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Studio: Before and after

Updated: Apr 30, 2022

What attracted you to your current work space?

In March 2017 I converted my dusty cold garage into a bright, light, warm inspiring space to work. I’ve lived here for 10 years and had always dreamed of making better use of the space.

It’s one of the best thing I’ve ever done. It just goes to show that there’s always a silver cloud to redundancy.

What did you do?

I spent time planning the space and drew up my own plans. The most important thing was to add light and making the space warm. I wanted four sky lights but that went way over budget, so I compromised at two. I replaced the existing windows with double glazing and windows that would actually open.

The whole space is insulated with foil faced insulation board, 45mm in the walls and 25mm on the floor. It’s made a huge difference and really holds the heat in winter. I have a small convection heater and it doesn’t take long to heat the space at all.

To keep costs down, the walls are just painted plaster board and the floors painted chipboard.

My builders where amazing. It only took 6 days to do the work. I laid the floor, filled gaps and painted it.