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Dori’s Mosaic Retreat 10x12 Shed

10x12 shed

Dori Schatell works as an Executive Director of a non-profit Medical Education Institute, which is known for spreading awareness and educating people about kidney disease. With such a predominant and demanding job, Dori hardly has had any time to relax. However, when she finds just a bit of free time she invests in that time by doing art projects.

Dori's Need For Additional Space

10x12 shed space

Eventually, her art projects turned into much bigger projects as she began making mosaics out of broken glass, glass dishes, seashells, and other found objects. As her hobby began to thrive so did her projects, she was met with a difficult situation when she ran out of space in her home to complete her much bigger projects. Her in-home mosaic hobby became too hazardous as it became too difficult for her and her family to walk around the house without possibly hurting themselves from any remaining glass shards on the ground.

Dori finally came to the conclusion that she would need to completely relocate her projects and create a dedicated crafting space.

Discovering Dori’s Mosaic 10x12 Shed Builder

It was easy for Dori to decide that the space in her backyard would make for a doable area that would accommodate any larger upcoming projects. Dori envisioned a small studio that would complement the garden space with a hammock, brick patio with a fire pit, and a whimsically painted garage.

Dori began brainstorming construction techniques with her husband Jim Johnston. However, they decided that buying an already built shed would be much easier for them and hassle-free. Committing to that decision their focus was now steered to avoid applying for a building permit. The couple was required to stay within a 120 square foot footprint, which a 10x12 shed would do just that. With an idea already in mind, all she needed was the right company to turn her vision into a reality.

10x12 shed builder

The search for a company was on, Dori had contacted and visited a vendor that unfortunately had a hard time communicating with the couple and their idea. But that did not stop her from wanting to find the right company. They continued their search online and stumbled upon Sheds Unlimited. Dori and her husband noticed Sheds Unlimited were located in a different state, however, they were so interested they still pursued the company.

It would be a decision they would not regret. Dori contacted the company immediately through phone and email where she was connected with a customer service representative that assisted her throughout the whole process of discussing the design and build of her future Mosaic shed.

Dori’s Mosaic 10x12 Storage Shed Preparations

Due to a narrow driveway, the new studio ended up at 9.5x12.5 instead of the 10x12 Dori had hoped for. However, the new studio was small enough to deliver with the mule and big enough to hold lots of mosaic supplies. The site where Dori made the decision to locate her Mosaic shed needed some work before the official placement. The site was then leveled to add gravel. They laid concrete piers and pressure-treated beams to keep the structure off of the ground. The couple preferred to construct it this way to prevent any floods that may occur in the future.

Mosaic 10x12 Shed Delivery

10x12 shed delivery

Dori was more than thrilled when the delivery day rolled around. She was pleased with the look of the 10x12 shed as it was dropped off at her home. The whole drop off process was quick and easy as it only took approximately 15 minutes! She was amazed at how quick the Sheds Unlimited delivery team was able to put the shed together in her backyard.

Dori’s Mosaic 10x12 Shed Finishing Look

With the new shed in place, Dori could now begin redesigning it. She had hundreds of ideas she could do to her 10x12 storage shed but needed one she knew she would not regret. Once she finally got the design in place, she was ready to get her storage space to look just the way shes always dreamt of.

Mosaic 10x12 Shed Interior

Dori worked with her husband by insulating the stud spaces with rock wool. The couple then hired someone to work on the dry-wall and run electricity for lights, heater, and window air conditioners. Once that was completed, the couple finished the remaining work and painting themselves. They even laid out the tile flooring themselves for the first time.

Dori was more than pleased that she was able to paint and design the Shed any way she wanted. She chose to paint the shed colors that she admired and added fun little decorations that she liked. Not only was Dori satisfied with the design of the Shed but she was also happy with the size and space. The back wall had plenty of room for crockery, stained glass sheets, bins that were sorted by color, a microwave for glasswork, and many more supplies.

