What type of home shed is best for you?

Wondering what type of home shed is best for you? Finding the best shed for you and your home can seem like a challenge – there are just so many options out there! Though sheds can also be used for a wide variety of reasons, there are some that may work better for some purposes over others. In this article, we’ll help you answer the question, “What kind of shed is right for me?” by going through all of our Dutch Country Shed styles and outlining the key uses of each type. For more information about high-quality sheds for your home or property, contact the experts at Dutch Country!

What Type Of Home Shed Is Best For You?

Looking for a heavy-duty storage building, a garden shed or workshop, or even a guest home or cabin? If you customize your shed, you can pretty much transform any shed into anything you want! However, some sheds are already built and structured to make certain uses easier. In this section, we’ll take a look at what sheds are best for you and your needs!

If You Need A Cabin, Cottage, Or Guest House…

…Then either the Cabin or Lofted Cabin may be the perfect shed for you! Cabins are a great way to add additional living space to your home or to complete a second property. The porch provides a great outdoor space to relax, while the interior can be decorated in any way to suit you and your preferences. The Lofted Cabin’s loft is an ideal place to store items long-term or temporarily. Cabins can be used exclusively as a second home or for storage as well. See below to learn a bit more about our cabins!

Cabin by Dutch Country Sheds


This quaint cabin can be an excellent storage building, used as a guest house or spare room, or for many other purposes! It includes additional storage space above the front porch. The Cabin features:

  • Sidewalls – 6′ 4″
  • Cathedral Ceiling & more!
  • Smallest Size: 10’x16′
  • Largest Size: 14’x40′

Lofted Cabin by Dutch Country Sheds

Lofted Cabin

If you like the look of the Cabin but need additional storage space, the Lofted Cabin may be exactly what you’re looking for. The Lofted Cabin is a beautiful addition to any property and can be a great multi-purpose building. Store your seldom-used items in the loft, and use the rest of the space below as a guest house or office space! The options are nearly endless.

  • Smallest Size: 10’x16′
  • Largest Size: 14’x32′

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If You Need A Shed For Gardening, Tools, Or Simple Storage…

…Then a Utility Shed, Mini Barn, Or Lofted Barn may be the best choice for you! All the sheds below feature large, double doors – perfect for maneuvering large equipment, such as lawnmowers, leaf blowers, tractors, ATVs, and other vehicles, in and out. These sheds also offer a great place to keep your tools or gardening equipment safe and organized. See below to learn a bit more about these storage sheds!

Utility Shed Portable Building - wooden sheds

Utility Shed

The Utility Shed is a very practical storage shed that does not have the look of a barn. It is also one of our most economical choices and can easily be used to store whatever you have in mind!

  • Sidewalls – 6′ 4″
  • Double Doors
  • Smallest Size: 8’x8′
  • Largest Size: 14’x40′

Mini Barn Shed Portable Building

Mini Barn

The Mini Barn is a great choice if you simply need extra storage space or want to organize and store all of your tools or gardening equipment. It can also be a great storage building to keep your seasonal equipment. The Mini Barn features:

  • 7′ Inside Clearance
  • Single Door & more!
  • Smallest Size: 8’x8′
  • Largest Size: 12’x16′

Lofted Garden Barn Shed

Lofted Barn

The Lofted Barn is a great storage building for recreational items. It includes additional storage space in the loft area, allowing you to easily store items not frequently used or smaller and more fragile items. The Lofted Barn features:

  • Sidewalls – 6′ 4″
  • Double Doors & more!
  • Smallest Size: 8’x12′
  • Largest Size: 14’x40′

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If You’re Looking For A Workshop, Garden Shed, Or Office…

…Then a Garden Shed or Lofted Garden Barn may be perfect for you and your home! These two sheds are ideal as garden sheds or workshops, due to their large windows and design. Just add some shelves and hooks and you’ve got yourself a perfectly organized oasis for your summer gardening projects. Add a tool bench and a few pegboards, and you’ve got a workshop! These sheds are also a great place for storage, or to use as an at-home office, art studio, and more! See below to learn a bit more about these garden sheds!

Garden Shed by Dutch Country Sheds

Garden Shed

The Garden Shed is a classic portable building and will look amazing in any yard! It can be easily converted into a workshop for the family handyman or a gorgeous gardener’s dream space! The Garden Shed features:

  • Sidewalls – 6′ 4″
  • Double Doors & more!
  • Smallest Size: 8’x8′
  • Largest Size: 14’x40′

Lofted Garden Barn by Dutch Country Sheds

Lofted Garden Barn

The Lofted Garden Barn includes a unique U-shaped loft that allows for greater versatility and storage room. The Lofted Garden Barn is perfect for those needing ample storage space. The Lofted Garden Barn features:

  • Sidewalls – 6′ 4″
  • Double Doors & more!
  • Smallest Size: 8’x12′
  • Largest Size: 14’x40′

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How To Choose The Right Shed For You

Check out the video below by English shed company Titan Garden Buildings to see some great tips for choosing the right shed!

If you still aren’t sure which shed style is best for you, consider asking yourself the following questions. Keep in mind that when you purchase a high-quality, wooden shed, that shed can last a lifetime! It’s a good idea to take the time and think about what you really want and need out of your storage shed before diving in.

  • What will you store in your shed now? – Knowing the items you plan to store in your shed, whether it is tools or furniture in your cabin, will help you decide what style and size of shed you need.
  • What will you store in your shed in the future? – You may not need extra storage now, but if you plan on expanding your family or using your shed for long-term storage, it’s important to think about what you need in your shed both now and in the next 5+ years.
  • Do you want a multi-purpose building? – All sheds can be used as multi-purpose buildings, but some are more suited for multi-purpose use than others. For example, if you want significant storage and a home office, you may choose a Cabin or Lofted Garden Barn instead of a Utility Shed or Mini Barn.
  • Do you want to customize your shed? – Do you love DIY projects and want to fully customize your shed? Or would you rather begin using it the moment it enters your property? The amount of work you want to put into your new shed can help determine which shed is best for you.

Looking for more information? Click here to read 10 Things To Consider When Buying An Outdoor Storage Shed!

Ready For Your Own Storage Shed?

If you are ready to purchase a premium portable storage building, or have any questions about finding the right building for you, contact Dutch Country Sheds now to learn more! A storage shed can be the solution you’ve been looking for.

We even have a Rent-To-Own option to make it easy for you to own your very own shed today! Dutch Country Sheds is committed to both affordability and high-quality structures.

We take the time to listen to our customers and help them choose the best design for their particular needs and budget. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

We are so confident in the high quality of our product that we offer a 5-year blanket warranty.

Our 5-year blanket warranty covers any defect in workmanship, lumber, and products, including the function of the product. Dutch Country Sheds are made to last – we guarantee it with our 5-year warranty!

“I appreciate being treated as if I were your only customer,
allowing as much time as needed to reach a decision.”

– Russell J. Murrary, a Classic Buildings Customer – More Testimonials Here!

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