DIY: How to Grow Your Own Herbs from Home

chives

chives

 

DIY: How to grow your own herbs from home. Learn how easy it is by following the steps below. We have also included some helpful hints so that even if you are a beginner gardener, you can enjoy fresh herbs from your own garden. Both the amateur and expert gardener would benefit from a gardening shed in which to store all of your tools and supplies. Find out how easy it is to own your own beautiful custom garden shed; contact Classic Buildings today.

 

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DIY: How to Grow Your Own Herbs from Home

This beautiful Garden Cottage is perfect for either the avid or beginner gardener

 

DIY: How to Grow Your Own Herbs From Home

Head out to your garden shed and collect all of the tools and supplies you are going to use before you get started.

List of Things You Will Need

  • Planting pots
  • Potting soil
  • Rocks or broken pottery
  • Selection or your favorite herbs
  • Gardening gloves (if you don’t like to get your hands dirty)

 

basil

basil

 

Best Herbs to Start Your Garden with

The following is a list of the most commonly used herbs. These are also the easiest ones to grow, so if you are a beginner gardener, you are in luck. Once they are planted, they need relatively little care and most of them are pretty forgiving if you forget to water them.

Thyme – English, French, and lemon varieties – Thyme is great in soups, sauces, and braises. It is also tasty in potatoes, rice dishes, vegetables, and even fresh bread.
Chives Chives have a mild onion flavor and are great even for those people who don’t like onions. Use them in any dish that you would normally use onions.
Italian parsleyItalian parsley is perfect in most Italian style dishes, especially pasta and many Middle Eastern dishes like salad.
Sage Sage adds a great flavor to savory dishes; you’ll be amazed at how much it can elevate the taste of even a simple pork chop.
Oregano Greek and Italian varieties – these have a subtle flavor difference. Oregano is used in sauces, bread rolls, and in marinades for meat.
Rosemary – Tuscan Blue Rosemary pairs well with roasted lamb, garlic, and olive oil. It also adds great flavor to focaccia, tomato sauce, pizza, and pork.
Basil – Genovese or Sweet Basil – Basil has a special relationship with tomatoes and tomato-flavored dishes. It also makes a great pesto sauce.
Mint Spearmint is the classic culinary mint. Mint goes well with lamb, vegetables, and, of course, mint juleps and mojitos.

 

thyme

thyme

 

Planting Steps

Step 1: If you are using old, previously used pots make sure you knock out all of the old dirt and rinse them so that you don’t get any mystery plants showing up in your garden

Step 2: Place some rocks or broken up pottery in the bottom of your pots for extra drainage – Most plants and especially herbs love lots of drainage.

 

spearmint

spearmint

 

Step 3: Fill your pot with potting soil to about 2 to 3 inches from the top. The amount you need to add will vary depending on the size of your plant as a larger plant will displace more soil and raise the level. This is a special type of soil designed to retain moisture and contains nutrients to help your plants grow.

Step 4: Set your plant in the center of your pot to get an idea of its size, take it away, and dig a hole with your hand large enough to accommodate your plant.

 

sage

sage

 

Step 5: Remove your plant from its container and gently separate the roots at the bottom. This will help the roots extend and grow down into the new pot. Add some extra soil so that the plant is covered up to the same level that it was in its previous container. Lightly press down the soil around the plant to secure it, but be careful not to use too much pressure as this will compress the soil too much.

Step 6: Give your plant a little bit of water.

 

The following video will show you how to grow your own herbs from home in containers.

 

Helpful Herb Gardening Tips

Tip #1: Crowding one pot with two parsley plants will produce a smaller plant with more leaves. After all, what you want is lots of leaves because it’s the leaves that you actually use.

Tip #2: When growing herbs you want to aggressively pinch back your plants. Remove the top two or three inches off of each of the stems of your basil plant and use it in your favorite dish. This action will also let your plant know that it is time to send up new growth. Even if you don’t have a dish that you want to use your herbs in, you should still pinch them back regularly. If you pinch off the top set of leaves on your herb plants, they will start growing outward.

