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From old shed to funky studio

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From old shed to funky studio

7.jpgI was organising my photos over the weekend and stumbed across our shots for a project at our old inner city house.

 

When we bought it, there was a grungy old brick shed in the small paved backyard that had an outdoor loo and climber all over it.

 

It was dark and dingy with broken windows and a broken door.

 

It was even pretty useless as a storage shed as the roof leaked - it just had various bits of old unsecured tin (and even bits of cardboard!) as a roof. Here's what it looked like:

 

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We wanted to use it as a backyard studio/office space so wanted to make it a lot lighter and more pleasant inside, add a sink and some storage space.

 

First we opened up the front so we could install some sliding doors.

 

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Then we added a pitched roof to make things more spacious inside. A pitched roof would also allow us to have a loft-style storage space over the separate toilet.

 

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After painting the bricks and adding a few finishing touches like simple curtains we were really happy with the finished result. It was a very cheap transformation but really increased the value of the house for us (and hopefully the future owners, too).

 

In inner-city places space is always at a premium so it was great to have a large and separate home office. It was also a space that was very cool in summer and easy to warm in winter.  

 

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Re: From old shed to funky studio

Quite the makeover - awesome job!
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Junior Contributor

Re: From old shed to funky studio

Nice one! Opening up the side with glass and sliding door is a piece of minor genius. It looks like you used some of the old bricks as a step in front of the sliding glass door, which is a nice touch too.

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Experienced Contributor

Re: From old shed to funky studio

Yes awesome job

Creating a beautiful home on a budget
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Experienced Contributor

Re: From old shed to funky studio

Having the high pitched roof on a relatively small structure was a great move to make it feel more spacious and add storage room. Good job.

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Established Contributor

Re: From old shed to funky studio

This looks better than mine, and mine is corragated iron,,  So that will be fun when we get round it it.  Yours looks great :smile:

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Budding Browser

Re: From old shed to funky studio

You did a great job.  Come round and fix up my shed now if you like.

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Re: From old shed to funky studio

Perhaps you'd like to share a few photos of your shed @broozer. I'm sure the community would be happy to provide some suggestions on how to improve it. 

 

Let me also extend a very warm welcome to Workshop. It's great to have you join us. I hope you find plenty of great advice, inspiration and information on the site.

 

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Former Community Member

Re: From old shed to funky studio

Awesome job Kermit, there's much to love about what you did.
Transforming an eyesore into something purposeful & enjoyable, is a guaranteed home run, & you knocked it outta the park.
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Trusted Contributor

Re: From old shed to funky studio

Good story on a lovely studio a bloke built for just $3200 using recycled materials. 

 

Built of a slow build though - three years!

 

https://www.domain.com.au/living/the-art-of-the-slow-build-how-one-man-built-his-wife-a-writing-stud...

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