Nicer than our house

Rusty’s and Chris’ two-bedroom home in Seattle’s Madison Valley, built in 1920, does not accommodate guests very well.

“It’s only 700-square-feet, with two small bedrooms, so it’s a little hard to have company,” said Rusty, who purchased the home 14 years ago. “Whenever we remodel, it’s such a pain to have to live in there and remodel at the same time.” Continue reading

Peek Inside the Possibilities

When you hear that Modern-Shed could serve as your new home office, you might have a hard time imagining what that could look like.
In case you haven’t checked them out yet, take a peek at our new renderings online to help you envision what your Modern-Shed office, art studio or guest bedroom could look like, inside and out.
The renderings are available for small, medium and large spaces.
Check out more renderings on our website under Typical Uses.

Guest Blog: Which windows work for you?

By Joann Whetstine of Milgard Windows & Doors

With a custom shed, there are so many possibilities. Because a Modern-Shed is really an extension of your home, it’s important that the design complements the existing look and feel of your house and reflects your vision. Choosing the best windows is an important step as the windows can also help set the tone of the dwelling, based on the type of frame, visual appeal and even the color.

Modern-Shed offers windows in three different frame materials, each with their own benefits, depending on your specific needs and plans for the shed itself. From office to a private retreat or a guest cottage, you can choose the window that is right for you.

Fiberglass Windows

Milgard® UltraTM Series Fiberglass windows are very strong and resist swelling, rotting and warping over time, no matter the weather. With seven exterior, designer colors to choose from, you’re sure to be inspired. With Milgard, the Ultra Series comes with a Full Lifetime Warranty, which includes parts and labor and glass breakage coverage. This window is a great choice for beauty as well as peace of mind.

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This photo shows  shows the color Harmony, which can also be used on the interior

Aluminum Windows

Aluminum windows are popular when you are looking for a modern, contemporary style and the maximum amount of glass available. The Milgard Thermally Improved Aluminum Series is also more energy efficient than standard aluminum, which will help your shed stay warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. The thin frame offers narrow sight lines which are very pleasing to the eye. Choose from Bronze, White or Clear Anodized frames.

Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows are a popular option based on price and their energy efficient qualities. Most homeowners even notice that new vinyl windows even keep their house quieter, making them a great choice for a custom shed. Vinyl window are also durable and very low maintenance, so, they can look great for many years with little upkeep.

With so many options, you can be sure one of these window choices will be the best window for your project.

Oh, Canada

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In recent months, Modern-Shed has been getting more and more calls for jobs up in Canada.
We love our Canadian customers and can absolutely ship and sell to our northern neighbors, however, there is one important caveat to remember:
Due to the complexities of international labor laws, it is not legal for Modern-Shed installers to actually come out to your property and install a shed for you if you live in Canada. 
So, to reiterate, we can sell and ship to Canada, but we cannot install. We can absolutely help our Modern-Shed customers in Canada find contractors in your area who can help you finish the job.