96,797 Car Porch and Shed Design Photos

Grand Victorian
Grand Victorian
Cummings Architecture + Interiors
Looking at this home today, you would never know that the project began as a poorly maintained duplex. Luckily, the homeowners saw past the worn façade and engaged our team to uncover and update the Victorian gem that lay underneath. Taking special care to preserve the historical integrity of the 100-year-old floor plan, we returned the home back to its original glory as a grand, single family home. The project included many renovations, both small and large, including the addition of a a wraparound porch to bring the façade closer to the street, a gable with custom scrollwork to accent the new front door, and a more substantial balustrade. Windows were added to bring in more light and some interior walls were removed to open up the public spaces to accommodate the family’s lifestyle. You can read more about the transformation of this home in Old House Journal: http://www.cummingsarchitects.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Old-House-Journal-Dec.-2009.pdf Photo Credit: Eric Roth
DADU
DADU
SHKS Architects
Benjamin Benschneider A Seattle family was expecting their third child and hoping to find space for an additional bedroom within their existing one-story home. A small second floor addition was considered but the cost and disruption to the family living space presented serious drawbacks. A new detached garage and DADU (Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit), to be located in the backyard, was proposed to free up the existing basement garage for the new bedroom. The new building is modest and simple, designed with a scale and character to complement the existing house and neighborhood.
Potting Shed
Potting Shed
Haver & Skolnick LLC Architects
"BEST OF HOUZZ 2018, SHED" This sunny potting shed features bluestone floors, walls sheathed in white pine and Shaker pegs for hanging gardening tools. Robert Benson Photography
Glass House in the Garden
Glass House in the Garden
Flavin Architects
Modern glass house set in the landscape evokes a midcentury vibe. A modern gas fireplace divides the living area with a polished concrete floor from the greenhouse with a gravel floor. The frame is painted steel with aluminum sliding glass door. The front features a green roof with native grasses and the rear is covered with a glass roof. Photo by: Peter Vanderwarker Photography
Custom brackets
Custom brackets
Lasley Brahaney Architecture + Construction
The support brackets are a custom designed Lasley Brahaney signature detail.
Villanova, PA - Beautiful Backyard Barn
Villanova, PA - Beautiful Backyard Barn
Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc
A wide open lawn provided the perfect setting for a beautiful backyard barn. The home owners, who are avid gardeners, wanted an indoor workshop and space to store supplies - and they didn’t want it to be an eyesore. During the contemplation phase, they came across a few barns designed by a company called Country Carpenters and fell in love with the charm and character of the structures. Since they had worked with us in the past, we were automatically the builder of choice! Country Carpenters sent us the drawings and supplies, right down to the pre-cut lengths of lumber, and our carpenters put all the pieces together. In order to accommodate township rules and regulations regarding water run-off, we performed the necessary calculations and adjustments to ensure the final structure was built 6 feet shorter than indicated by the original plans.
A car porch or shed can be used to store large and/or infrequently-used items that don’t have a place inside the home, such as bikes, gardening supplies, tools and seasonal decor. However, to ensure your space doesn’t become a dishevelled mess, it’s important to include shelving, cabinets and storage boxes for every tool and piece of equipment you own. Even a car porch can be designed to store extra storage boxes, while not encroaching on your motor vehicle. For ideas on how you can transform your car porch or shed into a hardworking or double-duty room, browse the photos on Houzz and read on for more tips.

How do I organise my car porch or shed?


One of the best ways to keep your space clean is by adding built-ins. They allow you to carefully organise all your items so they're easy to find and put away while you work. Add cabinets along the walls, a built-in workbench for ample counter space and wall hooks for hanging brooms, shovels and other oddly shaped tools. Stow pricier, cherished tools in a locked toolbox, and use wall-mounted racks to keep bikes out of the way. Think about your ceiling too; many manufacturers make overhead ceiling racks for seasonal and infrequently used items.

Should I get a shed?


If your car porch can't keep up with your purchases, consider adding a garden shed to take on some of the storage load. Because it's in the backyard, it's a convenient place for gardening or yard equipment. When the weather is nice, they can also work as a detached living space for work or play. Because they don't take up much room, they are easy to add and come in a variety of price points, which makes them work well for many families.

What else can I use my car porch or garden shed for?


If living space is more of an issue than storage, you can always convert it into an extra room. Because it is often placed out in the yard, a shed makes a fun playhouse or outdoor playroom; it can also work also a quiet home office for those who work from home. A car porch, whether detached or attached, can also act as a home office or playroom, as well as a music room, craft room or extra bedroom. If you're turning it into a fully developed space, make sure it complies with local ordinances and has enough ventilation, light and insulation for seasonal temperature changes.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a car porch and shed renovation or are building a designer car porch and shed from scratch, Houzz has 96,793 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including J & M Remodel and BROCANTE. Look through car porch and shed photos in different colours and styles and when you find a car porch and shed design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful car porch and shed ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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