When we decided to build a studio on our property, we thought we would have our choice of location and design (since we have 6 acres in the middle of nowhere)…well the powers that be (silly county laws), told us that any home based business HAD to be attached to the home. With left us with 2 options: build a loft OVER the existing garage (super expensive, we soon discovered)…OR, remodel our garage INTO a natural light studio, and build a separate pole barn to serve as our new garage. It definitely wasn’t an easy feat getting my husband on board, but once he realized that I wasn’t going to let this go, he was nothing but awesome! I also think it helped that he was getting sick and tired of being kicked out of the house (with our 3 kids) every time I had a family come over for a session!
After removing the garage doors, adding several walls, and installing a huge 8 ft high window, we now have over 900 sq feet of dedicated studio space. It definitely is not something to enter into lightly…but I’ve been using it for over 3 months now, and it has brought my business to a new level…I finally have room to hang large wall displays, which has really helped people to realize what they can do with their own pictures! My husband and kids are happier too…no more leaving when mommy has a session…they only have 1 rule: when clients are over, stay out of the main level bathroom! The only real downfall…my house has become a total disaster zone. No more scrubbing the kitchen floor before clients come over…nope, I just close the door to the main house, and no one is the wiser ;)
Kelly Klatt Photography
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