We are musicians that use our home to both teach students and do recordings. With the arrival of our baby, we knew that space would become a consideration, and thoughts of building a backyard studio quickly became reality.

From our initial consultation with Sebastian Kellner at Backyard Escapes Studios, we were excited to learn that a studio could be built that would serve as a creative space for both me and my wife, more cost effective than a house addition would ever have been.

Our 12 by 16 studio required a permit, and Sebastian provided us with an engineer whose drawings facilitated the permit process. Throughout the entire process prior to construction, Sebastian was very communicative, and assisted with decisions on how to proceed. Once everything was in place with the permit, foundation, etc. Sebastian and his assistants quickly erected the studio on site in 3 days.

The end result was a stellar space that is currently in the process of being finished on the interior. The work was done well, timely, and completely honouring the cost initially quoted. Sebastian even made a separate trip to our home to complete the insulation and vapour barrier after the electrician did the wiring.

This was our first time working with someone to design such a structure, and I can honestly say, that with such a kind-hearted, detail-oriented, and competent individual like Sebastian, we were in very good hands throughout the entire project. I would highly recommend Backyard Escapes Studios to anyone looking to expand their living space, eliminate a work commute, or simply create a backyard “man cave” or “she shed” to get away from the noise at home. Sebastian has integrity, and is committed to your satisfaction, as my wife and I can both attest to.

– Dave