When you think of ways to turn your backyard into a living space, one that won’t have traps every other step and one that you will adore for its neatness, think of building a shed.
Outdoor sheds do exactly that: allow you to enjoy the backyard without stumbling on tools or regretting paying money for a new wood deck just because the space around it is so cluttered that drives you back inside in nanoseconds. Who enjoys sitting on the deck when surrounded by chaos?
It’s fair to say that outdoor sheds are utilitarian structures. They are built to host all the things you don’t want in your feet and all these things that clutter the backyard and camouflage its beauty. But do you know what? Backyard sheds may also be themed, tiny or huge, used for all garden items, or just serve for displays. Let’s see all that.
A backyard shed for all uses
An outdoor shed primarily serves as a storage room. That’s its basic purpose and the main reason why you should seriously consider building a shed. Even if you don’t keep many things that need storage in the backyard, you surely have some tools, water hoses, garden furniture, or outdoor kitchen accessories that you want to store.
Yes, many homes have garages, which also often serve as storage spaces. And yes, if you have a backyard kitchen, you likely have some cabinets for storage too. But don’t forget that not all things fit in the garage and certainly in outdoor kitchen cabinets. Plus, you don’t want to create a mess in there. A shed’s job is to keep your things out of sight and hence, protected. That’s one more major reason why you need to get a shed. All things you keep in the shed are sheltered and not exposed to the elements. Naturally, they last for a long time, their colors don’t fade, and they don’t get rusty or rotten – depending on the material.
Of course, sheds help you keep the garden clutter-free. By having the space to put the furniture and all things you may need to remove from the backyard, you can keep the garden neat.
One more thing. With the backyard clutter-free, you and your children are safer. Do you know how easy is to get injured with bikes, garden tools, and all sorts of things lying here and there in the backyard?
It makes sense to say that sheds are useful and their utilitarian character has 3 main advantages:
· Neat backyard
How to use your shed differently
While most sheds host a variety of things, from chairs and tables to tools and bikes, some are monothematic.
· For example, a shed with glass walls may serve as a greenhouse. A shed can be used for the exhibition of your artwork to friends and family.
Since sheds may be very small or as big as small houses, they may even be transformed into bedrooms for unexpected guests, for instance. Or if you lack the space in the main house. Or, they may shelter a dinner party if it suddenly rains.
· A shed may also be placed close to an outdoor kitchen or an outdoor bar and serve as your outdoor pantry. Or, the place you keep various things you only use in the garden and not in the main house.
How to make the shed work for you
Before you order or buy a shed, consider your needs. Think of the possible ways you may use it, depending on your family and your habits. Then consider your backyard, its dimension, and how much space you can provide for the shed. All such things will help you understand the shed dimension you want and what you need to have inside the shed. What can you put in the shed? Anything – shelves, racks, trolleys, cabinets, baskets, or a combination of all those – and other, things. It depends on what you have to store. Think of that first to be sure your shed is organized as well and so you easily find what you are looking for every time you step into your new storage room – your backyard’s storage room.