15 Prefab Studios

A prefab studio or garden office is a unique way to add additional space or separate yourself from the hustle and bustle of the main house. A backyard cottage or cabana is a big investment that can add value to your property, so be sure to keep size, space requirements and budget in mind while you search. Here are some things to consider before you purchase your new garden office: More 
Sett Studio
5 Reviews
Sett Studio
$31,500
Ideabooks3,321
Questions1
The Sett Studio office is more like a pre-fab house, with a "water and ice shield roof membrane" and Drywall walls and Monotred flooring. You can add upgrades like air conditioning and heat, a built-in desk, stainless steel metal shingles and even planter boxes. You can even add a deck. The company is also working on a solar-powered version.
“Sett studio shed - also working on solar powered version” — izzystella
Studio Shed
10 Reviews
10x12 Studio Shed Pool shed & backyard retreat
$18,267
Ideabooks17
Questions0
10x12 Studio Shed + Lifestyle Interior Features: Lifestyle Interior Package Block Siding Full Lite All-glass front Operable windows shipping to 48 contiguous states Bronze Metal package upgrade Painted eaves upgrade
“10x12 studio shed pool shed” — hglez
Studio Shed
10 Reviews
8x14 Studio Shed Music Studio & Home Office
$17,325
Ideabooks28
Questions0
8x14 Studio Shed + Lifestyle Interior Features: Lifestyle Interior Block Siding Full Lite all glass front Operable windows Painted eaves shipping to 48 contiguous states
“Small footprint” — beckyweidner@yahoo.com
Cabin Fever
Zip Cabin
$13,500
Ideabooks5,890
Questions3
This is the ultimate back yard shed. To call it a shed isn't fair. It would be a great home office, extra guest house or pool house. The huge front porch is a great pace to sit and enjoy your beautiful back yard (hopefully with a pool or water feature). The clean, modern lines are functional and great looking. At 120 square feet, the ZipCabin is permit exempt in most localit...More
“Nice” — caokcowboy
Studio Shed
10 Reviews
10x12 Studio Shed Pool room & backyard retreat
$18,267
Ideabooks14
Questions0
10x12 Studio Shed + Lifestyle Interior Features: Lifestyle Interior package Block Siding Full Lite All-glass front Operable windows shipping to 48 contiguous states Bronze Metal package upgrade Painted eaves upgrade
“Great” — beckyweidner@yahoo.com
NuVo USA, Inc.
The House Kit
$12,000
Ideabooks6
Questions0
Studio Shed
10 Reviews
10x12 Studio Shed backyard studio (DIY Interior)
$15,017
Ideabooks14
Questions0
10x12 Studio Shed Features: "Shell Only" - DIY interior Block Siding Full Lite all glass front Vertical Vista Lite window (R elevation) Operable window shipping to 48 contiguous states
“Shed built on top of a deck, lots of glass” — darbysnose
Studio Shed
10 Reviews
10x12 Studio Shed home office & family room
$17,892
Ideabooks32
Questions0
10x12 Studio Shed + Lifestyle Interior package Features: Lifestyle Interior Block Siding Full Lite all glass front Operable windows Painted eaves Bronze metal package upgrade shipping to 48 contiguous states
“10x12 studio shed home office with deck” — hglez
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What size should my garden office be?


To decide what size you need, you’ll want to determine how you’ll use your new garden room. Will it be your home office, an art studio, a playroom or a gym? Let the purpose of your modern shed guide you in selecting furnishings and determining how much workspace you’ll actually need. Once you have your interior planned out, analyze the location where you plan to build and be sure there’s enough room for your final outdoor oasis.

What types of materials are garden rooms made of?


A cabana or garden room is often constructed as if it were a tiny house, so many of the materials available for your home can be utilized in your prefab yurt. Interiors are typically finished with wood or drywall, and treated wood is a great option for the exterior. Another route is to go for a cohesive look by finishing your modern shed in the same siding, colors and materials as your house. Contemporary designs also exist that feature floor-to-ceiling windows and bare steel.

What other features can my modern shed have?


Some other options to consider include insulation, thermal doors and windows, a bathroom and a small kitchen. Many designs also feature a small porch for relaxing outdoors, making them look even more like miniature houses. You’ll also want to install adequate lighting inside and outside your garden room, and if you plan to use it as a garden office, be sure to have access to the Internet and electrical outlets readily available.

Can I install my own cabana?


If you’re a proud do-it-yourselfer, you can find many garden rooms that come as kits or with floor plans to allow you the option of building it on your own. If you prefer to have your new addition installed quickly without the worry or hassle of constructing it on your own time, you can also arrange the installation with a professional source. Whatever option you choose, be sure to check your property’s building codes before you take the plunge. Certain zoning ordinances, deed restrictions and building codes may limit the types of buildings you can add to your property. There’s also the possibility you may need a building permit or that certain rules will dictate where you can and can’t place a prefab garden office on your property.
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