Best Backyard Landscaping Photos for Inspiration

Best Backyard Landscaping Photos for Inspiration

 

Spring is on its way so now is the time to start planning your backyard landscaping. Your backyard and outbuildings can become additional square footage for your home during the spring/summer/early fall, so get your yard ready for the better weather. You and your family will enjoy it even more this year if you do! Here are some of the best backyard landscaping photos to get you inspired. If you need to replace your old garden shed or you need to purchase one for extra storage, contact Classic Buildings for the most beautiful sheds you can buy.

 

Best Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Take a look at these amazing photos and get inspired to make this the year you transform your backyard into something beautiful and enjoyable.

Patios

Start your backyard landscaping transformation with the perfect patio. Whether your current patio needs a facelift or you are looking to install a completely new one, here are some gorgeous ideas to help you plan this spot.

 

backyard patioCover over your patio with a pergola and add some fun lighting – Image Source: Brooklyn Blonde

 

patio along the fenceStep away from the norm and place your patio along a fence – Image Source: Lovely Indeed

fire pitMake your own gravel patio with fire pit; it’s simple but lovely – Image Source: 204park.com

 

Backyard Furniture

Don’t forget to include places where you, your family and your guests can sit out in your backyard and enjoy the beautiful weather and view. Outdoor furniture has come a long way. It’s now more durable and stylish than the plastic and metal lawn-chairs of the past. Take a look at the following examples of gorgeous and practical backyard furniture.

 

Berlin FurnitureSelect a material with flair and color to brighten up your backyard – Image Source: Berlin Furniture

 

muskoka chairsChoose lawn chairs and tables in a rainbow of colors to cheer up your space – Image Source: Berlin Furniture

 

Berlin backyard furnitureThis sleek black loveseat and chairs will add both class and comfort to your patio – Image Source: Berlin Furniture

 

Flower Beds

Flowers are a staple for most backyard landscaping designs. However, if you are looking for a more interesting way to display and show off your colorful blooms, take a look at the following ideas. You will be motivated to get outside, get your hands a little dirty, and start planting.

 

tree stump flower bedHave a truly unique flower bed and get rid of a tree stump eyesore all in one – Image Source: Eksahome.com

 

flowers in old pailsOld washtubs and pails come alive again as a tiered flower bed – Image Source: Eksahome.com

 

Water Features

Water features look great as a part of your backyard landscaping. You can choose from the more elaborate, professionally installed designs or you can try installing a simpler one yourself. Either way, here are some gorgeous and unique water features that will suit any budget.

corner water featurePerk up a lonely corner with a gorgeous flagstone waterfall – Image Source: Wowfy.com

cascading water featureBling out your backyard pool or pond with an awe-inspiring cascading fountain –  Image Source: SilahSilah.com

 

night lit water featureAdd subtle lighting to your water feature and make is glow at night – Image Source: Wowfyy.com

 

DIY rain featureThis DIY waterfall is simply amazing – Image Source: craftdir.com

Garden Sheds

Don’t forget to include a place to store all of your landscaping tools and gardening accessories. A garden shed will not only give you plenty of extra storage, but it can also become an integral and beautiful part of your backyard landscaping. Take a look at the following high quality and gorgeous sheds that can also add value and curb appeal to your home.

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This beautiful portable building offers extra storage as well as a place for your overnight guests – Image Source: Classic Buildings

outdoor-shedsCustomize your shed to match your home and backyard design – Image Source: Classic Buildings

 

Ultra shed will add curb appealChoose the size of shed that best meets your needs – Image Source: Classic Buildings

 

 backyard landscapingThis two-toned wood shed has plenty of storage space and plenty of class – Image Source: Classic Buildings

 

Need a New Garden Shed That Will Complement Your Landscaping? Look at These Additional Great Designs From Classic Buildings.

 

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High-Quality Sheds You Can Afford

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Purchasing a portable shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one outright. Contact Classic Buildings today and find out how easy it is to rent to own your own beautiful storage shed or visit the location nearest to you. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

 

I appreciate being treated as if I were your only customer, allowing as much time as needed to reach a decision.” – Russel J. Murray


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Top 6 Examples of Sheds As Homes

Purchasing and converting sheds as homes is growing rapidly in popularity and for some very good reasons.  If you would love to have your own home but lack the funds and the time to construct a full-sized home, then maybe you should consider this great alternative. Classic Buildings can create the perfect custom tiny house for you that you have always dreamed of.  Contact Classic Buildings today to find out how easy and affordable it can be to own your own shed conversion.

