20 January 2016

Teen Shed Part 4 Exterior

Years ago my daughter received her first playhouse on Christmas, so we planned to be finished by Christmas. But this project was more involved then we thought. We always say three times the amount of time for a project, but this time we underestimated. My spouse installed the windows and door, but had to call a handyman to get the door not to stick, and he said it was the best fifty dollars he ever spent. The door was just slightly not level, and now the door opens smoothly.
My spouse installed the pine siding that will match the exterior of the porch, but the cuts around the peak of the "cottage" were tricky. Lastly, the priming was blinding; they had to wear sunglasses, so eventually my spouse painted in the dark with exterior lighting. 

As you can see the electrician came; there is a exterior light on the front. The electrician was able to connect to the house underground without disturbing the landscape, and it was worth the few extra dollars. We need electricity to operate a small air conditioner, because it is hot most of the year. 










This is a nice size side window that her desk will be under. It has nice ventilation in the winter. The windows and the door placement were selected to view the garden, and connect with the path that was already there. 





My spouse installed insulation in the walls and ceilings, and began work on the interior walls. We have been trying to use this shed for a couple of years, but it is too hot, and insulation is needed.  For example, when we redid the roof on the house, we put a double foam roof on the flat roof, that allows us to use our porch year round, which means leaving the doors open in the house and having no AC vent. We did not need to redo the shed roof so we installed insulation in the walls and roof, but it will not have the R value of the foam roof. The ceiling is sloped, so that will be tricky. Plus, there is baseboard, window trim, shelves, and painting inside and out.



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54 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that is going to be an awesome place for your daughter. I love it. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

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  2. Calling in the professionals when needed is the way to go and your husbands work is looking great. What color are you going to use for the exterior? Kathleen in Az

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    1. She is selecting trim colors, but for the main part, she selected something that will stay cool due to location. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you, Kuni. She wanted ones with the faux mullions. xoxo Su

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  4. I think I would be happy to live there! :) It's really fun to see the progress on this shed! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. I know. I wish it had a bathroom. Someday, a tiny house maybe... :) xoxo Su

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  5. This is going to be a wonderful and magical place!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  6. It's all so wonderful, and she is so lucky!

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  7. This project is growing wonderful more and more, I'm looking forward to the next post of yours with so much interest and joy !
    Thank you darling Su,
    sending much love and sweet hugs to you
    Dany

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    1. Thank you, Daniela. So sweet of you to visit and tell me. xoxo Su

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  8. Su this is all so exciting and we're all looking forward to part 5. It's looking fabulous and your daughter must be thrilled and walking around with paint chips and fabric choices.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Me too! But they grow... so someday for me. xoxo Su

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  10. Love to see the birth and growth of the teen shed! Thank you for keeping us updated Su!

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    1. Thank you, Maya. It's a fun project for her.xoxo Su

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  11. Ahhhh...more and more progress on the Cottage Teen. It takes a lot of work to get even the smallest tasks done and you are wonderful parents!

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    1. Thank you, Vee. It does take a lot of time, and those miter cuts were tricky because part of the saw was not turning properly. Well it locked, and wore out after 3 plus years of work here, so he got a new one for Christmas and it went smoothly. xoxo Su

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  12. It is all coming together nicely. What a lovely space your daughter will have! She is blessed.

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    1. Thank you, Lori. I think your chickens are! So sweet and amazing. xoxo Su

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  13. What a great space you are making for your daughter!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  14. Wow, that's a lot of work, but I know it will be lovely and totally worth it!
    xo

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    1. It is. And one of her favorite outdoor cat adoptees loves it. He has been hanging out all during the process. xoxo Su

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  15. This will be such a wonderful space. I'd love it!

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  16. I wish I would have thought of this when Annie was young. It's a really lovely idea, Su :)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thank you, Rue, for such kind words and empathy. xoxo Su

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  17. This is so exciting!! Such a great space to have for your daughter.

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    1. Thank you, Brandi. I'm looking forward to seeing your new space! xoxo Su

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  18. How exciting, Su! This will be such a delightful place :) Hugs!

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  19. So smart to call for help for those few things. I really believe in doing what you can do and what you enjoy doing, and then calling the pros to do the other stuff!

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    1. Thank you. My spouse is handy with the carpentry, because he worked with his father when he was a kid. xoxo Su

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  20. Your husband sounds like a very patient, wise man. It's going to be a great space for your daughter. xo

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  21. Insulation, siding, electricity hookup... This is like building an extension of a house. Your daughter is lucky:)

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    1. Thank you. She enjoys being creative and we have a smaller home, and I think she would use the space more than I would. :)
      xoxo Su

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  22. so cute! and how sweet to have a place to go to away from the family ;)

    xo

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  23. so cute..love the little sun on the tree!

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    1. Thank you, it hung over her playhouse, and it has been beside this shed ever since my spouse put it up from a kit. xoxo Su

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  24. Your husband is doing a wonderful job on the shed, Su. And the huge tree next to the shed is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Vickie. It's a giant palm tree and there are three of them! xoox Su

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  25. That' s great! It 's going to be a very nice place to stay
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su