A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article dated October 18, 2013, discusses the resurgence of outbuildings such as sheds, barns, and coops in recent years. The return of fashionable and functional storage sheds to popularity can be credited mostly to their sheer versatility. Among other things, the report stresses that outbuildings can add character to any property. If you are in the market for a totally “in” storage shed, contact Classic Buildings today.

Years ago, it wasn’t unusual for properties to include barns, outhouses, corn cribs, chicken coops, smoke houses, granaries, gate houses, summer kitchens, milk houses, pump houses, garages and garden sheds. These weathered buildings still dot the landscape, although not like they once did. But that doesn’t stop city dwellers from coveting their antique ambience, rehabbing old structures or re-creating their own little hideaways in their backyards…

“It makes our house look more interesting,” and gives the property a finished look, Dave Much said of a quaint little shed he built and furnished in the backyard of his Town of Erin home. “It adds a unique look. Everyone seems to love it when they see it.”

Sheds can be built in a variety of ways and serve different purposes, from storage areas to living spaces. Owners also have the freedom to design their outbuildings in any way possible, which can greatly improve the curb appeal and boost the resale value of their properties. Folks with a sizable yard should consider getting a well-made storage shed in MO, that can help turn a rather bare yard into a charming space.

Gone are the days when sheds looked like shanties or lean-to structures, as most modern sheds take on the appearance of small cottages. In terms of materials, wood remains quite a popular choice due to its natural feel and fit with the rest of the landscape. For larger properties such as ranches, sheds can be built to shelter horses, livestock, chickens, and farming equipment without sacrificing aesthetics.

Whether you choose to have a garden outbuilding, an animal shed, or a versatile Missouri storage shed, there are designs available to suit your every need. Trusted manufacturers such as Classic Buildings offer numerous prefabricated sheds that boast modern features and are portable to boot. Alternatively, you can ask your chosen builder to create a custom-made shed for very specific and non-standard functions—such as a playhouses, for instance.

(From Outbuildings are in again, JS Online, October 18, 2013)

Fashionable and Functional Storage Sheds for Sale

We went online and found a large selection of fashionable and functional storage sheds for sale to help you select a style that would be a perfect addition to enhance and add character to your property.

The Perfect In-Law Suite that Allows Everyone to Be Close and Still Have Privacy

An in-law suite doesn’t have to be a part of your home. It can instead be a separate, small outbuilding in your backyard that gives you the advantage of having your in-laws close by but still allowing you and them a certain amount of privacy. With this cute little tiny home, complete with a cozy porch, you get the best of both worlds – convenience and your own space.

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Let the Light Shine in with This Extra Bright Tiny House

Tiny houses are the latest trend in cool outdoor buildings. This tiny building gives you the added benefit of lots of large windows that let the natural light shine in. The raised back split ceiling will also give the appearance inside of ample space. This fashionable and cool outbuilding would be awesome as a granny flat, additional accommodation for overnight guests, or as your permanent residence.

Our Rating: ★★★★★

This Portable Building  Has It All – Style, Charm, and Functionality

We love the look of the transom dormer with windows in this great design known as the Ultra Series Portable Building. It comes standard with three 30″ x 40″ windows, a 10″ overhang on all 4 sides plus both a single door with a window and double barn doors so you won’t have any trouble getting all of your lawn and garden equipment inside. A decorative flower box which runs the full length of all three windows is a beautiful finishing touch.

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Develop Your Creativity in This Retro-Inspired Backyard Studio Shed

Now, who wouldn’t be inspired working in this cool, retro-styled studio shed. Whether you are into painting, crafting, quilting, or pottery, this sturdy, well-lit shed would make the perfect spot for letting your creative juices flow. And it’s built to last because of its high-quality Amish craftsmanship and top of the line materials such as a smart side lap siding that’s guaranteed for 50 years.

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Encourage Your Child’s Imagination by Giving a Playhouse for Hours of Creative Outdoor Play

 If you are a parent or a grandparent wouldn’t you love to surprise your special little one with their own playhouse? Help them grow their imagination with hours of fun playing house with their siblings and friends. With this adorable playhouse in your back yard, your home will become the one where all of the neighborhood children will want to gather and hang out together.

Our Rating: ★★★★ (We took one star off in case you don’t like the idea of having all the kids gathering at your home!)

Envious of Your Husband’s Man-Cave – Get your own Backyard Garden Retreat

Women deserve their own space too. So if your guy has his own man-cave then you should get a she-shed for yourself. An outdoor shed doesn’t have to be a boring utilitarian color nor does it have to be an unattractive box shape. Here is a great example from Better Homes and Garden of how adorable it can look. What lady wouldn’t want to spend hours here crafting and creating or simply getting some quiet time to herself away from the bustle of family life. Click here for instruction on how to build your own.

Our Rating: ★★★★ (We took one star off because you have to do-it-yourself)

Calling All Environmentalists – This Shed Was Almost Entirely Made from Reclaimed Materials

If you are a big supporter of recycling and re-purposing then you will probably love this cool shed by Living Vintage. Most of the materials used to construct it were salvaged from old buildings that Living Vintage deconstructs and then uses to renovate existing homes or build new structures like this shed. How cool is that! This shed is made from reclaimed brick for the foundation, reclaimed 2×4’s and 4×4’s for the structure itself, and reclaimed shiplap and tin for the roof.

Our Rating: ★★★★★

You Can Enjoy Almost as Much Sunshine Inside This “Chic Shed” as Outside

We found this “chic shed” by Garden designer Susanne Hudson at CountryLiving.com. This greenhouse styled shed would be an avid gardener’s dream with ample light to start seedlings and tender plants off right. It is also made from 139 salvaged windows and five French doors. The owner collected them over a period of three years and pieced them together in her own design. Learn more about this cool design here.

Our Rating: ★★★★ (We took a star off because of the amount of time involved in gathering so many windows.)

Fashionable and Functional Outdoor Sheds from Classic Buildings

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If you are looking to purchase a fashionable and functional outbuilding, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you to find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your own building. Classic Buildings provides financing and most people even qualify with no 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
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