20 favorite garden cottages & sheds

Creative ideas for backyard retreats, detached home offices, and reinvented sheds

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Stylish storage shed
Alex Hayden

Stylish storage

In need of space for basic yard storage at their Seattle home, Ahna Holder and Ryan Smith decided to design and build a simple but fun 10- by 12-foot garden shed.

They used Hardipanel, a cement-based exterior siding material, to cover the standard, uninsulated, 2-by-4 wood frame in an elegant grid pattern, and gave it a sloping galvanized metal roof, which creates the impression of a lid being lifted.

Learn more about their shed

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