Converting your carport into a garage is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to create individual space or storage space, add extra security to your property & belongings, and create a space to store your vehicle. Should you have a garage in place already it can also be very beneficial to convert that space into a living space or other individual space like a photo studio or darkroom!
When deciding to convert your garage or carport into an extra space it is essential that you create the blueprint around the space you are trying to create. For example, if you are looking to create a legit photo studio these are some of the things to keep in mind:
Photo Studio Garage & Carport Conversion
Professional or DIY – the size of the project and the complexity of it depends on if you will need to hire an expert garage door company or you are able to accomplish it yourself. Carport conversion generally requires electrical installation, carpentry, etc. It is best to leave that to the professionals. However, if you are simply adding a few features to your existing garage space you most likely can accomplish it yourself.
Where Is The Light – When you are ready to begin setting up your studio you will need to take into consideration where the light is coming from. Think about what position your garage is facing in terms of the sun and work from there. Creating optimal lighting is essential for photography.
Smooth Flooring – You will need smooth flooring for your seamless paper. You want to prevent the texture of the floor from imprinting into the paper. To prevent this you can utilize plastic flooring first as a DIY option. Or you can opt to have epoxy flooring professionally installed to help create a better texture and easier floor maintenance.
Set-Up Backdrops& Stands – When setting up your stands and backdrop it is important that’s ould you have wheels attached to your stand they are weighed down by something to prevent unwanted movement.
Utilize Your Space – this tends to go hand in hand with the blueprint or initial planning step. You want to utilize the space you have to work with to the best of your advantage. Be smart and research different storage, lighting, and organization methods.
You are definitely able to convert simple garage spaces into a photo studio but with carport conversions, it can be a bit more tricky. Remember to never exceed your limits and instead seek the help of professionals to make sure that safe and reliable garage space is created.