Chances are you’ve been dreaming about your new pole barn for some time. Whether it be a personal accessory building for your camper and boat, a hobby shed, horse barn or even a garage, you want it to not only perform well; you want it to look good.
Maybe you know exactly what you want or maybe you’re looking for ideas. When it comes to your new pole barn, there are lots of fun – and functional – ways to add a personal touch.
Cupolas and mansards and porches, oh my!
Take a look at some of the many options available to, as they say, add a little “gingerbread” to your pole barn design.
One of the most popular accessories Lester Buildings customers choose, cupolas add a certain old-world charm that’s hard to ignore.
Wrap-around, gabled or lean-to, porches come in a variety of styles. From a 6-foot wide veranda where you can rest in your favorite chair and gaze at the sunset to large, 12-foot wide outdoor entertainment rooms, porches are a functional way to add building aesthetics.
A simple way to increase the character and beauty to your pole barn, wainscoting can be color coordinated to complement your home and other structures on the property.
If you live in a suburban neighborhood with newer construction, it’s likely that your home has a steep roof pitch. Why should your pole barn be any different? Increasing the pitch from a standard 4/12 to 6/12 or even 8/12 can dramatically change the look and better facilitate snow sliding off in regions with long winters. A win-win!
Doors and Windows
Yes, even doors and windows add curb appeal. Signature sliding doors with crossbucks, gridded windows and shutters, walk doors in bold accent colors, carriage-style overhead doors – you name it. Windows and doors come in many styles – one of which is sure to enhance your building design plans.
Also called eyebrows, mansards serve as decorative trim and can shelter doors or windows from the weather. What a great way to add distinction to your building’s profile!
When it comes to color, anything goes! Want a red hobby shed that stands out as a focal point? Prefer something other than white for window and door trim? How about a classy bit of copper splashed on soffits, the porch roof and cupola? Yes, please!
Other pole barn accessories
Once you’ve decided your building’s fundamental specs like height, length and width, the fun can really begin. In addition to the features highlighted above, your options also include:
A particularly important consideration if you have large storage needs and live in an urban community with accessory building footprint restrictions.
Pitch isn’t the only consideration when it comes to making your roof stand out from the ordinary. Choose from gambrel for a traditional, agricultural feel; flying gables for a great roof design; or monitor roof for added daylight.
Deep fascia overhangs
Should you want extra shading or just like the look of them!
For added light and space.
Fiber cement board siding
In some areas, ordinances frown upon traditional pole barn metal siding. To comply, customers often opt for fiber cement board siding, such as HardiPlank, which looks like wood.
If you’re looking for a design that’s as unique as you are, browse through our photo gallery to get ideas for how to dress up your new pole barn.