SEATTLE — When Kai Carroll and his wife, Emily Wang, were expecting their second child last year, they knew that they had to create more space in their cozy three-bedroom house in Ballard.
The couple loved their house, and they loved their neighborhood. But with a young son and a daughter on the way, they realized that each child would need their own room — so there would soon be no space for either set of grandparents when they came to visit the little ones.
Our client had a dilemma, he had just moved into a cute little East Vancouver BC bungalow The upstairs was the perfect size for he and his wife and their two cats. In the basement was a revenue generating bachelor suite.
That meant no room for his design studio!
With the size of his lot there was no room for a full-fledged addition to the house. Read more ›
With a Cottage Kit by Modern-Shed converting an unused patch of land into a luxurious Backyard Cottage is easier than you might think.
First the client had chosen the style and type of cottage kit they wanted. They were referred by Modern-Shed to a local construction company to handle the installation on Whidbey Island in Washington Stat’s Puget Sound
Highly versed with Modern-Shed Cottage Kit installation the construction company conducted a site visit to familiarize themselves with the location and site conditions. A couple of days later they then followed up with a quote to assemble the Modern-Shed Cottage Kit.
The total installation took only 7 days and included foundation prep, complete assembly. The installation also included a new electrical feed with sub-panel originating from the houses many electrical panel.
Studio Shed: After retiring from a world of crunching numbers for more than 30 years, Virginia Violin decided to devote more of her life to color.
Ever the artist, Virginia has always occupied her hands with some craft — sculpting, knitting, needlepoint and weaving have all been passions of hers at one point or another.
But it wasn’t until she retired from a career in accounting (she’s worked in the oil and telecom industries, and most recently was an accountant for the literary nonprofit Seattle Arts & Lectures) that she decided to get serious about her art.
The only problem was, she didn’t really have the space in her Vashon Island home to get that serious. Read more ›