There are many things to consider when purchasing a new shed. What size shed will meet your needs? What siding would you like to use? What options to add? What storage shed design works best for you? You can choose from several different siding materials, including, Vinyl, SmartSide, Duratemp, Pine Board & Batten, Smart Lap, Pine Lap, Cedar Lap, and Heritage Pine. Options such as lofts, flower boxes, work bench, shelves, and insulation are available. Once you have determined the size, siding, and options you would like to add you can begin to choose your design. Custom shed designs are available but most shed customers will go with standard plans. Here is a list of basic shed layouts and their function.
1. Gable Shed Design
Gable shed layouts are most popular because of its economical price and can be built in a wide range of sizes, starting at 6×8 going up to 14×36. Gable shed designs and layouts can also be known as an A-Frame design layout because of the equal pitch of the roof on both sides resembling that of the letter “A”.
2. Barn Shed Design
The Barn style gives you more cubic space for storage, is well suited for having a storage loft in the building and are available in 4 foot, 5 foot, and 6 foot 6 inches on the wall height. Barns are economical. Barn shed designs can be built in a wide range of sizes, from 6×8 up to 14×36 for pre-built barns and larger for barns built on-site.
3. Quaker Shed Design
Quaker shed designs have an overhang where the doors are located and an offset ridge line with a higher front wall and a lower back wall for a touch of style.
4. Cottage Shed Design
Cottage Sheds have a hip roof design that is aesthetically pleasing in residential neighborhoods. Standard sizes range from 8×10 up to 12×36.
5. Saltbox Shed Design
Saltbox style storage sheds bring a touch of Old New England to your backyard with an asymmetric design in keeping with the look of shaker style architecture. Saltbox Shed designs make for a great potting shed.
6. Manor Shed Design
Manor Shed design layouts provide practical storage with a dormer and half round windows to add a little flair. These style of sheds make for a great home office and, as with all of our sheds, the interior can be completely finished, insulated, and an electrical package added. You just need to hook up to electricity.
7. Cape Cod Shed Design
Cape Cod designs are highlighted by a pair of dormers to add style to the shed design function. These designs can be matched with your home in siding, shingles, and color to create a very aesthetically pleasing curb appeal.
Options such as garage doors, ramps, weather vanes, cupola’s, and a plethora of different styles of windows and doors can be added to complete the design of your new storage shed. Whether you are storing garden tools, lawn mowers, boxes of old junk, or using the shed as a work space each of these designs make for the standard shed design layouts that most shed manufacturers offer. Which one suits your needs best? Well, that’s for you to decide.