This Trending Now story features the most-saved shed photos uploaded to Houzz in 2020.
Many people who found themselves at home more in 2020 looked for more living space to accommodate activities that previously took place outside of the home. And many discovered that a standalone structure offers a relatively simple solution to support work, exercise, school, art, play or rejuvenation. Here, a countdown of the 10 most popular “shed” photos of 2020 shows various ways designers can create highly functional backyard studios, offices and other outbuildings.
9. Modern Farmhouse Style
This Seattle outbuilding’s simple utilitarian shape and standing-seam metal roof nod to farmhouse style, while its dark siding, large sliding doors and unadorned exterior mix in modern elements. The interior includes a bathroom, allowing the space to double as a guest house.
8. A Light-Filled Office Space
This Long Beach, California, shed provides a light, bright and quiet workspace for the homeowners. Designed and crafted by Studio Shed, the structure’s wall of glass makes the interior office space feel larger. The homeowners can create a comfortable environment by either using the mini-split system or opening the doors to let in fresh air.
7. Cozy Workspace Charm
Garages built during a certain era are often too small for today’s cars. Typically, these structures end up serving as sheds for bikes and landscaping equipment. Drywall, flooring and beautiful new French doors helped update this tiny garage in Portland, Oregon, into an inviting workspace. A beautiful paint job by Mr. Painter PDX completed the transformation.
6. Storage Space Inspired by the Rocky Mountains
This storage shed near Salt Lake City is a perfect match for the rugged mountain landscape surrounding it. The pros at Magleby Construction used a stone facade and beautiful barn doors to create an attractive architectural feature in the yard.
5. Garden Greenhouse Bliss
While technically a greenhouse might fall outside the definition of “shed,” this design by Wilkinson Cox Limited is too dreamy to exclude from this list. Besides, surrounded by beautiful gardens in Sussex, England, the structure serves as a relaxing retreat away from the pressures of daily life.
3. Snooker in the Garden
This contemporary outbuilding in Surrey, England, is a recreational space. Into the Garden Room outfitted it with accordion doors that provide a snooker-in-the-garden experience. The interior also includes a bar and a large television.
2. Shabby Chic Appeal
This compact shed in Britain can be used as a private getaway or serve as extra seating on the deck. A cushioned daybed and lots of throw pillows make it an enticing space for a nap.
1. A Tucked-Away Studio
This detached studio space feels far away from the clamor of nearby London. The placement of the accordion doors provides lovely views of a shade garden. And the black siding makes the structure almost disappear when viewed from the house.
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10. Coastal Beach Vibes
Nestled in a canyon in Santa Monica, California, this inviting design mixes coastal beach house style with a warm, eclectic interior. Inside, details include wood beams and boards on the ceiling, skylights and lots of windows.
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