Perhaps the first thing to consider after crossing the Rubicon from freelancery to studiohood is the subject of property; for what better symbolises the difference between the two than a new address with a sign on the door?
When I made the leap, premises were the starting point of my research. Rent, I reasoned, is the key expense to account for in a budget of running costs, so my first step was to find out the local average.
There are as many different rental environments as there are designers of course, and I can only speak for London, but wherever you’re looking, the same considerations will apply:
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