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8 Creative Garden Building Ideas

Do you have a backyard garden area, but feel like there is something missing? Maybe you wish you didn’t have to keep all your tools and extra storage in the garage? Or you are in desperate need of that extra bedroom space or home office? Adding a garden building to your landscape could be that finishing touch that is needed. 

What Is a Garden Building?

A garden building is usually an open structure that provides shelter in a garden or backyard. But can also include any structure or shed that is in your garden. 

Garden Building with window boxes

Types of Garden Buildings

Garden buildings can come in lots of different shapes, sizes, and styles. Each one serves a different and unique purpose. In the following sections, we’ll discover a few of the more popular garden building ideas and ways to best utilize them.

Garden Sheds & Storage

One of the most common types of a garden building is the garden shed. Which provides you with the perfect spot to keep all your lawn and garden tools, your lawnmower, and other outdoor things you don’t want to keep in the garage.

Plus, a well-designed garden shed can add a lot to the visual appeal of your backyard area. Giving it a pop of color and symmetry. And when it comes to outdoor garden storage sheds, there are countless options to choose from.

Like the mini barn style shed, that has the traditional shed feel. Or check out the Gable shed, add in a few windows, shutters, and window boxes and you have the quintessential garden shed ready to go.

If the modern look is your goal, then a Lean-To shed with a DuraTeamp textured siding is an ideal choice. But whatever your style is, choose from one of the standard options, or build your own custom shed

Garden Building Shed with patio doors

Potting Sheds

A common and quite practical way to utilize a garden building is to turn it into your own little potting shed. Having a dedicated place in your garden area to keep all your potting tools and supplies, as well as a practical workbench makes starting new plants from seed, or moving plants to bigger pots as they grow, a breeze.

And while potting sheds aren’t substitutes for a true greenhouse, having a few strategically placed windows is a great way to be able to start flowers or produce while it’s still too cold to actually plant anything out of doors. 

Greenhouses and grow houses

A greenhouse or grow house is another fantastic garden building. One of the primary benefits of having a greenhouse in your garden or yard is being able to actually grow fresh vegetables, even in the “off-season” when it’s cold and the snow is flying.

There are a few options when it comes to buying or building a greenhouse for your garden building. Purchase a stock greenhouse from a big outdoor supplier like Home Depot or Lowes, or you can order a custom shed from Countryside Sheds, with glass or plastic walls and roof, and make it truly your own. 

Garden Building Greenhouse

Garden Gazebos

Gazebos have been around for years, and have served a variety of purposes throughout that time, but primarily they have been a garden ornament and a place to sit, rest, and enjoy the surrounding beauty.

Thankfully for us, the gazebo has stood the test of time and is still one of the most beautiful garden buildings to add to your lawn or garden. Whether you go for the traditional octagonal design or change things up and opt for square or rectangular, the garden gazebo is guaranteed to be the highlight of your backyard. 

Pool House

While a pool might not technically be part of a typical garden, when you consider the whole of a backyard experience, having a swimming pool will definitely enhance any area. And what better way to enjoy your pool than with a beautiful pool house.

The practicality of this building is in the fact that it gives you a place to keep all the essential pool supplies close by, but it also gives you the opportunity to include a nice porch or lean-to that gives you and your family a place to relax after your swim and to enjoy your lawn and garden.

Log Cabins

Most times a garden or yard isn’t thought of as a place for an additional room or living space, but when you have something as charming as a log cabin, it really does fit perfectly.

Not only does it provide you with a beautiful centerpiece for your garden, but also gives you a place to have your own home office, spare bedroom, or that she shed you’ve always wanted.

Add a porch and your cabin will not only be a sanctuary in the colder months but also everyone’s preferred place for a relaxing afternoon.

Log Cabin Garden Building

Chicken Coop

Moving in a more practical and sustainable direction. If you enjoy caring for animals, then putting a chicken coop in your yard is a great way to utilize the space, plus feed your family.

While chickens do take time to care for, with a bit of research and preparation, you can turn your garden into a cheery little farmyard.

And whenever you step into your backyard garden area, you can enjoy the contented sounds of your chickens clucking as they enjoy their coop and your backyard. 

Dog Kennel

Staying in the “animal” department, a dog kennel could be an ideal garden building. How about giving your furry favorite a luxurious home in your garden?

Having a place outside for your pet to retreat to in the heat of the day is a great way to keep your pet healthy and happy. Not to mention, when you go with a custom-built dog kennel, you can pick the color you want, so it matches your home and other garden buildings.

Garden Building Dog House

Other ideas to consider: 

Garden Building Shed

🪴 What Garden Building Will You Get?

So no matter what your need is or the kind of lawn or garden you have on your property, having a garden building will enhance the beauty of your property and also provide you with extra space for storage or a retreat from the noise of the world. 

Find your ideal garden building at Countryside Sheds, whether it's a shed, cabin, or other custom building, contact us or start designing your shed today! 

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