Garage spaces are often underutilised and become spaces where people store their garden equipment and furniture. If you work in the creative industry and are thinking of setting up your own business, or you are already working for yourself, you might want to consider using your garage space as a studio. There are a number of things that you will want to consider when doing this, and some of the most important ones are shown below for you to have a look through.
Access – having easy access to your garage space is important when wanting to use this space as a studio. If you have a main garage door that is difficult to open, you can call a Garage Doors Bristol company such as Up and Over Doors Ltd to come and either repair your existing door or replace it with a new one. If you are going to have clients coming into your studio, you may want to have access to your garage space that does not involve them having to walk through your home.
Lighting – to be able to work effectively from any space, you will want to have access to either natural light through some windows or a sufficient artificial light source. Spotlights can be excellent for a studio, and you could incorporate these into a new ceiling that you can have installed in your garage. When taking photographs, you will want to have specialist lights to help you get the best images that you can for your clients. There are a number of backdrops that you might also want to have, and you can use a plain wall in your garage to house these.
Electricity – when running equipment from your garage for your studio activities, you will need to think about an electricity supply. Most garages will already have a supply to run the lights. You can then speak with a qualified electrician to have this expanded further to give you power points that you can then plug all of your equipment into. When buying new equipment, it can be a good idea to have it PAT tested so that you know that it is not going to cause issues with your electricity circuits. You can also use this electricity supply to give you the option to heat your garage space during the colder months.