I transformed the rotting shed in my garden into a tiny home – everything went wrong but the end result was worth it | The Sun
A MAN who transformed the rotting shed in his back garden into his dream tiny home has revealed exactly how he did it.
Although almost everything went wrong when Daniel Quirke decided to take on the challenge, the end result made all the hard work worth it.
Posting on his YouTube channel, Daniel explained the garage building hasn't been used for years, but he knew it could be transformed into something really impressive.
Daniel's goal was to renovate the tiny space into an area he could live in – but it was a long way off that when he started.
He explained: "I recently renovated the abandoned 100 square foot garage in my back garden in preparation for moving in.
"It has suffered a lot of neglect over the years so a lot of work was needed to get it move in ready."
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Luckily, the space already had electric and water lines, but it still needed a lot of work to make it liveable.
"A lot of prep work was needed before moving in, including cleaning, sanding, painting, laying the floor, installing the kitchen and designing the interior," he said.
He started by adding in a wall for the bathroom, before adding in the toilet, which was easier than he expected it to be.
After that, it was time to clear out the main space of the tiny home in preparation for painting it.
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The DIY whizz washed the walls, although noted he should've waited because he only had to wash them again after filling and sanding any holes.
But that mistake had nothing on his next blunder – the floor boards of the garage were weak and creaky, so he decided to replace them with plywood.
He said: "If I could pick only one mistake that I regret the most during this renovation, it's not taking the time to level the floor at this point.
"The garage is on a slope, but by being in a rush and on a budget I skipped levelling it."
As a result, not having a level floor meant installing flat-pack cupboards for the kitchen took a lot longer than expected.
But his problems didn't end there, the cupboards were also too big for the space, so he had to dismantle them all and cut them to size before putting them back together.
The DIY fan used the leftover counter tops from the kitchen in the main house, but he ended up cutting it slightly too small.
"I now have this large gap at the back of the countertop, but I can at least come back later and fill that with silicone," he noted.
After a lick of paint, and another DIY mistake, Daniel's tiny home was ready for the finishing touches.
The finished pad ended up looking really posh, and you'd never know he made some mistakes in the process of transforming it.
The bathroom looked modern and stylish thanks to the bright paint and new wall.
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And the extra work in the kitchen was worth it once it was all finished too – even the gap behind the countertop wasn't noticeable.
"The end result still surprises me with how comfortable and functional it is," Daniel added.
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