 

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Top 6 Examples of Sheds As Homes

 

Advantages of Sheds as Homes

Sheds as homes is a great way to start taking control of your life and finances by finally becoming a homeowner. If you don’t have the immediate finances to purchase a shed to convert, Classic Buildings offers a great rent-to-own option that can help. With low monthly payments and no credit checks, you can own your own shed to start converting sooner than you think. Sheds as homes also give you these additional advantages:

Save Money: An average house costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase or build whereas sheds as homes can be completed for much less. Your utility bills will also be less as you will have a much smaller space to heat, cool and light.

Save Time: Building a home can take up to a year to complete, but because of its smaller size, a shed as a home will take a fraction of the time.

Save the Environment: Fewer natural resources are required to build and to maintain a shed as a home than for conventionally sized and constructed homes.

 

Example #1 – Renovated Lofted Barn – Wise Flooring Choices

 

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Consider carpeting for the areas with low ceiling height – Image Source: Stainmaster

 

The lofted barn style shed will give you the perfect place for an upper bedroom. This shed conversion done by Erica Nicole Biggers is all about the flooring choices. She knew that it was important to find flooring that would not only look good but also stand up well. She chose a sturdy, luxury vinyl that resembled hardwood for the lower level and a soft carpet for the loft that would be gentle on her knees because she knew she would be crawling a lot.

 

Example #2 – Holly Pond Cottage – Beautiful French Doors

 

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Adding French doors to your tiny home adds style and lots of light – Image Source: TinyHouseBlog.com

 

This next of our examples of sheds as homes is called the Holly Pond Cottage. It was designed by Kent McCaffrey of Gratitude Millworks and it features a beautiful modern kitchen and gorgeous French doors that open out onto your back garden and allow for plenty of natural light in your home. Who says that tiny can’t be elegant?

 

Example #3 – Windham Cabin – Everything All on One Floor

 

cabincabin interior

You can everything all on one floor, even a large bed – Image Source: TinyHouseTown.net

 

If you are concerned about climbing up to a loft to your bedroom in your tiny house, you don’t have to. You can choose a cabin that is all on one floor. There’s plenty of room for even a comfy and ample four-poster bed. We love the added feature of the wood-panelled ceiling in this lovely shed conversion found in TinyHouseTown.net, located in Windham in upstate New York. 

 

Example #4 – Family Home – Don’t Forget to add Some Rustic Style

 

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This rustic tiny house has enough space for a small family – Image Source: TinyHouseTown.net

 

Many people might think a shed as a house isn’t an option for them because they have children, but that doesn’t have to be the case. This tiny house from TinyHouseTown.net can accommodate a small family as it comes with a full-sized kitchen, bathroom and two loft bedrooms. And just because you own a tiny house, doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your style. This rustic barn shed conversion with its barn-board siding, white-washed flooring, and open shelving is big on style.

 

Example #5 – Millenial Tiny House – Take Your Home on the Open Road

 

sheds as homestiny home

Not only does this home have some clever space-saving features, but it’s easy to take with you – Image Source: TinyLiving.com

 

This modern styled tiny house has large double glazed windows to let in lots of sunshine and a retractable staircase to create extra space when you’re not using it. The living room floor is cleverly equipped with an extra large storage compartment underneath. And the best part about this home is that you can take it with you – perfect for those who are looking to enjoy a semi-nomadic life on the road. This cool design comes from New Zealand tiny house builder Build Tiny.

 

Example #6 – A Tiny House – Perfect for All Your Overnight Guests

 

guest cottageguest cottage interior

A guest cottage in your backyard makes a great place for your overnight or long-term guests – Image Source: Tinyhousetown.net

 

A tiny house might just be your answer for you when it comes to having enough space for your overnight or longer term guests. This beautiful cottage would make the perfect backyard guest house or granny flat. It is cozy and cute but it includes a living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom, and loft. This design was found on Tinyhousetown.net.

 

Classic Buildings: For the Perfect Shed to House Conversion

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If you are looking for the perfect building for your shed to house conversion, contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you. Our sheds are built using the same process for building a home. Choose from either a metal or shingle roof; they’re the same price!

