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Setting up your own lab to do research is totally do-able. However, many kinds of research can be dangerous because of the chemicals, tools, and processes involved. Before you start setting up a lab, you should thoroughly research the safety of every item and material you're working with. Some materials need special storage, and many tools will require a great deal of electricity that could overload a household's power supply. There exist regulations and standards for most anything you'd see yourself working with. Some of those standards are legal requirements, so make sure you are following all local and federal laws before you invest in equipment. Check out Prudent Practices in the Laboratory and/or any other guides on safety guidelines and legal regulations that exist where you live.
Much good equipment for rigorous research can be purchased in the range of hundreds of dollars. Or, it could be made using the instructions publicly posted in the Fourth Edition of Building Scientific Apparatus by John H. Moore + Christopher C. Davis + Michael A. Coplan, with a chapter by Sandra C. Greer.
To get the most out of such equipment, you can plan to share the space with others and either split the cost of equipment, or individually buy different pieces that you house in the common space.
Spare room in the house
Small, portable buildings, of a size that do not require special permits to move.
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