tools
Then the front - I have a laptop in the area now - next to the solid cardstock. That shelf is accessible from two sides, it works for me.