A dedicated workshop is a great addition to any crafter or builder’s toolkit. There are many features that should be carefully planned to maximize the benefits of shop. The legal considerations should be taken into account first, as some areas have specific regulations and rule regarding shop size, height, and other metrics. The uses for the shop should be planned. Noise, temperature, storage, applications and traffic should all be considered before beginning construction on a shop. With careful planning and consideration, a personalized shop can have many benefits.
- A shop is a flexible and useful addition, and should be personalized and strategically planned to fit your needs.
- There are benefits and drawbacks to both a standalone shop, and a shop connected with your house.
- Zoning regulations in your community may restrict the number of floors, size, and other specifics of your shop.
“A shop located in an addition is more likely to be allowed to have living space or storage space above it, and it may be easier to make use of the existing plumbing and electrical and heating systems of your home to service your shop space.”