 

rosemary

rosemary

 

Tip #3: You can plant each variety of herb in its own separate container or you can plant a variety of different herbs together in one larger planter.

Tip #4: If you have a hard time remembering which herb is which (especially if you have two varieties of the same herb such as Italian and Greek oregano or English and lemon thyme) then take the plastic labels that came with your plants and hide them near the corresponding one to help you remember.

 

parsley

parsley

 

Tip #5: Herbs such as rosemary, thyme and oregano work well planted in the same container as they all require a similar amount of watering. They usually only need watering about once a week or even less often.

Tip #6: Avoid fertilizing your herbs. Herbs actually enjoy lean growing conditions and do not require fertilization. In general, they require sunshine and a bit of water. Some people even believe that the flavor of most herbs is better is they become distressed. Other than basil which does like extra water, most herbs just need enough water to keep them alive.

Tip #7: When choosing a basil plant, try to pick out the largest, most established plant you can find.

 

oregano

oregano

 

Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors

If you would like to grow some herbs indoors, especially so that you can enjoy fresh ones during the winter months, take the following steps:

  • Plant your herbs in pots as described above. You may want to choose smaller pots if your space indoors is limited.
  • Place your herbs on a sunny windowsill. Herbs prefer 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day. The more light that they receive, the tastier they will be.
  • If you don’t have a large enough windowsill, try placing them on a small table pulled up to the window.
  • Don’t place your herbs too close together; they need to have proper air circulation around them. You may want to swap their positions around from time to time.

 

Additional Information

If you love gardening, you may also enjoy our post “How to Keep Plants in a Garden Storage Shed Over Winter.

 

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Garden Sheds You Can Afford

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Purchasing a garden shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today and find out how easy it is to rent to own your own beautiful garden shed or visit the location nearest to you. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because the quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin
 Read more testimonials here!

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10 Tips for a Successful Indoor Herb Garden

Storage Sheds – Your Guide To Getting The Best Price

Storage sheds are not all created equal and the lowest price does not mean the best value. Doing some research before you buy will help you choose the best storage shed for your needs at the best price. Read on as we walk you through the process of getting the best price and best value. If you are looking for a high quality, custom built storage shed, contact Classic Buildings today. You are sure to get the best value with Classic!

 

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A Lower Price Tag Doesn’t Always Mean It’s the Best Value

It is a good idea to take into consideration the total cost of ownership of your storage shed when you are making a purchasing decision. That means that you should not only look at the purchase cost of your new storage shed but you should also factor in what it will cost you over the entire period that you own it. Factors such as maintenance and repair costs will add to the overall cost of your shed. For example, a wood shed that needs to be re-painted every two years will be more costly to maintain in terms of buying the painting supplies and the hours to do the painting than one that has a high quality siding with a 25-year warranty against chipping or peeling paint.

 

 

The Bigger Companies Don’t Always Have the Best Prices

When you start doing your research, you may be surprised that the larger companies don’t always have the lowest prices. Take the time to look at your local dealers as well. Often a local dealer will be able to deliver and set up your shed for you, saving you time and effort. Many of the bigger companies offer unassembled sheds that they deliver curbside and which you have to put together yourself.

 

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A local company may offer you the best value

 

Shop Around to Get the Best Prices

There are many great resources available to you to help you shop around for the best value; many of these options can even be done without you ever having to leave the comfort of your own home!

Internet

You can do a lot of comparison shopping right on your computer by googling storage shed companies near you and looking at the information provided on their websites or social media sites. If you prefer, you can even order your storage shed completely online.

 

Do comparison shopping online

Do comparison shopping online

 

Telephone

If you would like to get a better sense about the company that you are dealing with you can look up storage shed companies in the yellow pages of your phone book or online and call them. Local companies such as Classic Buildings have local offices in Arnold Missouri, St. Charles Missouri, Washington Missouri, St. Louis Missouri, Swansea Illinois, Rolla Missouri, Columbia Missouri, Kansas City Missouri, and Jefferson City Missouri where you can talk to the same person, Monday through Saturday.

