Studio Shed Blog

An Efficient Workspace: Working Better but Less

For more than ten years Astrid ran her thriving residential landscape design firm, Astrid Gaiser Garden Design, LLC, from her home in Mountain View, California. For years, this arrangement worked well. Her open, airy Eichler house (circa 1954) readily accommodated the spreading piles of resource materials and project records, oversized printers and large landscape plans. One day, she realized, “My…

The Appeal of Doing It Himself

The project was inspired by an old storage shed adjacent to the house in Stamford, Connecticut that Enda Cusack shares with his partner. Why not convert the shed to living space, he thought? While we’re at it, we could remove a few trees from the backyard and add a swimming pool too. None of that happened. “It turned out it…

A DIY Install - Quick, Complementary, Quality

Whitewater rafting and skiing led Durango-based Kathleen C. to Studio Shed. “I had a lot of equipment but nowhere to do maintenance or projects,” said the West Point graduate and retired Army officer who now teaches adventure education at a local college and volunteers as a ski instructor and rafting guide for people with disabilities. “I needed a dedicated workshop,”…

Rob’s DIY Studio Shed Installation: 3 Guys, 2 Weekends

  When Rob Gaedtke and his wife Shayna bought their Reno, Nevada property in 2006, they felt the 1,300 square foot house was nice but unexceptional. It was the backyard that clinched the deal. The ¼ acre lot was perfect for a young couple hooked on outdoor living. To Rob, it was an empty canvas full of possibilities. In the…

Empty Nesters With Vision

With their third and last child in college, Tim and Laurie sold their 3,100 square foot Piedmont, CA home and bought a smaller property down the hill in a charming Oakland enclave developed in the 1920s. The 1,700 square foot Prairie Style house appealed to the East Coast couple who saw opportunities in the house and in the double lot…

A Home Office Anchors an Urban Oasis

Beth’s modern, single-story house sits on a long narrow San Francisco lot. Though only 952 square feet, the house features nicely proportioned spaces and a desirable location. For three years, living there, all was good. Then Beth changed jobs and began working from home. “I’m a very organized person,” said Beth, who found it disruptive to work without a dedicated…

Introducing the Studio Shed Summit Series

When Studio Shed was founded, our mission was to provide smart, flexible, and small spaces that had the potential to transform the way we live and work. As our company grows, so have the variety of uses of our spaces. We’ve pioneered the most efficient ways to prefabricate, ship, and install our signature backyard buildings. The knowledge we’ve gained through…

Grow Your Own: An Interview With Garden Eats.

Growing season is almost here! To start getting inspired for our spring and summer projects, Studio Shed sat down with Garden Eats co-founder Christine Dionese to talk about growing your own food, indoor and outdoor gardening, and tips for those considering a greenhouse – like our new Studio Sprout – as we head into the planting season. Enjoy! Tell us…