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December 18, 2017

Barn Sheds and Prebuilt Barns – Classic Buildings

Barn sheds & prebuilt barns

Barn sheds and prebuilt barns can be an excellent choice for a backyard storage building. Sheds are a classic way to store outdoor items, gardening tools, and large equipment such as ATVs, lawnmowers, and bicycles. Prebuilt barns can also be used as animal shelters! Whether you are just beginning a small hobby farm or have a larger farming property, a barn shed may be the perfect storage or shelter solution for you. For more information about portable storage buildings, contact Classic Buildings today! 

Barn Sheds and Prebuilt Barns – Pros & Cons

If you are trying to decide between a prebuilt shed and a do-it-yourself (DIY) shed project, it is best to be aware of all the pros and cons for each. Some people love DIY projects and all that goes along with them. Others prefer a more hands-off approach. If you still don’t know which option is right for you, read the list below to help you decide! 

DIY Barn Sheds – Pros & Cons 

diy Barn sheds

Are you are a natural handyman and love doing things the DIY way? Building a barn or portable building from scratch can be a challenging but fun and fulfilling project. Doing-it-yourself can be a great idea if you have the extra time and energy to devote to the project.Doing-it-yourself allows full control over your project. You can choose everything from the type of nails you use to the color of the roof to the trim around your windows. You can move as quickly or slowly as you like. It’s fully up to you! Doing-it-yourself is also attractive to many as it is often a cost-effective solution.

However, big DIY projects like this one require more than just a basic understanding of the tools of the building process. It can be costly to correct mistakes, and continual repairs may eventually cost more than purchasing a prebuilt shed.  An improperly built shed can become a frustration or even a danger to you, your family, and your animals. When you do-it-yourself, there is no warranty or guarantees. The building process can also be strenuous. Muscle strains, twisted backs, overexertion, and heat exhaustion are all possibilities for even experienced DIY-ers. It’s important to take breaks and work at an appropriate pace. 

Prebuilt Barn Sheds – Pros & Cons

Prebuilt Barn sheds

With a prebuilt barn or shed, you won’t have to worry about overexertion or understanding the building process. If you prefer to sit back and relax while all the hard work is done for you, a prebuilt barn may be right for you! When working with a reputable company, you will get to enjoy the benefits of warranties and guarantees. Unlike the DIY way, if something goes wrong, there is almost always a solution. At Classic Buildings, all of our prebuilt portable buildings come with a wide variety of options and features, so you can still customize your building to your wants and needs. The avid gardener can add in flower boxes or solar light. The landscape enthusiast can add a loft to store seasonal furniture or choose extra shelving. There is something for everyone! 

Of course, a prebuilt building will not be as customizable as a DIY building. Purchasing a prebuilt shed means giving up some control over the project. A prebuilt shed costs more upfront than doing-it-yourself. However, a well-built shed made with high-quality materials will last much longer than a poorly built DIY project. At Classic Buildings, we offer a Rent-To-Own program to help you afford your perfect shed today.

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Prebuilt Barn Sheds – For Storage

lofted Barn sheds

If you love the look of a barn and would like to add that aesthetic appeal to your property, a barn shed can be both a beautiful and practical solution to all of your storage needs. Have you run out of space in your attic or garage?

Can’t find the room to store your outdoor equipment or furniture? A shed can help free up much-needed space in your home or garage. When it comes to storage, the possibilities are nearly endless. Here are some ideas for what you can store in your new shed: 

  • Gardening equipment such as grass seed, gardening tools, and fertilizer
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and other outdoor activity equipment 
  • Lawnmowers, ATVs, and other motor vehicles
  • Tools, including large tools and machinery 
  • Yard decor, yard ornaments, unused furniture, or outdoor furniture
  • Seasonal decor, Christmas ornaments (the loft in the Lofted Barn is a great place to store small, fragile items!) 

Using a shed for storage is also a great way to keep your stored items safe from the elements! During an extra rainy season or during the cold winters, your storage shed will protect your cherised posessions! 

Prebuilt Barn Sheds – For Animals

There are many online guides and videos showing how to convert an existing shed into a barn or a chicken coop! Check out the image below to see one homeowner who transformed her Classic Buildings shed into a fully-functional chicken coop. 

Customized Shed - Chicken Coop
Classic Buildings customer Carla Oertli shares photos of the Classic Building she is using for a chicken coop.

Barn sheds are a great choice for hobby farms! They also help keep animals safe and secure during the winter and colder months. At Classic Buildings, we offer a variety of options that can help transform your new portable building into the perfect backyard barn. Some of these options include: 

  • Door Keepers To Hold Open Barn Doors
  • Tack Room
  • Extra Heavy Duty Floor
  • Lean-tos
  • Electrical Package
  • Insulated Floor

Any of our portable buildings can be used and converted into a shelter for your animals. However, if you are looking for a classic barn with lots of space, the Country Barn is a great choice! 

Barn Sheds by Classic Buildings

At Classic Buildings, we offer a variety of barn shed models that can all be customized to suit your many different and unique needs. See the different models below. 

Barn shed

The Barn 

The Barn is the perfect backyard shed in which to store your pool equipment, garden, and lawn tools. It has a 4′ loft where you can store your smaller items like holiday decorations. Add a ramp and this can be the perfect storage building in which to store your ATV or garden tractor. Its simple design is great for the fledging minimalist!

Click here to read more about The Barn! 


custom built Barn shed

The Lofted Barn

The Lofted Barn has two lofts that are positioned where you want them, and can store your yard ornaments, yard sale items, Christmas decorations, etc. The loft door actually opens so you have easier access. This is the perfect storage building for bicycles, skateboards and sports equipment of all kinds if you don’t want them in your garage. 

Click here to read more about The Lofted Barn!


country barn

The Country Barn 

The Country Barn is a great choice to put on a concrete slab. This barn is a full two-story building and can provide shelter for your animals. Add a lean-to and make it more versatile and attractive and to allow for storage for your tractor or vehicle. Perfect for those who need extra room for gardening, storage, and more!

Click here to read more about The Country Barn!


Click here to see all of our models!

Ready To Buy A Prebuilt Barn Shed? 

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Does a prebuilt barn shed sounds like a great storage or shelter solution for you? If you’re ready to purchase your very own dream shed, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you.

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! 

“Kenneth, I could not be more impressed with my new shed. From my experience so far you run a top notch company. From your sales staff to the installers it was my pleasure to do business with you. I would recommend that anyone in Champaign/Urbana IL that needs a building to get it from your company.”

– Mark Barnard – Read more testimonials here!

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