Actually Visit the Showrooms

There are some great advantages to actually visiting a storage shed company’s showroom or lot. The number one advantage is that you can see firsthand the styles of sheds that the offer and you can physically inspect them in order to determine the quality of their materials and construction. Visiting also give you the opportunity to communicate in person with a member of their staff so that you can establish a relationship with them and ask any of your questions face to face.

 

Visit a local showroom

Visit a local showroom/lot

 

Make Sure You Get a Quote that Includes Everything So There Are No Surprises

Find out what the quoted price includes. Find out what the total price will be including any sales taxes. Ask if delivery of the shed is included in the price or if that is extra. Some companies will include delivery whereas others may charge a flat rate or charge you by the mile. Companies such as Classic Buildings will deliver their sheds free of charge within 30 miles of any of their showrooms.

The following video shows you how your Classic Building storage shed will be safely delivered to your home.

 

 

Compare Sheds with Similar Features: Apples with Apples / Oranges with Oranges

Compare the prices of storage sheds that have similar features. You may find that two sheds of the same size are priced differently, however, when you take a closer look, the higher priced one may actually be the better value of the two. If a cheaper shed is missing extra features that you really want or need and may have to add in later, then it may end up costing you more in the long run. Likewise, if you buy a cheaper shed that is made of lesser quality materials, then you probably will have to replace or repair is sooner than a better made, higher quality storage shed.

 

Compare apples with apples and oranges with oranges

Compare apples with apples and oranges with oranges

 

Find Out What Recent Customers Think About Their Storage Sheds

Do some research and take the time to read what customers are saying about the storage sheds that you are considering. A reputable company will have good reviews from their customers. If you know someone personally who has purchased one of their sheds, you can ask them what they think. However, if you don’t know anyone then you can go online and look for customer review and testimonials. Organizations like the Better Business Bureau are also a good resource to help you discover the level of customer service and quality that the company offers.

 

 

Classic Buildings was a GREAT experience to do business with. **** **** worked with us and provided many excellent ideas and viewpoints. He understood probably better than us what we wanted. All of the men working on the project were equally great. Very friendly and professional, with strong work ethics. The finished building surpassed our expectations for look, quality, and functionality. We continue to get compliments from just about anyone that sees it. One neighbor, who we had not met, had to stop and ask about it and comment on the process they saw Classic Buildings use. True craftsmen and great people.” – R&C – Better Business Review for Classic Buildings

A Comprehensive Warranty Actually Adds Value to Your Purchase

When you take a look at the type of warranty that a storage shed company is offering and what it actually covers, you will get a good sense about the quality of the different materials and components that have gone into the construction of your shed. It will also give you a great indication of the confidence that the company has in their product. Companies that offer the best warranties do so because they know how well-built their product is. They are not afraid to stand behind it because they know that it is going to last. This should give you confidence when you purchase their products too. The following chart shows how extensive and valuable a comprehensive warranty like the one offered by Classic Buildings can be.

 

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Breckenridge as a studio

The Breckenridge by Classic Buildings

 

Classic Buildings: Quality, Custom Crafted Storage Sheds at the Best Price and Value

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Classic Buildings offers you the best value by combining quality workmanship and materials with the best price possible.  Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted wood shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 


“We shopped around for a storage building. We found some cheaper, but none any better.” – Steve McCrary
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Wood Storage Sheds – Ultimate Guide To How Long They Last 2018

Classic Buildings crafts the highest quality wood storage sheds that are built to last a lifetime. Our Amish crafted wood storage sheds are the best portable buildings you can purchase. We are so confident that our wood sheds are the best you can buy, that we guarantee it. Find out how easy it is to own your own Classic Building wood shed with our Rent-To-Own program. Contact us today for a free quote.

