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How to build your own Art Studio

Building an Art Studio in the Garden
When building your own Art Studio in the garden, there are many factors to consider. At Miniature Manors, our bespoke garden rooms are frequently used as spaces for artists to work. Here are some art studio ideas that will give you a professional art studio rather than just an art shed!

How big should an Art Studio be?
In our experience, a garden room that is anywhere from 9 to 12 square metres will offer an adequate space for a desk and easel. If more space is available, then great! Consider how large your equipment is and if you need areas for your work to dry or to be stored. Our Painting Studio in the Garden project sits at 4m x 3m and offers adequate space for everything our customer in Sussex needs.

Lighting an Art Studio

The amount of light your garden art studio offers is important. To get good use out of the room year round, consider strong sources of natural light for the longer summer days. Think about generous artificial light for the shorter winter days. Multiple windows and a skylight can be incorporated into our garden art studios. Alongside this, we would recommend having several spot lights.

Building an Art Studio with Storage
In order for your art studio to be functional, storage areas are key. Not only will you want to hide away tools and equipment, you will want to access them quickly and know that they are organised. We build storage areas in many of our garden rooms. Some of our customers choose to have bespoke furniture built, whilst others opt for side storage rooms that can be used for much more than art equipment. Art Discount have a varied range of art furniture and storage on their website, whilst Ikea offer budget-friendly storage solutions.

Our Cedar Garden Office with Side Storage is a gorgeous example of how a side shed could be included when you build an Art Studio.

Love your Art Studio in the Garden!
An Art Studio should be somewhere you relish spending time in, with the practical features that will allow your creativity to flow! We take pride in building garden art studios that compliment your outdoor space and home. We can include desk height windows on our studios so you can work in a room with a view. Our customers can also have their own choice of cladding and style of roof.

If you’d like help building your Art Studio in the garden, we are here to help. Serving areas in Sussex, Surrey & Kent we offer a complimentary art studio design and estimate. Just get in touch via our Contact Page.

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