What’s the Difference Between Stick-Built Garages vs. Pole Barns vs. Modular Garages?

You need a garage. But how do you know which method of construction is best for your new garage? 

Whether you’re looking for a one-car, two-car, or even four-car garage, it’s important to know your options. This article explores the differences between the three most popular types of building for garages: stick builds, pole barns, and modular garages.

Holly Jolly Holiday Sale!

Our Holly Jolly Holiday Sale offers up to 20% off new orders from 12/5 to 12/29.

New Styles of Our Siesta Poolside Bar are Now Available

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One of the best parts of our job here is brainstorming new pool house designs to keep our styles fresh. The Siesta Poolside Bar (everyone’s favorite little pool cabana) is a great example of this.

When we first released the Siesta about 10 years ago, it came standard with a hip roof design (and a myriad of siding, bar counter, and interior options.) A little over 5 years ago, we introduced the Siesta with an a-frame roofline.

And now, we have 2 more styles we’d love to introduce you to, which are almost a year in the making.

Fulfilling Nonprofit Programs That You Can Run From Home

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Nonprofit work is a fulfilling endeavor for many people. However, involving yourself in nonprofit charity projects may seem intimidating from the outside looking in. Luckily, it is often an easier task than it might appear. There are many relatively simple charity projects that you can develop and manage from the comfort of your own home. 

4 Valuable & Inspiring Garden Shed Designs for Your Backyard

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With the summer in full swing and more states extending lockdowns amidst COVID-19 surges, more people are turning to their garden as a source of comfort and joy. There's something remarkably relaxing about reconnecting with nature, nurturing plants, and maintaining a beautiful lawn.

With the renewed focus on gardening, many people are looking at buying or upgrading their garden shed. After all, if you're going to be gardening more from now on, it's probably worth getting some extra space.

Types of Backyard Structures and What To Know About Each

The Top 5 Backyard Structures You Need to Know

One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors is in the comfort of your own backyard, where you can choose whether to suntan in privacy or have friends over for a cookout. You can enjoy hot summer days and crisp winter nights just as well by setting up your property for outdoor entertainment in any season. To create an outdoor space that is attractive, comfortable, and versatile, adding a backyard structure could be the perfect solution.

Pergolas 101: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Pergola

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The pergola has seen a big surge in popularity the past few years as outdoor living continues to be a huge trend in home improvement. Of course, the pergola has been around for a LONG time (with origins possibly dating back to Ancient Egypt!), but it’s also one that’s most often confused with other, similar structures.

People often mix up pergolas with arbors, trellises, and pavilions and aren’t always sure just what a pergola is for, or what it even looks like.

Why Are There Cracks in the Timber of My New Timber Frame Structure?

You may think it’s a flaw in the timber used, but rest assured, it’s not! Cracking and checking is a normal part of timber frame buildings, fences, and furniture and is very rarely a result of any structural issues. Cracking and checking of timber is actually a very natural part of the life cycle of wood – even once it’s been cut, shaped, and prepared for building. It isn’t an indication of defects in your wood, though sometimes customers assume so.

What To Expect When Buying a Building from Homestead Structures

You’ve come this far…you know what type of structure you want, you have an idea in mind for the design, now you’re looking to get a quote. So what’s the process look like to go from the research phase to actually purchasing your new pool house, shed, or other storage structure?

Landscaping Your Storage Shed

Whether you’ve already purchased a new storage shed or you’re considering building one in the near future, it’s important to think about the design and style of not only the structure itself but also the surrounding land. Although some people feel that a shed is, well, just a shed, we feel that just because a storage building is a practical item, doesn’t mean it necessarily has to look plain.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Storage Structure

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When it comes to picking the right storage building, it’s often in your best interest to consider all of your options before selecting one that’s right for you and your home. While you might be overwhelmed with choices and you might think it’s best to pick the one that looks the nicest, there’s much more to think about before you sign the building contract. This week, we thought we’d highlight some questions for you to ask yourself that will help you to choose an ideal storage structure.