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Gale Rd Granny Flat Project
Gale Rd Granny Flat Project
Wishbone Constructions
Photo of a small beach style detached granny flat in Sydney.
Malvern East
Malvern East
Mirabuild
Contemporary detached granny flat in Melbourne.
Clareville
Clareville
Arcipixel Media
Design ideas for a beach style shed and granny flat in Sydney.
Ashwood Studio
Ashwood Studio
Garden Studios
garden studio, granny flat, modular design, sustainable
Contemporary detached granny flat in Melbourne.
IMBY Kit | Tiny House South Coast
IMBY Kit | Tiny House South Coast
Adriano Pupilli Architects
Photo of a contemporary detached shed and granny flat in Sydney.
New Family Home in Marrickville
New Family Home in Marrickville
Jessica Matson Architecture
Simon Wood
Contemporary detached granny flat in Sydney.
Merricks Barn house
Merricks Barn house
Gunn Building Projects
An alternative angle showing the contrast between Colorbond cladding and the recycled timber. Photo: Zayne Stoner
This is an example of a mid-sized country detached barn in Other.
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Fabric Architecture
Exceptionally detailed barn style loft garage. Built by Hudson Lane Projects. Timber doors and joinery by Loughlin Furniture
Design ideas for a beach style shed and granny flat in Central Coast.
Boathouse
Boathouse
Teaselwood Design
Lake House Guest house
Small traditional detached granny flat in Burlington.
Langley Modern
Langley Modern
L P
Mikaela Ruth http://www.mikaelaruth.com
This is an example of a country detached greenhouse in Vancouver.
Hill Winds Remodel
Hill Winds Remodel
VPC Builders, LLC
Photo of a mid-sized country detached shed and granny flat in Charlotte.
Santa Monica Canyon Cape Cod
Santa Monica Canyon Cape Cod
Luke Gibson Photography
Photo of a beach style shed and granny flat in Los Angeles.
Party shed
Party shed
Edmunds Studios Photography, Inc.
Edmunds Studios Photography
Photo of a mid-sized country shed and granny flat in Milwaukee.
Garden and Outhouse Project
Garden and Outhouse Project
H R Construction Essex
Design ideas for a contemporary shed and granny flat in London.
Modern Garage Door, Matching Pedestrian Gates & Steel Architectural Entry Gates
Modern Garage Door, Matching Pedestrian Gates & Steel Architectural Entry Gates
Dynamic Garage Door
Modern garage door and matching passage gates that harmonize with the authentic minimalistic styles of the MidCentury. Modern architectural doors are gorgeously used in many renovation projects today. Dynamic Garage Door is a unique design and manufacturing company that allow many of our clients achieve these renovations with our custom designed garage doors and passage gates. Because this modern home had an authentic Mid Century style with a horizontal layout using doors that accentuated these features was of essence. For instance, the garage doors and gates have horizontally configured wooden slat designs that resonate these fine lines. The garage door features a unique window configuration that offsets the monotony of too much congruency by breaking what the eye expects. White laminate glass was used for interior garage privacy while allowing the inside of the garage to be bathed in light. The steel rim around the windows ties in with the chrome and stainless steel fixtures found throughout the property such as lights and door hardware. The pedestrian gate follows the garage door horizontal slat design to pull in the modernistic style in other areas of the home that required some interest. The gate's dark stain was bejeweled with shimmering chrome handles and stainless, nickel-plated hinges and silver powder coated posts. Some of these elements were brought over from the garage door itself and the courtyard entry gate. So even though modern doors seem simple, they do require attention to details and they add up as you can see from our projects. We strive to make excellent designs and our craftsmanship is a vivid example of how innovative Dynamic Garage Door designers and craftsmen really are!
Lillieshall Garden Room
Lillieshall Garden Room
Matthew Giles Architects
Housed within the building is a multi-functioning space along with kitchen, storage and shower room. The use of timber continues here, with walls clad in a warm, natural, birch-plywood. The mirror at the rear of the kitchen reflects the ever-changing planting outside, providing a sense of space and depth. This, along with a rooflight, and small, planted courtyard, bring additional natural light into the space and make the garden an integral part of the building.
treehouse shed
treehouse shed
Gardner Architects LLC
John Cole Photography
Inspiration for a modern shed and granny flat in DC Metro.
Greenhouse Shed / Solar Building
Greenhouse Shed / Solar Building
Backyard Buildings
The Aurora can be labeled as a greenhouse shed combo. It includes four large aluminum windows with tempered glass for safety. On top of that, it features 509 cubic feet of storage space for gardening tools and equipment or plants. With the many windows, light is aplenty. However, there is even the option to add solar shades so you can control the amount of sunlight coming in. In addition, you can add a power ventilation fan to remove excess heat and bring in cool air inside. If you looking to grow plants and vegetables all year around and store stuff, the Aurora greenhouse shed combo is just what you're looking for. It's a customer favorite.
Silver Lake Guest House
Silver Lake Guest House
Battle Associates, Architects
Guest house with playhouse/shed. This project was a Guest House for a long time Battle Associates Client. Smaller, smaller, smaller the owners kept saying about the guest cottage right on the water's edge. The result was an intimate, almost diminutive, two bedroom cottage for extended family visitors. White beadboard interiors and natural wood structure keep the house light and airy. The fold-away door to the screen porch allows the space to flow beautifully. Photographer: Nancy Belluscio
Lillieshall Garden Room
Lillieshall Garden Room
Matthew Giles Architects
In response to our clients’ brief to create a garden annex for use as a games room, as well as entertaining space and occasional guest house, we have created a building that very much feels a part of the garden and brings life to an underused and overshadowed piece of land.
Granny flats and sheds have come a long way in terms of design. No longer just a place to store infrequently used items or a spare bed, they are now highly sought after spaces that, in many cases, resemble a small, well-maintained home. A garden shed can be an extension of your house, providing more living space for your family, or it can be a home office or creative studio. Many homeowners also see the benefit of building a separate structure in their backyard as a means for rental income.

What else can I use my granny flat for?


With so many granny flat designs on offer, you really can use this area for virtually anything, from outdoor storage to accommodation. Livable sheds and granny flats are a great way to provide teenagers with some level of independence, while keeping them nearby and allowing them to save money. They’re also an alternative to supported care for elderly family members. Relatively cheap to construct, a backyard granny flat can make you some extra money, too, should you want to rent it out, or move in yourself and rent out your main house. Those with a hobby such as painting, music or woodwork may prefer to use the space to pursue their passions, while others whom work from home could use the backyard studio as their home office.

What should I consider when planning a garden shed, granny flat or studio?


Different locales have different requirements for outbuildings such as sheds, granny flats and studios. In most cases, where the shed, granny flat or studio has running water, cooking or sanitary facilities, it will require building consent. Other considerations include the height of the building, its distance to boundaries, maximum floor space and stormwater drainage.

If you're turning it into a fully developed space, make sure it complies with local ordinances and has enough ventilation, light and insulation for seasonal temperature changes. In terms of decor, approach decorating this space as you would any other room in your house. If you are creating an extension of your home, you can either stick to your current interior style or do something completely different since this is a detached space. With space at a minimum, layout is also crucial. Built-ins are a saving grace where space is tight, while wall-mounted items such as bikes and garden tools will also save you lots of floor space. You could even incorporate overhead ceiling racks for seasonal and infrequently used items.

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