Backyard Shed, Patio, and Pergola for Outdoor Living Spaces

I plan to add a pergola to the front of the shed for an outdoor sitting and cooking area. It will look very similar to the photo above, but posts are cheaper than the columns shown. $1,495 with 6"x6" posts or $1,995 with 6"-8" columns

I was planning on siding the shed with cedar shake shingles like the picture above and put the shutters on as you mentioned. I thought covering the cedar with a clear coat to retain natural look would be best. $299.

Or we could use siding like this picture to the left.