How Long Do Wood Storage Sheds Last?

Not all wooden storage sheds are built with the same degree of quality. At Classic Buildings, we build our sheds to last a lifetime; that’s why we include many standard features on our buildings that are usually additional options you would need to pay extra for with other companies. Our buildings come with

  • 3/4″ tongue and groove Advantech Flooring: This quality flooring is engineered to provide you with water resistance as well as superior strength and stiffness.
  • Diamond Treadplate: This type of treadplate will give you extra durability.
  • 2×4 framed double doors with turnbuckle bracing: The turnbuckles will keep your doors from sagging and becoming misaligned with the doorframe over time.

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Wood Storage Sheds Warranty Information Shows How Long They Last

You can tell if a wooden shed is well made by the warranty that is offered with it. Classic Buildings’ wooden storage sheds come with a warranty that is second to none in the market and is a great indicator of how long your wood shed will last. Our warranty includes:

  • A 10-year blanket warranty for defective workmanship
  • 30-year warranty against decay and delamination on pressure treated lumber
  • 50-year prorated warranty on LP Smart Side siding
  • 25-year warranty against chipping or peeling paint on the LP Smart Side siding
  • 30-year prorated warranty on the shingles
  • 40-year prorated warranty on the metal
  • 3-year warranty for settling and proper function of doors if the foundation was done by Classic Buildings
  • 30-day warranty for settling and proper function of doors if the foundation was done by someone outside of Classic Buildings

Please click here for the complete information and warranty conditions.

Why Are Wood Storage Sheds Good?

Wooden sheds have many advantages over other storage sheds made from resin, vinyl, or metal. They include the following:

1. Wooden Sheds are the Most Visually Attractive:

Nothing beats the rich look and natural beauty of a wooden shed. Wooden sheds come in an almost unlimited number of different and very attractive shapes, styles, and layouts. They also give you the options of various window and door styles including transom windows and double barn doors. They can be a beautiful addition to your backyard and add stunning curb appeal when they are incorporated into the existing landscape.

 

 

2. Wooden Sheds Are Easily Customizable

A wooden shed can be designed and painted to perfectly match or complement your home. You can even choose to use the same shingles! Wood is an easy material to work with so it is no problem to add extra shelves or hooks for extra storage. It is also relatively simple to install extra windows or build on an extension.

3. Wooden Sheds are Extremely Strong and Durable

If you purchase a high quality shed such as those made by Classic Buildings, you will find that is is extremely strong and durable. Classic Buildings sheds are crafted with Amish know-how so they are so sturdy that they are able to withstand even the strongest winds and weather conditions.

Plastic vs Wood vs. Metal Sheds

Storage sheds come in three basic types of material: plastic, wood, and metal. The following chart will give you a quick comparison of the pros and cons of plastic, metal and wood sheds.

 

plastic vs wood vs metal sheds

The type of shed you choose will depend on your particular situation, budget, and requirements. In general, a plastic shed is a good choice if you are planning on having to move it often, as it is the lightest option. Metal sheds are a great option if you are on a tight budget and aren’t too concerned about its appearance. However, if you are looking for a strong, durable shed that looks attractive or if you have a unique or specific purpose for the shed that requires special customization, then wood would be your best choice. For more information on the differences between the three types of sheds, click here.

 

customized Quaker shed

customized Quaker shed

 

What are Wood Storage Sheds Used For?

Wooden sheds are highly customizable which means that they can be used for a large variety of purposes including, but not limited to, storage. Here are a few of the most popular uses:

Tiny Homes – Two Story Cabin

 

Two Story cabin -the perfect tiny home

Two Story cabin -the perfect tiny home

 

Tiny homes are all the rage and for good reason. They are economical to purchase and they are environmentally friendly. They also make a wonderful place for your family and any other guests who come to visit for either a short or extended stay. They can be customized by adding electricity and insulation.

