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Information On Different Garden Shed Designs

Classic gable roof shed with double doors and windows

Some homeowners are lucky - their home already comes with a garden shed. Or your house came with a shed, but it is not the style or size that they want. And others, do not have a shed and find that they need a place to store their belongings when they are not in use.

Which category are you in?

There are dozens of different garden shed designs to choose from, from the ornate to the simple, and not only can they help you to have a place to store your things, they can make your property worth more as well. They also provide a great place to put all of your outdoor stuff...instead of the garage or basement

Why have a garden shed?

Many first time home owners wonder why they even need a garden shed, especially if they do not intend to garden. While it is true that these buildings are the perfect place to house the instruments necessary to cultivate a garden, there are plenty of other uses for a shed. If, for instance, you mow your lawn, a garden shed is the perfect place to house your lawn mower when it is not in use.

If you live in an area that has snow a few months out of the year, you can use the shed to store your outdoor furniture, such as a patio table and chairs, when the winter months are at their worst. Once you’ve decided that you need a garden shed, your next step is to begin investigating the garden shed designs that might best fit your needs.

Choosing a design you are happy with

There are plenty of outdoor storage shed designs available to choose from, so how do you choose the right one for your property? First you need to figure out what you want to use the building for. If you are looking to store a lot of large objects, such as a lawn mower or a large Rota tiller, you will want to plan to have a rather large shed. If, instead, you only need to store a few small things and you don’t have much space to spare, you might want to look more at the designs for smaller shed.

Some sheds are quite plain. In fact, some are little more than a door. Others, however, are large and have windows, double doors, and even a porch! Again, the first thing that you need to think about before planning your shed is how much space you have available. If you have a tiny bit of space or a lot of hills around your home, you will want to make sure that you either have the funds set aside to change the landscape or that you choose a shed that will fit in the spot you have available.

The next step is to decide whether you plan to design the shed yourself or work with a pre-made design. Hardware stores have dozens of plans and books available should you choose to go the pre-made route. If you want to custom-design your garden shed, though, you’ll need to carefully sketch out the features before you get started or using pre-made shed plans. A bit of previous building experience is essential if you’re not working from pre-made plans.

There are plenty of different garden shed designs that are available to choose from. Some are difficult to build and may require the help of a contractor, while others are simple and can be weekend do-it-yourself projects. Choosing one that meets your needs or designing your own will ensure you get the shed you’ve always dreamed of.

For more information on designing a shed, please read these articles:

Overview of shed design software

Different styles of sheds and shed plans



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