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February 7, 2019

Top 6 Sheds as Homes You’ll Love [+ Pictures]

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Purchasing and converting sheds as homes is growing rapidly in popularity and for some very good reasons.  If you would love to have your own home but lack the funds and the time to construct a full-sized home, then maybe you should consider this great alternative. Classic Buildings can create the perfect custom tiny house for you that you have always dreamed of.  Contact Classic Buildings today to find out how easy and affordable it can be to own your own shed conversion.


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Top 6 Examples of Sheds As Homes


Advantages of Sheds as Homes

Sheds as homes is a great way to start taking control of your life and finances by finally becoming a homeowner. If you don’t have the immediate finances to purchase a shed to convert, we can help! Classic Buildings is happy to partner with Hearth financing  to provide our customers with financing options to own their building without breaking the bank. Applying to view your pre-qualified loan options has no impact on your credit score, and Hearth is able to offer financing to customers with credit scores as low as 580. 

 Sheds as homes also give you these additional advantages:

Save Money: An average house costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase or build whereas sheds as homes can be completed for much less. Your utility bills will also be less as you will have a much smaller space to heat, cool and light.

Save Time: Building a home can take up to a year to complete, but because of its smaller size, a shed as a home will take a fraction of the time.

Save the Environment: Fewer natural resources are required to build and to maintain a shed as a home than for conventionally sized and constructed homes.


Example #1 – Renovated Lofted Barn – Wise Flooring Choices


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Consider carpeting for the areas with low ceiling height – Image Source: Stainmaster


The lofted barn style shed will give you the perfect place for an upper bedroom. This shed conversion done by Erica Nicole Biggers is all about the flooring choices. She knew that it was important to find flooring that would not only look good but also stand up well. She chose a sturdy, luxury vinyl that resembled hardwood for the lower level and a soft carpet for the loft that would be gentle on her knees because she knew she would be crawling a lot.


Example #2 – Holly Pond Cottage – Beautiful French Doors


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Adding French doors to your tiny home adds style and lots of light – Image Source: TinyHouseBlog.com


This next of our examples of sheds as homes is called the Holly Pond Cottage. It was designed by Kent McCaffrey of Gratitude Millworks and it features a beautiful modern kitchen and gorgeous French doors that open out onto your back garden and allow for plenty of natural light in your home. Who says that tiny can’t be elegant?


Example #3 – Windham Cabin – Everything All on One Floor


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You can everything all on one floor, even a large bed – Image Source: TinyHouseTown.net


If you are concerned about climbing up to a loft to your bedroom in your tiny house, you don’t have to. You can choose a cabin that is all on one floor. There’s plenty of room for even a comfy and ample four-poster bed. We love the added feature of the wood-panelled ceiling in this lovely shed conversion found in TinyHouseTown.net, located in Windham in upstate New York. 


Example #4 – Family Home – Don’t Forget to add Some Rustic Style


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This rustic tiny house has enough space for a small family – Image Source: TinyHouseTown.net


Many people might think a shed as a house isn’t an option for them because they have children, but that doesn’t have to be the case. This tiny house from TinyHouseTown.net can accommodate a small family as it comes with a full-sized kitchen, bathroom and two loft bedrooms. And just because you own a tiny house, doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your style. This rustic barn shed conversion with its barn-board siding, white-washed flooring, and open shelving is big on style.


Example #5 – Millenial Tiny House – Take Your Home on the Open Road


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Not only does this home have some clever space-saving features, but it’s easy to take with you – Image Source: TinyLiving.com


This modern styled tiny house has large double glazed windows to let in lots of sunshine and a retractable staircase to create extra space when you’re not using it. The living room floor is cleverly equipped with an extra large storage compartment underneath. And the best part about this home is that you can take it with you – perfect for those who are looking to enjoy a semi-nomadic life on the road. This cool design comes from New Zealand tiny house builder Build Tiny.


Example #6 – A Tiny House – Perfect for All Your Overnight Guests


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A guest cottage in your backyard makes a great place for your overnight or long-term guests – Image Source: Tinyhousetown.net


A tiny house might just be your answer for you when it comes to having enough space for your overnight or longer term guests. This beautiful cottage would make the perfect backyard guest house or granny flat. It is cozy and cute but it includes a living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, and loft. This design was found on Tinyhousetown.net.


Classic Buildings: For the Perfect Shed to House Conversion

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If you are looking for the perfect building for your shed to house conversion, contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you. Our sheds are built using the same process 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, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Olathe 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 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! 

I appreciate being treated as if I were your only customer, allowing as much time as needed to reach a decision.” – Russell J. Murray

 Read more testimonials here!




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