SQFT Studios Designs, Fabricates, and Installs Custom Home Studios

The Studios

Home

home
\ˈhōm\
noun

the place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives

Studio

stu·di·o
\ˈstü-dē-(ˌ)ō, ˈstyü-\
noun

the building or room where an artist works

A Home Studio is a detached accessory structure with 1-2 rooms. It can serve myriad purposes for work, play, and/or hospitality. Designed with your specific use in mind, but flexible enough to evolve with you. Warm, comfortable, beautiful, and efficient.

Writing den. Home office. Drawing studio. Paint studio. Sculpture studio. Glass studio. Pottery studio. Photography studio. Dark room. Recording studio. Conference room. Body work studio. Aesthetician salon. Knitting room. Sewing room. Quilting room. Craft studio. Woodworking shop. Bicycle shop. Sound studio. Design studio. Gaming room. Yoga studio. Home gym. Man cave. She shed. Cabana. Pool house. Cigar room. Bar. Home brewery. Home distillery. Movie screening room. Library. Poker room. Band room. Play room. Detached bedroom. Guest house.

What will yours be?

Each Home Studio has the following features:

Meets or exceeds 2014 Oregon Residential Specialty Code
Advanced framing employed with a modular design
FSC Certified materials
Low or No VOC Interior Finishes
Full electrical service
50-year standing seam metal roof
Integrated Energy Recovery Ventilator

Options include, but not limited to, the following:

Siding materials and finishes
Interior finishes
Doors & Windows
Heating & Cooling
Electrical
Roof
Renewable energy integration

Pricing:

Pricing starts at $35,000.
These spaces qualify for home equity or business loans.
Add equity to your property for less than a car payment.
Ask us about financing options.

Home Studio Examples

Here are some examples to inspire you for your own custom Home Studio

Editing Suite/Garden Shed

8’x16′

Designed for a work-from-home photographer, husband, and father of two, this Editing Suite is the perfect solution to provide a tranquil and efficient work space. The glazing was placed on the North side of the building with a continuous blackout curtain which allows for a complete dark room for proper color correction. Its attached garden shed with ramp allows storage for a lawnmower, yard tools, and bikes for the whole family.

The Home Office

8’x10′

A quiet, dedicated space to escape from the noise and distractions of home to get work done. Large enough for a comfortable and practical office, yet small enough to fit into anyone’s yard. Perfect for the writer, telecommuter, or any professional that works from home.

The Maker Space

10’x14′

We are all creators. All creators need space, and a curated space for their craft is essential, including space for materials, tools, and workstations. Whether you are a bike mechanic, a fashion designer, an artist, or massage therapist, having a specific place to practice your craft is essential for creativity.

The Guest Room

12’x16′

The perfect solution for the perennial hosts. Tailored specifically for guests, our Guest Room Home Studio provides a private, quiet, and comfortable space for friends and family, Airbnb guests, or even as a long-term rental. Our innovative compact design maximizes each square foot while adding a 100% legal bedroom and bathroom to your property. With the simple use of a wall bed or even removing the bed all together provides a versatile, multi-use space, proving the space can evolve with you.

Estimated average cost:
$50,000-$70,000

Compact ADU Studio

16’x24′

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are very popular right now as they add incredible value to your property. For those looking for a stand-alone dwelling, our Compact ADU Home Studio provides a full kitchen, full bathroom, along with plenty of room for sleeping, eating, and entertaining. This ADU is perfectly sized to sit within the side and rear setbacks and avoids conformity/design requirements (when built within Portland city limits). With our ADU, you can maximize your property’s value by creating an income generating dwelling right in your own backyard. Perfect for short- or long-term rental.    

Estimated average cost:
$80,000-$100,000

Process

The 5 step process to
create your own Home Studio

Step 1: Consultation

The first step to getting your own Home Studio starts by contacting us. We come to your property, evaluate the site, and discuss your future Home Studio in regards to your needs. Every Home Studio is designed with the owner and the intended use in mind. We discuss all the options with you as well; such as size, door and window options, and siding, among others.

Step 2: Design/Configure

Once we fully understand your and your needs for a Home Studio, we get right to work designing the perfect space for you. Using the latest in computer aided drafting tools, we generate a full 3D rendering to help communicate the design. During this phase, we work with you and refine our design to ensure the perfect Home Studio for you.

Step 3: Fabrication

Upon final design approval, we move directly into fabrication. Due to our proprietary modular system, a majority of the structure is built in our shop. This helps to ensure high quality and efficiency of materials and labor (which helps to keep costs down). We build our wall and floor panels as well as pre-cut and prepare many other components. Once complete, we load everything on a truck and prep it for delivery to the site.

Step 4: Installation

This step is kept to a minimum due to our proprietary modular system. Our installation lasts weeks (rather than months) to reduce the impact on the daily life of the owner. The foundation is set, followed by running electrical to the site. The floor and walls are erected, the roof goes on, windows, doors, siding, electrical. It all goes fairly quickly. It wraps up with painting and installation of fixtures. Finally, we clean up and move out so that you can move in.

Step 5: Move in

Now it’s your turn to build, to make, to craft, to create. This space has been custom created just for you to create greatness.

About

Born out of a passion for Superior Design and Building Science, SQFT Studios is the
Architect of the Home Studio

Mission

Create spaces where people can create greatness

Schuyler Silva
Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer

A fabrication expert, Schuyler has spent 14 years building everything from custom vehicles to treehouses. Through his experience, he has discovered a passion for building science; building sustainable, comfortable, and healthy dwellings.

Eli Green
Co-Founder, Director of Design

An Architect licensed in the state of Oregon, Eli has been designing sustainable work spaces for over 10 years. He is constantly melding his eye for design with his passion for sustainable buildings to achieve a lasting impact.

SQFT Studios exercises its Values
with each and every Home Studio we create.

Create

Always be creating; objects, ideas, memories, friends, greatness.

Quality

The old adage, “Do it right the first time” still applies today.

Integrity

“Do what you say you’ll do. Don’t cheat. Don’t lie.” -Mom

Responsibility

Leave this world cleaner and better than you found it.

Fun

Don’t be a stale old fart.

Respect

Treat everyone (client, employee, vendor, and self) with kindness, understanding, and gratitude.

Love what you do

We are passionate about what we do and love working with others who are equally passionate.

SQFT Studios became the answer to our problems – [My husband] Jason needed a bigger, more private space to do his photography work and meet with clients, and our small house was not going to cut it anymore. A casual conversation with Schuyler turned into creative, yet functional building plans, and these hard-working gentlemen hit the ground running. They had the structure built in less than a month, and we are so happy with the result. Schuyler and Eli are professional, determined, and personable, and we feel lucky to have found them.

-Megan Quigley
Home Studio Owner

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