The Versatile Shed: How To Build, Renovate and Customize Your Bonus Space

The Versatile Shed: How To Build, Renovate and Customize Your Bonus Space

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by Chris Gleason
     
 

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Sheds aren't just for storage anymore. With a little bit of thought and work, your shed can become a guest cottage, a recording studio, a writer's getaway and even a "small" business location. With more people staying in their current homes, the opportunity to add on beyond the scope of the existing house is more appealing than ever.

The Versatile Shed

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Sheds aren't just for storage anymore. With a little bit of thought and work, your shed can become a guest cottage, a recording studio, a writer's getaway and even a "small" business location. With more people staying in their current homes, the opportunity to add on beyond the scope of the existing house is more appealing than ever.

The Versatile Shed offers basic how-to for building your own shed structure, along with recommendations for electrical and comfort needs. Also included are ideas for working with pre-fabricated sheds, with suggestions for customization. But mostly, this book is about ideas. With dozens of ideas for interior and exterior customization that will add an extra, and versatile, space to your home.

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If you need more space, a shed might be for you. Gleason (Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners) takes a fairly casual approach to shed building. Using examples of completed projects, these approachable case studies display the flexibility of sheds. The examples of constructions are loosely organized and include workspace sheds, guest quarters, storage, gardening, and businesses. Comfort with construction and tool use is assumed, so this is not the source for building basics. Still, there is real practicality to these sheds, built to solve space issues and meet specific needs. VERDICT For ground-to-roof instructions, other sources such as Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Sheds (Creative Publishing, 2011) have much more detailed how-tos. Still, this pairs nicely with such sources and is a good companion book to Dan Eckstein's Popular Mechanics: Shed Nation (Hearst, 2010). Recommended for readers with some building experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440319235
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
09/05/2012
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
867,963
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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