Choosing The Best Shed Style

This is part four of a series of articles with tips for choosing the perfect shed solution for your needs. View part three.

When you purchase a shed, one of the first things you notice is that there are a few different shed styles to choose from. How do you decide which one is best for your situation? In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of the three general styles that Watson Buildings offer in our line of premium portable storage sheds.


Light Blue, white, and charcoal wood economy cabin

Economy Cabin

The Economy Cabin is the economical alternative to our Standard Utility Cabin and is only available in our Premium Painted product line. It has shorter walls (6’5″) than the Standard Utility Cabin (7’5″) and does not include any windows standard. It features the standard A-frame Roof style which is the most practical and economical roof style, and it looks great in practically any setting. Doors can be placed in the end and windows and shelving can be added.

Classic Dutch

The Classic Dutch shed is a metal economy shed available only in our Quality Metal product line. Instead of the standard A-Frame roof and 6’5″ sidewalls, it features even shorter walls (46″) and the Gambrel or Barn Style roof. This style is good if you’re looking to purchase a low profile shed that goes very easy on your budget. Doors can be placed in the end and windows and shelving can be added.

Red, White, and Black short metal building roughly 10x12

Utility Cabin

The Utility Cabin is the most versatile and popular style we offer. It features the A-frame Roof style, 7’ 5” sidewalls, double doors, floor joists and walls studs on 16″ centers, and one window. It is highly customizable with the doors being able to be placed in either the end or the side as well as lofts, windows, shelving, roll-up doors, and many additional options.

Cream and Brown Standard Utility Cabin

Highwall Barn

The Highwall Barn features the room of a Utility Cabin with the traditional Barn Style Roof. The side walls are slightly shorter than the Utility to counter the added roof height. Because of the lower sidewall height, doors can only be added in the end and windows, lofts, shelving, workbenches and more can be added anywhere in the shed. If you simply like the Barn Style roof or are trying to match other buildings on your property, this may be the style for you.

Red, White, and charcoal wood highwall barn with 2 lofts, and a window

Wrapping up…

Now that you know details about the different styles we offer, you’re nearly ready to go purchase your dream shed. Before purchasing, be sure to double check for code and permit restrictions as well as any neighborhood restrictions on what is allowed.

Once you’ve decided on a style, you’re ready to make a decision about siding options. Alternatively, give one of our shed experts a call at (931) 635-2244 and we’ll discuss the pros and cons of the different options and help you make a well-informed decision about the best shed for your situation!