With winter approaching, we decided to make our new shed winterized so we can use it as an office.
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Step 1: Gather Materials
The shed was basic studs and siding, so we plan to add hard foam insulation and and a plastic seal inside.
We bought the following materials:
- 1 inch foam insulation from the home store in 4' x 8' sheets.
- 100 feet of white tablecloth plastic (since white sheet plastic is hard to find/expensive)
Step 2: Add Foam Panels
We measured between all the studs and cut the foam panels to fit snug.
Pro tip: score the panels with a utility knife then bend and break off for a clean cut.
(Also displayed is our sweet adaptable standing/sitting desk ... but that's not winterizing.)
Step 3: Install Plastic Sheeting
We measured off the plastic tablecloth to fit the space. It took 2 layers to cover the walls,so we put the bottom layer on first so the top overlaps. We used a staplegun to attach to the wall. It's not an airtight seal, but handles drafts well.
Step 4: Project Complete
With the foam panels installed and the plastic sheeting/tablecloths installed, bring on winter!
Step 5: Finishing Touches
A couple more items that make things more comfortable:
- Small space heater
- Foam floor pad to keep those feet nice and toasty (with leftover solid foam).