Designing Your Own Shed
So many first time shed buyers we talk to, and even a few veterans, underestimate the input they can have in the construction of their shed. If you can wait, and you know exactly what you want, give some serious thought to creating your own tailor made shed giving you exactly what you’re looking for.
If you haven’t already, make sure to have read our super informative “Things to Know Before You Buy” section. If you have that under your belt, understanding the options is much easier.
Assuming you’ve done your homework and you know what you’ll be using your shed for and you know what kind of style you like, you can begin selecting the colors.
We’ve broken down the choices in colors available to you by the two types of Sunrise shed we sell: Wooden Sheds painted (Sunrise only) and Vinyl Sheds available in Parker and Sunrise. (Parker’s wooden sheds do not come painted)
Next Step: Select a color of your siding (either Vinyl or Wood). From the selections below, decide which color you want us to make your shed in.
Available Colors: On Sunrise Buildings Only
We Use Quality Finneran Haley "Storm Plate" exterior paint on our T-111 wood siding.Repainting is recommended every 5-7 years
Don't see anything you like? Design your own structure. Bring us samples of your color choices and we willmatch it.
Are you anticipating a move? Our sheds are designed so you can take them with you to your next home.
Our sheds are built with care and crafted with top quality lumber so you can be sure your shed will stand up to the elements.
(All shingles are available in Archetectural or 25 year fiberglass )
There always seems to be more to store in your new shed than you thought. Our most common customer complaint is, I should have gone with a bigger shed. Many of our available options can help expand your storage space or customize your shed's look. We would be happy to customize your order to any configuration you would like, just ask.
(All vinyl colors are available as paint colors)
Next Step: Select a Shingle Color to Match Your Shed Color
Did you read about the shingles we use in our “Why We Build A Better Shed” section? If you did, you then know why any shingle you select will last longer and prevent leaking unlike some of the cheaply made sheds.
Some Free Advice on Coordinating your color to the Shingles:
Expert designers will advise, “You have a couple of ways of selecting a good shingle/color match. The easiest – surefire way is to match the shingles to your home.
That’s a pretty safe bet because if you can see the shed and home in the same view, you’ll probably want them to match. But if you have no siding on your house – let’s say your home is brick – then consider matching the shingle of your shed to the trim you used on your home. Like a black shingle to pick up the black you may have on your house trim.
We’ve listed in the shingle choices 2 categories: our standard shingles and our Architectural shingle. Standard shingles have a flat appearance. Although still sturdy (our standard shingles come with a 25 year guarantee) the Architectural shingles are even more reliable. Our Architectural shingles are thicker than the standard shingles providing you even more insurance against roof leaks. Our architectural shingles come with a 30 year guarantee.
The majority of American home owners live with a landfill attached to their homes. Lucky to nudge a car into the garage and luckier still to emerge from the car once it is parked; homeowners wrestle through the jungle of disorganization on a daily basis.
By far, the most effective solution that lasts the longest would be to create additional storage; however it is critical to asses what storage challenges you have.
But once you have your new storage space, and you HAVE reclaimed your garage, make sure you don’t fall back to your old ways. Clutter rules in the garage, and now it is time to rule out clutter.
To get even more storage space, think “cubically” Add shelving units to at least one of your walls and use that space to get items off the ground. Sturdy shelves can easily hold those boxes of old records or you can set paint cans, lawn and garden supplies or smaller knick knacks. The ultimate in “cubic” storage space is opting for a loft. Depending on the structure you go with and it’s roof design, you can easily add another 8 foot by 4 foot loft and get another 32 square surface space. Now you’re talking space for patio cushions, grilling supplies and anything also that you want to store but won’t need to get to on a regular basis.
When in doubt, throw it out – Eliminate clutter-buildup that has overtaken the garage. Have a garage sale, give to charity, take a trip to the real landfill, and take a deep breath and get rid of all the excess that not only blocks entry into the home but the clutter that blocks energy too.
If it’s on the floor, it’s time to store. A basic premise in garage organizing is to free up floor space. But how does one deal with the lawn mower, wheel barrow, snow blower, bicycles, and other large items? That’s where nearly all home organization experts suggest a storage shed.
Organize to visualize. If you can see it, you can find it. The easiest method is to create a wall storage solution. Many solutions exist such as hooks, racks, custom-made cabinets, and yes, the lowly nail is a solution, but none offer a flexible solution. Visit a retail store that displays merchandise on the wall, and these grooved panels offer the most flexible storage solution for the garage that is available today.
Storage requirements change over time. Having the flexibility of lifting a hook from the grooved panel, enables one to change or add items stored on the wall for maximum vertical storage. And once a folding chair or lawn implemented can be seen, it is very easy to find. Plan to simplify, and simplify the plan – Once storage needs have been identified, one can create the required shelving, cabinet, and wall-storage system.