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The Perfect Potting Shed

Updated: Mar 18

John and Kristen Colvin were shopping for a backyard building last summer. At the time, they had recently moved and were looking for a potting shed. Kristen has a knack for growing exotic plants, so she needed a place to keep her potting supplies, as well as a place to put her tender plants during the winter.

The Colvins wanted a potting shed that would truly be an asset to their home. They chose a cabin shell because they wanted their potting shed to have a cottage feel to it. Their home already had some cedar accents, so the cedar lap siding was an easy choice. With the help of their Ulrich sales consultant, they designed the interior to include a workbench, shelving, and pegboard. Here’s the shed at Ulrich headquarters before delivery.

The Colvins did a tremendous of job of showcasing their potting shed. Notice the stone steps and skirting, as well as plants that are properly scaled to the size of the potting shed. “A lot of our guests call it the Hobbit House,” says Kristen. In addition to blocking the street, they wanted the potting shed to feel like it was in a forest.

On a scale of ‘1-10’, the Colvins rated the Ulrich experience as ‘10’. “Your company made it so easy,” says Kristen. In choosing a shed, they liked the large selection of models to choose from, as well as the ability to customize the layout. On the day of delivery, wet ground conditions made delivery very difficult. The Colvins were impressed with the Ulrich driver’s persistence and accuracy. “He was awesome,” says John. The Colvins have been recommending Ulrich to their friends. Thank you, John and Kristen, for letting us share your story!

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