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements to depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide! We will deliver your shed right to you and we offer free delivery up to 30 miles from any one of our showrooms.

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

I appreciate being treated as if I were your only customer, allowing as much time as needed to reach a decision.” – Russell J. Murray


 Read more testimonials here!

 

 

Top 10 Basement Storage Ideas

If you would like to make better use of the space in your basement but can’t because of all the things you have stored in it, then here are some great basement storage ideas that will definitely be of use to you. These helpful tips can get you started de-cluttering and making the most of your space. One of the best ways to get your basement organized is by removing all of the things that you don’t need immediately and storing them in a storage shed. Find out how easy it is to own your own portable storage shed from Classic Buildings. Contact us for a free quote today.

 

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Top 10 Basement Storage Ideas

 

Top 10 Basement Storage Ideas

To help you get the space you need and be able to make more use of your basement, we are counting down the top 10 basement storage ideas available. Get ready to get organized!

 

10. Hide Away Your Clutter in Cabinets

Cabinets are great for storage, and when you can’t see things, the space will seem much more organized and tidy. Out of sight, out of mind definitely applies here. If you can, install wall to wall cabinetry in your basement to give you loads of storage options. If you like, you can mix it up a little as in this example from Better Homes & Gardens, with a combination of open and closed storage to give some extra visual appeal.

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hide clutter in cabinets

Wall-to-wall cabinets will give you lots of extra “hidden” storage – Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens

 

9. Organize Your Laundry Room With Old Cabinets

If you do your laundry in the basement, here’s a great idea from The Family Handyman. Install old kitchen cabinets in your laundry area to store all of your supplies. It is even a great place to keep extra pantry items, especially if you like to purchase things in bulk. If you have recently renovated your kitchen, you can re-use the cabinets in your basement or go to a Re-Store to purchase used cabinets.

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Old kitchen cabinets can be re-purposed for basement laundry storage – Image Source: The Family Handyman – Photo from SSS Custom Closets

 

8. Use Plastic Bins on Shelves for Extra Storage

Plastic bins are a better choice for basement storage as the moisture found in basements tends to damage cardboard boxes. You can attach labels and store them on shelving units like the below example from The Family Handyman. Plastic slides out well on shelves for easy access. 

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plastic bins

Because of the moisture, choose plastic over cardboard for basement storage – Image Source: The Family Handyman

 

 

7. Convert an Old Dresser into a Stylish Workbench / Storage Area

If you want to keep your tools in the basement, here’s a budget-friendly idea that looks great too. Convert an old dresser into a workbench like this one from HGTV. The drawers make a great place for storing your supplies like screws, bolts, and nails. You can add a peg board and cubbies above for the rest of your tools. Get the complete instructions on how to build your own from Polished Habitat.

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workbench

An old dresser can make an awesome workbench/storage space – Image Source: HGTV – photo by Melissa George

 

6. Make Your Shelves Do Double and Triple Duty

If you are going to install shelves in your basement or even in your garage, why not make them do double or triple duty by hanging stuff underneath and storing stuff above. These DIY shelves from the Family Handyman are another one of the great basement storage ideas that we found. Get the full instructions on how to make your own here

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double decker shelves

Make your shelves do triple duty by hanging stuff underneath and storing stuff above – Image Source: The Family Handyman

 

5. Use the Extra Space Under Your Stairs for Books and Toys

The space underneath your staircase is a perfect spot for extra storage. Because it is so sloped, it’s perfect for little ones. So go ahead and store your toys here, and your kids will love making it a part of their playing space as it is like entering a magical cave. Add some extra shelving like the example below from Better Homes & Gardens, and you have even more storage possibilities.

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shelves and toys under the stairs

The sloping space under your stairs is perfect for your little ones’ things – Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens

 

4. Install Drawers Under Your Stairs

If you would like to take a more subtle and stylish approach to utilize the extra space underneath your stairs, here is a great suggestion from Better Homes & Gardens. These beautifully crafted drawers are not only convenient for storing extra blankets, linens and off-season clothing, but they look amazing too. The bright white panels blend in nicely with the stairs and the bevelled drawers add visual interest to the space.

