Greater Seattle area — When David and his family of four moved into their Pacific Northwest home, built in 1912, there was a major problem sitting in the backyard.
“The home had an existing garage that was maybe 50 years old,” David recalls. “There were raccoons living in the walls. There was actually no back wall. It had totally fallen apart and the whole thing probably would’ve just fallen in.”
The family had the garage removed, but as they explored their options to build another unit in the backyard and expand their living space, they ran into some issues.
“I was originally going to build a garage with a mother-in-law unit, we had it designed and everything, a garage with an apartment above it,” David says. “However it didn’t meet the requirements of the city we live in. It also was going to be very costly.” Continue reading
Several years ago, Modern-Shed made the decision to switch from corrugated galvanized metal roofing to a standing seam metal roofing material as our standard roofing material.
Before finding Modern-Shed, Barbara’s large-scale paintings had begun to take over her living space.Before finding Modern-Shed, Barbara’s large-scale paintings had begun to take over her living space.
“I’m a large-format painter, specifically I paint portraits, but for the last seven years I’d been painting in our dining room,” she said. “The last series I did were roughly 30-by-40 feet. Sometimes I do 36-by-72 feet work. I work in panels and by the end of the day I’d have stacks of paintings.” Continue reading
Portland resident Sheila Meehan shared her experiences with Modern-Shed and how her lovely shed turned out in the latest issue of Oregon Home.
“The building has helped me to be a better agent,” she explains in the article. “It allows me to focus — I don’t even hear the front door now.”
The gorgeous photos from Dominic Bonuccelli Photography capture the beauty of Sheila’s shed.
We also profiled Sheila’s experience in our blog, “The Right Fit.”
Navigating the messy world of building codes and permits can be an overwhelming and daunting experience for many of our Modern-Shed clients.
Thankfully, Modern-Shed works closely with our clients to determine when and if a building permit is needed in their jurisdiction and for their structure, and if so, what is needed to make the process as smooth, speedy and efficient as possible. Continue reading