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Shed remodel

When we moved in, this shed was oil-stained, covered in spiderwebs, and very drafty. But had great potential, and a great view of the surrounding trees from the many windows. I started working from here right away because even though it was pretty gross and cold, it was my own quiet space. I installed an infra-red space heater which took the chill off, but it struggled to keep up wasted a lot of energy.

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We removed the workbench, and saved the wood for a future project. Cleaned, degreased, and painted the floor.

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Next we hired a contractor to handle the major jobs. He strengthened the frame, moved the joists up to create a vaulted ceiling, added insulation, installed proper electrical, and recessed lighting. Replaced single pane glass windows with new vinyl double pane windows for better insulation.

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New drywall installed.

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Added a giant rug with 1/4” felt pad underneath to improve insulation, reduce reverb, and make the room more cozy. Painted the walls myself to save on some costs, and it was oddly therapeutic!

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All moved in! The heater has to work much less to keep the room warm now. The kids are helping to decorate. :)

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Published 9 Feb 2021

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