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Find the Shed Style That Matches Your Vision 

Have you considered building your own dream shed lately? As you’re browsing your options, you might have noticed there are many styles to choose from. 

In this guide, we’re going to share some tips for choosing the right style for your dream shed. You can use these ideas as points of inspiration to bring your vision to life.

First: Why Do You Want to Build Your Shed? 

Before you can determine the right shed style, consider why you want to build one in the first place. How do you plan on using it once built? 

Enjoy the Outdoors with Your Loved Ones

You may already have an idea for your custom shed in mind. For example, bar sheds and pool houses remain popular options for the warmer months when people are spending more time outside. Make new memories with your loved ones by the pool or share some of your favorite snacks and drinks with them at your new outdoor bar.

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

Create a Space That’s All Your Own

Prefer a personal escape? Some customers prefer to turn their shed into an office, studio, or hangout space. You can create an environment to dive deep into what you’re most passionate about while remaining a short walk from the comforts of home.

A view inside a cozy personal escape that’s wired for working, playing, and unwinding.

Keep Your Outdoor Equipment Safe and Organized

Design a storage shed with custom features built to meet your exact needs. Features like storage lofts, built-in shelving, wall mounts, and workbenches can help you keep everything neat and organized without competing for space. With a room partition, you can separate your equipment from where you relax after a day of hard work.

12X16 Cohasset with 12′ dormer, transom window, vinyl siding, and ramp.

Nurture Your “Green Thumb” 

Passionate about gardening? Create a garden shed with custom windows to allow in plenty of sunlight. You can also take advantage of custom storage features to organize your organic materials like seeds, soil amendments, and potting soil.

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

Shed Style Inspiration 


The Lexington 

The Lexington was designed to match the look and feel of a traditional New England home. Its roomy layout is the perfect complement to the rest of your living space. 

Great for: Gardening, Pool House, Storage, She-Shed/Man-Cave/Personal Escape, Office/Studio, General Use

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

The Hampton 

Enjoy a relaxing day in the shade with the Hampton’s built-in farmer’s porch! Perfect for escaping the summer heat and enjoying a moment with your loved ones. 

Great for: Pool House, Bar, Outdoor Social Space, Office/Studio 

8X14 Hampton with custom cupola and weathervane, 6′ gable dormer, window boxes, and 15-Lite double doors

The Cohasset 

The Cohasset is where beauty meets simplicity. It combines the timeless traditional barn design with plenty of floor space for just about anything you can dream up.

Great for: Gardening, Storage, Workshop, General Use

14X16 Cohasset with transom window, flower boxes, pine board and batten siding, and ramp

The Cape Ann 

Designed to match the nautical charm of coastal New England, the Cape Ann is perfect for those looking for something that is both stylish and efficient.

Great for: Pool House, Storage, Gardening, Personal Escape 

10X16 Cape Ann with trimmed windows, 4-Lite doors, and ramp (Unfortunately the dog is not included.)

The Brunswick 

Feeling rustic? The rugged features, spacious interior, and simple mystique of a Maine coastline make the Brunswick a rustic, roomy favorite. 

Great for: Gardening, Storage, Workshop, Outdoor Social Space, General Use 

12X20 Brunswick with shutters, vinyl siding, and ramp

The Nantucket 

For the ultimate outdoor bar experience, the Nantucket is your go-to for building your own backyard paradise. Enjoy the shade provided by its overhanging roof and serve your loved ones their favorite drinks and snacks from your custom bartop. 

Great for: Bar, Pool House, Outdoor Social Space

8X16 Nantucket with custom weathervane, cupola, 15-Lite door, and pine siding

Design Your Own Shed to Match Your Style 

At Post Woodworking, we’ve been building custom sheds for our neighbors in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Southern Maine for over 50 years. We want to help you bring your own dream to life. To get started, view any of our models for inspiration and start designing your own using our Shedview tool. 

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