Introduction: How to Build a DIY Summer House
So you clicked on this page because you want to learn how to build a summer house, right? Then you're in luck because today I'm gonna show you all the steps you need to impress your guests with a DIY summer house!
Step 1: LAY THE FOUNDATION
First, decide whether you want the base made of slab or made of concrete. If you opt for a concrete base then you will have more durability while a slab base is easier to move around, in case you want to move your summer house in the future.
After you have chosen what your base is gonna be made of, it's time to scout a flat surface that you will lay your foundation on. It is a good idea that you have a concrete mixer so that you can have an easier time when pouring the concrete on the base. Make sure you pour it until it's even on all sides.
Step 2: HOW TO CONSTRUCT THE FRAME
Before getting started on this step, draw on a paper or on your computer a sketch of how you want your summer house to look, it does not have to be perfect, you just need to have a basic outline. Make sure you include where, and how many doors and windows your house will have. The more specific you are, the better. Now it's time to use pre-cuts to build the skeleton of the house including the roof and the walls. Make sure everything is sturdy.
Step 3: TIME TO BUILD THE WALLS AND THE ROOF
For the roof, you have a couple of options to choose from. If you're on a low budget then it's best for you to choose a tin roof, since it is easier to manage and it's also cheaper. On the other hand, if you are willing to spend a few bucks, then I would advise you to buy a shingled roof, although it is more expensive and a little bit more complex it will give your house a more sophisticated look.
Step 4: IT'S TIME TO ADD THE FLOORS AND THE POLISHES
Now you wanna sand down the wood and concretes surfaces, making sure everything is smooth and even. It is a good time to start painting your summer house and make look more lively and "happy". But if you prefer not to paint it, no problem, just make sure to take proper care of the wood so it won't decompose.
Now you're going to decide whether you want a concrete or a wooden floor. Each one of them has their pros and cons, so it's up to you. Remember that staining your concrete floor will make it look much more beautiful and treating it well will make it last a lot longer.
Step 5: TIME TO INSERT THE DOORS AND WINDOWS
Congratulations! You are almost done, my friend! But, you wanna make sure your summer house is safe, right? Time to insert the doors and the windows. Start by inserting them in the places on previously chose I your outline. If for some reason you think you're not very good with inserting doors and windows, then I would advise you to have someone else do it for you, so you won't have any problems!
That's it! Now you're done and ready to enjoy your new summer house and maybe drink some tea in the afternoon. Pat yourself on the back and add furniture, curtains, carpets to make it look even better. Enjoy!
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