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Drawers under your stairsThese under-the-stairs drawers are both stylish and convenient – Image Source: Better Homes & Gardens

 

3. Use Leftover PVC Pipes for a Gift Wrapping / Craft Station

I don’t know about you, but I always have leftover rolls of paper for wrapping gifts and I find them difficult to store without them getting crushed. This is a super idea from The Family Handyman. They have taken pieces of PVC pipes and made a really great gift wrapping center. This type of pipe could also be used to store craft supplies and small toys.

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PVC pipes can be used to protect and store your leftover wrapping paper – Image Source: The Family Handyman

 

 

2. Make Your Own Painting Supplies Storage Spot

Store all of your painting supplies in one spot in this easy-to-make holder by Polished Habitat. Small plumbing straps are used to hold your brushes in place and hook screwed into the bottom will keep your rollers where you can find them. What a great idea!

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painting supplies

Make a special place for all of your painting supplies – Image Source: HGTV – Photo by Melissa George

 

1. Invest in a Storage Shed to Get Your Excess Things out of Your Basement

The best basement storage idea is actually to not store so many things in your basement. How do you do that? By investing in another place to keep your things. A backyard storage shed is the perfect solution for keeping anything that you don’t really need to keep in your basement. If you don’t use it inside, why is it taking up the space there? If you would like to use your basement for extra entertaining or relaxing with your family, but it is currently doubling as a home gym, workshop, or studio; why not invest in a customized shed where you can do those things without interruptions and free up space in your basement.

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basement storage ideas

Invest in a beautiful shed to get your excess things out of your basement – Image Source: Classic Buildings

 

Classic Buildings: Storage Sheds that Are Built Better to Last Longer

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If you need extra storage for everything that won’t fit in your basement, Classic Buildings has a wide selection of better-built sheds for you. Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to rent-to-own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depends on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

 

“When you say customer satisfaction is your #1 goal you really mean it. I guarantee I’ll recommend you to everyone I meet that is interested in shed/garage/cabin construction!” – Mark and Linda Surmeier


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Portable Buildings Discounts – Inventory Clearance Sales

 

 

Need more storage space and looking for portable buildings discounts? Take a look at the incredible deals that Classic Buildings has to offer on our discontinued, clearance, and previously owned inventory. For more information about our current portable buildings discounts, contact Classic Buildings now!  

 

 

You Can Take Advantage of Incredible Portable Buildings Discounts

The biggest advantage of purchasing a discontinued, clearance, or repossessed building from Classic Buildings is the incredible savings you can enjoy. You can save anywhere from 4% to 22% on our discontinued and clearance inventory, and you can save anywhere from 6% to 27% on our repossessed buildings. Click here to check out our wide selection of currently discounted and clearance buildings.

 

 

Breckenridge display model

Save anywhere from 4% to 22% on our discontinued and clearance inventory

 

You Can See the Already Finished Building

If you purchase a portable building that has already been constructed, you have the great advantage of being able to see exactly what it looks like before you have it delivered to your site. You will know precisely what you are getting and can better visualize what you can store inside and how you want to lay it out.

 

You Get the Same High-Quality Craftsmanship of a Classic New Building at a Discounted Price

When you purchase a discontinued, clearance, and previously owned building from Classic buildings, you can be assured that you are getting the same high-quality craftsmanship that goes into every Classic Building building. We construct all of our buildings using the same careful process used to build a house. Not only that, but the complete construction is done by Classic Buildings’ highly trained professionals. We don’t outsource any of the work on our buildings.

 

Purchasing a Display Model Makes Sense

When looking for outdoor sheds deals, purchasing a used storage building is a great way to get your dream shed at an affordable price! Our used buildings come at a discounted price and many come in unique styles, colors, and with extras! Most of our current used portable buildings have absolutely no damage and were used as display models on our lots.

 

 

country barn display model

Get your dream shed at an affordable price!

 

 

No Waiting for Your Shed – Start Storing Immediately

Purchasing a display model or a used shed means you get to see the final product immediately and it also means less wait time! If you need extra storage space, purchasing a used or discounted display model means you’ll get to quickly begin using your building and organizing your home! There’s no waiting for it to be built – it already is!

 

Save on the Sales Tax on Repossessed Buildings

If you choose to purchase one of our previously owned buildings, you will not have to pay the sales tax on your purchase. According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, the transfer of a repossessed building to a new owner is exempt from sales tax. That means additional savings for you.

