Tackle the Challenge of Eco-Friendly Design

The shed style was built primarily in the late 1960’s and 1970’s and has no traditional form, rather placing several geometric shapes together that are dominated by one or more steeply sloping rooflines. Windows are usually expansive, with a variety of shapes and sizes, while exterior materials can range from wood siding to brick, stone and stucco. This form is gaining in popularity once again as modern homes tackle the challenge of eco-friendly design.

With a growing number of eco-conscious consumers, Shed house plans have become increasingly popular because their stand-out style can accommodate less traditional materials. A Shed style home will usually have a steeply pitched roof that can accommodate solar panels if sited on a South-facing pitch. If built in conjunction with wide eaves providing shaded overhangs, this will keep the interior cool during summer months. Windows can be playful, making it easier to place them in the perfect location to maximize sunlight. There is usually minimal decorative detailing, with interest provided by the unique geometry and window placement.

The floor plan of a Shed style home is almost always an open layout to draw nature in through the large windows dominating exterior walls. Straight lines and contemporary materials such as concrete, quartz and laminate continue the simplistic design aesthetic. Build a one story plan or design for an upper loft that supports an open layout but provides additional space for bunking. Outdoor living space may be the most important feature, as it will be visible through an abundance of windows and should feel like a continuation of the home. Site a shed home on a wide lot so the full emphasis of the interesting exterior can be seen from the street; they are sure to be a standout in the neighborhood.

Similar Styles: Modern Floor Plans, Contemporary Floor Plans, 2 Story Floor Plans.

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