Moving the Studio
The at home studio was a huge goal of mine and I knew, at the time, it wouldn’t be easy. I was renting with my best friend and we had just moved into a place with a two car garage that need a lot of TLC.
I knew this wouldn’t be the aesthetically pleasing art space I had imagined before, but you have to start somewhere. The garage did not have flooring and because of this the first step was creating a safe foundation for the studio. Concrete was the solution to this issue and with the help of my handy man, we solved it swiftly!
Some electrical work was done for lighting and power. I was ecstatic to move in tables, tools, and workbenches. It was great to have my own studio space at home but this space did have its pros and cons, like any studio does! In the summer it is very very hot and in the winter it is very very cold. The garage does not have installation so there is not way to hold in hot/cold air.
In early 2021 I was able to convert the other bedroom to studio space. It would be inside and ventilation would be limited; this meant that I would need to keep all toxic tools/material in the garage for safety. I moved my main bench and toolbox into the new space along with the new tables I had purchased. Soon after I decided to bring my soldering station into the house which lead to me having to invest in safety equipment.