We decided to keep chickens, for their eggs, manure and as pets.
I looked at some designs and roughly based the shape and certainly the colour on our bungalow (in Australia, that means a stand-alone room out in the backyard, not a single-storey house).
I wanted to make it clever, so added a storage cupboard to the side and a drawstring to the pop door.
My wife wanted it to be cute, so I added shuttered windows and put a ledge over the pop door.
We can see it from the lounge room, however a pineapple sage has gone absolutely nuts and blocks the view of the front door.