Studios – Quaker Shed

 

 

If you are creative and you need a place where you can create, why not purchase your own studio that you can have right in your backyard? The Quaker shed makes a lovely studio for any type of art from painting to pottery to sculpting.

Workshops – 2 Car Hobby Garages

 

 

If you enjoy working with your hands and fixing things, then you deserve a workshop where you can store all of your tools and work away in peace. This two car garage has a wonderfully handy workshop above it. The professionals at Classic Buildings can customize a garage or workshop to make sure that you get the exact type of building that you want.

Gardening Shed – Garden Cottage

 

 

The Garden Cottage would make the perfect gardening shed. You can customize it by adding a work shelf for potting and starting seedlings and the large double doors will give you easy access for your larger gardening equipment. The transom windows and decorative shutters give this shed a beautiful, country appearance.

 

Classic Buildings: Quality, Custom Crafted Storage Sheds at an Affordable Price

Missouri Home Shows

Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted wooden shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“It was a pleasure working with confident and qualified people. The workmanship and materials are second to none…I would recommend Classic Buildings to anyone who requires a building for storage, recreation or whatever your needs are.” – Mike Dinello 

 Read more testimonials here!

Shed Permit Kansas City

Shed permit Kansas City: Are you thinking of adding a storage shed to your property and are wondering if you require a shed permit or not? Permit regulations can be confusing to follow. Read on to find out if you need a building permit, how to apply for one, as well as the zoning requirements for your new building. If you are looking for a high-quality storage shed in Kansas City, contact Classic Buildings today for a free quote.

 

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Do You Need a Shed Permit Kansas City?

According to the City of Kansas City, MO, City Planning & Development a building permit is not required for “One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, garages, carports and similar uses, if the projected roof area does not exceed 200 square feet.”

Are There Certain Zoning Requirements That You Need to Follow When Constructing a Detached Garage or Storage Shed?

The following is a list of requirements set out by the Kansas City, City Planning and Development Department for detached garages and storage sheds in residential zoning districts.

 

Shed Location Requirements

1. You cannot put your shed in your front or side yards and they cannot be closer to the street than your principal building is.

2. Your shed must be set back at least 1.5 feet from your rear property line. If you have an alley, however, the abuts your rear property line, you are allowed to locate your shed on the rear property line that is adjacent to the alley.

 

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3. Your shed needs to be located at least 1.5 feet away from the interior side property line. If you have an alley, however, the abuts your side property line, you are allowed to locate your shed on the side property line that is adjacent to the alley.

You must note though that if the building is less than five feet from a property line, the wall that is located along the property line must have a one-hour fire-resistive rating. Learn more about this type of wall here.

4. Your shed needs to be located at least 10 feet away from all other accessory and principal buildings on your same property.

5. If you find that your mortgage survey shows that you have platted building lines and easements, then you may have to set your shed back further than what is stated in point #4.

 

foundation pad

Shed Footprint Requirements

6. The footprint of your detached storage shed (ground level building coverage) cannot be greater than 200 square feet. The footprint of your detached accessory garage cannot be greater than 800 square feet or one square foot of building footprint area for each 10 square feet of lot area, whichever is the largest. If you are building a carriage house, its footprint can be up to 1.500 square feet.

7. If you live in the districts of AG-R or R-80, your accessory building can be up to 8,000 square feet.

8. You can have more than one detached garage or storage shed on your property as long as the total footprint area of all of the detached buildings altogether on your property do not take up more than 40% of the area of your rear yard.

 

Garden Cottage customized to match home

Garden Cottage customized to match home

 

Shed Height Requirements

9. Your detached garage cannot be more than 16 feet high. Your detached storage shed cannot be higher than 10 feet high. If your roof has a slope greater than 1 inch to the foot, the height is determined by taking the average of the height to the top plate and the roof ridge.

10. If you live in the districts of AG-R or R-80, your accessory building can be as high as 35 feet.

 

 

 

Additional Information

11. Your accessory structures need to built at the same time as the principal building or after the principal building and must be subordinate to the principal building.