 

repossessed buildings

Save big on our current repossessed sheds

 

Questions and Answers

 

What are the standard features of your portable buildings?

All Classic Buildings portable buildings come standard with:

  • Heavy-duty door handles and hinges
  • Lockable door latch
  • Aluminum drip edges
  • Working loft door
  • 4×6 pressure treated skid
  • Ridge ventilation

Click here for a complete list of all of our standard features.

 

What type of paint do you use on your portable buildings?

Classic’s Buildings uses the same type of paint that is manufactured for extreme durability, and was originally designed for outside barn walls on all of our portable buildings. This paint is so durable that it has a 25-year warranty against chipping or peeling.

 

 

garage display model

Classic Building sheds are built to last

 

Where are your showrooms located?

We have showrooms located across Missouri, including Kansas City, Sedalia, Jefferson City, Rolla, Columbia, Linn, St. Charles, and Arnold, as well as Swansea, Illinois.

 

Will my yard get damaged by the delivery of my shed?

At Classic Buildings, we use the latest in delivery equipment to keep the damage to an absolute minimum. We have a very versatile piece of equipment called the Mule that we use to install your new building. It is equipped with wide flotation tires that will help to protect your yard from damage. The following video will give you a good idea about the equipment that we use and the processes we implement in order to bring your portable storage building to you with little or no effect on your property.

 

 

Classic can deliver your portable building with minimal effect on your backyard

 

Is it still possible to deliver a completed shed in a really tight spot in my backyard?

Classic Buildings uses an easily maneuverable piece of equipment called the Mule to navigate your new shed to its intended location. The Mule is able to operate in a very tight turning radius and can lower your building close to the ground for clearance. Our highly trained staff can maneuver most buildings into even the tightest of spaces. If you think you have a special situation or a unique problem with getting your building into your backyard, contact us and one of our helpful staff with work with you to try and solve it.

 

The mule

“The Mule” is highly maneuverable and can navigate even the tightest of spots

 

Classic Buildings: Portable Buildings Discounts You Can Enjoy

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Even if cost is a concern for you, you don’t have to sacrifice quality. If you are looking for extra, quality storage at the lowest price possible, Classic Buildings has a wide selection of discontinued, clearance, and previously owned for you. Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to rent-to-own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depends on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

 

It was a pleasure working with confident and qualified people. The workmanship and materials are second to none…I would recommend Classic Buildings to anyone who requires a building for storage, recreation or whatever your needs are.” – Mike Dinello 


 Read more testimonials here!

 

Garage Organization Hacks to De-clutter Your Space

If you have big plans for using your garage but no space to do them in, then implementing some garage organization will definitely be of use to you. Here are some helpful tips to get you started and some great garage organization hacks to help you de-clutter and make the most of your space. Once you have your garage cleared out, you may still need some extra space to store all the stuff that you took out but don’t want to throw away. Find out how easy it is to own your own portable storage shed from Classic Buildings. Contact us for a free quote today.

 

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Garage Organization Hacks to Declutter Your Space

 

Before You Begin: Make a Plan

Before you begin to move anything in your garage, you can save yourself a lot of time and headaches by making a plan and deciding ahead of time what will be stored and where. In order to do this, you need to first answer some questions about the purpose of your garage. If you are planning on adding a garage to your property, these questions will also be helpful.

1. What proportion of the space, if any, will be needed for parking your car and how many cars will you be parking inside?

2. What activities do you plan on doing in your garage?

  • Car repair and maintenance
  • Handyman/workshop projects
  • Gardening and potting
  • Laundry
  • Gym/fitness activities

 

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Will you need a workshop area in your garage? – Image Source: Classic Buildings

 

3. What articles are you planning on storing inside your garage?

  • Extra household items (such as cleaning supplies)
  • Sports equipment
  • Lawn and garden equipment
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Children’s toys and gear
  • Bulk purchases from warehouse outlets

 

Purchase a Storage Shed for Everything You Don’t Have Space for in Your Garage

 

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A storage shed is a great place to keep everything that you can’t fit inside your garage – Image Source: Classic Buildings

 

