6 Prefab Shed Makers Crafting Chic Modern Architecture for Your Backyard

Prefab Wood Sheds

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Adding on to your home doesn’t have to mean putting a room (or rooms) out of commission for a few weeks or months. In fact, you can have an entirely new space without touching any part of your current home. Prefabricated sheds are a relatively easy way to add an office, fitness studio, guest house—the list goes on—to your property. Best of all, they can be fabricated off-site and delivered to you, and they're often small enough so you won’t need a permit to install one on your property.

You don’t have to break the bank in order to get a prefabricated shed. The prices start from just $5K, depending on the features you’re looking for and the size of the place. For smaller units that are between 50 and 80 square feet, you’ll be on the lower end of the pricing spectrum. But if you’re willing to pay more, you can get a host of features that mimic the look and feel of a full-sized home including a side deck, full insulation, and picture windows. This is a great option for guest homes that could even be turned into an Airbnb.

Scroll down for some chic prefabricated sheds that you can buy. For more tiny home choices, be sure to check out models you can purchase on Amazon.

Add an office, studio space, or even a guest house when you purchase one of these contemporary prefabricated sheds.


Studio Shed

Whether you’re looking for a mid-century modern shed or a tiny cabin, Studio Shed has you covered. Featuring four models ranging from a Sprout Studio greenhouse to the Summit Series backyard guest space, they will have something to fit your needs. Pricing starts at $10,500 for their single room studio and $24,000 for their larger Summit Series, which can measure up to 42 feet wide.



Prefabricated Shed

Photo: Summerwood

Similar to Studio Shed, Summerwood also offers a variety of models to fit your design needs. They are another DIY option and have kits that come either pre-cut or pre-assembled (for a higher price tag). With such a wide array of designs, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. So, here’s one of our favorites: the Nomad tiny cabin.


Sheds Unlimited

Available in sizes 8 to 12 feet wide, the Urban 360 Modern Shed from Sheds Unlimited features insulated windows and a standing seam metal roof. Prices range from $8,895 to just over $20,000.


Backyard Eichler

The Eichler shed is inspired by a mid-century modern aesthetic. It is a 10 feet by 12 feet space that features a sliding door and window and comes fully insulated. There are other options available, including a skylight and French doors. The price for this unit starts at $27,000 and they currently serve the San Francisco Bay area.



Modern-Shed has three different sizes for their unit: Small 8X, Medium 10x, and Large 10x. They say that their typical uses are for a home office, art studio, or guest room, and they have a variety of options to make your shed custom-tailored to your liking.


Modern Kwik Room

The Kanga Kwik Room is made with DIYers in mind. They sell shell kits that come with everything you need to build your own stylish shed—from the pre-framed walls to the windows, doors, and roof. The kits start at $5,000 and go up to more than $18,000 (not including shipping or electrical hook-up). If you’re local to Texas, you have the option of the shed being installed on-site as well as installation add-ons.


h/t: [Curbed]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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