Using the existing garage probably saved the client $50,000 to $100,000. Because of the savings that were achieved, we were able to do a lot more with the project than originally planned. The fire pit area is an effective and inexpensive way to add a contemporary feel to a yard and doesn't need a lot of material. If we just talk about dollars and cents, then it doesn't allow the project to grow and develop into something this beautiful.
We finished the interior of the shed with birch plywood which allowed them to have a beautiful finish, that was made with sustainably harvested, locally sourced wood. We wanted the clients to be able to avoid those NJ bugs when hanging out in the space, so we added the fans which create a lot of air movement so that when the doors are open, the bugs are out. We found the fans on sale and saved money there as well. This is a perfect example of why looking beyond the budget is so important.