One of my favorite customizable prefab buildings is our Transom Sheds. They are a modern twist on our regular Garden Sheds, and come with a flat overhead dormer and three fixed transom windows to allow extra natural light.
Standard Features On Our Dormer Sheds
4×6 Pressure Treated Runners
2×6 Pressure Treated Floor Joists on 16” Centers
¾” Pressure Treated Subfloors
2×4 Wall Studs on 16” Centers (24” Wall Stud Spacing on Metal Buildings)
2×4 Roof Trusses On 24″ Centers
Stock Metal or Shingle Roof with Astro Armor Reflective Insulation or 7/16″ OSB Sheathing
Gable Vents On Each End Wall
Three Fixed 10″ Tall Transom Windows
Double 36″ Wood Doors on Wood & Metal Sheds (Double Fiberglass Doors on Vinyl Sheds)
Diamond Plated Doorway Thresholds
Two 2×3 Aluminum Windows w/Screens
Let The Sunshine In
Our Transom Sheds let in an abundance of natural light, making them a perfect fit for a modern looking backyard studio, workshop, or greenhouse. Aside from the overhead fixed transom windows, this style also offers two regular windows with removable screens allowing for considerable air ventilation.
We’ve assisted a number of customers in turning this style of shed into studios for arts and crafts, a zen sanctuary for yoga and mediation, a stylish home gym with plenty of overhead height for standing and pressing exercises, and even a minimalist tiny house.
Personalize Your Own Backyard Boutique
While I believe this style is pretty nifty as is, and doesn’t really need any further customizations to make it usable for most, by customizing this style you can really turn it into the perfect He-Shed or She-Shed, and give you an amazing backyard haven you’ll love spending time in.
Some of the more popular customizations I’ve seen customers choose is adding interior storage lofts and tiered storage shelves. This economical add on will give you the most bang for your buck in terms of storage and organization.
Another popular customization is to increase the wall height on the regular Transom Shed to give it taller side walls and maximize the interior overhead area in the building. This can really give you the best of both worlds, more interior vertical space plus the added benefit of extra natural light. The finished look reminds me of some of the tiny houses I’ve seen on Tiny House Nation and other popular home shows.