12. Your accessory building needs to be located on the same lot as your principal building.

13. You can apply for variances to any of these heights, areas, and yard (setback) guidelines by making a request through the Board of Zoning Adjustment. You can contact the Department of City Planning & Development-Development Management Division by calling (816) 513-2846 for more information on applications for variances.

If you have any additional questions or if you would like clarification on any of the above points, you can call the City Planning & Development – Development Services Code Question line at (816) 513-1511.

If You Need a Building Permit, How Do You Get One?

Go in Person: You can visit the Building Permits staff in the Permit Office on the 5th floor of City Hall. The staff will accommodate walk-in customers on a first come first served basis.

Call: You can call the Building Permits office at (816) 513-1500 for more information or to make an appointment, although an appointment is not necessary.

Apply Online: As of August 2018, you can now apply online for your permit using Compass KC. The following video will walk you through how to apply online.

 

 

 

How Much Does a Shed Permit Cost?

The cost of your building permit is determined by the value of the construction. The higher the value of the project, the more expensive the permit will cost. For example, if your construction valuation is $5,000 then your permit will cost $66; if your valuation is $10,000 then your permit will cost $86. Click here to download a calculator that you can use to determine what your shed permit fee would be.

Classic Buildings: Quality, Custom Crafted Storage Sheds at an Affordable Price

Missouri Home Shows

Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted wooden shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because the quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin
 Read more testimonials here!

Portable Storage Buildings for Small Business Owners

 

 

Storage buildings can be a great asset to your small business. Thinking of starting your own business? Is now the time in your life to become your own boss? Do you already have a growing small business and you need some extra storage space? Contact Classic Buildings today.

 

What are the Advantages of Storage Buildings for Small Business Owners?

If you are a small business owner and you are wondering if it is worth the investment to purchase a storage building to use as extra storage, here are 10 really good reasons why it makes sense, both for convenience and cost savings.

1. It’s Not a Large Investment – No Huge Capital Costs

If you need extra storage space for your growing business, a storage building from Classic Buildings makes a great option because it doesn’t involve a huge capital cost; especially when you can purchase one through our Rent-To-Own program. This means that you can simply pay a reasonable monthly payment towards the purchase of your building until it is paid off in a few short years. At that time, the building is yours and you will still have the extra storage space and the money you save on your monthly payments can be put back into your business or taken as profits. Find out how affordable storage buildings from Classic are. Get a free quote today.

 

 

2. Get a Building That is Customized to Suit Your Business’ Particular Needs

Every business is different and the “one size fits” all approach to public storage or rented warehouse space may not be the most efficient solution for you. Your own storage buildings can be customized to suit your business perfectly. You can have shelving, workbenches, insulation, electricity, etc added to make your building fit your business. If you don’t see a design on the Classic Buildings’ site that you think is ideal for your company, talk to us and we will help you design one that works for you.

3. Why Pay Warehouse Storage Fees?

Why pay warehouse storage fees, when you can make approximately the same amount of a payment and put it towards owning your own storage building? Classic Buildings’ low monthly Rent-To-Own payments are very comparable to that of public storage fees with the added advantage that, unlike public storage units, in a few short years, you will actually own your building. Renting office or storage space offsite involves continual monthly costs whereas with Rent-To-Own, once you make your final payment, the monthly costs would cease.

 

rent to own buildings

*Prices will vary depending on the type of Rent-To-Own buildings you choose and any additional features you select. Approximate prices accurate at time of publishing.

**Prices will vary depending on the location of the unit. This price is based on Public Storage rate for a 10×10 unit in St. Anne, Missouri at time of publishing

 

4. Have Your Product Close By to Monitor Your Inventory

Inventory control is very important if you own a business. Having your product, supplies, or tools that you need to carry out your small business right on your property has a great advantage in that you will be better able to keep a close eye on your inventory. When your supplies or products are running low or need replacing, you are close to see this. You won’t have to rely on your memory or make time-consuming trips to your off-site storage to see if you need to order more.

