You will be hard-pressed to find a creative that doesn’t want to graduate from the living room or the garage to their own space at some point. Having your own space means that you are freer to explore your creative flare. Studios spaces are usually dedicated to artists – so aren’t needed to be in pristine condition.
Here are a couple of things that you can look for in your creative space.
You might have the luxury of setting the rules for your own space. In which case you’ll need to decide if you want to allow yourself the freedom to eat in the studio, to have hot drinks and maybe even smoke. If it is a shared space, then you will need to adhere to the overall rules of the location.
But think about if you want the smell of food hanging around while you create, and the impact it is likely to have on your work.
Put rules in place to protect your work.
Some of the best spaces need to be deep cleaned and cleaned out. If you think you have the perfect space but have to take care of the cleaning, then click here to find out more about same-day rubbish removal. Older buildings tend to have the highest ceilings and incredible structure, but they aren’t always the best for health and safety. If you are going to be buying the building, then you should make sure that you have all of the checks done that will protect your long term.
Consider all of the practical aspects of the space.
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If you work with potent chemicals, solvents, oil paints, then you are going to have to make sure that you have plenty of ventilation. It isn’t too expensive to have an exhaust fan to extract much of the chemical smell and keep you safe. If that combined with the available window space isn’t enough, then you may need to consider if it is enough for you. That said, when purchasing the building, you can inquire about the potential to widen the windows or change how the open.
If you don’t need a lot of space for large canvases or developing photos, then you might find much benefit from using a collaborative space. There are many collaborative spaces within most cities, and they can be a great source of inspiration. Being able to meet many like-minded creative people can force you into an interesting space. Usually, collaborative spaces are cheaper because there are so many people using them.
Depending on the style of art or creative work you do, you should pay close attention to the amount of light that you get from the property. You can create faux natural like with full-spectrum lighting – but nothing can replace natural lighting when it comes to seeing your work in all its glory.
Having a safe, creative space with no distractions, that you can close the door and dive right in can take your work to whole new levels.
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