Make the most out of your new shed by following these helpful tips to get your shed to match the look of your home. Purchase a customized shed to match your home now.
Tips for Matching Your Shed to Your Home
Your shed is not only a great place for extra storage, but it can also greatly add to the aesthetic appeal to your property its overall value. Here are some helpful tips to consider when you are purchasing a new shed or if you are trying to spruce up your existing shed to make it match better to your home.
Choose the Right Color to Match Your Home
Whatever the color of your house, Classic can custom design a paint color for your shed to match
Choose from a wide variety of standard colors or have one custom-made
Don’t settle for a mere white or brown storage shed when you can get one that matches or complements the color of your home exactly. Quality shed companies can custom match the color of your shed to your home. You can simply bring them a sample of the color that you want and they can create it for you.
Make sure that the shed you choose has been painted with a high quality paint so that you won’t have to constantly repaint it. Classic Buildings, for example, paints their sheds with an incredibly durable paint that was originally designed for outside barn walls. This paint is so durable that it comes with a 25 year warranty against chipping or peeling.
Add a Contrasting Trim
Choose contrasting trim that will make your shed pop!
Choose a nice contrasting trim color that matches your home’s own trim for around the sides, corners, roof, windows, and doors of your shed. Effective trims will really make your shed pop!
Landscape around Your Shed
Landscaping around your shed will make it look like it is part of your home
You can really make your shed look attractive by landscaping around it. Many sheds are designed to sit off the ground to protect them from moisture damage. Adding attractive landscaping features such as flower beds with bushes of various heights, perennials and annuals will make your shed feel like it is a real part of your home and not just an afterthought.
If you are using your shed as a “granny flat” for your in-laws or grown children, then the landscaping will also make your shed appear more like a permanent home.
Add Flower Boxes
Flower boxes can really add to the look of your garden shed
Flowers can make any space look better and an easy way to spruce up the look of your storage shed is to add flower boxes along the window ledges. If you are an avid gardener then they will also give you another location to show off your amazing blooms.
Choose to plant similar flowers in your boxes to those that you have planted around your home to give you a more unified look.
Coordinate the Look of Multiple Sheds
Coordinate the colors and positioning of multiple portable buildings in your backyard
If you have more than one portable building in your backyard, coordinate the look of these buildings. Choose colors for each that match your home as well as each other and select styles that will go together. Finally, think about where you will locate them. They will probably look better strategically placed in an attractive spot away from each other instead of lining them up side-by-side.
Choose a Design with a Front Porch
If your home has a porch, continue that look with your shed
If you have a front porch on your home, then choose a shed design that also has this great feature. Your porch on your home gives you some great extra outside space, and so will one on your shed. If you are using your shed to house your overnight guests, then they too will appreciate the addition of a welcoming porch.
A porch is also a very attractive design feature that will coordinate well with any bungalow, two-story, ranch, or Victorian-style home.
Add a Deck or Patio
Patios and decks can help your shed seem more permanent and give it a great finished look
If the design of your shed doesn’t lend itself to adding a porch, a deck or patio can do the same by giving you some great extra outdoor space. Decks and patios also finish off your shed quite well. It will make it seem like it is a more permanent, planned structure in your yard, not simply a big box that someone has just plopped down in any old spot. A patio is also a great addition if you are planning to use your building as a pool house or as a storage spot for your pool accessories.
Make a Decorative Path to Your Shed
A decorative path looks nice and will make it easier to access your shed
Adding a lovely natural or paving stone path that leads to your shed is another great way to “anchor” your shed to your property. A decorative path will lead your eye right to your shed and will connect it to your home in your mind. Practically speaking, a path will not only look nice but it will also make it easier for you to get to and from your new shed.
Add Decorations to the Exterior
Decorate your shed just like you would your home
If you like to decorate the outside of your home with wrought iron or other decorative ornaments, carry on that theme with your shed. Choosing smaller versions of the types of ornamentation that you use on your home will liven up the look of your shed and make it look like it belongs with your home.
Classic Buildings: Beautiful Portable Buildings to Perfectly Match Your Home
Looking for the most beautiful portable buildings to match your home perfectly? Look no further than Classic Buildings. Classic has the best portable, fully customizable buildings in the state. 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!
“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.”
– Rick Franklin