148 Shed & Studio Design Photos And Ideas

The mirrored surface of the shed reflects delightfully distorted images of the natural surroundings.
An upstairs yoga practice space.
Close up of the interlocking broom heads
Broom heads were locally sourced for the project
The micro-office was built to replace a former garden shed
The hidden entrance slides open.
The office is a 13-foot walk away from the home office
The communal reception building.
In Seattle, an artist sought an affordable option for her own studio and looked to Modern Shed, a company that provides solutions for storage and limited living spaces like studios and office sheds. Metal panels in gray and red clad the exterior, and natural light pours in through glazed double doors and clerestory windows.
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The interior of the she shed by Modern Shed features wood paneling and exposed beams. The prefabricated shed meant that it was ready to be used within a few days of its arrival on site.
When a homeowner needed extra space for her growing business, she also looked no further than Modern Shed for her minimalist she shed, with a sloped roof, clerestory windows, and personalized window and door locations. A color scheme that worked with the colors of her historic home also on the property gave it its finishing touches.
This beautiful Modern-Shed home office overlooks a gorgeous vineyard in Eastern Washington.
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Motorcycle Shed
The ribbon-like design affords the building three different gabled roof profiles – one is symmetrical, while the other two lean in opposite directions.
BERAU A design this sauna as a small levitating house, moored on the roof of an old factory to experiment dry heat sessions.
Inside this burnt-timber clad box, a sauna by Canadian studio Partisans was designed with a sinuous CNC-cut cedar interior that emulates the form of a seaside grotto.
German architecture studio, Modulorbeat, stacked concrete volumes normally used for mine shafts to create a tower housing a tiny sauna.
Milan studio AtelierFORTE envisioned a sauna in the northern Italian countryside that has wings like a bird.
The Cadyville Sauna was designed as a compact structure, covered with mirrors, built up against a cliff.
Designed by Marco Casagrande, this floating sauna was a gift for the Rosendal
community, a village at the end of the majestic Hardangerfjord in Norway.
Bathers can easily exit the structure and dive into the cool water via the door or the side hatch.
Projection room
This 340 sf Maryland ADU replaced an existing one-car garage.
This 460 square foot addition to a Cape Cod home houses adds much needed space for additional family members.
This modern ADU sits in the corner of the backyard, the exterior paint colors reflect the palette of the main home and creates uniformity.
The contractor sourced the brass pole from a fire station in Boston. The surrounding wall is painted in semi-gloss paint in Citrus by Sherwin Williams, a sunny hue the team playfully referred to as Dwell-ow.
The new interior includes a meditation room with an Isamu Noguchi lamp, flooring made of tatami mats, and a Murphy bed for visitors.
Helsinki architect Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth collaborated on a prefab shed-meets-sleeping-cabin, which can be assembled with little else than a screwdriver. Bergroth, inspired by nomadic yurt-dwellers, wanted an indoor/outdoor experience for her property in Finland.
By removing internal walls, the couple transformed an additional unit, marketed by Blu Homes as a guest suite or studio, into a gym and home office. “We really liked the idea of the overall design of the model and the ability to tweak it a bit,” says David.
The ceramics studio was formerly a pergola wrapped in chicken wire, used as a dog kennel by the previous owner. Inside the new structure, a vintage Danish chair, found on eBay, provides a modern perch. The windows’ deep mullions double as display shelves.
A custom-designed chairlift system from Versicor allows Matthew access to the tower. “The new house has really liberated Matthew. My goal is that he will have access to everything by one means or another,” says Ed Slattery.
One of the home’s more fanciful features is a meditation tower that offers views to Baltimore’s Loch Raven Reservoir and beyond.
The exercise room also has an indoor whirlpool spa.
A guest bedroom, with furniture from Room & Board, overlooks the bridge above the dining courtyard. The home’s landscape architecture is by Ventura, California–based Jack Kiesel. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.

If you have ever considered building a modern shed or studio in the backyard, you'll appreciate the projects below, which prove that small spaces can deliver a big impact. Transform this often dormant space into a family room, hobby studio, or meditation room. Give the humble backyard shed a chance to shine—forge an opportunity for better living or enhanced storage.

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