Once you’ve made your plan for your garage, you probably will find that there just isn’t enough space to hold everything you want and do everything that you want to in your garage – especially if you are planning on parking your car inside. Don’t worry. That’s what portable storage sheds are for. With a portable shed you can have your cake and eat it too, or you can keep your stuff and park your car too. If you don’t have the funds to purchase the quality shed that you really want, Classic Buildings can help. We offer a great rent-to-own program that will get you a beautifully built storage shed for about the price of monthly public storage. Check out our post “Portable Cabins Rent to Own How It Works

 

Garage Organization Hacks

Hack #1: A Cleaning Tools Holder that You Can Build Yourself

 

Cleaning tool holder

Keep all your cleaning tools together with this handy organizer – Image Source: HGTV by Melissa George

 

Making the best use of your wall space in your garage can give you the extra space you need and it will also help you get more organized. This simple-to-make cleaning tools holder will keep all of your cleaning tools and supplies close by and you will always have a place to store them when you are finished. It’s made from two 1X4s, various sizes of pipe straps, and cup hooks. You can get the complete instructions in the post “How to Make a Cleaning Tool Holder.

 

Hack #2: Use a Peg Board to Hang Up Anything and Everything You Can

 

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A pegboard lets you hang up almost anything – Image Source: Place of My Taste

 

Installing a pegboard on your garage wall is a great way to hang up anything that you have lying around in your garage. You can even paint it to make it look more attractive. Learn how to make and install your own pegboard wall from Place of My Taste.

 

Hack #3: Purchase an Old Locker for Extra Storage

 

old locker for extra storage

An old locker is a great place to safely lock away hazardous products – Image Source: HGTV

 

Here’s a great inexpensive way to create extra storage for your garage. The best part is that it is already constructed for you. Use an old bank of lockers. Extra shelves and other appropriately sized add-on accessories are readily available, and because they are made from metal, they offer magnetic storage capabilities as well. They’re the perfect storage space for anything from Christmas decorations to hazardous products that you can even lock up to keep them safely stored away from your children or pets. And yes, they do also make a great place for storing all of your sporting equipment.

 

Hack #4: Build Your Own Moveable Lumber Storage Ladder

 

moveable lumber rack

Organize your extra lumber on this clever moving ladder shelf – Image Source: Addicted 2 DIY

 

If you are an avid handyman you may have a lot of scrap lumber laying around that you don’t want to get rid of. This ladder holder idea from Addicted 2 DIY is an ingenious way to store and organize different lengths of wood that you have. It is even on castors so you can pull it out when you need it and hide it away when you are finished. Get the full instructions here.

 

Hack #5: Hang up Your Gloves on a Garden Garb Clipboard

 

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Hang up your gloves so you can always find them – Image Source: Sadie Seasongoods

 

Do you often wonder what to do with your work or gardening gloves once you are finished with them? This hanging clipboard is a great and easy solution. Get the complete instructions for making your own from Sadie Seasongoods.

 

Hack #6: Use Plastic Flower Boxes as Spray Can Holders

 

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Spray cans fit perfectly inside wall-mounted flower boxes – Image Source: HGTV by Melissa George

Flower boxes aren’t just good for planting flowers. Get your spray cans organized by placing them in plastic flower boxes on your garage wall. It will clear up some extra shelf space for you.

 

#7 Purchase Large Shelving Unit

 

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Extra shelving makes organization so much easier – Image Source: Amazon

Investing in extra shelving will make your organization so much easier. It will give you extra space to store your fitness equipment, camping gear, toys, and sporting goods. It’s also a great place for keeping your bulk food purchases.

 

Classic Buildings: Extra Storage Space for All of Your  Things

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If you need extra storage for everything that won’t fit in your garage, Classic Buildings has a wide selection of sheds for you. Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted shed doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to rent-to-own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depends on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

 

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because the quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin


 Read more testimonials here!

 

8 Best Landscaping Ideas for 2019

 

8 Best Landscaping Ideas for 2019

 

If 2019 is the year that you’ve decided to finally transform your yard, here are some of the best landscaping ideas you’ll find anywhere to help you get inspired.  Start out by purchasing a storage shed to house all of your landscaping tools and supplies. Find out how easy it is to own your own beautiful custom shed – contact Classic Buildings today.

 

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8 Best Landscaping Ideas for 2019

Landscaping plays a key role in making the most of your property. Show off your home to its best potential and make your outdoor space a usable additional outdoor living space this year. Here are 8 of the best landscaping ideas for 2019 to get you started.

