A Custom Built Shed: Make it Your Own

Storage sheds come in many different shapes, colors, layouts, and sizes. Why? Because the needs for a shed vary greatly from one home to the next.

A shed is great for backyard storage space, but we are seeing more and more customers purchasing custom sheds for uses beyond simple storage and gardening needs. Sheds are used for home offices, homeschool space, workout rooms, hobby studios, she sheds, and even pool houses.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to designing your own shed. With a custom-built shed, you have the freedom to make it your own and tailor it to fit your specific needs and style.

In this guide, we will discuss a few ways you can customize your Westwood shed to make it truly unique and functional for your lifestyle. From design elements to practical features, let’s dive into the world of custom shed designs.

Design Elements & Features of Custom Backyard Sheds

When it comes to designing your own shed, the first thing to consider is the overall look and feel of the structure. This includes:

Size & Layout

When you design your own storage shed, you have the ability to choose the size and layout that best suits your needs. From 8' x 8’ to 14' x 52', we offer a wide range of custom-sized sheds to accommodate your storage needs.

Once you decide on the size, you can also customize the layout of the new shed. Want your primary door on the end of the building for functional reasons? No problem. Want a window on the back wall to let in natural light? We can make it happen.

In fact, you can choose how many doors and windows there are and where they are placed. We build storage solution sheds your way and will even help you think about this important step when designing your custom shed.

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Siding & Roofing

We have multiple shed siding materials available in various colors and styles. Choose low-maintenance metal or vinyl or opt for top-quality engineered wood or rustic log shed siding. The way you plan to use your custom backyard shed may influence how you want it to look on the outside. If you don’t find a color you love, talk to us about our custom color match option.

Roof styles vary by model, but you can customize your shed even more by selecting your roofing material of choice. Choose from nine shingle colors or seven metal colors. Depending on the climate you live in and the look you want to achieve, we can help you choose the best option for your custom-built shed design.

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Additional Accessories to Consider When Designing Your Own Shed

When you design and build a shed, don't forget to consider additions that can make your shed more functional.  This may include ramps, shelving, workbenches, and lofts. These can all be added to your custom shed design for even more practical use.

You can also choose from a selection of window shutters to add a touch of style to your custom-built shed. And if you want to add some natural light to your custom backyard sheds, consider including a skylight or additional windows in your design.

Customization Packages

We have created specially crafted packages to make your custom backyard sheds even more epic. The transom dormer package adds a beautiful touch to the outside of your custom-sized sheds and allows more natural light on the inside.

We have several porch packages that will transform custom shed designs into a charming residential-type buildings—perfect for a garden shed, man cave, and pool house. Many customers add the garage package to their shed so it can be used as a free-standing garage.

Our handyman package is ideal for a highly functional workshop but is also useful for hobby studios, home offices, and even homeschool spaces.

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Upgrades for Your Custom Shed Designs

When a package just doesn’t work for your problem, we still have many custom shed storage ideas and solutions available. You can add lofts, workbenches, pegboards, and shelves for storage. Add bars to doors or windows for security. Need high walls or heavy-duty floors for your dream shed? Just let us know.

If aesthetics are important when you design your own shed, consider adding a cupola, shutters, or even charming flower boxes to complete that special look. These simple upgrades can transform any basic shed into a stunning backyard focal point.

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Your Custom Shed is Built for Life

When you choose Westwood, you get more than just a backyard shed. You get the freedom to dream, freedom to design, and freedom to live. It’s your life, and that’s why Westwood sheds are built for life.

Whether you need a simple storage shed to blend in with your home or an eye-catching home office, we’re here to give your vision life.  Find a Westwood location near you. 


Design and build a shed for life. Your life!

This free online tool allows you to see how much each shed costs. As you design your shed, you will see an instant estimate, allowing you to create a shed you love that fits in your budget!