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August 23, 2018

Portable Cabins with Features to Improve the Look of Your Yard

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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! 

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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!

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