Spencer Gibb’s Growing Tuff Shed Infatuation.
For Spencer Gibb, Tuff Shed has become a sort of obsession. First introduced to Tuff Shed through a philanthropic project, Spencer began to see the possibilities these structures held. His Austin home had a Tuff Shed building from the previous owners used as storage and writing space complete with a window air conditioning unit and desk. After moving in, Spencer used the building solely for storage.
When he needed an office, Spencer turned to his Tuff Shed building and decided to modify it. He added wood panels to the inside walls, glass paneled doors for natural light, and a privacy fence. This basic remodel inspired Spencer to create something greater. Something like a guest house. And so he took down the wood paneling, added insulation and drywall, removed the loft, and sanded and prepared the floor.
The guesthouse remodel lit another creative spark for an even bigger Tuff Shed project. Spencer decided to add on and further remodel the existing building to create a full living space. He loved the look of the Premier Pro Studio, and felt the style provided opportunities for endless customization. He utilized multiple transom windows for a light, airy interior that reflected the design of a modern beach bungalow.
The original Tuff Shed building sat directly over the plumbing and water line, and was remodeled into the kitchen and bathroom space. The two buildings were joined together by demolishing the back wall of the original shed and half of the rear wall of the new Premier Pro Studio. The roof was specially constructed to attach both structures while allowing proper water runoff.
The vaulted ceilings and additional windows deliver a sense of spaciousness. Gibb credits his smooth process to Tim Thornton, his Sales Design Consultant in Austin. “Even when I came to him with crazy ideas for the space, he listened and found ways we could make it work.”
Follow Spencer’s unique Tuff Shed obsession throughout the next two blogs.