Cottage season is upon us once again, so don’t miss out. This is the year for you to finally have your own country cottage and here are the top 7 ideas to get you inspired to make the most of your new getaway. Thinking that it isn’t possible? Well, think again. Contact Classic Buildings today and find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your very own country cottage. We even do financing and most people qualify without even having to have a down-payment.

Country Cottage Ideas

Summertime means it’s cottage time. Here are some great summer country cottage ideas to help make your time at the cottage more memorable. Start by purchasing your very own cottage and then make it truly your own by adding the extras suggested below.

1. Purchase Your Very Own Cottage

Why It Makes The List: Classic Buildings makes it so easy and affordable for you to own your very own country cottage. They will even provide the financing and most people qualify with no money down. This is a great option, allowing you to start enjoying cottage life sooner rather than later.

Features: This beautiful country cottage is built using the same process used to build a home. The entire process (manufacturing, showroom, salespeople, paperwork, deliver, and installation) is all handled by Classic Buildings’ employees; nothing is outsourced to other companies or countries. They have local offices where you can talk to the same person Monday through Saturday to ensure the best customer service possible. You can also have your cottage delivered free of charge up to 30 miles from any of their showroom locations.This quality, Amish-crafted cottage offers a choice of both metal or shingle roofs for the same low price. They are built with 16 inch center studs and come with a diamond tread plate. The paint used is the same paint that was originally designed to be used on the outside of barn walls for extreme durability.

Source: Classic Buildings

2. Garden Dining Table and Chairs

Berlin Gardens Outdoor dining set

Berlin Gardens Outdoor dining set

Why It Makes The List: When you are at the cottage, you want to make the most of the time you can spend outdoors, so investing in a comfortable and attractive outdoor dining set is a must.

Features: This beautifully Amish-crafted table and chairs is a part of the Garden Classic dining collection by Berlin Gardens. At Berlin Gardens, they combine old world skill with with modern technology, using poly lumber to construct their incredibly strong and wonderfully comfortable furniture. Poly lumber is made from recycled milk jugs, making it an environmentally friendly choice. It is also exceptionally easy to care for and needs no painting. It’s the perfect choice for enjoying the outdoors with your friends and family.

Source: Berlin Gardens

3. Fire Pit

Why It Makes The List: Going to the cottage and enjoying an outdoor fire go hand in hand. This deep bowl fire pit is the perfect way to have a great time around a fire and be safe at the same time.

Features: Safety is important when enjoying a fire, especially with small children around, so this pit comes with a strong mesh spark guard to prevent embers from escaping. It features a half-moon shaped chrome grill grid that you can barbecue all your family favorites on. The extra deep fire bowl has built-in steel grates with air holes to allow greater circulation for a longer consistent burn so you can enjoy even more time around the fire.

Source: Pleasant Hearth sold on Wayfair

4. Log Bunk Beds

Why It Makes The List: Let’s face it, you probably won’t have as much space in your cottage as you do at home, so you need to make the most of the space you have. Bunk beds are a great option.

Features: These wonderfully crafted bunks beds are made of real wood and can be stacked or set up side by side. They come in twin, double or queen sizes and you can choose from a variety of finishes from clear coated to midnight black. Their rustic appearance is a great choice for any country cottage decor.

Source: Log Furniture and More

5. Garden Swing

garden swing

Garden Swing by Berlin Gardens

Why It Makes The List: Going to the cottage is synonymous with relaxing, and what is more relaxing than a cozy garden swing for two?

Features: This gorgeous garden swing features a curved back for extra comfort and is built for two to curl up together in and enjoy a lazy summer afternoon swinging in the breeze. This Cozi-back double swing comes in either weather-wood or black and has two gorgeous accent pillows to add that little touch of class.

Source: Garden Swing by Berlin Gardens

6. No-Work Cottage Garden


Why It Makes The List: Just because you are at the cottage doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the beauty of a garden. However, if you are at the cottage, you don’t want to be bothered with all of the work that a traditional garden requires. That is why a no-work garden is a great choice.

Features: A no-work garden features a variety of perennials that, once they are planted, virtually look after themselves. They will sprout up year after year on their own for your enjoyment without the constant need to tend them. To learn how to plant your own no-work garden, click here.

Source: Better Homes and Garden

A Separate Kids’ Cabin

children's cabins

Children’s Cabins by Classic Building

Why It Makes The List: With the great Rent-To-Own option and easy financing offered by Classic Buildings, why not buy a second cabin for your kids? They will have a blast in their own cabin and you just might get a little extra sleep.

Features: Classic Buildings’ children’s cabins are made with the same high quality craftsmanship as the rest of our portable buildings. Just like all our our buildings, they can be moved to any location you desire. When winter comes and you aren’t using your country cabins for a holiday, they can be used for additional storage. Their heavy duty door handles come standard, making them a very safe and secure storage alternative.

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 A Classic Country Cottage You Can Afford

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Owning your own country cottage doesn’t have to be a distant dream.  Classic Buildings provides financing and most people even qualify with no money down. Contact Classic Buildings today to find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your own cottage 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! 

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– Mike Dinello
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