Sheds on the brain…

Hello! Hope your week has been going well! Right now, I’ve got sheds on the brain. You see, after much thought we have decided to renovate the detached garage of our rental home. Inspired by the many garage remodels that I have seen recently, I’ve taken the leap and started my own! Don’t worry, I will be documenting and sharing the process with you too! Turning this rather dilapidated garage into a fabulous living space will be quite the adventure but now that the picture is becoming clearer, I believe a shed will be in order.  A quaint little outbuilding with character, style and of course, functionality.

Thankfully, sheds have come a long way. They are not longer the forgotten shack in the corner of the property where you keep the lawn mower and rake. These days sheds have taken on a new importance and aesthetic, often mirroring the style and architecture  of the home. Some use them as a retreat, an office space or dining room. Check out these magical little sheds I’ve come across…via Houzz

I especially love this dining “shed”. It reminds of my beach house, where we converted the garage into our dining hall.
See below…
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This space gets so much use and we’ve made so many good memories around that old table.
Okay well, I better keep gathering my ideas and plans for the remodel. I will keep you posted!
Do you have a shed or garage that you use as a living space? I would love to hear about it!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm
Candace Kramer | Category: architecture, downsizing, Garden, interior design, Lifestyle, pre-fabricated, Remodel, Small Space Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 responses to “Sheds on the brain…”

  1. Jamie says:

    I absolutely love these. I can’t wait to be done renting, get a house, and put one of these out back. I’m thinking I’ll do a guesthouse/pool house combo. Bed & bath, along with mini fridge and other essentials you don’t want soaking wet kids running out of the pool and into the house to get. Great post!

    • candace kramer says:

      Hi Jamie! Thanks so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, I can’t wait to work on our shed! I will keep you posted on our progress. I love your idea about a guesthouse/pool house! Thanks again for stopping by! CK

  2. Kimberley says:

    Yes, I do have a shed we’ve renovated! We have JUST moved in. The space is about 30 square metres. I have blogged a bit about it here:
    I plan to do a few more blog posts about the nitty gritty bits now it’s (mostly) done & I have some spare time again.
    We’re a family of 4 – children are 4yrs old and 18months old.

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