We have lived in the UK for coming up to six years and I am totally hacked off with the compromises I have had to make on my music room in that time. We are close to being in a position to buy a house finally (permanent residency, finally settled in a good job etc)… It is proving rather difficult to find a house with a suitable music room as it must be a minimum of 5 x 6m, 9ft ceilings and a concrete floor. My current thinking is to buy a nice character cottage which Mrs Mondie is keen for too, and build a separate room close to the house, even link it with a glass passage if possible. Something like this twin walled, insulated log cabin built on a concrete slab for example:
A timber building is ideal as it will allow the bass to escape. I would want a sloping ceiling too and would fully sound treat the walls and roof.
The other alternative is to buy a new build with a double garage and convert that provided I can find a house with the right configuration. I have concerns over the bass but if the garage is integral to the house it will only have two brick walls so may be ok.
Has anybody done something similar and able to offer up their experiences?