The space to be you

MS10by12poolshed
This 10′ by 12′ Modern-Shed art studio could easily work as a pool house!

Northern California — As many moms know, taking care of children is a full-time job.

That’s what Jewelz learned more than a decade ago when she had her first son, who is now 11.

That job took over her life more and more as she grew her brood with two more sons, ages 10 and 8, and a daughter, age 5.

For nearly just as long as the time that she’s been a mom, the California artist knew she wanted her own art studio.

“With four kids, I had to take a break from doing art,” says Jewelz, who primarily enjoys watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, stippling and is now interested in linol printing. “Now that my youngest is 5, I was able to get back to it.”

However, there hasn’t been much space in her family’s home for her work.

“I leave my art projects out, but we have a lot of playdates, so we always have some little friend helping out with my projects. Which, you know, is not the direction I want to go,” she says. “I needed my own space.” Continue reading

Social Media Spotlight: Visit us on Houzz!

Houzz is known as the premier social media platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and professionals together in a visual, collaborative experience.
On our Houzz page you can find photos of past projects, ask questions of specific sheds, save an idea for later, and more!
Scroll through our projects, drop a comment and don’t forget to leave us a review if you have a Modern-Shed already!

3 Tips for Designing in Small Spaces

When you’re looking at decorating a small space, simplicity is key.

Many of our Modern-Shed customers realize this when they purchase one of our sheds. A small art studio hardly has room for a lot of clutter, but an artist still needs a place to store all of their materials, from small brushes to large easels.

Here are some tips we’ve culled over the years from observing our stylish customers. Continue reading

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.