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Contemporary Garden Shed and Building Ideas and Designs

Londmead Road - Drummer's Studio
Londmead Road - Drummer's Studio
Hawksbeck
Contemporary garden shed and building in Essex.
Snooker Room
Snooker Room
Into the Garden Room
Inspiration for a contemporary shed bar in Surrey.
Islington House
Islington House
Richard Chivers Architectural Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary detached office/studio/workshop in London.
Outbuilding in Brookmans Park
Outbuilding in Brookmans Park
Lees Architects
Design ideas for a contemporary garden shed and building in Hertfordshire.
New Build - Garden Room & Landscaping
New Build - Garden Room & Landscaping
Ratcliff & Burridge Construction Ltd
Brief Description of Works: - Construction of large concrete base for steel storage unit & greenhouse - Formation of timber planting bays, log store and compost storage areas and installing trellis fencing - Forming new pathways & patio area - Full construction from for external cedar cladded garden room foundations through to internal decoration works Photo credit: David Horder (Lens Flair Digital) http://lensflairdigital.co.uk/
Stoke Bishop, Bristol
Stoke Bishop, Bristol
Design Garden Spaces
Inspiration for a contemporary garden shed and building in Other.
Lillieshall Garden Room
Lillieshall Garden Room
Matthew Giles Architects
Housed within the building is a multi-functioning space along with kitchen, storage and shower room. The use of timber continues here, with walls clad in a warm, natural, birch-plywood. The mirror at the rear of the kitchen reflects the ever-changing planting outside, providing a sense of space and depth. This, along with a rooflight, and small, planted courtyard, bring additional natural light into the space and make the garden an integral part of the building.
Office pod
Office pod
JML Garden Rooms
We have a range of off the shelf office pods which can be tweaked to suit your requirements or we can build something completely bespoke. These luxury offices are built using the highest quality materials and uniquely built in SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) which allow them to be hugely thermal efficient (minimising utility bills) and perfect for year round use. Photography: Gill Murray Photography
Swallows Roost
Swallows Roost
The Genesis Design Studio Ltd
David Barnes
Inspiration for a large contemporary attached guesthouse in Hampshire.
Contemporary Garden Shed And Building
Contemporary Garden Shed And Building
Contemporary garden shed and building in Other.
Garden and Outhouse Project
Garden and Outhouse Project
H R Construction Essex
Design ideas for a contemporary garden shed and building in London.
Yoga Studio
Yoga Studio
Chace Architecture
Inspiration for a contemporary detached office/studio/workshop in Boston.
Blackburn Office Studio
Blackburn Office Studio
Backyard Room
Tom Ross
Photo of a small contemporary detached shed bar in Melbourne.
Architects Studio
Architects Studio
Avalon Constructions
Architect Ulrika Saar Photo Michael Nicholson
Photo of a contemporary garden shed and building in Sydney.
Shed and Yard
Shed and Yard
SHED Architecture & Design
Mark Woods
Medium sized contemporary detached shed bar in Seattle.
Battersea, home office
Battersea, home office
London Garden Rooms
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary detached office/studio/workshop in London.
Contemporary Shed
Contemporary Shed
Small contemporary detached office/studio/workshop in Austin.
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 medium sized contemporary detached office/studio/workshop in Surrey.
Dalmeny Road 1
Dalmeny Road 1
Pardon Chambers Architects Ltd
This is an example of a small contemporary detached office/studio/workshop in London.
Our garden sheds and outdoor buildings don’t have to be dumping grounds for tools, bikes, bins and all the extraneous items that haven’t found a home inside the house, instead they can be whole new spaces that you can turn your design eye to, just like any other room of the house. If you’ve lived in a small house or flat with no outside space, you’ll appreciate the added bonus an additional structure can give you. Homeowners across the UK and Ireland are transforming garden sheds, building garden offices and extending their homes to create contemporary garden rooms to really make the most of the space we have, because as we know, in some places in the UK and Ireland, space is like gold dust.

Which garden building should I go for?


It always makes sense to work with what you have, so if you have a garden shed already, think about how you could use it if you cleared it out and gave it a lick of paint. If you have nothing to work with apart from space and a budget, then the logical process is to think about what you need the space for. Garden sheds only need to be as big as what you need to store within them, so they could be an easier and cheaper alternative structure to a full garden building if you just need to store garden items, tools and bikes somewhere.

If you have loftier ambitions and dream of a contemporary garden building that will be an additional living or working area, a separate garden room could be the answer. Large converted garden sheds or purpose built garden rooms can be used for separate work offices, studios, creative spaces, living areas, pool houses and so much more. With luxuries such as wireless internet and underfloor heating, and endless paint and decor options, the possibilities for your contemporary garden building are boundless. For the environmentally-conscious, eco-sheds featuring solar panels are an energy-saving solution that could benefit your household, and garden pods – prefabricated pod buildings for use as an office or extra living space – are easy, ready-to-go garden structures that are usually eco-friendly and energy efficient.

Working from home often calls for a dedicated home office away from the distractions of the rest of the house, so garden offices or studios offer the ideal set-up: completely separate from the main house but close enough for emergencies, food supplies and bathroom breaks. They will also hopefully offer a peaceful and focused environment in the tranquility of your garden.

Buildings in your garden don’t always have to be about practicality. You could let your imagination run wild and escape to the woods with a contemporary treehouse, and then your garden would certainly be the envy of all the children in the neighbourhood. Rope walkways, ladders, turrets, slides and firemen's poles are enough to keep any child occupied for hours on end. Even if you don’t have children yourself, an elevated wooden shelter attached to a tree is a good a place as any to enjoy your outdoor space, and isn’t that usually what garden buildings are all about? Besides the extra space they give you; garden rooms, summerhouses and converted garden sheds are wonderful for their location – outside in your garden. When the summer months come around, and we hopefully enjoy some good weather, all you want to do is spend as much time outside and with a garden building it’s possible to do so without compromising on furniture, shelter and all the amenities of indoors.

What design should I choose for my contemporary garden shed or garden room?


Sheds come in a full range of materials – metal and plastic garden sheds may prove more durable and weatherproof but classic wooden garden sheds offer the most opportunities for creative expression.

If you’re thinking of a bigger structure, and appreciating your garden or outdoor area is important to you, large glass bifold doors can transform your garden room into a light-filled sunroom that opens right out onto your garden. For eco-lovers and those that want to retain a lush garden look, grass covered walls and roofs will help your garden room to blend in with its surroundings or wooden cladding will also give a natural look if you don’t want to to go all out with the grass. When it comes to your interior design, a habitable, high-spec garden room is really no different from any room in your main house, so the decisions will come down to personal style, taste and needs.

Whatever outdoor structure you’re thinking of building or converting, be it a contemporary garden shed, treehouse, garden office or summerhouse, you’ll be able to find inspiration for all of them by browsing the photos on Houzz. Define your search by area, style or size to find what you want more easily.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a contemporary garden shed and building renovation or are building a designer garden shed and building from scratch, Houzz has 7,032 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Maltwood and McKinney York Architects. Look through garden shed and building photos in different colours and styles and when you find a contemporary garden shed and building 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 contemporary garden shed and building ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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