When you think ‘backyard shed’ you might imagine something dark and practical that smells like potting mix. But these homeowners have breathed new life into the notion of a backyard shed, making them light and airy places to sit and work or relax with a book and coffee. Instead of it being a place to store tools or garden equipment, a shed is transformed into a garden feature and a space to enjoy what you’ve cultivated. Get ready to be inspired!
A beautiful terrace design makes the most of natural light and airflow. Interesting ceilings – whether angled, with skylights or laced with branches, help to achieve this, while still providing a modicum of shade. A monochromatic or natural color scheme is best, highlighted by a few token plants. Check out this gallery to see how you can play with materials and texture to draw the eye.
It’s not just kids who love treehouses. As an adult, a treehouse can provide the perfect escape, just like a mini-vacation. Add hammocks, a pretty view and some mood lighting. For a royal touch, arched windows and a spiral staircase are a must. And if you are going to share with the kids, swings, slides and flying foxes will turn it into the ultimate playground. See the best ideas here!
Every pooch deserves a little house of their own! Choose a design that reflects their doggy personality and what they like to do best – whether that’s perching up high, hiding out in the shade or getting cozy with their favorite blanket. You could even have one that matches your own house, whether that’s ultra-contemporary, log cabin style or industrial. Find inspiration in this gallery for your new dog house, today.