Livable Shed Design Ideas: Artist Studio, Guest Cottage, Snack Shack

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Livable Shed Design Ideas

Livable shed design ideas are now shedtastic.  That is what I thought when I saw these sheds on Houzz by Historic Shed.  With the popularity of turning sheds into just about anything your heart desires, I thought you would enjoy seeing these breath of fresh air livable shed designs.

These colorful shedtastic livable shed design ideas break the mold.  The shed details include Bahama island awnings, arched doors, a covered porch, detailed trim, window boxes, fantastic color combinations, and just plain look like fun.

Historic Shed are experts to contact to build a garage or shed to match historic home details, but as seen on Houzz, they can build any kind of shed your heart desires.

Today I am sharing Historic Sheds tropical themed shed they call Palm Harbor Snack Shack that is my favorite, a sunny yellow artist studio, a pink potting shed, a historic guest cottage, and a Bungalow shed.

Livable Shed Design Ideas - Artist Studio, Guest Cottage, Snack Shack

Palm Harbor Snack Shack.

Palm Harbor Snack Shack

Historic Shed details on Houzz about this Bahama island type shed are the paint color of the body is Benjamin Moore Babbling Brook with a custom modified recipe and the green accent color is Spring Meadow Green.

Sunny yellow artist studio

Sunny yellow backyard artist studio.

Pink shed with island shutters
Shed with awning shutters

Pink potting shed with island shutters and arched door is designed for a historic bungalow by Historic Shed.

Guest cottage by Historic Shed

This backyard custom-built guest cottage complements a historic Bungalow home complete with craftsman style brackets and door.

cute yellow shed
popular livable shed design idea

Cute as a button soft yellow shed with window boxes was designed to match a 1920s Bungalow.

That’s it for sheds today.  My favorite is still the snack shack.  I am sitting on one of the stools sipping a martini with olives like on Mad Men.

Have a Shedtastic Day!

Summerwood company Cabin model

Want more shed design ideas like the cabin style above by Summerwood?  Converting Sheds into Livable Space – Miniature Homes and Spaces

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  1. We appreciate you covering any features you find worthy. We just finished up a fun two-story two-car garage apartment, too. It’s tangerine colored, so a bit different! I never tire of seeing all the fun things people can do with small buildings.

  2. Love the two-story garage/apartment you created. It could not be classier or more well done. If you’d like me to feature it or anything else you need, with a link back to you, I would be happy too.

  3. Hi Terri. Your escape sounds absolutely wonderful and you have done a lot of work. I would love an escape like this. So many people are doing a little something like this nowadays with sheds. If you would like to be considered to share it on my blog send pictures and details. Thank you so much for sharing your shed story.

  4. Hi,

    I built a shed in my backyard. Started out a tool shed on a slab, but was so nice and I started dreaming. My escape away from teenagers soon excited me. I added windows, an old front door that has a deadbolt!!!
    I soon put on t-111 siding, insulated it and dry walled it. It looks awesome. I would almost move in except for no plumbing or heat. I do have a small electric heater, but it was so expensive to use. I did just order a luggable loo toilet seat that snaps onto a 5 gallon bucket…so in a pinch, you can spend the night.
    It has a slant steel roof, so snow can slide off house from house. 10 feet tall to 8 foot tall on low side.
    If I had plumbing and hot water, I would live out there. I have cable, wireless internet and a fridge and freezer. Big long couch, microwave and make up counter and mirror and desk. It is 9 1/2 by 9 1/2
    If its over 10 feet, they make you have a permit…that’s why to size.

    I so recommend everyone having a get away..or even a guest house for your more rugged guest.
    Terri from Indiana

  5. If you build it, I will come!!!! You deserve a man cave of your own to put your antlers and ducks in. Man Cave Sheds are very popular.

  6. These cottages are awesome, miniature homes, a home away from home. Great idea!!! I need to build one as a man cave. GREAT POST!!!

  7. These sheds are just the cutest! I’ll take the pink with the green trim — that always is a summery color combination.


  8. Hi Carol, thanks for such a nice comment. I can picture your shed as a Cottage Shed, beach style, in colors of yellow, red, and/or green and it would be the best Shed on the block.

  9. Love the colors and love each of the sheds.

    We have a tiny cottage and a tiny yard, but it doesn’t stop me from dreaming of a little shed in a corner of the yard.

  10. I want to paint everything this tone of purple-blue and green now. It has a Bahama hold on me. Thanks for visiting while your on vacation.

  11. Some of those color combinations are so eye-catching! Love, love, love the green & purple!

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