The Modern-Shed Garage

Greater Seattle area — When David and his family of four moved into their Pacific Northwest home, built in 1912, there was a major problem sitting in the backyard.

“The home had an existing garage that was maybe 50 years old,” David recalls. “There were raccoons living in the walls. There was actually no back wall. It had totally fallen apart and the whole thing probably would’ve just fallen in.”

The family had the garage removed, but as they explored their options to build another unit in the backyard and expand their living space, they ran into some issues.

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The Modern-Shed Garage, featuring a frosted glass door from Northwest Door

“I was originally going to build a garage with a mother-in-law unit, we had it designed and everything, a garage with an apartment above it,” David says. “However it didn’t meet the requirements of the city we live in. It also was going to be very costly.” Continue reading

Why Should Men Have All the Fun?

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Author Erika Kotite spent nearly a year studying the “she shed” phenomenon for her new book, “She Sheds: A Room of Your Own.”
While men have got their man caves, women also need a space of their own, as many of our clients have come to understand. “She Sheds” shows readers how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country.
In addition to building her sister a she shed, Kotite also featured a couple Modern-Sheds in her work.
Buy her book on Amazon and check out other blog posts for more inspiration on ways women use their sheds!

Sustainable Products We Love

Earth Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we at Modern-Shed don’t still care about providing sustainable products.

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Modern-Shed customer and artist Andy Yoder’s 200-pound globe created out of 300,000 matchsticks.

Our customers have invested in a wide range of “green” products that enhance their Modern-Shed experience, from Green Grid roofs to compost Envirolet toilets, but we also are committed to using products from companies that prioritize sustainability in our structures.

Some of the standard Modern-Shed “green” features include use of sustainable products such as James Hardie plank siding, glue-lam beams and Oriented Strand Boards (OSB).

Many of our materials are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, to ensure that our wood materials have been produced by high environmentally conscious standards.

Modern-Shed also uses durable materials like aluminum, galvanized metal and concrete-based siding and our windows are 100 percent recyclable.

Here’s a rundown of more of our sustainable options: Continue reading

Heaven on Earth

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Belinda purchased a 10′ by 14′ Modern-Shed for her backyard.

North of San Diego — When it comes to decorating her home with her husband of 30 years, Belinda had gotten used to compromising.

“Every single time we’ve had to cover a couch or pick a paint color, he wants to go in one direction and I want to go in another,” Belinda sighs. “And it’s always a compromise.”

Compromise works great in a marriage, but sometimes you just want to have things your own way, in your own style.

Enter Modern-Shed. Continue reading

The Twin Studios

This Modern-Shed twin studio is made with beautiful redwood siding.
This Modern-Shed twin studio is made with beautiful redwood siding.

SACRAMENTO — There’s never too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to Modern-Shed.

That’s what Jim from Davis realized when he and his wife decided they needed more space at their rural area home and ended up with not one, not two, but three Modern-Sheds. Continue reading