I would LOVE to someday transform our back shed into an art studio with lots of natural light! [A backyard painting studio in Williamsburg. (this is a good idea: a small shed with windows and french doors for walls to let in light)]
Now THIS is living with kids, am I right? I love how the room is set up to have the kids as part of it. It's not 'kid-proof' or 'kid-friendly'- it's just plain fun and welcoming for people of all sizes and energy-levels.