I have never had what you would call a proper studio, however, other than excluding any possibility of recording a drum kit, this has never been much of a problem. There is a lot of live instrumentation on all of the Glow and Orchid-Star albums and all of that was recorded in what is essentially my living room(s). These alone include drums and hand percussion of all types, strings, brass, woodwind, all manner of guitars, marimba (tricky!)
Over the years I have recorded a multitude of different projects and of course a multitude of voices, including several poets.
As this is not a service I advertise per se so contact me directly to discuss any possible projects.