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Old 10-06-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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Default outbuilding/shed style

So I am thinking of getting an outbuilding to store lawn equipment. My backyard isn't all that big and i am thinking 10x10 max. I like the storage overhead of a gambrel roofed building but am not sure if that would go good with me home. I live in an HOA community. They have nothing that says gambrel roof will not work but it does say that it should match color, style, material where possible.

i saw same style builing, gambrel, behind a new construction home on my street so it should fly past HOA.

My question is, would getting the smaller, more expensive, matching home style building be a better investment??
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I think of a shed as something you use, not something you invest in.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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yes i agree but it should look good too.

so whatcha all think? barn type shed or a roof type?
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Barn.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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A simple shed with a standard pitched roof will fit in just about anywhere. Paint it to match the house.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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But if you want the storage of a gambrel roof, and it won't give you a headache every time you look at it, then get it. If not, get the standard pitched roof.

I personally don't like the barn-style sheds, but I don't think it would prevent me (or many people) from buying a house, so it probably will have a negligible effect on the value of your home.

So buy what makes you happy now.
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