March 12, 2018
Having a garage gives you a wide open space that can be used for many different purposes. Unlike any other room in your house, it has several square feet of unobstructed floor space. Have you ever thought, “Could I have a dance studio in the garage?” Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Orlando, FL has some tips to do just that!
Set the Stage
You can’t have a real dance studio without a real dance floor. Prep the concrete by patching any cracks and putting down a sealant. Then lay down a layer of insulation & padding to help soften the impact when dancing. Now you’re ready to lay down the important part.
Consider a hardwood floor to serve as your dance floor throughout the garage space. You can go with real hardwood, or even just a thick laminate. Whichever you go with, make sure to get a high-quality material that will last for years to come.
Prepare for Music
You’re going to need a good sound system to really get your groove on in your new studio. Don’t just use a Bluetooth speaker and your smartphone. You have to fill all that space with rich, quality sound that will get you moving.
Think big and get a full surround sound system that will pump the music right into your soul. If you plan to do a lot of hip-hop or club dancing, get a good subwoofer to push the bass. Install a good stereo system with CD player and an auxiliary jack to plug in your phone.
If you’re a serious dancer, especially in the classical, contemporary, or ballet styles, you’ll need some equipment as well. The biggest investment here is going to be mirrors. For the best results, you really need to cover one entire wall with mirrors so you can get a good look at the lines of your moves while practicing.
Of course, you’ll also want to install a dance bar so that you can get properly stretched out before getting started. You can find these in wall-mounted, floor-mounted, or even portable versions to fit your need. Choose which is best for you and invest the necessary funds into it. It will pay off in the long run.
Another aspect of your new dance studio in the garage is decorating. You could make it as simple as hanging posters of your favorite dance teams, ballets, musicians, etc. Or you can really go all out and decorate your garage to match the style of dance that you’ll be performing most. Decide on a budget that’s realistic for your project and then go for it!
Insulate Your Door
If you’re going to spend a lot of time in your new dance studio in the garage, you need the temperature to be reasonable. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Orlando, Florida recommends a properly insulated garage door to help regulate temperatures. If you’re not sure that your door has what it takes, give us a call 24/7. We can inspect the door, repair it, and even install a new one if needed.