I had the hardest time with the layout. The flow of the space just didn’t feel right so I was going back and forth about where to put the door. Should I actually add on and how much should I add on. The front of the cabin doesn’t allow enough space for the door to be next to the window unless I alter the size. I want to try to keep the window size the same so that was out. Ultimately the side made the most sense. As far as adding on I plan on tearing down the poorly built lean-to patio and rebuilding it 12′ out.
When I opened up the wall for the door I could not believe how hard it was to remove the 2×4’s. Come to find out each horizontal wood slat had 3 nails in the vertical 2×4. Each 2×4 had 45 nails total. As much as the structure looks like it is going to fall over, that cabin isn’t going anywhere even in a huge earthquake.
Being that the space is only like 168 square feet inside, the more windows the better. I bought a 4×4′ window for $40 at HD two years back because it didn’t have a screen so I will be installing it next to the door on the east wall.
The south wall will be altered by removing the existing door and window. Where the bathroom wall ends (the shower pan is) will be opened up to the far end of the previous existing doorway to create an approx 8′ opening to the porch.