This was our leased workshop space. I loved working in such a large, open area! 30′ x 40′. After converting our single car garage (workshop) into a studio space for our daughter, we desperately needed a place for the workshop. Not having enough time to build my own garage, I opted to rent this space until I was ready for my own space.
What I didn’t like: no insulation in the walls or ceilings. This made heating (maintaining a comfortable temperature) nearly impossible. The other thing I didn’t like were the spiders. But, those are in every shop I’ve occupied. Best to ignore them.
I also didn’t like the fact that there was no bathroom. This is normal for a garage. So, I built a space for that and installed a portable camping potty. It worked perfectly!
What I did like: the space! I’ve worked in small sheds, single garages, and sometimes with no space other than a temporary set-up outdoors (I hated dragging all my tools out of storage boxes and then having to pack them away at the end of the day…ugh). But you do what needs to be done to get stuff done…and it always gets better.
I also loved the painted walls. I didn’t do this. It was like this when I moved in. The owner used to work on some really cool hot rods in this garage.
My Ron Paulk inspired workbench and Festool tools.
I even had some space for office stuff and of course… a microwave!