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Add storage to your garden with personalized style. Our gallery of garden shed ideas shows you how.
An attention-grabbing garden shed does more than declutter your garden. It can create a comfortable work space, provide a backdrop for prized plants, or deliver a destination where you can relax and entertain friends. Read on for ideas about how to select, site, landscape, and use garden sheds with style.
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A flagstone path leads through this potting shed, making for easy access to the tools stored on the wall. Peeling paint and wide-plank construction provide rustic charm.
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Peeled hemlock porch columns, random-width pine siding, and a durable metal roof turn this shed into a rustic retreat. The shed rests on a concrete block foundation surrounded by stacks of stones, giving the building a sense of permanence and providing an attractive way to level the shed and disguise the change in slope.
Join the green roof craze by growing sedum and other succulents on top of your garden shed. The succulents keep the shed cooler, soak up rainwater, and brighten the garden with their colorful foliage and blooms.
Add drama to your potting shed by extending it upward. A second story dormer window infuses this shed with natural sunlight. Dentil detailing at the eave line and doorway impart a touch of elegance, as do the checkerboard tile floor and topiary planters flanking the doorway.
A wide entry door, with sidelights and an arched top window, creates an elegant, welcoming approach to this garden house. A sturdy brick walkway leads from the millstone fountain in front to the doorway.
Construct a cute garden shed in a weekend with a kit. Prefab wall panels go up quickly, and doors and windows slip into precut openings. Dress it up with hanging baskets suspended from beams and window boxes overflowing with flowers.
Latticework and sturdy beams provide screening and a sense of enclosure for this potting shed. But they also allow breezes to flow through, and they let the homeowner keep an eye on the garden while working at the potting bench. Saloon-style doors swing open for easy access.