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Sheds are a beautiful and useful addition to any home, providing a personal escape for just about any purpose you can think of! If you are considering building one on your property, you might be deciding between a cheaper shed from a big-box or chain hardware store or a custom-built option.

Today, we are going to cover some of the unique advantages of a custom-made shed that are not commonly available in standard ready-to-buy predesigned options. From durable building designs that last a lifetime to custom finishing touches like porches and bar tops, there are near-limitless possibilities. 

Advantages of a Custom Shed 

Expertly Constructed to Last

Many market-variety sheds are constructed with firm plastic and metal as a way to offer a weatherproof solution that is lightweight and easily transportable. Custom-built sheds are permanent buildings, constructed by experts using only the highest quality home-grade building materials. Every inch is designed to stand up to extreme weather and handle real-life use, season after season for decades to come.

Beautiful Building Material

Custom sheds are beautiful statement pieces. From luxurious woods like redwood floor joists and premium pine and cedar siding to the distinct architectural shingles atop expertly framed roofs, all building elements add unique textures, character, and lasting durability to your space.

12X16 Lexington with 8′ shed dormer and vertical pine siding

Customizable Dimensions

With a custom shed, you can determine the dimensions that you need to make your dream feel complete. For visions that require a little extra room, you can also design a larger shed that provides additional space for floors, walls, and optional storage lofts.

Window Placement 

Predesigned sheds are built with predetermined window configurations. Conversely, a custom shed grants you the freedom to decide how many windows you would like, what styles and sizes you would like them in, and where you would like them placed in your new personal escape. For example, if you want to add a bar top, you can determine where you place the service window as well as any other windows to let in more beautiful New England sunlight.

Electrical Connection 

When designing your custom shed, you can also decide to add an electrical connection to bring the comforts of home to your new space. Whether you would like to connect a big-screen television to catch the game or binge your favorite series, connect power tools to pursue your passion project, or just want to add some cozy lighting – built-in electrical makes it possible! 

Compliments Your Home’s Aesthetic

Custom sheds allow you to select the materials, siding and trim colors, insulated doors, and windows that best match your home’s design. This helps create a seamless aesthetic across your entire property with your personal escape feeling like a true extension of your living space!

16X24 Cohasset with cupola, custom prehung door with side lites, sliding barn door, and pine board and batten siding

Building Styles for Your Lifestyle

Do you plan to use your shed for a specific purpose, such as an office, bar, or pool house? You can select from a variety of building styles and add the custom options that best suit your lifestyle needs. 

For example, our Nantucket shed was designed with entertaining your guests and loved ones in mind. With a spacious granite bar top and serving window, along with a shaded covered seating area, you can transform your backyard into the go-to destination for gatherings, celebrations, and any other occasion you have planned. 

14×16 Nantucket with 7′ extended overhang, gray Trex decking, 8′ bar opening with gray granite bar top, and stone and vinyl siding

Built-In Shelving, Workbenches Countertops

With a custom shed, you can also have built-in shelving, workbenches, and countertops installed. These are constructed with the same quality materials as the floors, walls, and ceilings to ensure that these surfaces not only look beautiful, but they also offer the same level of durability.

Multi-Room Designs 

Do you plan to use your shed for more than one purpose? Custom features like room partitions and storage lofts can be installed to help maximize your floor space for whatever your dream requires. 

Additional Features that Custom Sheds Offer

Some other features that you can select with a custom-built shed can include, but are not limited to: 

  • Bar tops and serving windows for entertaining your friends and family
  • Multiple entryways for easy-in, easy-out accessibility
  • A welcoming front porch for relaxing and taking in the beautiful outdoors
  • Cupolas to bring classic New England charm right to your backyard
  • Durable ramps to ensure that your personal scape is accessible for everyone
8X16 Nantucket with custom weathervane, cupola, 15-Lite door, and pine siding

Build Your Own Custom Shed in New England Today 

Since 1962, our team at Post Woodworking has designed and built quality sheds for our neighbors in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and southern Maine. We are proud to offer a complete solution for your personal escape.

To start designing your own dream shed today, browse our shed styles or use our Shedview tool to bring your vision to life. 

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