Here is a picture of what the shed looked like before we began our conversion project. The former owners actually lived in this little shed while their brick home was being built! I was told they had a little bedroom in the back, a tiny kitchen and even space for a television room. Seeing that makes me so thankful for what we have now, but I bet it was a really sweet and special time for them.
We started by gutting the shed and taking it down to its studs. Our contractor worked to remove two major interior walls. One wall split the shed down the middle and another separated off a back section, where the original bedroom used to be. Once those walls were removed, he also took off the ceiling, which was concealing a tiny upstairs storage loft. Now, we use those rafters to hold flat items, such as our oversized Christmas wreath, boogie boards for the beach, extra window screens and more.