Yesterday I was reading a blog that I follow, and they posted pictures of the progress of their new studio they are building. (If you do not already, you should totally follow Edi's Blog) clicking that link will take you to the post of her studio progress.
Reading it though, I thought about how I recently revamped my workspace, although on a much smaller scale . and realized, it is an interesting topic for a blog post. We often get to see the product, but not the space it was created in. For me it was all about moving inside. I work in a detached garage for most of my projects, but with the Maine Winter, it is nearly impossible. Paint just doesn't seem to dry at -5 degrees.
I have a basement which has been used mostly for storage the last 3 years. I always noticed this box on the ceiling that I assumed contained an air duct of some sort, when I checked recently though, I found that it was just a box, and held nothing.
So I ripped it out. It took up a ton of head room, and I can now actually stand in that sections of the basement. While ripping it out I realized that the wood it was made of was beautiful wide rough cut wood, and I couldn't possibly just get rid of it in the name of space.
I only had to cut the planks from the box a little to fit them into my design perfectly. They make up the actual work space.