Last Updated on July 25, 2020 by Daniel Cooper
When you’re running out of space in your house one of the best solutions is getting a shed. If you need a place to work or you’re into crafting a shed could be great. There are lots of ways to use a shed which makes it really great to have in your garden.
When shopping online for a shed, you may realize that there are tons of different sized sheds which can make it tough to choose which is best. Here are 5 tips to help you buy the perfect shed for your needs.
1. Plan What You Will Put in the Shed
It’s very important to plan upfront when choosing a garden shed. If you just need room for tools and such then you don’t need a large shed, but if you have some bicycles or just lots of things to store you should choose a larger shed. Also, if it’s not just for storage and you need a place to work you have to consider that.
2. Check If You Have Enough Room for a Specific Shed
So you think that a 10×8 shed is perfect for you and you buy it. After it arrives you go to assemble it in your garden only to realize you don’t have the room for it because of that stupid tree or your children’s playhouse.
3. Decide How the Garden Shed Will Be Used
The size of your perfect garden shed greatly depends on how you will use it. If you only need to store some things you don’t even use then go for a smaller one. However, it’s always nice to have some extra space for anything that might come up in the future.
4. Height Is Important, Too
The taller your garden shed is the more boxes you can stack and use taller shelves to increase the amount of room that you have to store things. A tall shed might also include a small attic to keep things in that you never or almost never use.
Getting a tall garden shed is mostly for placing things you don’t need somewhere so that they are out of the way. If you can’t reach these items keep in mind that getting something from the highest shelf could be tricky.
5. Picking the Material
It doesn’t affect the size of the shed but it’s something you have to consider when buying a garden shed. Wooden sheds are often the first choice of most people because they look great and fit in with the garden look however they are likely to be damaged in harsh weather.
Metal and plastic are often cheaper and are very durable but the exterior might throw off the style that you are trying to portray in your yard.
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