Sheds With Style
To eliminate backyard clutter, confine it in a small outbuilding with panache
We love sheds for their practical value. There’s no better way to eliminate backyard clutter than to confine it in a small outbuilding. But these small shelters also can provide plenty of aesthetic appeal. If you’d like to apply Rick Arnold’s shed-building shortcuts to your own project, try some of these design ideas. You’ll also find a wealth of information in Joseph Truini’s Building a Shed (The Taunton Press, 2003), where some of these structures are featured.
Ample access. With three sets of double doors, the gable end of this shed provides quick, easy access to storage space. Decorative eave brackets, cedar shingles, and diagonal door panels contribute to the character. A paved extension off the driveway connects the shed to the house and yard. Photo by Crandall & Crandall.