Whether you play an instrument, paint, do yoga, dance, or just need some extra workspace, having your own home studio has its definite advantages. Paying someone else for space to practice your hobbies can get expensive and tiresome, but a home studio can be a simple and inexpensive transformation with a little planning.
Tips for Transforming Your Garage into a Creative Space
Not everyone has an extra room in their house to devote to this but if you have a garage, you might have a solution! You can make use of your garage by learning how to turn your garage into a studio! You can say farewell to all those other overpriced studios, because we’re here to help you make your own.
Budgeting and Planning
Before you dive right in, ask yourself a few questions about this new undertaking:
• How much room will you have?
• How much do you need to budget?
• What’s the purpose of the new studio? Is it for music, art, exercise, or business?
Knowing these things ahead of time will help you plan on what you need to create your new space and help you plan with how much it will cost to get started.
It’s important to know what you’re working with. Gut the garage, donate or get rid of what is not needed, organize what you still want to keep, and then see what you’re left with. If you find that you’re more short on space than you imagined, there are options. You could buy shelving or ceiling racks to create more room. You could also purchase a smaller shed to store extra boxes and seasonal items.
This is also the perfect time to add soundproofing to the walls (especially if setting up a music studio) and paint the walls if desired before you set everything up for your new studio space.
Add More Lighting
If you’re planning on spending a good amount of time in the garage, you can’t be productive with the light of a dim overhead bulb or dirty neon fixture. If you need to, add to the existing lighting or install an entirely new lighting system. If possible, add windows or even a skylight.
Bring in the Furniture
Now, your garage is clean, bright, and functional. The final step is to bring in the furniture that you’ll need to complete your creative space. Whether you need a massive project table, a simple writing desk, workbench, or loading in your music gear, just make sure that you don’t overcrowd the area, or break the bank buying stuff that will only get worn down.
From this point, knowing how to turn your garage into a studio really becomes more about your personal design choices and functionality. Having a home studio will serve you multiple purposes, save money, save time, and help keep you productive in a space that was designed just for you! Enjoy it to the fullest!