Nicki Dugan Pogue
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Making Shed Dormers Work - Fine Homebuilding
A shed dormer can be the best way to add space to a one-and-a-half-story house, but not if it's designed poorly. In this "Drawing Board" article, designer Michael Maines shares his general guidelines for shed dormers, then describes three variations on the shed-dormer style: a flush dormer, whose face wall is flush with the wall below; a recessed dormer, which is set into the roof; and a Nantucket dormer, a hybrid design that includes a gable dormer on each end of the shed dormer.