Studio Shed Blog

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…

Studio Shed Goes To Alaska!

How many of you have dreamed of building a secluded retreat for your family to enjoy and get away from the pressures of our busy lives? How about doing it twelve miles from the nearest road and hauling all of your tools and materials to the site…

STUDIO SHED FEATURED IN HOUZZ ARTICLE “HOW TO ADD A BACKYARD SHED FOR STORAGE OR LIVING”

Most of us can use more space, whether it’s for working, storing or doing hobbies. But adding square footage to an existing home can be time consuming and costly. That’s why many homeowners are turning to backyard sheds. These freestanding structures often don’t require permits and are quick and easy to set up; their basic construction means a short installation…

WHY STUDIO SHED: BACKYARD DESIGN & LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS

Everyone at Studio Shed loves being outdoors. We just can’t help ourselves – we live in beautiful Colorado where we’re accustomed to at least 300 days of sunshine each year and where nature beckons us to play outside. We mountain bike, we hike, we run, we ski, we play! And even when we’re relaxing at home you’ll likely find us,…

TALKING TINY HOUSES WITH MICROSHOWCASE'S BRIAN LEVY

In 2014 Studio Shed will be bringing you a guest blog series from some of the most influential voices in our industry spanning topics from green building, living small, outdoor spaces, landscape design and more. We’re thrilled to kick off our series with an interview with Microshowcase’s Brian Levy. Brian founded Microshowcase, a micro-housing community in Washington DC. It has garnered…