Blog » Building Better Storage: Bunce Building
For those needing more storage or workspace without a remodel, a local company provides classy, turnkey buildings that match your home but are light on the wallet
With many homes and garages cluttered with tools, equipment, and mementos too valuable to toss, more families are looking for additional storage or workspace without the time and expense of a remodel or offsite storage. “We couldn’t walk around our garage due to the clutter,” says Ken Styers, a homeowner in Winston-Salem. “Yet we wanted our riding lawnmower, push mower, generator, pressure washer, and other equipment handy – not in costly off-site storage, where we’d have to drive to pick it up every time we needed it.”
But typical storage sheds are old, ugly, inflexible, and often must be replaced long before their owners are done needing them. Like a growing number of North Carolinians needing more storage or workspace without a remodel, the Styers family turned to a local Lexington-based company called Bunce Buildings, which provides classy, turnkey buildings that can be custom-matched to your home, but are light on the wallet.
The quality, custom-built storage buildings are delivered complete, installed, and ready for immediate use for substantially less than big box store retail prices, with a rent-to-own option for typically less than the cost of monthly offsite storage. Each building from the smallest 6x6’ to the largest 14x40’ is individually stick-built by skilled craftsmen, with free delivery, set-up, and leveling on your lot within 20 miles of any sales center located throughout the Piedmont Triad. Larger or over-sized buildings, including two-story barns with attic space, can be built on-site.
Most Bunce Buildings, including A-frames and Amish barns, come standard with high-quality construction such as: 16” on center 2x4 ceiling joists and walls; 16” on center 2x6 treated floor joists; tongue and groove underlayment on all floor decking; choice of 30-year shingles or 40-year steel roof; choice of six colors on Georgia Pacific vinyl siding; choice of Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Acrylic solid color exterior stain, or colors that match your existing home; and building leveling with concrete blocks.
According to the Styers family, the benefits of their new Bunce Building are many. With the 6-foot wide door, Glenda can drive her Zero Turn riding lawnmower into the building and park it with plenty of room. Ken appreciates the 40-year steel roof, which will protect his family’s equipment and mementos from bad weather and leaking for decades to come. The building has a workbench, to which he may attach a vice and drill press to tackle various projects with plenty of room to spread out. And the building’s 2.5 lofts allow ample space to put unused items around the house into loft storage.
When Tiffany Ramos, a greater Greensboro area homeowner, sought to buy a playhouse for her niece, she wanted one that would capture her imagination yet easily convert to adult use once her niece had outgrown it.
She bought an 8x12' Cottage Style Playhouse from Bunce Buildings for use in her mom’s backyard. “As soon as we saw it, we fell in love with it,” says Tiffany. “We saw its quality, detail, and customization, for much less than big box store or local vendor prices. We went with roof shingles and a columned porch with pickets and planters to match the house. It has two front and two side windows with screens, some with shutters and some with flower boxes. There’s even a sleeping loft over the porch with a ladder, and a child door in front, and grown-up door in back.”
When her niece outgrows the playhouse, Tiffany plans on converting it into a storage or craft area for her mom. Because of its quality and value that “will save us thousands of dollars in replacement costs over its life,” Tiffany and her husband are considering buying another Bunce Building to use for storage and as a "man cave" for her husband.
“We’re planning a divided cottage style building with room on one side for a drive-in mower, tools and a workbench, and room on the other side for a ‘man cave’ with a fridge, sofa, and big screen TV. We’d customize it to match our home’s shingles, siding, and paint color. We’d probably ask Bunce to finish the interior of the man cave, do the preliminary electrical wiring, and rough out a spot for a window AC unit.”
“It’s great knowing these buildings are made in the U.S. by a local family-owned company that’s invested in the community for the last 25 years,” concludes Tiffany.
Bunce Buildings produces and distributes high-quality storage buildings, playhouses, gazebos, sheds, garages, sunrooms, carports, metal roofing, and play sets. Affordable financing options include rent-to-own at a price that’s typically less than off-site storage rental.
For more info, call 336-250-8564; visit www.buncebuildings.com; or write to Bunce Buildings, 2100 S. Main Street, Lexington, NC 27292
By Del Williams