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92 Square Foot Backyard Office
92 Square Foot Backyard Office
Sett Studio
92 square foot SIP panel, modular, backyard office. Shou-Sugi-Ban wood siding and Monotread wall sheathing. Burned-wood or charred-wood siding, Shou-Sugi-Ban is Japanese wood treatment used in various elements throughout Sett – interior and exterior. Not only does it deliver an attractive aesthetic, the burning also weatherizes the wood, prevents bugs and rot, and has enhanced fire-resistance. Photography by Blake Gordon and Lisa Hause
sheds
sheds
Homes By Jeff And Sons
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional detached garden shed in Boston.
Traditional Shed
Traditional Shed
This is an example of a traditional detached garden shed in Baltimore.
Country Retreat
Country Retreat
Rill Architects
James Ray Spahn Photography
Design ideas for a traditional garden shed in DC Metro.
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.
Potting Shed at Augusta Residence
Potting Shed at Augusta Residence
CHEATHAM FLETCHER SCOTT ARCHITECTS
This is an example of a traditional garden shed in Atlanta.
Jason Quigley Photography Studio
Jason Quigley Photography Studio
SQFT Studios LLC & SQFT Studios Architecture LLC
Jason Quigley (www.photojq.com)
This is an example of a transitional detached studio in Portland.
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.
Marsh View Remodel
Marsh View Remodel
Spang Builders, Inc.
Kelley Raffaele
Design ideas for a mid-sized country detached garden shed in Portland Maine.
Shed and Yard
Shed and Yard
SHED Architecture & Design
Mark Woods
Mid-sized contemporary detached shed and granny flat in Seattle.
The Manor
The Manor
Southfen Residential Construction
JR Heaps
Mid-sized traditional attached greenhouse in Baltimore.
Modern Shed
Modern Shed
Design ideas for a modern detached garden shed in San Francisco.
Blackburn Office Studio
Blackburn Office Studio
Backyard Room
Tom Ross
Photo of a small contemporary detached shed and granny flat in Melbourne.
Boxwood Cottage Garden
Boxwood Cottage Garden
Elizabeth House & Garden, LLC
Traditional detached garden shed in New York.
Barrington Hills Barn
Barrington Hills Barn
Tiedmann Enterprises
This is an example of a country barn in Chicago.
Dumpster turned tiny home
Dumpster turned tiny home
Christine Lakas, The Designer, LLC
Small contemporary detached shed and granny flat in Other.
A productive garden
A productive garden
Wilkinson Cox Limited
Country detached greenhouse in Sussex.
Mill Road Farmhouse
Mill Road Farmhouse
Darrin Hasley/Capstone Realty
Urban Lens Photography
This is an example of a country shed and granny flat in Other.
Glass House in the Garden
Glass House in the Garden
Flavin Architects
Modern glass house set in the landscape evokes a midcentury vibe. A modern gas fireplace divides the living area with a polished concrete floor from the greenhouse with a gravel floor. The frame is painted steel with aluminum sliding glass door. The front features a green roof with native grasses and the rear is covered with a glass roof. Photo by: Peter Vanderwarker Photography
Portfolio
Portfolio
The Posh Shed Company
The Potting Shed is how a shed should look. It has a steep pitched roof with a generous overhang which, along with the small pane windows gives it a traditional look which will blend into any garden.
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.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a shed and granny flat renovation or are building a designer shed and granny flat from scratch, Houzz has 37,685 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including SQFT Studios LLC & SQFT Studios Architecture LLC and Wilkinson Cox Limited. Look through shed and granny flat photos in different colours and styles and when you find a shed and granny flat design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful shed and granny flat ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.