 

1. Clear Up Your Outdoor Space With a Garden Shed

 

 

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Choose a high-quality outdoor storage building that blends into the landscaping of your yard – Image Source: Classic Buildings

 

Start your outdoor transformation by investing in a garden shed. A garden shed will provide you with that extra space that you need to store all of your landscaping tools and equipment to get them out of the way and at the same time easily accessible when you need them. Not only will a garden shed provide you with extra storage space, but it can also improve the aesthetic or your yard and increase the value of your home. Choose a quality-made portable building that blends into your landscape to add to the visual appeal of your yard. If money is tight, Classic Buildings offers an easy-to-qualify for rent-to-own program.

 

2. Design a Conversation Area Around a Fire Pit

 

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Make a cottage-style conversation area with a relaxing fire pit – Image Source: Mariani Landscaping

 

Who doesn’t love to gather around an outdoor fire with friends and family to relax and catch up? The hottest trend in fireplaces is the fire pit and this lovely design from Mariani Landscaping is a wonderful example of how you can bring a little bit of a cottage feeling to your backyard. Place a couple of Muskoka-style chairs on the flagstone and gravel hardscaping and you will have a place to spend many happy evenings. If you are on a budget, there are a wide variety of beautiful portable firepits that you can install on your existing patio or deck.

 

3. Green Without the Grass

 

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Get the green look without the need to cut grass with this great patio garden – Image Source: Greenblot Design

 

If you want to have greenery in your yard, but you hate to cut grass or you just don’t have the time to do it, you’ll love this innovative landscaping idea from Greenblot Design. You can lay your patio stones, leaving some out in a strategic pattern, where you can plant your choice of lush greenery to fill in those spaces. If you hate weeding too, then make sure to fully fill those spaces with plants so that the weeds have no place to grow.

 

4. Patterned Paths

 

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Pattern a path to your patio – Image Source: Janice Parker Landscape Architects

 

We love how Janice Parker Landscape Architects have cleverly woven a path through this yard making an interesting pattern. The patio slabs blend with the grass as they form this rather unique landscaping design. The path leads to an attractive and secluded patio area at the far corner of the yard, perfect for more private get-togethers.

 

5. Fancy Up Your Fence

 

Install a stately fence and gate to improve your curb appeal – Image Source: Gregory Lombardi Design

 

If you want to make a statement with the fence and gate that surround your property, consider taking a step away from the traditional wooden privacy fence and step up to a more elegant choice. This solid and stately fence and gate from Gregory Lombardi Design will certainly turn some heads and give your home that wow-factor to increase its curb appeal.

 

6. Take Advantage of Your Sloping Landscape

 

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Terraced stone stairs can beautifully solve your sloping yard issues – Image Source: Howard Design Studio

 

A sloping landscape can be a challenge, but why not turn that challenge into an advantage? This gorgeous landscaping idea from Howard Design Studio incorporates a majestic stone staircase leading up to an impressive stone monument. The terracing technique means that you can gain some much needed usable space on your once awkward slope. 

 

7. How About a Hot Tub?

 

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Install a built-in hot tub for hours of outdoor relaxation – Image Source: Stroudwater Design Group

 

If you are going to invest in a hot tub, why not incorporate it into your landscape? This awesome patio design from Stroudwater Design Group showcases a built-in hot tub right in the center of this beautiful outdoor living space. After you’ve enjoyed a luscious soak in the tub, you can then dry off and relax next to the impressive stone fireplace.

 

8. When a Hot Tub Alone Is Not Quite Enough

 

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Your own outdoor spa can become a reality – Image Source: Dan Gordon Landscape Architects

 

When a hot tub alone is simply not enough, go that extra mile and put in a full-sized swimming pool with waterfalls that tumble soothingly into your hot tub like this wonderful creation from Dan Gordon Landscape Architects. This amazing landscaping design actually gives you an outdoor spa right in your own backyard with its serene latticed backdrop.

 

Looking for the Perfect Garden Shed? Take a Look at These Great Designs From Classic Buildings

 

 

High-Quality Portable Buildings You Can Afford

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Purchasing a portable building doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one outright. Contact Classic Buildings today and find out how easy it is to rent to own your own beautiful storage shed or visit the location nearest to you. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

 

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because the quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin


 Read more testimonials here!

 

 

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