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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