What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
My wife and I had been planning our new project space for a few months when our shallow well went dry. Obviously, getting water became a bigger priority, but now that we have a new well, we’ve once again turned our attention to our workshop/studio space.
Last night we broke out our sketches, plot plan, and some corrugated cardboard to build a model of the new barn. After about an hour and a half, we had a 1/2-in. scale model, complete with tiny family members. The little people help determine if spaces and ceiling heights are workable, and they provide a sense of scale as we mull over the design.
My first response after seeing the space in 3D was that it’s very big compared to our 800-sq.-ft. house. And I’m beginning to worry that our budget won’t hold out for so much space. Once we have the design finalized and a realistic cost projection, we’ll apply for a building permit. I’ll keep you posted.
You can read more about my barn here.