Prefab structures like tiny homes and backyard sheds are no longer curiosities to be gawked at and forgotten about. Today, prefab living is rapidly becoming mainstream for a variety of practical and economical reasons.
Not the least of these reasons is how downright cool and appealing so many of these structures are. Whether the goal is to install an elder home behind your main home, create a backyard office or art studio, securely store home care appliances and supplies, even create a pet or livestock retreat with some year-round shelter, a prefabricated shed is the way to go.
If you’re interested in adding a prefab shed to your home, take a look at five of the neatest backyard sheds available for purchase right now.
The Modern Shed
The Modern Shed can be as small or spacious as you need it to be, with sizes ranging from just 48 square feet all the way to 312 square feet. Each floor plan is different and wall heights are available in three sizes (8 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet).
These sheds make use of as much natural light as possible without sacrificing functionality. The walls come ready with insulation and wood panelling already installed, making setup a breeze.
Customizable options include a variety of window arrangements, different colours, and a number of door options. The small shed starts at around $10,000 and pricing goes up depending on the size and upgrades selected.
Backyard Eichlers specializes in designing prefab sheds to fit just about any need, whether it’ll be a meditation and yoga studio or a man cave. These 120-square-foot sheds typically don’t need a special permit to install and use.
They are naturally designed to be energy efficient and low cost, with shell pricing ranging from $9,500 to $13,000.
You can choose from three different models. Each has different features such as window and door types, several siding options and a custom roof pitch. Adorably cozy once completed, these sheds are easy to install and set up.
Sheds Unlimited Urban 360
Sheds Unlimited has created a series of practical sheds to suit a variety of needs and budgets. The Urban 360 shed, for example, is offered in three widths (8 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet) and in a single door and double door option.
Many other upgrades and customization options exist, including choice of windows and doors placements, interior and exterior siding and trim, different roof pitches and the option for a shed with rain screen siding and fully insulated windows.
Pricing starts at $8,224 and goes up to $25,992 for the Urban 360. There is also a similar smaller studio called Modern Studio I that starts at $6,377 and goes up to $14,2017 depending on size and add-ons.
Studio Shed Signature Series
The Studio Shed Signature Series shed is a beautiful, modern addition to any home and backyard. This particular shed can be as small as 120 square feet or as large as 312 square feet and features a number of value-added extras as part of the base price.
These extras include weatherproof walls, double paned windows, a sturdy fibreglass door, roof rafters that are tapered, brushed aluminum trim accents and a 12-month manufacturer’s warranty.
One of the neatest aspects of these sheds is that you can either choose to order a pre-configured shed or you can literally design your own from the ground up. Pricing starts at around $9,000 for the Signature Series sheds and varies from there based on shed size, options and configuration.
These sheds are sustainably built with eco-friendly materials, including recycled materials and FSC certified wood, and will meet most building codes in the United States.
Kanga Systems Modern Quik Room
Kanga Systems has created a series of backyard sheds that can suit a wide range of needs and budgets. The smallest Modern Quik room is just 80 square feet, while the largest is 196 square feet. Whether you need a backyard office, studio, practice space, kids playroom, teaching space, meditation room or pool house, these small and quite functional sheds can be configured to meet your needs. Add-ons and extras include the option for front or side entry, extra windows and more.
Pricing starts at $5,000 and increases to $18,000 for the shell kit that you will install yourself on a DIY basis. Kanga Systems offers five shed sizes that you can choose from.
How to Choose the Right Backyard Shed for your Needs
Even just taking a look through these five options, you can see just how much one shed can differ from another. How can you choose the backyard shed that best fits your needs?
Identify your intended use, and let that guide your search for the ideal shed. For example, if you plan to use it for a personal or individual instruction yoga studio, be sure you choose shed dimensions that can accommodate your practice.
Another important deciding factor can be installation options. If you don’t want to do the installation yourself, working with a company that offers professional installation services can be a key selling point.
You’ll also want to select a shed style that will complement your existing architecture, whether that is a more modern or rustic look. In addition, be sure to verify that the exterior materials will be weather-hardy in your climate, especially in the wake of seasonal storms that can quickly strip structures of their colour and charm.
Finally, the budget is a major consideration for any shed buyer. Finding a company that permits you to customize your shed order to suit both your needs and your budget can help you keep costs affordable, as can finding a company that has pre-built the shed to conform to building permit regulations in your local area.
To find out what shed is right for you and to schedule your free consultation, give us a call at 1-844-208-8425 or send us an email.