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5 cool prefab backyard sheds you can buy right now

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A 10-foot by 12-foot Studio Shed Signature Series model makes a roomy backyard home office.
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We’ve already explored how prefab homes can offer a affordable, eco-friendly, stormproof, and down-right sexier alternative to traditional stick-built housing and we’re constantly updating our guide to the 5 best prefabs you can buy right now. But one of the most practical ways to upgrade your property with prefab is through a modern backyard shed.

Smaller than larger prefab homes and often not requiring a permit to build, the potential uses for these sleek dwellings can go way beyond simple storage or workshop space. Think streamlined office, yoga studio, writing retreat, guest house, music room, and so on.

Below, we’ve rounded up five rad prefab shed lines that you can order from right now. Estimated price ranges are provided, but they do not include costs associated with permits, shipping, foundation, and installation unless otherwise noted. Have a fab backyard shed or know a neighbor with one? Feel free to share stories or additional resources in the comments below.

The Modern Kwik Room—a 12x14 backyard office—by Kanga Room Systems.
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Name: Modern Kwik Room by Kanga Room Systems

Size: 80 to 196 square feet (example shown above is 168 square feet)

Cost: $5,800 to $19,000 for shell kits; $14,500 to $29,300 for turnkey installations

Key features: Steel transom windows, stairs to door, lap siding, pine tongue and groove ceiling cover, interior cedar beam; optional upgrades include side deck, bamboo flooring, additional windows

A “Small” shed by Modern-Shed sits on a forest hill.
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Name: Modern-Shed

Size: 48 to 312 square feet

Cost: Starting around $10,000 for the smallest sheds, much more expensive for larger sheds.

Key features: fast assembly; available in eight, ten, or 12-foot depths with customizable lengths; pre-insulated walls and wood paneling; available in many color options and various window sizes

A 10-foot by 12-foot Studio Shed Signature Series model makes a roomy backyard home office.
Courtesy of Studio-Shed.com

Name: Signature Series by Studio Shed

Size: 120 to 312 square feet

Cost: $9,000 and up (base costs)

Key features: Weatherproof wall panels, tapered roof rafters, double pane windows, fiberglass door, brushed aluminum trim and hardware, one-year warranty

Courtesy of Backyard Eichlers

Name: Midcentury modern rooms and sheds by Backyard Eichlers

Size: 120 to 126 square feet

Cost: $16,900 to $20,000 (installed)

Key features: Eichler slope roof, exposed beam ceiling, Eichler-style luan hardwood interior paneling, double-pane sliding windows, metal hinged door

The Urban 360 Modern Shed from Sheds Unlimited.
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Name: The Urban 360 Modern Shed from Sheds Unlimited

Size: 64 to 336 square feet

Cost: $8,224 to $18,851

Key features: Insulated windows, prehung glass doors, two large picture windows, standing seam metal roof, many color options