Mosaic 10x12 Shed Exterior

10x12 storage shed

Outside of the shed, steps were needed to get inside due to the fact that the shed was raised up off of the ground. Dori’s contractor was able to find them someone who was hired to pour a foundation and build a half-round step for the studio. Once the studio and bricks stairs were completed, their final project was to add a walkway and outdoor lighting to fully bring together the new space into the backyard. Dori hired Mark’s Landscaping, which had worked with Dori and her husband previously installing the backyard brick patio and firepit.

They were able to beautifully connect the patio and studio by installing brick and flagstone to create a path that connected the two. In this final step, Dori was able to see the beauty of her garden designs and studio build successfully come together.

10x12 Shed Finishing Touches

After building, installing, designing, and decorating; Dori’s dream Mosaic Shed is completed. As she intended, the new studio provides Dori with a dedicated crafting space as well as a relaxing environment to enjoy during her much needed “me-time.” Not only does Dori use the new space for her needs, but her daughter has also taken an interest in working with Dori and her art projects in the shed. Dori was thrilled that one small idea turned out to be something more. 

Storage sheds are more than just storage space, they can provide a space for you to work and do tasks you love to do. Begin creating a space that you will love for the many years to come by contacting Sheds Unlimited today at (717)442-3281 or by email at office@shedsunlimited.net

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

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We recently had a two car garage installed. The two guys from Sheds unlimited, Gideon and Mark were unbelievable! They worked so hard and had the garage up in one day. They were also super nice and easy to work with. John, who we dealt with during the design process was also great. Couldn't recommend them highly enough. Our garage is beautiful.

Vicente and Gillian Frontinan from Medford, MA

From beginning to end, the service was outstanding. I loved the fact that I could buy a prefabricated shed that was such good quality and good looking for such a reasonable price. It is exactly what I wanted and needed without having to hire anyone to build it. Everything was seamless!

Claire Felix from Southampton, NY

We could not be happier with our new Legacy garage. Let me start by saying that this building was a challenge due to size and custom design. It is 28x44, and was designed with 30 feet of 2nd floor and the remaining 14 feet as a high bay for a lift. Plus a full 2nd floor dormer in the back. And living on Cape Cod, the project had to be engineered to 110MPH Exposure B code regulations. The design staff at Sheds Unlimited went beyond expectations and even provided stamped engineered prints for my permit process. The setup crew showed up on a Monday morning and promptly got to work. I have to say, this crew (3 guys), was impressive from start to finish. Every aspect of the build seemed to be pre-designed for speed and efficiency. They were done and on the road Wednesday afternoon, leaving me with a complete perfect garage. My town inspector was blown away, and just kept shaking his head as he marveled over the quality and craftsmanship. I have since referred and have had friends build a garage too. If you need a garage, this is the place to buy.

Mark Evans from Forestdale, Ma.

I just purchased a shed 9/9/13, let me say customer service was outstanding, scheduling date and time were perfect, delivery was amazing and the shed is built to last. I am beyond satisfied with my complete experience with Sheds Unlimited. If there are any doubts about buying online from this company rest assure you will be happy, I am.

Michael from Medford NY

Everything went smoothly very happy with 10x12 shed on time . Perfect love it.

Bob from Nj

The quality & craftsmanship of their product can't be beat. Everyone there from the time of purchase to the install was great to work with. The price can't be beat either once you compare the service and the quality of the product. You'll be more than happy with their product! Thanks for a great product guys!

Tim Miller from College Park MD

Awesome experience, great shed for less than I could have built it for. No problems with construction , but my final congratulations to the driver who was very professional and went out of his way to get it right, fixing my screw ups while putting it in place.Thank You Phil

Good quality,good price good salespeople and the delivery of the shed was perfect. The best shed dealer  and the best website that I dealt with.

Mike g from Morgantown

The shed is great but the delivery around trees was amazing!

terry mulryne from Cream ridge nj

This shed looks amazing and was perfect!  The quality of workmanship was highly professional.  Thank you!

Ned Bevelheimer from Jackson, NJ