A basement was once a room most households just forgot about. Sure, we’d use it for storage or maybe even a laundry room, but it wasn’t a room many people enjoyed staying in (unless you really enjoyed folding clothes).
The reasons for this is likely because a basement is below ground so who’s going to see it? Plus, using it for storage means you’ll have more room in all your above ground rooms. But while it was once the norm to use your basement for storage, not recreational use, now the basement has been revitalised as many people are turning it into their dream room.
This dream room could be anything: a library, study, a basement cinema or games room etc. There’s a wide variety of different functions to choose from and one of the more interesting choices we’re looking at here is a music studio.
Turning you Dream into a Reality
You’d be surprised how many people have a secret ambition to be have their name on a CD, and we’re not talking about being world famous and having sell out concerts either – many people would simply be content to know that their music is out there for people to listen to.
And while you can book time in a recording studio, this is often an expensive avenue to explore, plus many people will be too nervous to sing in front of others and they’ll be dealing with a strict time limit since they’ll only be able to book so much time in the studio.
So a personal home music studio is the ideal solution to this problem. You can sing for has long as you like till you’ve got everything just right. Sound great doesn’t it? But it also sounds a little complicated. After all, a music studio is not the same as a simple music room.
But have no fears because we’ve compiled some helpful tips and advice, so starting work on your own basement music studio doesn’t have to be as hard as you likely think it is.
Music Studio Tips
Basic Knowledge – Building a basement music studio sounds expensive doesn’t it? But it doesn’t have to be. If you have a basic knowledge of woodwork and electronics then you be surprised how far you can get without the need for outside help. If you don’t have this basic knowledge then you always have the option of putting in time to learn it or you could ask around – there’ll no doubt be a friend or family member who can help.
Gadgets – You’ll need a lot of gadgetry if you’re committed to building your own basement music studio, but it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. Shop around as there’s a good chance you can find older equipment at good prices, and while it might not have all the features of the latest piece of tech it will still do the job.
Hiring outside help – This will likely end up being quite expensive but it you have the money then hire outside help to build your dream studio for you. Since turning your basement into your own dream room is very popular these days you’ll find a number of firms available for hire, some that even specialise in building music studios.
As basements and cellars are by their very nature below the ground, this means that they are more likely to have damp problems. For instance they may be partially or wholly below the water table, and they may be vulnerable to poor surface drainage outside the property. Working in a damp cellar would be damaging both for people and equipment. Peter Cox can transform a cellar or basement into usable space. Our DryRoom basement waterproofing system will tackle these damp problems, read more about our basement waterproofing service.
If you are considering renovating or waterproofing your basement then give us a call on 0808 273 2138 to get some help and advice from one of our waterproofing experts. Alternatively, by booking a waterproofing survey online a waterproofing specialist will assess the situation from your property.