In September of 2017, I saw that a local studio was closing. I contacted the landlord of the space mid-Sept and signed a lease starting Oct 1. I wasn't actively looking for a space at the time, and really couldn't afford it (still can't), but spaces like this don't come up every day.
So, I guess I've officially been in this space for 2 years now. My first 6 months or so was basically just cleaning, painting, wiring, racking, testing, etc. Been grinding to get bands in, but I've had a bunch of repeat business, so I guess I'm doing something right. Have worked on some super cool projects and some much less cool projects.
Here's the thread about floor colors for the live room. I ended up leaving the cement as is, adding the cool rug, and installing controllable uplighting to get the vibe right. realgearonline.com/thread/7771/floor-color