 

Double Shelves

Classic’s strong, durable shelves can hold all of your inventory

 

5. Buy in Bulk to Save More

Often small business owners have to buy smaller amounts of their product instead of being able to take advantage of the cost savings usually found when you can buy in bulk. Having an extra storage area of your own means that you can take advantage of deals that you find and you will now have a place to store that extra product.

 

buy in bulk

 

6. If You Decide to Sell Your Business, It is an Asset That You Can Also Sell With It

If at some point in the future you decide to sell your business, your storage building will be an asset that you can also sell along with it. Because Classic Buildings’ sheds are portable, they can be conveniently moved to the new owner’s location.

 

 

 

7. If You Move You Can Take It With You

If you decide to move to a different house, you can take your building with you as it is completely portable. You don’t need to worry about losing your storage space just because you are going to a new home.

8. Artists – Set Up Your Own Gallery

If you are an artist or craftsman of any kind, you can use your storage building as an art gallery where you can beautifully display your creations as well as work on them in peace. Classic Buildings has a number of beautiful designs such as the Breckenridge which would make a lovely gallery or studio for painters, potters, sculptors, and even writers.

 

Breckenridge as a studio

The Breckenridge would make a great studio

 

9. Dog Groomers Could Expand Their Business With Additional Kennels

If you have a pet grooming business and would like to expand it, you could consider having a storage building converted into dog kennels. You can use these to conveniently board your furry friends and make some extra money as well.

 

Dog Kennel

Dog Kennel by Classic Buildings

 

10. Workshop for Carpenters and Other Tradesmen

Storage buildings can be easily and affordably transformed into great workshops for tradesmen from carpenters to plumbers, handymen to electricians. They are also a safe and convenient spot to store all of your tools of the trade, keeping your garage free for your vehicle. The design below is a great option for tradesmen as it allows you to park two vehicles below in the garage and its upper level is perfect for a workshop.

 

 

Classic Buildings: High-Quality Rent-To-Own Storage Buildings for Small Business Owners

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If you are a small business owner and are looking for high-quality, Rent-To-Own storage buildings that are guaranteed to last, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you. Our buildings are constructed using the same process as for building a home. Choose from either a metal or shingle roof; they’re the same price!

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements to depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington, Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide! We will deliver your shed right to you and we offer free delivery of up to 30 miles from any one of our showrooms.

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

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“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because the quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin
 Read more testimonials here!

Portable Cabins with Features to Improve the Look of Your Yard

portable cabins

 

Adding portable cabins to your backyard can definitely improve the look of your property. If you are moving to another property and are doing a backyard makeover or are building a new home and are starting from scratch, custom designed portable cabins can make your property look amazing. Whether you are thinking of a gardening shed, pool storage building, guest house, or design studio, contact the portable cabin experts at Classic Buildings today for a free quote.

 

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Upgrade the Look of Your Backyard With a Custom-Made Cabin

A custom-made cabin can add to the overall look of your property. The professionals at Classic Buildings would be happy to sit down with you and help you design a beautiful building that will fulfill the specific purpose you have in mind and will add value by increasing the curb appeal of your home. We’ll help you create a gorgeous portable building that will match your home perfectly.

 

Garden Cottage customized to match home

Garden Cottage customized to match home

 

Add a Country Cottage to Comfortably Accommodate Your Overnight Guests

If you love to entertain and often have overnight guests, then having a guest cottage in your backyard is a great way to host your friends and family. This beautiful Country Cottage will provide your guests with a comfortable and private place to stay for one or many nights. The Cottage comes with the following standard features:

  • Attractive 4′ porch with decorative railing
  • Elegant cathedral ceiling
  • 4′ overhang on all sides
  • 2 windows and entry door
  • Your choice of color
  • Additional storage area above the porch

You can also have your cabin insulated and an electrical package installed to make it comfortable year round.

