The convenient workspace

BAY AREA — When Marianne first took up creating stained-glass art projects, she worried about getting glass all over her home.

Marianne with her 8' by 10' Modern-Shed art studio.
Marianne with her 8′ by 10′ Modern-Shed art studio.

Marianne needed a small eave so that her Modern-Shed art studio would fit in her side yard.
Marianne needed a small eave so that her Modern-Shed art studio would fit in her side yard.

She tried to work in a spare room and she tried to work on the garage patio. She mainly worked at a drop-in studio about 20 minutes from her home in the San Francisco Bay area.

Nothing was as convenient as her Modern-Shed art studio is now.

Marianne's Modern-Shed art studio sits in her side yard in the San Francisco Bay area.
Marianne’s Modern-Shed art studio sits in her side yard in the San Francisco Bay area.

“It was getting harder and harder to find a place to work,” Marianne recalls. “I was worried about the dog standing in the glass (at home). I wanted to work closer to home. It’s nice to be able to just get out to the studio whenever I can spare time.”

Modern-Shed erected Marianne’s 8’ by 10’ art studio in her backyard near the end of last year.

Marianne had first heard of Modern-Shed while browsing through Dwell magazine, but when she first Googled the company, she found a competitor’s website.

Ultimately, a deal with the competitor fell through because the competitor could not build a smaller eave over the building.

“I decided against them because I have a pretty small area that I was trying to get the shed into,” Marianne says. “I have a small side yard, but the larger eave meant I’d have to have that much more space around the edge of the shed available.”

Modern-Shed helped to build Marianne's 7-foot long work bench that sits inside her Modern-Shed art studio.
Modern-Shed helped to build Marianne’s 7-foot long work bench that sits inside her Modern-Shed art studio.

Marianne was pleased with the speed at which her Modern-Shed was erected and also happy with the built-in work bench that Modern-Shed’s construction team built inside the shed.

The 7-foot long shelf allows Marianne to store her longer, glass projects.

The Modern-Shed art studio provides a quiet and cozy environment for Marianne to work on her hobby — right now, she’s creating a stained-glass piece for the front door of her home.

Boomer, a beagle basset hound, enjoys watching Marianne work in her Modern-Shed.
Boomer, a beagle basset hound, enjoys watching Marianne work in her Modern-Shed.

“It’s nice to be able to just get out to the studio whenever I can spend the time,” she says. “With my drop-in studio, when you had to go, you had to go. Now I can spend an hour here and there whenever I want. If I have just a little bit of time I can just run in there.”

One thought on “The convenient workspace

  1. Great looking, Marianne! Hey, can I ask you where you bought your shade for your glass door? I have one, too, from Modern Shed and need a resource for one (which is hopefully standard sized and not custom?). Thanks!

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