This will be the year that I bite the bullet and build myself a decent space for recording and mixing. I have a space in the backyard that will be suitable, so I will be building it (or possibly having some or all of it built for me) from the ground up. Of course I want to be economical, but I also want to end up with something that will add value to the property rather than being something I’d tear down if I ever put the house on the market. Which I think means getting the proper permits, a licensed electrician for power and heat, etc.
My needs don’t require a huge space to accommodate a full band rehearsing or anything. A main requirement is that it’s a good space for recording acoustic guitars and also enough room for instruments, mic stands, and eventually a V-Drum kit. I’m also considering a smaller room to house any loud equipment. Thought about a bathroom, but I expect that would double the cost and then my family would never see me again
Anyway, has anybody ever done this, and if so can you share a few details about the structure (for instance, what kind of foundation did you use, did you get a pre-fab structure and modify or build from scratch, etc.)?