Vocal coach and singer Danni needed a space where she could teach, host band practice and edit music in peace and quiet. She built a log cabin especially for the needs of her business, turning it into a garden music studio.
Danni, who lives with her partner and young son, runs a vocal coaching business from her home. Having recently moved house, the first job on the list was to create a dedicated space for Danni’s work. New to the area in Bedford, they chose to buy from a local company and opted for the 6m x 4m Terminator Pent Log Cabin. This large sized log cabin gave Danni plenty of space for a music room, place to host band practices, a reception area for students to wait and a garden office, all in one building.
With the help of a friend, they built the DIY log cabin kit themselves and even laid their own concrete base. The build took a couple of days and went well without any hitches. They found the process easy and were pleased with how well everything went together.
The space is equipped with a sofa, TV, printer and office equipment for admin work. The teaching area is complete with a piano and mixing desk, while for band practice there is a drum kit, amps and microphones. The log cabin is also fitted with coloured lights to provide an atmosphere for when students prepare for performances. The walls of the garden room are adorned with a variety of guitars, as the space is also used by a guitar teacher as well.
Danni’s initial worries that neighbours might complain about the noise coming from the bottom of her garden were soon laid to rest, and they didn’t even need to add any extra soundproofing. The 45mm double glazed log cabin has good natural sound insulation and cannot be heard much from outside. From inside the house, they can’t hear any noise coming from the garden music studio at all.
The garden music room is perfect for what Danni needs and has made a huge difference to how she can work and operate her business. She wasn’t able to do singing lessons in the house as it wouldn’t be big enough and she has a toddler and a dog running around. The garden studio has provided her with a space dedicated just for her work that doesn’t interfere with the family’s living space. She knows that it is her own private place where the dog and her child won’t enter and make a mess.
Now they have the log cabin, the next step is to finish off the rest of the garden space by maybe adding some decking and a gazebo. Although, the music studio was the main thing so there’s not much else to do.
View the video to hear Danni’s story as she takes you on a tour of her garden music studio.
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