That would be a good size shop for one person. This might be better served in the workshop forum but what has been stated already is good information.I'm considering tearing down my outbuilding and building a shop.... with the wife's consent. Just curious how big the "average" shop is. I'm looking at 24x24 but that could go up or down.
When looking at property with an existing shop, I always preferred the ones that had the shop within 10 feet of the house or attached. But that is just a personal preference. Didn't want to be too far away from the house while working in the shop. YMMV.Thanks for all the replies. I work out of a one and a half car garage...about 20x20. I need more room now that I have become mechanized. Plus A/C. I can't do another summer without climate control and I need to better control humidity if I'm going to keep making guitars.
I live on a golf course and one condition of this project is that I can't screw up the view. Covenants and setback are a non-issue. I'm thinking 30x30 or so with 10 foot ceilings. Maybe a bathroom. No drywall, likely OSB and insulated. My wife likes a longer and narrower design...like 20x40 but I'm not sold.
My wife wants to build it closer to the house and I'd like to put it back where the current shop is....but that would take away some of the view of the course. I'll bet she wins....
I currently work in a 11x18 one-car garage. Not nearly big enough, but I make due. We are looking at moving, and space for a dedicated shop (or a home with one already) is high on the priority list. She wants a craft room/space also, so we'd love to have a loft area in a dedicated shop that could become the craft space. I have to agree with Ken above, though my shop is small, I love that its attached to the house. I wouldn't want it all the way across the yard. Makes it easy to sneak out there for a few minutes here and there when the kids are working on homework or getting there pajamas on. That said, I am still young (31) and have young kids. Things may change as I get older, I don't know.When looking at property with an existing shop, I always preferred the ones that had the shop within 10 feet of the house or attached. But that is just a personal preference. Didn't want to be too far away from the house while working in the shop. YMMV.