A Cozy Shed Suite

10 Comments | Feb 17, 2022 |  Building of the Month

A shed suite is a creative way to add more outdoor living space without building a home addition. Evette and Robert turned their backyard studio into a cozy suite for out-of-state family and friends. Now the shed is a welcoming, private guest suite.

Evette and Robert’s Arizona home fits their needs but can become a bit crowded when family comes to visit. They wanted a space that would be private and separate, and Evette found the idea of a backyard studio. But, the project itself took some time to get started. “We looked into private builders and big box stores before coming to Tuff Shed,” notes Evette, “But we didn’t get our questions answered, and we weren’t happy with the quotes. They were so helpful at our local showroom, and it made our decision very easy.”

They spent some time using our online design tool to work out the base design of an 8×20 Premier PRO Studio. Then they met with their local Tuff Shed team to iron out the details and ensure the shed fit their needs and local building guidelines. The final design fits their needs, their style, and their budget.

As soon as our team installed the shed suite, Evette and Robert got to work on the interior. “We hired out the electric but everything else we did ourselves. We worked on the insulation, drywall, and all that. It was a labor of love, but we’re so happy with the finished shed,” notes Robert. Evette and Robert’s hard work paid off when their daughter and grandson visited and extended their stay. “They almost didn’t want to leave; the shed turned out so well,” laughs Evette.

More Than a Backyard Suite

And the finished shed suite is so much more than a cozy space to stay. Evette and Robert use the studio as a secondary office, a hang-out space, and an all-around multipurpose room. “Sometimes I take over the shed,” says Evette, “It’s become a she shed as well, and a great getaway when I need a break.”

No matter how their shed suite is being used, it’s clear that Robert and Evette made the right choice when adding a studio to their backyard.

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