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Make Your Shed Yours

Add character to a shed with every detail you choose, from customizing the design to distinguishing the building's presence in the landscape. Then complete your project with personal touches.
  • Deluxe Treatment Windows

    Site your shed to take advantage of its proximity to the garden to ease of access and use. Consider seasonal patterns of sunlight and breezes when determining window placement. Properly frame doors and windows for a finished look as well as durability. Three pieces of architectural salvage transform a standard double-hung window into something special. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Box Seat Window

    Fasten wooden brackets and a shelf to studs, rather than the window frame, to securely hold a planter of your choice. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Custom Window Details

    Paint provides one of the most affordable and easy ways to customize a kit shed and link it with the style of your home. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Light Fantastic

    The windows, skylights, and Dutch door provide ample illumination and ventilation for this homey shed. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Frost-Proof Floor

    Plan the floor and interior walls of your shed to make the place as practical as possible. Poured and stained concrete forms a substantial and decorative floor. It is a cold-hardy flooring option. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Essential Order

    Fitting your space with shelving, cupboards and counters adds storage capacity and work space. Add shelving to make efficient use of wall space and showcase your most-loved and most-functional collectibles. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Maximize Space

    Make a small space feel bigger: White or light-color paint reflects light and creates a sense of spaciousness. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Planting Space

    A pair of steel shelving units plus a former tabletop (with a rim around it) combine to make a potting station with storage. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Harvest Water

    Hardware makes a big difference in your shed's apparance, durability, and ease of use. Consider how you will use your shed, and include the features most important to you. Here, let a shed capture rainwater for the garden by equipping it with gutters, downspouts, and a rain barrel.

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Wonderful Welcome

    Make a lush door mat using preserved moss or a thick swath of moss transplanted from your yard.

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Trending Now

    An old barn light looks right at home on a shed. Look for vintage, new, and DIY options in a range of price points. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Unique Path

    Which came first, the garden or the shed? Incorporate the building into the landscape using plants to blend the edges and complete the effect. Wind a path through the lawn or garden to provide an interesting approach to your shed. Here, wood slices from storm-damaged trees or an arborist's cuttings provide naturalistic steppers nestled in gravel. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Higher Calling

    Use a length of gutter as a creative planter for bright annuals such as vinca and verbena that sprawl onto the roof. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Graphic Design

    Turning ordinary square steppers into diamonds creates and out-of-the-ordinary pathway enhanced with scalloped edgers. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Natural Beauty

    Consider cost, durability, and ease of construction in addition to aesthetic elements, such as color, texture, and style when selecting a building's exterior features. One of the joys of building a shed is using materials you might not use for a residence. Here, an unfinished cedar shed can be left to weather naturally; it will develop a gray patina over the years. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Living Color

    Plant creeping sedum as a drought-tolerant green roof. This works best on a strong, slightly pitched roof. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018
  • Rugged Individuality

    A roof of corrugated metal provides a rustic look. Fasten vintage decorative trim to the roofline along with a ridge cap. 

    Date Published: May 8, 2018
    Date Updated: August 14, 2018

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