The House - The Studio
By the time my birthday (June 2002) rolled around, I was ready to do the studio.†
As I said before, this was no small undertaking.†
What I had to start with as an upstairs room at the front of the house.†
It had large windows, a very odd gabled roof affair, was always hot due
to the fact that it faced the sun, and the walls and floor were barely insulated:†
Itís really hard to get a sense of the room from photos, but hereís a
couple of "before" photos:
The 1st photo above is facing into the room from the door.†
The 2nd photo shows the other side of the room.†
These photos were taken before I bought the house, and the
previous owner had a pool table in there.
The photo below shows the studio with some of my stuff in it,
before I began work. I had put some foam in the window to cut
down on the light and heat, but it didnít do much, if anything for sound
My goal was to bring over 4000 lbs of extra materials
into this room and the attic above it to aid in the sound-proofing.
The first thing I did was contact a number of heating/cooling companies
and get bids on a central air conditioner unit that would cool the studio, my
office, and the master bedroom upstairs.†
I also contacted various contractors and got estimates from $10K to $80K
to have the work done professionally.†
I ended up deciding to do it myself.
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