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17 x 15 Plot of Land?
Old 11th September 2011
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17 x 15 Plot of Land?

Someone please talk some sense into me. I've got it in my head that it might be a good idea to build a little bunkie style "studio" in my back yard on a plot about 17' x 15'. It would basically be just for me to do mostly ITB recording (some simple acoustic and electric guitar as well) and ITB mixing. I've got some decent gear and I making great money these days. It would be nice to get out of my windowless basement that is 9' x 17'. I understand that I'd probably lose a foot and half on each wall but that still gives about the same amount of square footage. I know nothing about this kind of thing but I'd be willing to spend 30k - 50k on it if it wasn't totally a crazy idea.

Is that way under budget / not worth the time and money to build something that size? I wouldn't need a bathroom or running water. Just heat, electricity, internet. It would also need to be relatively sound proof but nothing too crazy. It's pretty quiet in my area.

Anyway, am I crazy? Maybe I should just put the money into my basement?
Old 11th September 2011
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put your money in gold coins
if you are doing itb stick with the basement
or just buy a shed for the yard for a lot less
Old 11th September 2011
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Talk to a contractor and see how much it would look like. If thats your thing, and its what you enjoy, I would say go for it. Although with 50K, you could almost sell your house and buy a bigger one. If you have the money, and its what you really enjoy, who is to tell you otherwise what to do with your money?
Old 12th September 2011
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can you attach you new space to the existing house? that could be a positive outcome as it may assist resale value....

personally i think the natural light and ventilation is worth it. whether it's worth the cost in your situation is another question that i guess only you can know.

from the diy studios i've done the main focus has always bee nthe music but they end up doubling as listening rooms for cd/vinyl playback and the current one gets used for the xbox also. the current one really lacks a connection to the outside (due to exisitng conditions) and that does take something away from the space.

i have a joke with mates, my next house will have a "movie room", the fact that the movie room also functions as a studio is just a co-incidence. heh
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