Rethinking Useful Spaces

Almost everyone has a space in their home that could be so much more. This was exactly the case at the Pfohl residence. Before we began, their living room was just a closed off space in the back of the house. It had low ceilings, not enough natural light and a sliding door that led to the patio. It wasn’t an inviting space.

So, we re-thought the whole thing.

First, we vaulted the ceilings. Then, we removed the vinyl slider and replaced it with a modern garage door with clear windows so they could close off the new living space, but it also wouldn’t feel like a solid wall when it was closed. We added more windows on the opposing wall, and then we installed parallam collar ties (super trendy!) for structural integrity, but also to bring some character into the space. And finished with insulation and drywall.

Now, it’s a blank palette and a truly functional living space.

No matter how they choose to paint and furnish the space, they are bound to be more comfortable and satisfied with their new indoor-outdoor living room.



She-Shed Reveal

The La Mesa She-Shed is complete and the owner is happily enjoying the space. It’s functional, creative and inspired, and most importantly has offered her a place to go to get work done and be separate from her family without a commute.

We hope you enjoy the finished photos.


She-Shed Siding

She-Shed Siding & Temperature Control

The La Mesa She-Shed is moving right along.

We’ve finished the siding and have moved inside to take care of the details that will make this office a comfortable space to work year-round: installing a wall A/C unit and insulation. Considering there are 4-5 hot months and 2-3 chilly ones, it’s absolutely necessary to invest in these features.

She-Shed SidingShe-Shed Air Conditioning UnitSan Diego Luxury She-Sheds Require Insulation

Up next: the San Diego luxury She-Shed will get drywall and texture. Stay tuned.

La Mesa She-Shed, Progress Pics

Our client in La Mesa just had a baby and no longer has room in her house for her home office. However she has room to spare off the end of her usable backyard space which slopes down into a canyon, so we decided to build a she-shed there. This really is the optimal situation because she can work undisturbed, even when the kids are home. Her commute will be 10 strides out the back door.

Check out the progress pics and let us know what you think. We’re just a couple weeks from completion, so we’ll post the final photos soon.


Thinking about adding a She-Shed to your home? Give us a call. We’d love to talk about your vision.