One of the biggest differences between a new house and a house that has been on the land for many years is the existence of outbuildings. A new home often stands alone., but with time, outbuildings tend to pop up like mushrooms. They are extremely important, not only for their function of providing us a place to work or store our things, but to visually improve our properties and our lives. Give careful thought to the design and material selections. Build so that these structures accent your home, not clash. DO NOT give into the temptation of buying a pre-made outbuilding and have it dropped off in your yard. If your budget allows consider building one or two outbuildings while building your home… perhaps even before building the home.
Originally posted 2015-01-23 15:07:41.