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Best Custom-Built Structures for Your Backyard

April 19, 2024   |   6 min read
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Creating a personal haven in your backyard has never been easier.

Whether you’re dreaming of a cozy garden shed, a stylish outdoor office, or a robust workshop, custom buildings provide the solution to adding personality to your outdoor living space.

At Sunrise Structures, we’ve perfected the craft of stylish custom sheds, barns, and cabins.

We offer high-quality, durable, and aesthetically pleasing sheds at competitive prices, so you can just focus on your design.

Let’s explore the best custom-built structures for your backyard and how Sunrise Structures can bring your vision to life.

The Magic of Custom-Built Structures

Contrary to the one-size-fits-all approach, investing in a customized building for your backyard ensures that your unique needs are met—in functionality and design.

Unlike pre-built sheds and structures, custom-built buildings can be tailored to fit your backyard’s dimensions.

Plus, these sheds cater to your storage needs and can mimic your home’s architectural style.

In the end, this flexibility leads to more satisfying results and a higher return on investment.

Customization means your structure has the features you need—and none of the additions you don’t want.

But who builds the best sheds? Shed builders who understand the value of top-quality customization and customer satisfaction.

From our 3-D builder to our dealers across Indiana and Michigan, Sunrise Structures is committed to providing premium custom sheds for all applications.

Finding the Best Shed Size

The “best” size for a shed is different for every homeowner—largely depending on your unique requirements.

However, if you’re looking for a cost-effective option, 10’ x 12’ sheds are a good starting point. These shed models offer ample storage for most households while keeping costs relatively low.

Of course, larger structures provide more space and versatility but come with higher building and maintenance costs.

Custom-built buildings offer the advantage of selecting a size that perfectly matches your needs.

If you require a compact space for gardening equipment, a small shed might suffice.

But, if you want to create a spacious home office, a larger, more intricate design may be more appropriate.

Backyard office by fall trees

Is Building a Custom Shed Worth it?

The question often arises: Is it worth it to build a customized shed?

The short answer is a resounding “Yes!”

Here’s why. While the initial cost of a custom-built shed can be higher than a ready-made option, the long-term value is indisputable.

First, custom-built structures are designed to fit your specific needs.

For artisans, hobbyists, or anyone who needs a dedicated space for their work, custom-built shops are an ideal solution. From woodworking studios to painting ateliers, customizable buildings offer a unique workspace—just steps away from your back door.

Second, a shed provides valuable extra storage space, helping to declutter your home and garage. Storing garden tools, potting supplies, or bulkier items (like lawn mowers) keeps all your essentials organized in one place.

Third, a custom-built shed can serve multiple purposes beyond storage. You can use it as a home office, an art studio, a workout space, or even a playroom for kids.

Even if your hobby grows or changes over time, a custom-built shop can evolve with you, providing the flexibility pre-constructed structures often lack.

Weatherproofing Your Shed

A crucial factor to consider when investing in a backyard structure is its resilience amid extreme weather conditions.

This is where build quality comes into play, which is a big priority at Sunrise Structures.

We use only high-quality materials and robust construction techniques to ensure the endurance of your structure.

From our perspective, “Why invest in a backyard structure that won’t hold up to weathering?”

The best shed for extreme weather is one designed with weather resistance in mind.

If you live in an area that experiences extreme weather conditions, your backyard structure needs to withstand hail, snow, wind, and more.

A custom-built shed outfitted with weather-resistant materials like painted wood, vinyl, or metal can resist mild to harsh climate elements.

Plus, good insulation and a strong, leak-proof roof add essential protection for your belongings and maintain structural integrity.

In a nutshell: if you live in an area prone to extreme weather, it’s worthwhile having a conversation with your custom shed builder about what materials will outlast climate changes.

Our professional builders will be able to advise on the best solutions for moisture resistance, wind and hail protection, and leak-proof roofing.

Small outdoor shed in front of field

Material Matters

The final question to consider when investing in a custom-built structure for your backyard is: What is the best shed made of?

The answer greatly depends on your budget, aesthetic preferences, and maintenance tolerance.

Sunrise Structures offers a wide range of materials, including cedar and pine plus heavy-duty metal roofing.

Each material has its unique advantages and can be customized to fit your vision.

Custom Wooden Structures

Wooden structures, with their natural look, blend well into garden settings and can be customized easily.

Two examples of our wooden structures include our Gable Log Cabin and the Rustic Pavilion, but many of our sheds include the natural wood look you love. With painted siding or wooden trim, your custom shed can include modern or rustic accents.

Custom Roofing

Structures with metal roofing are robust, fire-resistant, and require less maintenance—but may not offer the same aesthetic appeal as a classic shingle roof.

However, if you like the clean, sharp lines of our Utility Shed, then metal roofing is the way to go.

We stand behind the quality of our shingle roofing. But since shingle roofing is made up of smaller individual pieces, it’s harder to maintain compared to the seamless sheets of metal roofing.

Whether you opt for modern or classic roofing, your custom structure is yours to style.

Final Thoughts

With a custom-built structure from Sunrise Structures, you can maximize your backyard’s potential. Not only will it cater to your specific needs and taste, but it also adds value to your property.

Remember, these aren’t just ordinary sheds or shops.

Your personalized structure is an extension of your living space, an investment in your home, and a reflection of your lifestyle.

Don’t settle for the ordinary when you can get a custom solution perfectly tailored to your needs.

Sunrise Structures is committed to delivering only the best, crafting spaces that are as functional as they are beautiful.

To explore countless styles, start designing your structure today!

Choose from our vast selection of customizable options and watch as we transform your outdoor space into something extraordinary.

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