Turning A Shed Into An Office Part 1

Mr. Savvy has been working from home more and more, so we decided to invest in an outdoor office. In our state, you’re allowed to build an 120 sf dwelling without a permit on private property, which is the perfect size for a personal office. And the easiest way to do that was to convert a standard shed into an office.
After some debate, we decided to put the office in the side yard, which has not been used for anything and had been taken over by the neighbor’s Afghanistan ivy. Here’s a picture of the side yard after we cut the ivy back and cleared out the space. The fence still needs replacing, but that’s another project for another time.

Next, the shed. We looked into building one from scratch but decided to purchase from Sonic Sheds instead. We opted for a slightly smaller 8X10 shed with a nicer door, larger window, and lapped siding. The owner of the company came and installed it himself with his son. They were done by mid-afternoon. Here it is:

I think it’s pretty cute!
Of course, there’s still a bit of work to do before this is a usable office. We’re going to paint the outside, wire for electricity, sheetrock the walls, and build a stair. Stay tuned for an update.

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4 thoughts on “Turning A Shed Into An Office Part 1”

  1. I am not a builder at all but my grandfather had a similar setup so I thought I would give a word of warning. Water is going to run off of the roof and up against your house, this will cause leaks and mold. If the gutter on your house isn’t 100% it’s going to double the load as well. Be careful and look into putting a good gutter on the shed.

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