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Exon House - Atkinson Pontifex
Exon House - Atkinson Pontifex
Digital Photography Inhouse
Photographer: Gerard Warrener, DPI Photography for Atkinson Pontifex, Peter Maddison, Great Dane Furniture. Construction: Atkinson Pontifex Design: Peter Maddison
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.
Maroubra Granny Flat Project
Maroubra Granny Flat Project
Wishbone Constructions
Courtyard
Photo of a small beach style detached 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.
Home office
Home office
Garden Studios
This is an example of a contemporary shed and granny flat in Melbourne.
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.
Clareville
Clareville
Arcipixel Media
Design ideas for a beach style shed and granny flat in Sydney.
+ BARN +
+ BARN +
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.
A Tatton Glasshouse for People and Plants
A Tatton Glasshouse for People and Plants
Alitex Greenhouses and Conservatories
Inspiration for a victorian detached greenhouse in Hampshire.
Garden Shed- Urbandale, IA
Garden Shed- Urbandale, IA
Crose & Lemke Construction
Paul Gates Photography
Photo of a small traditional shed and granny flat in Other.
More symmetry for a traditional look
More symmetry for a traditional look
Beertje Vonk
If you think of garden design, you really want to think about introducing symmetry. You need to look at where the eye falls on from any angle of your garden and then see if you can create a symmetrical vignette.Here some more symmetry- wood storage.Note the two urns to the left and right.
Farmhouse Modern
Farmhouse Modern
Fergus Garber Architects
This is an example of a country detached shed and granny flat in San Francisco.
Langley Modern
Langley Modern
L P
Mikaela Ruth http://www.mikaelaruth.com
This is an example of a country detached greenhouse in Vancouver.
Dalmeny Road 1
Dalmeny Road 1
Pardon Chambers Architects Ltd
This is an example of a small contemporary detached studio in London.
Garden Shed- Urbandale, IA
Garden Shed- Urbandale, IA
Crose & Lemke Construction
Paul Gates Photography
Small traditional detached garden shed in Other.
Party shed
Party shed
Edmunds Studios Photography, Inc.
Edmunds Studios Photography
Photo of a mid-sized country shed and granny flat in Milwaukee.
Small Storage along the side of a house
Small Storage along the side of a house
Historic Shed
Design ideas for a traditional shed and granny flat in Orlando.
Potting Shed
Potting Shed
Haver & Skolnick LLC Architects
"BEST OF HOUZZ 2018, SHED" This sunny potting shed features bluestone floors, walls sheathed in white pine and Shaker pegs for hanging gardening tools. Robert Benson Photography
Exteriors
Exteriors
Jeff Herr Photography
© Jeff Herr Photo
Traditional detached granny flat in Atlanta.
Buddha lounge - Garden room
Buddha lounge - Garden room
Into the Garden Room
Walton on Thames - Bespoke built garden room = 7. 5 mtrs x 4.5 mtrs garden room with open area and hidden storage.
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary detached studio in Surrey.
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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