My wife and I are about to buy a home. i've been doing the project studio thing for a few years. nothing ultra fancy, but some nice mixes. We're about set on the home that we want to buy. So the question is: where does the studio go? I feel like i'm really starting over here. Got some decent equipment through improvements in my humble little basement but feel like this move will allow me to go to the next level. Not the perverbial "next level" like a masterpiece studio, but my humble - "that's a sweet demo man!" next level. I've never been one to judge a studio on looks, just the way it sounds. I've got a few options for the location in this house. If its necessary I will post some crude sketches of the 3 rooms I'm considering placing the studio. Sorry for the lack of specifics right away with measurements. I'm more interested in the pros and cons of studio location in a home. First, there's the basement. If i do it right, I just don't think that the ceilings are high enough and there has to be a cheaper way than to dig out the basement and re-lay the foundation of the house. Second, there is an upstairs bedroom. For starters this is where I will be setting up once we move in to lay down some idea tracks and mix the multitude of projects that are in the works for me (and to be honest I'm really geeked to hear the room difference while mixing to find the strengths and inadaquacies in my current setup!) Third, there is an upstairs attic. Pretty large acutally. Very long and narrow. The home is an old A frame, so the room in the attic has non-perpendicular walls to form it's width, like a tee-pee. I think that this has the most long-term potential. I also have the luxury of doing the whole thing from insulation to electrical. The attic is a wooden gut with a paritially insulated roof. It seems pretty dry, but regardless i can sure everyting up through the construciton process. I guess my question is: should I half-ass the bedroom design to start out and maintain sanity there while i focus on the attic project? Or just go balls out on the bedroom? In the bedroom I have some pretty cool options, but if I do the bedroom right, I don't think that I'll ever take the time to go up to the attic. Which would be better in the long run given my vague description. Please help. I love this stuff.