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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 that would result in a storage shed.

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 shed 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 the shed landscaping. 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. 

Get Started on Your 10x12 Shed

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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what awesome people to work with. it is very rare in todays world to deal with such honest people.
its worth getting a shed to just watch the delivery. its really cool to watch.
i found out about the company from a very close friend from the ben/salem police dept.

dave del from nj

Just a note to say I am very pleased with the shed built on site at my home. The crew that came worked fast and professionally.
The shed is beautiful and suits my needs for my Harleys well.

In the future you should tell your sales team to advise customers building motorcycle storage sheds to use 3/4 ply wood on the floor rather than the 5/8 provided.
the weight of a motorcycle on the small area of a kickstand makes the 5/8 ply wood sag, especially when in the middle of two framing studs. I put another layer of 5/8 in my shed and it is solid as a rock.

Thanks again for your efforts

Zeke Delmonico

We are extremely pleased with our dealings with Sheds Unlimited. Every time we needed to change something on our pool house the staff was great dealing with the changes. An email was always sent with all the changes so we knew things were being handled properly. It began with Mark, then John, then Austin and lastly the driver who delivered our pool house. He was extra careful and looked at it from every angle to be sure it was properly placed. Kudos to you all!

Susan Bachart from Reading PA

Bought a 8x12 shed on 5/1/18 and was delivered to my residence on 5/23/18, very happy with it, they deliver exactly what I ordered,sales person, delivery man was very courteous, if you need a shed or anything else like it check with Sheds Unlimited before anyone else, you’ll be be glad you did.

Ben G from Staten Island , NY

A perfect experience. Some things to note from my experience:

1. The website is informative and very easy to navigate
2. The people you will speak with when you call are pleasant and eager to help
3. The ordering process is simple and accurate
4. The delivery was as described (and fun -- we all enjoyed it).
5. The shed is very well constructed.
6. Lastly, the price. If you find a better deal, chances are the quality won't be as good.

All in all, a perfect experience. I couldn't be happier and I'll be recommending old.shedsunlimited.net to my friends!

Erik Nelius from Freehold, NJ

Great company to work with. Design and planning was simple and straight-forward. Delivery was prompt and set up was easy. I couldn't be more pleased with my new shed.

Martha from MD

Really great business to work with, Delmar was great at providing details and very patient with my questions. The price was good so I bought the shed, it took a couple of weeks for it to be delivered but it came today and Nate was awesome in making sure it was level and perfect on the pad. The "mule" got it from the truck to the back of the house with little effort and no damage to the property or shed. It's a good looking shed but best of all extremely well built, very solid. Very happy with my purchase, thank you!

Caroline F. from Wilmington, DE

I got to warn you that if you buy a shed from these guys the first thing you will want to do Is order another one. only bigger!!
I love sheds and I love building them and honestly I never thought I would be buying a pre-made. But as it turned out I didn't have a choice and I'm glad I didn't or else I might never have found SU. Excellent, excellent job from ordering to planning scheduling, delivering, quality and price. Trust me You can't wrong!

Peter from 21 Evans Drive, Cranbury NJ

What a terrific shed! It is exactly what we ordered and is very well built. Customer service was wonderful to work with. And then there was the  delivery... Absolutely AMAZING! Imagine getting a 28x14 building up narrow and twisting roads to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains... I still can't believe the driver and "mule" managed it - but they certainly did. A couple time I closed my eyes thinking our building was a goner, but, nope it was placed perfectly. Afterward I asked the driver about it - he smiled and said only that, "this one was a bit more of a challenge."  Thank you Sheds Unlimited!

Jack from Harpers Ferry, WV

Jack from Harpers Ferry, WV

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

terry mulryne from Cream ridge nj