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Seattle Outdoor Space Remodel - Shop Remodel Seattle

garage & shop


The owners of this Capitol Hill home had their priorities in order: create a potting room to fuel their expansive garden, build a shop for projects, and a small carport to shelter their vehicle. The result is a Japanese-inspired cedar building that compliments their garden instead of detracting from it. A rain chain and barrel helps with irrigation, light-transmitting panels in the roof illuminate it, and Shoji doors conceal the potting area. Completed 2008.Seattle garage plans builders

Architect: Sharon Davidoff

project features


  • Added light to shop with a polycarbonate roof panel that integrates seamlessly into the metal roofing
  • Installing a rain barrel provides additional irrigation
  • Inspiring outdoor space design, beautiful materials and a functional space to enjoy

project photos


Click on the thumbnails to read the story of this outdoor shop & garage remodel.
Careful placement of windows and doors, and an extra-tall entrance door brings lots of light into this cedar-clad shop and Seattle garage plans.  The framing elements were designed to be seen instead of hidden. From the opposite side, this new seattle garage remodel has a roll-up door and a carport.  There's also a spot in the corner for recycling and trash containers All of the design elements are focused around the garden, including rain barrel installation, which provides additional irrigation Another way to bring in light: a polycarbonate roof panel that integrates seamlessly into the metal roofing.  This element is both in the shop and the carport roof An area under the deck at the main house becomes an enclosed potting shed, thanks to these custom-made Shoji doors Before a tiny, decaying glorified shed, ready for a garage builder After: Inspiring outdoor space design, beautiful materials and a functional space to enjoy. garage builder Seattle


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