Despite all of the challenges that 2020 had to offer with lockdowns, restrictions, delays and material cost increases, we at Backyard Escape Studios were extremely fortunate to operate in one of the few industries that flourished during the pandemic. Without the ability to travel, our customers all across Ontario really started to turn their attention towards their homes and invested in making their backyards as beautiful and functional as possible. While our Essential and Advanced shed designs were still our most popular options, we also saw a lot of people taking the time to customize their builds and design something with us to perfectly compliment their homes or suit their needs. These are a few of our favourite Shed Designs from 2020.
Black and White
It’s not uncommon for us to gain customers through word of mouth, once people come and see one of our sheds in person it’s hard to deny the craftsmanship and care that goes into every one of our builds. This year; however, we had our first purchase from a direct neighbour. Going with a similar design, but contrasting colours, it was a great showcase of how versatile our shed designs can be.
K.P Went with a 12’ x 8’ Essential Shed design with double sliding doors, White Satin stained tongue and groove pine and Jet Black corrugated steel siding. The white and black contrast provided a clean look and the double sliding doors offer great access for storage.
D.A Went with the same Essential shed design but with a slightly smaller footprint at 10’ x 8’. He opted for a swing door and Black Beauty stain to match his newly constructed, modern home. Similar to his neighbour, D.A contrasted his black stain with Galvalume steel siding and opted for split steel/wood on the front and right side of the structure for a unique and stunning look. His backyard was still under construction at the time of the install and we can’t wait to see the finished result.
The Hamilton Pool Shed
Just in time for the summer heat, we made a trip to Hamilton this year to build up a 12’ x 8’ Advanced Shed. P.B preferred the natural pine look, so we only used steel on the sides facing the fences. He went with a double sliding door to make accessing his pool equipment as easy as possible and as with all of our Advanced Shed designs, the three transom windows up top add more light to the inside of the structure. The bold 20” roof overhang of the Advanced Shed really makes it stand out in the backyard. For the full story and more pictures of this build, click here.
As part of an entire backyard overhaul, we made a trip out to Waterloo for a custom Suburban Shed, one of our most unique shed designs to date. With a footprint of 12’ x 8’ to avoid the need for any permits, our customer was still able to make their shed draw attention based on design alone. B.U went with our 1”x12” Pine Shiplap siding with her own custom gray stain and added extra windows for maximum natural light. We’re sure this will be a beautiful, stand out piece that will last for many, many years to come. Read more about this build here.
The Mahogany Essential
It’s always a pleasure staying local and this London build was a breeze despite the cold weather. T.W had a very specific look in mind and went with one of the newer steel colours availableThe contrast between the Mahogany stain and darker gray steel is beautiful, and the shiplap offers a very clean presentation. Adding a split of steel and wood and a transom window on the left side really makes this shed pop.
Build with us!
Interested in creating your own shed design? Check out our Gallery and our Style Guide to get you started. Once you have a general idea of size, style, and colours get in touch with us and we can start drafting your personal 3D render and invoice.