Last Updated Jun 18, 2010 · Written by Craig Gibson
If you’ve got a beautiful heritage home, the last thing you want is to spoil the charm by installing an ugly old garden shed in the corner of your backyard. Extend the charm to even the humble shed by choosing one of the new picturesque heritage sheds that are now available. Here is some more information.
A heritage shed is a shed that has been designed to exude traditional appeal. This could be through using things such as corrugated walls, gable roofs, and decorative ornamentations such as finials and spires. Heritage sheds are available in different sizes and colours so that you can find the shed that has the space that you need as well as matches perfectly with the colour of your home. Heritage sheds can match Federation, Edwardian, and Colonial homes as well as other styles of homes.
Heritage sheds are available in both readymade and custom designs. You can have the shed installed for you or you can buy a prefabricated shed which is ready to assemble – simply screw the panels together and anchor the shed to the ground! Heritage sheds cost a little more than regular sheds but they will add value onto your home. Not to mention, heritage sheds hugely add to visual appeal.
While even the most basic of heritage sheds is picturesque, there are several options that you can choose from to further enhance its charm and practicality. These include such things as louvered windows, guttering and downpipes (ideal for larger sheds especially), gable spires, finials, key locking doors, skylights in the roof, anchors to attach the shed to concrete, and masonry anchors.
Because you have a range of options with your heritage shed, this allows you to even more closely match your shed to your home. A perfect example of this would be using the same finials on the shed that you have used on your home. You can choose as many or as few optional extras as you like.