Lots of progress on the new studio and wanted to share the news. I know in the last post I said the next post will be when the space is finished but I’m excited damn it!
Electrical work is finished and Heating and Cooling is being installed today. The new windows will be installed next Monday and the drywall will go up on Tuesday. The built in cabinets and storage area will be finished tomorrow along with the rest of the insulation. Everything is still on schedule to have the space finished, painted and carpet installed on Sept. 14th! Wooohooooo! The folks at Wildwood Builders are amazing.
I’ve worked from home for 25 years. It’s been great and I wouldn’t even consider moving to a location outside the home however there are trade-offs. One of those trade-offs is the household wide disruption that takes place when it’s time to upgrade – or in this case – move and remodel the studio. C-H-A-O-S.
For the 3 1/2 years we’ve lived in Irvington Court Cooperative, the studio has been in the basement. It’s been a great space and home for dRachEmUsiK, Faux Pas Quartet, Music from last Thursday, numerous collaborations, Mastering and commercial projects.
And the basement leaked.
After the incessant torrential rains this year we said enough is enough.
Ugh, this meant distributing my instruments and gear around the house to make room for all the “stuff” that was living in the attic. I set up an interim busy-ness space in Burt’s office and he set up a temporary work are in the living room. So yea, the house in in utter chaos. On the up-side, the cats are absolutely loving all the new stacks, boxes, nooks and crannies to explore.
Our friend Jimmy Cahil at Wildwood Builders but together a great plan to remodel the attic and they began demolition and construction last week. I’m amazed at the amount of progress they have made and super happy with the quality of the work! They have this week off for vacation so things have been quiet. But we did get the space measured, carpet ordered, diffusers and sound treatment ordered, HVAC install measurements taken, recessed lighting, new switch box and ethernet cable all arrived. So in spite of the lack of construction the project is still moving along. Wildwood will resume construction this coming Monday and expect to have the space completely finished by September 14th. It will be a great space! Right now I’m in a state of disbelief at how wonderful the studio will be.
Here are some pictures of the space currently. Next post will be when the new space is ready for move in!