A Backyard Shed is Perfect for Your Outdoor Space

Jun 13, 2022, 17:17 PM


Not surprisingly 2020 and 2021 saw a rise in DIY projects focused on home improvement. 

Whereas many may have liked the idea of creating their own outdoor sanctuary, it was difficult to find the time, until time was all that was available. 

For those with a backyard, no matter how big or small, summer is the best time to create a new outdoor space you can enjoy year-round.  From a greenhouse to a new pool studio, or a more personalized he shed or she shed, we have teamed up with the experts at Pro-Shed Buildings and Barntiques Custom to find out what’s hot for 2023 and help make your great escape a reality.


Pro-shed Buildings, an exhibitor at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show since 2019, is well versed in the creative possibilities of the outdoor shed. Check out their He Shed / She Shed Home Show feature on TwinCities Live.

They are coming back to the show next year with two outdoor shed displays including the Pool Studio, which is gaining in popularity.  Customers are looking to expand their pool-side lounge backyard oasis in a covered space to relax and entertain in.  

 “The Backyard Studio,” Pro-Shed Building’s newest premium offering, is the perfect building for a pool-side retreat. With insulated doors and windows, premium pre-hung outswing doors, and the shortest wall at 87” (back wall), you have plenty of space to create a fully functional, high design living space.  

Charcoal grey ProShed backyard shed render cobblestones and garden



Creating an additional living space is a growing trend. If you’re looking to create a room addition or private backyard oasis, in addition to the very popular He Shed/She Shed, office spaces and hobby sheds are gaining in popularity. Pro-Shed recommends “The Backyard Chalet” as it blends function with classic design style. With the taller sidewall height, steeper roof pitch and more broad overhangs, to the optional shutters and 3 window dormers, this style is great for an all-season hideout, while adding a centerpiece to your outdoor space. 

Charcoal grey pro shed model white barn doors open on trade show floor



Call us crazy, but we still love the outdoor shed for its original purpose: year-round storage! The High Barn with loft is Pro-Sheds bestselling building and one of our favorites. We love the gambrel roof which includes two 4’ deep lofts, one on each end of the shed, for overhead storage and maximum floor space. Just think of all the space you will free up in your house and garage when you move those household and seasonal items into your new backyard shed.  

grey barn shed render mock up on grass white trim


If custom creations are more your style, Barntiques Custom, best known for their “Cooked Creations” because of the unique rooftops. Each rafter is hand bent using reclaimed materials to create a fairytale look and feel. We love this unique take on the outdoor shed. 

Dan Haines started wood working over 35 years ago. A teacher by day, he was building design sets for musicals and unique works of art in his spare time. Today, his passion has become a full-time job and the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is thrilled to partner with him again in 2023 to showcase his creations as both an exhibitor and partner of our new backyard oasis Shed feature.  

Here are just a few ideas for how to add space and character to your outdoor space. 


For those of you with a green thumb, a Greenhouse for a protected backyard oasis is a popular option. All-season gardening in an optimum environment result in year-round fresh vegetables, herbs, flowers, and plants to lift your spirits, especially in the cold days of winter. It’s proven that outdoor time offers you improved mental health. Showcased at the 2022 Home Show, the Greenhouse was an instant hit and has been a top requested item since.

Custom wood and brick shed and green house in backyard big windows



Escape into an indoor oasis that does the body good. The list of health benefits is long, as are the design options. From the signature crooked roof to an old Cistern-turned-barrel-sauna, and even a mobile option to take on the road, this is an outdoor build that will give you and your neighbours something to talk about! 

Custom wooden barrel sauna in woods


Barntiques Custom’s favorite request is creating something original and extraordinary. From a Water Tower to a Hillbilly RV, Dan loves to connect heart with his builds. For example, if you have an old window from your grandmother’s home, barn board from a family shed or an old pick-up you can’t part with, incorporate it into your new outdoor space. 

Custom shed made out of old red truck and aged barn house wood


Not only does a he shed or she shed make your backyard more liveable and enjoyable, but it can also increase your future property value. Give your outdoor space more purpose and enjoy your staycations!  


Connect with Barntiques Custom Design

Phone: 320-293-1237 

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Connect with Pro-Shed Buildings

Phone: 507-427-2002 

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