It takes time to find a storage shed design to fit your home’s style — one that makes you smile every time you look out your back window. You want a design that’s functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Choose from two main storage shed styles to get a custom-designed product that you love.
The Ranch Style Storage Shed
A ranch style shed is a traditional backyard shed. It has a peaked roof and the pitch can be adjusted based on the look you want and the amount of headroom you need.
With a ranch style, you can put windows and doors on any wall. It has versatility, which is what homeowners want when they’re looking to put their personalized stamp on their shed’s design.
The Barn Style Storage
A barn style shed gives the structure a country, equestrian feel. The gambrel roof allows for added loft space above the main floor. This is perfect for people who need to store items on two levels or would like dual-level square footage in their outbuilding.
A barn shed isn’t as flexible with window and door placement, but it affords ways to add access and natural light to make this style work for you.
How Much Space Do You Need?
Before you firm up design plans, think about the purpose of the space. It’s easy to get caught up in creating your own unique outbuilding, but don’t go crazy and get a storage shed that’s much bigger than you need. On the other hand, underestimating the amount of space you need isn’t good either.
So consider what you’ll be storing, and measure these items if possible, especially a vehicle like an ATV or lawnmower. You also can consult with professionals, and they can recommend a size based on their experience.
How Does Roof Height and Pitch Affect Function and Design?
When making style decisions, you should definitely factor in the function of the roof. If you have limited space on your property and want to get the most storage space possible, you can increase the height of the roof and the pitch. You will have more room for shelving against the walls and additional headroom up top to fit large items. All the items that were taking up square footage in your yard can go in your new shed.
Are you starting to get an idea of which storage shed style you think would work for you? Talk to the team at A-Shed USA and select a design, tweaking the specifications as necessary to fit your vision of the perfect storage shed.