garden shed design
Your Typical Garden Shed

A garden shed doesn’t have to be boring. While sheds may be used as storage buildings, they can alter the appearance of your backyard tremendously. An old and cheap garden shed can easily make a beautiful backyard look depressing.

After following our examples of garden shed design ideas, you will be inspired to make your garden shed truly unique. The only limit is your own creativity. With 35 years of storage building experience, Backyard Buildings and More has seen many great landscape designs in customers backyards. Follow this simple guide to make your garden shed truly stunning.

5 Tips for Upgrading Your Garden Shed


1. Choose your Color of Shingles

choice of shingles

Pick your desired color of shingles. While the choice of colors that shed manufacturers offer may vary, in this example you can choose from black, dark brown, driftwood, light brown and white shingles.

2. Choose Foundation Options

garden shed foundations

Next, choose your foundation options such as treated plywood flooring, metal ramps, portable ramp, wood ramp and metal augers. Feel free to paint the flooring to add even more style.

workbench for garden shed3. Add Shelves and Workbenches


Shelves are very useful to store tools and other equipment. They reduce clutter while making any garden shed organized. You can even paint the shelves to add your unique touch. If you plan on working inside your shed, a workbench is essential.


windows for garden shed4. Add Windows, Shutters and Flower Boxes


This is the most important part of a beautiful garden shed design. Windows let in natural light into your shed and add visual appeal. Flower boxes allow owners to add a colorful selection of flowers to their shed. Adding windows, shutters and flower boxes makes any garden storage shed feel more like a home.

decorations for garden shed5. Add More Decorations and Utilties


Every design expert would agree that every shed needs decorations. While many manufacturers will offer different types of shed decorations, adding a weather vane  and a nice drip edge will add unique style and function to your garden shed.

 Garden Shed Photos


8x8 garden shed
Ideas: Add some decorative flowers.

free garden shed designs
Add a flower box, shutters.

10x12 garden shed with ramp
10 x 12 with ramp

10x8 garden shed
Beautiful Landscape

vinyl garden shed
Vinyl Sided

wood garden sheds ideas
More Ideas


Inspired Yet?
Sometimes we hear stories of wives that complain to their husbands that storage sheds are just an eyesore. However, with the right creativity, design and know-how, your backyard can house a beautiful storage building. While you are considering garden shed designs, think about what you are going to use the shed for? Are you going to do any woodworking, gardening and other hobby activities inside? These are things that you need to consider.

Remember, sheds are much more than storage. They can be a small functional living space that can add beauty to any backyard. Hopefully by now you are coming up with many ideas to design a unique and eye-catching garden shed. We wish you luck as you dream big.

Visit these links below to see even more design examples:

Unique Garden Shed Designs  |  Trendy Backyard Sheds

Looking for the Perfect Garden Shed? Try Our Suggestions.

The Seneca
The Seneca series is both economical and practical. Easy customize your Seneca shed to make the perfect garden shed.

8x8 Seneca model shed
Our 8×8 Seneca model shed

The Verona

Our Verona shed is a gambrel style shed that is budget friendly and works great in smaller backyards.

10x10 Verona model shed in a backyard
Our 10×10 Verona shed

10 responses to “5 Tips for Upgrading Your Garden Shed

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Posted on June 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Posted by Friday

What is best really dnpeeds on what you want to make, but here is my list:- Bit and brace for auguring out holes for tennons.- Good rip saw.- Good crosscut saw.- Good miter saw.- Bench chisel.- Mortise chisel.- Tri-square.- Bench with vise, benchdogs, and stops.- Jack plane.- Cabinet scraper.Check out Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s Shop books and PBS series. He is all hand tool.

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Posted by Rosa

I like this but for what it cost to do something like this you could go to the store and buy a bunch of dulpicate tools when you can’f find the ones you lost in the mess in your garage.

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 7:01 am

Posted by Tri

I opened this up to take a look at your plans only to find out that the My shed plans paagcke is not really your plans but the name I am guessing of some plans in a book? If you had a URL to go to I would have been happy to take a look at them but Im not going to google or bing the name of something as vague as plans and hope I find which plan your talking about so I hope you can understand that. Just re-post if you find a website that has the specific plans your interested in. Hope this helps.

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 1:51 am

Posted by Mary

Thanks for the ideas! Can’t wait to try some of these at home and “spruce up” our shed!

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Posted by bdeitsch

Thanks Mary for the kind words! Well, we are glad to help. If you mind me asking, what kind of shed do you have? What do you use it for?

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Posted by Aryan

What are the 10 best hand tools for woodworking ( no power tools )?I have an idea on a few but there are many plenas and don’t know which are best, so let me know what other stuff i’ve missed?Planes( rabbit,block,router )hand powered drill + bitsDrawknive vs spokeshaveaugerbevelgaugeothers i’ve missed

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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