Get Inspired: 15 Stylish Shed Designs

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Planning and Designing a Shed

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Sheds have become multipurpose, must-have buildings that are competing with pergolas and gazebos as your next backyard project. Pictures on social media only grab people’s desires more. Before going any further, do your research. Figure out what you need it for and why, and whether you will built the shed yourself, or hire a pro.

Check with your local planning department to comply with codes and guidelines. Determine if the shed will mirror the architectural features of your home–always a good idea. Assess your budget, materials needed, and the time it will take to complete the project.

Excuse Me, Your Roof is Showing

Because a shed is not as tall as a regular building, the roof will be clearly visible. Design a roof with a pitch and materials that are attractive and feasible. Common roofing materials include:

  • Cedar shingles
  • Cedar shakes
  • Real or faux slate
  • Metal
  • Tile
  • A green or living roof
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