I am planning a home shop. I have three choices for its location: basement, garage, or build a separate structure. I live in Minnesota and it gets really cold here in the winter. If I put it in the garage I’d have to heat it (and deal with leaky garage doors). If it’s in the basement I have stairs to contend with. A separate structure would be the most ideal but also the most expensive and seems kind of silly when I have unused space in the basement and garage already.
I’d like to hear from other people on where they put their shops and the pros/cons of their shop location. Also, if you have it in the garage in a cold climate how do you keep it warm?