Craig & Jo-Anne
Selfbuild or off the shelf shed?
Our office shed was built by my husband, Craig on site, with a bit of my help hanging the ceiling. It’s a very traditional design that was preapproved by the local historic preservation design review board.
Why have you got a shed? uses etc
The 10×14 shed allowed us to move our home office out of the house. This allowed our children to have separate bedrooms, but more importantly gave me just enough distance from my work that I wasn’t as distracted during family time by projects. It also gave my husband an escape-to spot for watching sporting events (although we always managed to find him).
How would you describe your shed?
Our shed was designed to complement our 1923 Craftsman bungalow. We used a gable roof with exposed rafter tails, and gable end brackets and vents along with cedar siding to match the main house. The interior was finished with simple painted board and batten on the walls and cathedral ceiling and finished wood floors. The shed was wired for electricity, cable and internet and we used a window unit AC to heat and cool the small space.
Who are your shed inspirations?
We are in the historic preservation design-build business so look at a lot of historic garages and outbuildings, both existing and in photographs in our work. The buildings tend to be simple but have elegant proportions.
Future Shed plans
We found our shed so useful and it became such an attractive focal point in our yard that we started a shed design-build company called Historic Shed, creating custom designs that complement historic Florida homes. (www.HistoricShed.com)
How did you find out about our community?
As part of our business expansion planning, we did a lot of internet research and came across this website. I have to say that it helped us feel like we were on the right track with our shed building idea to see so many shed advocates/ fanatics!
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