A sport court provides the perfect spot for at-home athletic play. The sunken court creates privacy and a natural fit for stadium seating featuring durable artificial turf. Painting the court the colors of the family's favorite team (Minnesota Gophers) brightens the scene. A storage shed offers a convenient stash for sport equipment. The shed has a green roof, which is tilted at an angle so plantings are easy to see.
The designers installed a commercial garage door, metal siding and all new exterior lighting on this modern home addition. The structure features a shed roof and sleek, narrow profile that's suited to its narrow lot.
As seen on season 1 of Tiny Luxury, this high-end tiny home measures 33 feet long by 8.5 feet wide and is packed with luxurious features. The sleek modern exterior features clear cedar siding, tinted minimalist windows, an alternating shed roof and an accordion window wall that leads to a cozy outdoor seating area.
Modern outdoor spaces can accommodate home gyms and yoga retreats. This 10-by-12-foot single-room shed was ordered from Studio Shed. The customizable prefabricated space came with finished interior, wiring, colored-aluminum-clad Cloudlight windows and roof. The glass front and French doors were optional.
A small brick shed with pointed roof is built into the stone wall surrounding this cozy, cottage backyard swimming pool. A planted border hugs the inside of the wall adding natural color and texture to decorate the space.
This garden shed has a sloping roof on one side, and, on the other, a partially-covered porch. Stone steps lead from the ground to the porch, which has railing on two sides. Strings of exposed bulb lighting stretch from the house to trees.
This backyard building looks like a shed, but it's actually a sauna. The 8-by-12 foot structure is the best size
for an outdoor building that houses a sauna, according to Minnesota sauna builder Glenn Auerbach.
His saunas include a changing room and sauna room and a pitched roof.
The owners of this tin roof chicken coop wanted to create a home for their chickens and guest houses for visiting bluebirds: "We read that bluebirds like to have 15 to 20 feet of open space in front of their nesting houses. When we built the coop, we left the posts tall on the back side. My parents brought me the 'See Rock City' house, which I was thrilled to have because it's a great nod to my happy Southern childhood spent hiking and camping with my family. The Rock City birdhouse lets guests know we want them to be relaxed and happy in our garden."
The owners said landscaping was a key factor in the positioning of the coop. "We thought about the placement for several weeks. It made sense to be on the far side of the garden because it's tall and creates a separation between our yard and the street that runs behind our next-door neighbors' yard. It works as a privacy screen and looks like a charming shed or rustic playhouse. The screens across the front of the structure came from my grandparents' house when it was torn down. The major drawback to our design is the lack of a human door, which makes spring cleaning the coop no easy task."