Garden Shed Guide

More than just a space for storing your tools, lawnmower and other odds and ends, a garden shed can have a myriad of different uses. From a simple place for potting plants to an outdoor office, workshop or even an area for entertaining friends, a garden shed can be a great addition to your home. For those that are handy around the house, building your own shed can be a fun weekend project.


Here are some things to keep in mind when enhancing your home and garden with a shed.


Determine what you will be using the shed for, as this will determine the size required and type of material to choose. Garden sheds can be used for just storage purposed or can be used as a workshop where you can work comfortably.


Pick a smooth and fairly level site for the shed and ensure that it is in a convenient spot for the function that the shed will serve.


Most homeowners barely have enough time to keep their homes in shape, never mind their sheds, which is why it is advisable to choose materials that require low-maintenance. Wood is the traditional building material for a garden shed and has an aesthetic quality that many homeowners enjoy. If you construct your shed from the right type of wood, it will last a long time. Sheds made from metal are highly durable and are best for use in areas where there are harsh climates. Plastic sheds are hardwearing and resistant to insects, moisture and weather.


Security is a very important aspect of your garden shed. You will either be storing valuable items in the garden shed or your work will be kept there. Either way you will need to make sure that the doors have a good locking system and the windows are securely installed.


Many people make their sheds a focal point in their garden by painting it in a shade that’s harmonious with that of their home and tying it into the rest of the landscape by surrounding it with beautiful plants. Garden sheds can easily be customised with different types of doors, windows and accessories.

Keep all of these tips in mind when selecting your garden tool shed.

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