A garage can easily be transformed into a functional space as part of an existing home. It can be transformed into a recording studio the DIY way, or by hiring professional services. A plan should be formulated for the new space and followed in a logical manner when transforming garages into recording studios or any other kind of functional space.
1. Make a plan for the transformation from the beginning to the end. Note additions or alterations that have to be made on the garage’s electricity wiring as well as plumbing. Make sketches of the plan or fire a professional architect to do the drawing; the plan will be needed when applying for permits.
2. Replace the garage door first. Frame the door and close it off. Install outside doors and windows.
3. Add power, climate control as well as water to the garage. A plumber should be hired to extend the water pipes and an electrician to add new circuits to the garage. If necessary, new lighting and outlets for electricity should be installed.
4. The garage’s interior space should then be enclosed, new walls constructed for storage spaces or any other extension needed, and interior walls dried. Exterior walls and ceiling of the garage should be insulated thermally and if necessary, a skylight can be installed to let in natural light into the recording studio.
5. Replace the concrete flooring with engineered wood, tiles or carpet. Furring strips should be underplayed before building up the floor to the level of the new door and insulation laid in between the strips.
6. Appliances and fixtures like countertops, cabinets, and bathroom amenities should be installed if featured in the plan designed at the start.
7. Working from the ceiling to floor, give a finishing touch to the ceilings, walls and finally the floor. Before covering the floor, the walls should be covered with either wallpaper or paint. Interior doors, trims, moldings and electrical fixtures should also be installed lastly.