Before & After: A Garden Shed Turned Cozy Guest Cottage

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Project by: Katie Greenhalf of KG Lifestyle & Interiors Ltd
Location: London, United Kingdom

Normally, sleeping in a shed sounds like some sort of Dickensian punishment, but in this particularl case, it’s a total dream. Katie created the coziest, snuggliest guest room and it totally has us packing our bags for a quick visit!

(Image credit: Photos by Chris Snook)

From Katie: The brief was to transform a humble garden shed into a warm and inviting living space. Given that space is at such a premium and there is rarely space for the clients’ overnight guests, we decided to transform the shed into a bedroom with a hint of a boutique hotel stay for those visiting. A place that is warm and inviting, with luxury touches and always ready for a visitor. We wanted to retain some of the traditional elements of the garden shed, so we kept the tongue and groove walls and used vintage garden prints for the artwork.

(Image credit: Photos by Chris Snook)

To ensure the the space would work as a living space, we focused on the elements of good lighting and heating the space. We installed an electric wood burning stove, which creates a warm and cozy environment and is a great focal point in the room. The lighting was provided by a central industrial style pendant and table lamps either side of the bed, the style of which were in keeping with the traditional elements of a potting shed.

(Image credit: Photos by Chris Snook)

Given the limited space we created bespoke bedside tables and slimline shelves to create a snug reading corner, complete with Eames style replica chair and a sheepskin rug to give extra texture and warmth.

(Image credit: Photos by Chris Snook)

The finished product was a great success and truly an unusual and inviting space for overnight guests!

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