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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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Had a shed built on-site. Quality and construction is great and the crew knowledgeable and efficient. Very pleased overall. Four stars for a lack of communication regarding build date. Crew did not show on date indicated. Contacted Sheds Unlimited that night and received a call the next morning telling me the crew was having issues at another job. Not a problem, just needed a heads up that they would not be there as scheduled. They arrived 6:30 p.m. the next day, unloaded the material and completed the shed in the morning. Again, great shed and great crew. Very pleased overall and would use Sheds Unlimited again. Just need to tighten up communications a bit.

Stephen Curran from North Branford, CT

We are located in Old New Castle in Delaware within the historic district and have a VERY small backyard with access only via a narrow alleyway. We spent numerous hours online trying to find someone that would build the shed on site. We liked the products on Sheds Unlimited so we drove up and had the opportunity to walk around viewing numerous already built sheds which helped us make our determination of type and colors. The process of ordering was pretty painless and didn't feel like we were pressured to upgrade. Really good suggestions were given to us by our salesman, which we did have a nice shelve built. The two young men that delivered it were very professional and even in the tight spaces were able to build our shed. A few plants were crushed in the process, but we expected that considering the tight spaces. I was amazed at how quickly they worked and we are extremely pleased with the 8 X 10 saltbox. Very well constructed and it kept the Historic Committee happy with the colors and quality. Thank you and I would highly recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone looking for great quality, great price, and great service!!!

My husband and I looked for a new shed at many places. Sheds Unlimited was a step above the other places. Their lot is huge, and they have so many prebuilt sheds to look at. Even if you want a custom built, it makes it nice to be able to see the options in person first. The employees were all very nice and helpful, from the first time we looked, to delivery. The delivery went very smooth, and I was impressed at how easy they made it look to get my shed where I needed it. We did give the delivery guy a tip. I would recommend this company and their sheds to anyone in the market for one.

Heather Knaub from Reading, PA

I purchased a 10 X 12 workshop shed. Workmanship was great. Shed was completed on time, and delivered on time without any damage.

Bruce from Ottsville, PA.

Chris and David constructed our shed with tremendous skill, teamwork, and attention to detail. They worked steadily for 14 hours and remained focused until the job was done. The craftsmanship of the shed itself is impressive. Sheds Unlimited is an exceptional company, and everyone with whom we have dealt demonstrated a high level of professionalism. Thank you!

David & Jessie Snyder from Allentown, PA

Shed was delivered on time and looks great. The staff is responsive and helpful. We has a very positive experience. Sheds Unlimited was referred to us by a family member and they have the best pricing in the tri state area.

Sue Lippert from Voorhees, NJ

The workers arrived promptly and did an amazing job putting up my new two car garage. The 3 workers took only 16 hours to complete the garage, cleaned up it was if our garage was here all along. We have received so many compliments from our neighbors that we would highly recommend Shed's Unlimted to everyone and you can not beat the price or the workmanship. Thanks to all the people at Shed's Unlimited from the salesman to the installers a job well done!!

Frank Prawd from Roxbury, New York

you guys are the best!

everyone on the phone was great in helping us pick out the right shed and worked with us through a couple changes.

you were significantly less expensive than our local 'discount' shed stores.

your installer was super nice and nestled the shed right into a pretty tight spot in the backyard.

the shed is great and we could not have asked for a better experience.

thanks again,

- Paul

Paul Wren from Wayne, PA

We are very happy with the shed and the quality with which it was build. Also, your delivery guy was incredible! He had to get the shed in a tight place and he did it. Loved his attitude and his skill. Truly grateful for the quality product and service.

Paul from Harrisburg

The entire experience exceeded my expectations!