212 Shed & Studio Design Photos And Ideas

A wood-burning fireplace creates a sense of home.
When moved the sliders expose the bedroom.
The 760sf flex space is large enough for guests and creative endeavors.
The new studio is full of light and intended as a flexible space for guests, home office, or creative space. The oversized sliding doors expose the kitchen while tucking the bedroom away.
Out in rural Oregon, a she shed was constructed almost entirely of old multi-pane windows that the owner was able to reuse from local construction projects. Since cross-ventilation was a priority, more than two-thirds of the windows can be opened. The wide-plank wood floors help continue to bring the outdoors in, and minimal interior furniture and finishes keep this space comfortable for meditation.
Designed to complement the existing adjacent home on the property, this modern gardening shed uses landscaping and terraced steps to create a pathway between the two buildings. Mixing horizontal and vertical wood planks gives the exterior of the shed a more dynamic facade, while exterior light fixtures provide necessary lighting at night.
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.
With a front facade of glass, inviting double doors, and engineered wood cladding, this prefabricated she-shed was designed by Studio Shed and is often used as a home office for women starting their own businesses or who wish to work without leaving their children for the day.
This Californian she shed was built based on a kit by Everton that arrived with about 85 different components. Once the structure was built, final steps included personalization of the she shed, like paint and flooring selection and installation of curtains and other furniture.
In Avalon, Australia, Olaf von Sperl and Cindy Goode Milman designed a she shed for the corner of Milman's backyard with $15,500. As an artist, she sought a space that would work as both a functional studio as well as a place of respite to enjoy the beautiful year-round weather of the area. With a roof of translucent polycarbonate panels topped with a planted green roof, this she shed is one-of-a-kind.
In San Luis Obispo, California, this rustic she shed was constructed in less than three months and was heavily inspired by the existing buildings on the owner's vast property. Doubling as a guest bedroom and the owner's own retreat, a delicate color palette of pale green and white contrasts with the live-edge pine siding on the exterior, which was repurposed from a felled tree on the property.
Inspired by a French farmhouse, this rustic she shed features multi-pane French doors, exposed roof rafters and joists, and earthy terra cotta floor tiles. With its wide-plank wood cladding sitting on gray stone foundations, this shed looks as though it has been around for centuries, but also has a simple, modern sensibility.
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.
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.
For artist Heather Kahn, a backyard painting studio attached to her home's original garage is the perfect place to work. The light blue paneling echoes the wood paneling on the main house, but the color distinguishes it and gives it a sense of personality.
Constructed by landscaper Ronald Gramajo for a California family, the outbuilding would make for a great she shed for relaxing,  hanging out, writing, or even yoga or art.
A treatment room.
The windows have custom screens made from walnut.
The yoga room floors are Terramai wood flooring, and ceiling draping fabric from Holland an Sherry.
Painter Adalina Coromines at work.
Shiplap pine walls, primed white, complement unfinished concrete floors and a wood stove by Jotul.
"We basically asked [Doulis] to help us create a space that could help contain all our current farm needs and hobbies while also imagining what might lie ahead for our farm," says Fletcher.
With little to no permitting required, Sett Studio units can be used for an extra bedroom, a yoga studio, a hydroponics growing area or an office space, like this 96-square-foot one shown here.
Sea caves on the property forced the architects to split some of the living space into a 483-square-foot guesthouse.
The Backyard Lounge and Office is 330 square feet and features windows on all sides.
The modular shoveled and drawers were designed into four separate categories based on the measurement of each object.
A knotted curtain bisects the sleeping area from the kitchen, which contains concealed and exposed storage units, as well as a small circular dining table.
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.
The wood shed portion artfully encapsulates all the domestic detritus that would be anathema within the all-glass sleeping portion.
The structure is comprised of sheets of glass, a steel armature, and a wood shed that hugs the rear facade
The interior of the art studio.
The light-filled indoor/outdoor art studio features large window-paned garage-doors, which open the space to its verdant surroundings.
A spacious screening room is one of the home's new features.
A snug attic room.
This office space also boasts reclaimed barn wood and features a built-in desk and storage tucked away under the built-in bench.
The modern fireplace is located at the original chimney stack of the building. Robb Studio created a sculptural fireplace using exposed concrete, steel, and shou sugi ban wood for the hearth seat.
For the Minneapolis Rowing Club Boathouse, VJAA used a rhythmic series of roof trusses made out of glue-laminated beams, steel posts, and steel cables. As the angled trusses come together and support the curving, plywood roof structure, they reflect the power and grace of a rower's oar stroke.
A restored cinderblock sauna sits across from the main house.
A small triangular window punctuates the interior of the floating sauna.
The elevated office also won an award for its sleek design.
The family room becomes a meeting point
A steel bookcase designed by the firm divides the space
A small library under the stairs
The garage, studio and Haven (outdoor porch retreat) are clustered to complete the courtyard, with accent colours providing identity and visual relief.
View from rear with Haven and Studio to right
An abundance of natural light creates ideal work conditions for the client, while the one-inch-thick insulated glass helps mitigate solar heat gain.
Two white pocket-doors flanking the stainless steel work station conceal storage (to the right) and a hallway (to the left) that connects to the existing home and a bathroom.

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.