Something More

Northern California —  Like most people who find Modern-Shed, Darren started off looking for something more. 

This 12 by 18 Modern-Shed home gym serves as a Krav Maga training facility.
This 12-by-18 Modern-Shed serves as a home gym and training facility.

“I wanted to have a state-of-the-art gym at home, and created one in my garage,” he says. “After a while, this got old as it sacrificed space for all my vehicles. I wanted something more.”

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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

The Two-Minute Commute

This 10' by 12' Modern-Shed is used as a home office in the greater Seattle area.
This 10′ by 12′ Modern-Shed is used as a home office in the greater Seattle area.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — With a young daughter at home, Charles didn’t want to face a two-hour commute each day to get to the Seattle offices of the social media company where he works.

“That’s effectively four hours of my 3-year-old daughter’s life,” Charles notes. “Three years old is a pretty key age. When you think about it, four hours a day five days a week is 20 hours a week. That’s half a work week I’ve spent away from home. That’s almost an entire day of my daughter’s life.” Continue reading

The Shed and Breakfast

This Modern Shed guest room is a space solution for Debbie and Burt.
This Modern Shed guest room is a space solution for Debbie and Burt.

Vashon Island — Burt and Debbie have lived in the greater Seattle area for more than 30 years, but they dream of escaping rush hour and congestion to live full-time at their Vashon Island home.

Their dreams became more of a reality two years ago, when their long-time renters decided to move on.

The couple elected to spend more time at their Vashon Island home, however, there was one problem — they didn’t have quite the space they wanted for visitors, including their two adult children.

“We love our home, but it’s only two bedrooms and we have two kids,” Burt said. “We’ve been watching Modern-Shed for years. We thought it really could integrate well with our house, which, even though it was built in the 1980s, is very modern-looking.”

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Modern-Shed on MSNBC

How do you run a business that technically does not have a location or even regular employees?

That’s the question producers of MSNBC wanted to answer when they interviewed the crew behind Modern-Shed last week — owner Ryan Grey Smith, general manager Tim Vack, lead manufacturer Erik Johnston and dealer Mike Probach were each interviewed in their homes and workplaces in the greater Seattle area, where Modern-Shed is headquartered.

Modern-Shed general manager Tim Vack, at left, is being interviewed by msnbc producer Frank Silverstein.
Modern-Shed general manager Tim Vack, at left, is being interviewed by msnbc producer Frank Silverstein.

The program, “Your Business,” airs Sundays at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time on MSNBC and features a short profile on a business, along with pragmatic tips for business owners and entrepreneurs on how to start or run their own enterprises smarter. Continue reading

An immediate solution

ModernShed12by18officestudio
This Modern-Shed 12′ by 18′ home office and art studio provided the perfect space solution for a busy, growing family in Berkeley, Calif.

BERKELEY — Karina and her husband Thomas never expected to stay in their two-bedroom, one-bathroom 1939 California bungalow for long, but after 11 years and two kids, they’ve grown accustomed to their neighborhood and their cozy home.

“We thought for sure we’d have moved on by now, but we don’t want to leave the schools and the neighborhood,” says Karina, a fine artist who works from home. “We wanted a way to accommodate our growing family and keep us comfortable.”

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How To: Decorate a Fitness Studio

Modern-Shed customers often use their new shed as a retreat from the home, sometimes creating work spaces, such as art studios, home offices or writing rooms.

Less often do we hear of customers carving out a different kind of space — a Modern-Shed home fitness center, but the options are endless. We’ve had customers create Modern-Shed yoga studios, Modern-Shed gyms and even a Modern-Shed sauna and steam room! Continue reading

How To: Decorate an Art Studio

Many customers use Modern-Sheds as personal art studios. For example, check out one of our recent customer profiles:

Aside from the obvious beauty of the Modern-Shed, the owner did a fantastic job decorating, too. The room is a canvas in itself with its clean look. While we can’t match everything on display in her shed, we’d like to try and help potential Modern-Shed art studio customers. We’ve compiled a few items that are space-conscious, elegantly designed and affordable.

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