 

Country Cottage as a guest house

Country Cottage as a comfortable and attractive guest house

 

Portable Cabins Are Perfect for the Avid Gardener

If you enjoy gardening and take pride in the landscaping of your property, then you should have a place where you can keep all of your necessary tools and supplies safe and easily accessible. The Garden cottage is the perfect choice for you. It comes standard with:

  • Three 24″ x 27″ aluminum windows with classic shutters to provide plenty of light for seedlings
  • Two transom windows in the doors with arched top trim for even more light
  • 5′ double doors for easy access in and out
  • 16′ ridge ventilation
  • 4″ overhang on all sides with 5 1/2″ facial trim
  • 4′ loft where specified

 

Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage for the avid gardener or landscaper

 

 

Pool Storage or Convenient Place to Change After a Cool Dip

The Quaker shed is a pretty little design that would work well next to your pool. You could store all of your pool cleaning and maintenance supplies inside and have an area where you or your guests could change out of wet things without having to go into your home. The Quaker shed comes standard with:

  • Spacious 7′ 4″ sidewalls
  • Ample and decorative double doors
  • 2 Windows that would look amazing with the addition of flower boxes
  • Your choice of color to match and complement your home

 

Quaker shed for pool storage and changing

Quaker shed for pool storage and changing

 

Your Very Own Private Studio Right in Your Backyard

If you are the creative type and long for a quiet and inspiring location to work, why not get your own private studio built for your backyard. The Breckenridge would make a lovely studio where you would be free to create whenever the urge hits you without having to travel to another location. It comes standard with the following features:

  • Airy cathedral ceiling
  • Spacious double doors with transom windows for extra daylight
  • 4′ loft for storing all of your art supplies
  • Full-length ridge vent
  • 8″ overhang on all sides
  • Lap siding wainscoting with stucco above on the front wall
  • 6′ 10″ sidewalls

 

Breckenridge as a studio

The Breckenridge would make a great studio

 

Let Us Help You Comply With Your Homeowner Association Guidelines

Many homeowner associations have strict guidelines to follow when it comes to adding an additional structure to your property. At Classic Buildings, we can help you comply with the particular guidelines that apply by working with you to design a portable cabin that will meet the requirements specified.

Choose the Exact Color to Match Your Home

At Classic Buildings we believe that a portable cabin should complement and add to the look of your property. That’s why we design attractive buildings that you can fully customize to match your home perfectly. Choose from a wide variety of beautiful colors for the walls, trim, doors, and roof of your cabin.

The following will give you an idea of the colors available for siding, trim, and doors. The color charts should be used for approximations of colors only; do not use them for exact color matching.

 

Siding, trim and door colors

Siding, trim, and door colors

The following will give you an idea of the colors available for your roof. The color charts should be used for approximations of colors only; do not use them for exact color matching.

 

Roofing colors

Roofing colors

Add Landscaping to Really Give Your Shed Curb Appeal

You can really punch up the curb appeal on your storage shed by adding some simple landscaping features like in the photo of Classic’s Quaker Shed below. If the ground is sloped around your shed, you can make the most of it by installing an attractive retaining wall or platform for your shed to sit on. The addition of a cobblestone walkway not only is very practical but it is quite beautiful. Adding shrubs and plants around your shed will help it to blend into the rest of your property and some flower boxes or hanging baskets can give it a little pop of color. For some more landscaping ideas for your shed, click here.

 

Quaker Shed with landscaping

Quaker Shed with landscaping

 

Classic Buildings: Gorgeous Custom-Built Portable Cabins

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For high-quality, custom-built portable cabins that are guaranteed to last, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you. Our buildings are constructed using the same process as for building a home. Choose from either a metal or shingle roof; they’re the same price!

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements to depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington, Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide! We will deliver your shed right to you and we offer free delivery of up to 30 miles from any one of our showrooms.

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

get a free quote

 

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because the quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin
 Read more testimonials here!

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