Garden sheds were once viewed as a den for men; dusty, oily bikes, any other symbol of manliness. Mel and Ryan Tonkin have defied this notion and transformed they shed house in is a spectacle and an adorable place for their kids. Located in Bedfordale Western Australia, This shed house features and open plan living, dining and kitchen area and measure 1,032 square feet and an extra 5 acres to spare.
This sleek design also incorporates outdoor lighting in the home thanks to the glass windows and sliding doors that allow natural light into the house. This gives the living room a warm feel.As stated, the kitchen is adjacent the open dining room.
Mel and Ryan Tonkin’s creativity in the rustic yet stylish shed is outstanding. With two bedrooms for their kids and one that they use and a home office for their electric business, this tightly spaced house is comfortable enough for this small family.
The exceptional designs go beyond the walls into the open space where they have set up a play house, a sand pit, slide, and a swing set for the girls. A ground pool is currently in the making and should be ready for use by summer.
The choice of furniture is yet another eye-catching factor. With soft furnishing, is transformed from a drab to fab appealing to the eye. The classy choice of furniture complement on the comfort and warm feeling while going easy on the limited space. In addition, the choice of furniture adds a touch of elegance. In addition, the layout of the cozy furniture results in and inviting yet ultra-trendy feel.
Who said your shed must be all gray or brown? The Tonkins have gone for an all-white paint with a few hanging artwork giving it a bright pop of color. The girl’s room that is painted pink gives it gorgeous appeals befitting for the two adorable girls. By painting the living room white, it brings out illusions of space which they further made use of by adding a stylish book shelf and a sofa seat. The lighting features a chandelier that is hard not to fancy.
Not ever shade may this big. However, this should not hinder you from incorporating a few unique ideas. Your skills may not compare to those of the Tonkin, but you can certainly borrow a few tips from their skills. Throw in a nice looking woven rugs like in this shed if you must.
Photography: Hayley Kessner