Outdoor Sheds For Your Garden
You could rent a storage unit to keep your overflow items, but that’s something you have to pay for month after month. Plus, it’s hardly a practical solution for storing tools that you want to use every day. An shed can store your items securely right on your property, where they are easy to find and use when you need them.
These buildings have come a long way from the old corrugated metal boxes of yesteryear. Today there are made to measure buildings designed to fit particular needs. Some have hanging racks to store tall items like shovel and spades. There are some tool sheds that not only keep your nuts and bolts organized, but are large enough to double as workshops.
With So Many Sheds and So Many Ways to Use Them
Another trend in sheds is building your own shed that can be used for multiple purposes. Designs have become more sophisticated and more attractive. Let your imagination soar–your shed can be a whimsical structure that looks like a little fairy tale cottage. Some people are so entranced by the look of their sheds that they have given up their original storage purpose and use them instead as playhouses, recreation rooms, or even guest houses.
But aside from how it will looks, what it’s made of can affect its longevity and durability. Wooden sheds are a nice idea, and can be sturdy and strong. Sheds made of wood tend to be more expensive, and require more upkeep, including repainting and re-felting every few years. One plus with wooden sheds is they can be easily modified to match your house.
Plastic shed kits are great for the amateur do-it-yourselfer who needs a reliable shed that is easy to assemble. The interlocking plastic panels of most kits are lightweight and easy to put together by yourself. Vinyl shed kits are also quite functional and long-lasting. Vinyl, like plastic, won’t rot or rust, and doesn’t require painting. Vinyl sheds are strong and waterproof, so they hold up against wind and snow. And vinyl can be made to look like anything, from a clapboard-sided saltbox to an igloo! Having said that being made of plastic is not good for the planet.
Before you decide take a look at our shed images and pictures of our buildings which will give you a good idea of what may suit you the best.
Careful Preparation Yields Fewer Headaches
There’s nothing more disheartening than spending a lot of time and money installing an shed, only to have to take it down. If you haven’t set it on a level site or set up a foundation, it may not last too long. And be sure to check with your local building laws and neighbourhood association or preservation society before making any big plans. Prepare to store your tools and equipment the smart way–you can find sheds online or at home and garden stores.