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This time of year people are thinking of cleaning up the garage and getting ready for spending time outside. Now just imagine all your outdoor clutter compiled into one organized space. Storage or Garden Sheds can give you that extra space, and at the same time allow you to start parking your cars in the garage again.

 The Perfect Garden Shed Sometime people think of a shed as a dull box-like structure, which sits in your backyard and never fits its surroundings. Today Garden Sheds have become more stylish and appealing in their style and variety. Sheds are now made with many different types of material such as cedar, vinyl, laminated polyethylene covers and they even can be made to look like little houses.

Garden Sheds are used for a variety of purposes from; organizing your lawn equipment, being a poolside cabana, protecting vehicles or boats or even a tucked away retreat in the backyard to a play house for the kids. Whether you are planning on buying one from a local store, buying a kit and putting it together or building one from scratch, here are some great tips to know, when looking for that “perfect” shed.

First, take a long look at your backyard and try to picture which style and size of shed would look best in your yard.
Deciding what the function of the shed will be before you start looking, will help you eliminate a lot of the sales questions and get you in the category of sheds where you need to be. For instance, if you wanted a shed for your lawn equipment, you would probably be looking at sheds with double doors, shelves, and maybe a few functional windows for ventilation purposes.
 The Perfect Garden Shed Garden Sheds today come in many different designs from barn look-a-likes to country cottages. Keep in mind it is all about the detail, so find out what kind of options are out there for add-on accessories. Shutters, flower boxes, shelves, functional windows, lofts, and double doors are just a few additions you can think about to customize your shed.
The size will also play a major part in your decision.

Second, once the over all style has been selected, you must look into the materials that are being used. Many different types of materials are used today to create long lasting sheds. However, cedar sheds are the most popular, because cedar is known for its warm wood characteristics, beauty, durability and outstanding weather resistance. Vinyl is another good choice and it is weather and rust proof, fire resistant, and does not fade. If you need to store large items like motor homes or boats, laminated polyethylene covers are a great source for protection from the outdoor elements. Always make sure that wooden sheds are elevated, so it can minimize the wood deterioration along the base.

 The Perfect Garden Shed Finally, it is easy to admire a garden shed that is already assembled at the store, but how easy is it to assemble when you bring it home. Assembly is the factor that will make or break a sale; so make sure you ask about how easy it is to construct the shed before you buy. A good choice is to find a shed that is built in sectional panels and uses simple hardware. When using the panels, there is no danger in making wasteful and costly wrong cuts, or the time consuming cutting process. Windows may already be attached to the wall and the shingles could also be attached to the roof panels making it a stress free process.

This simple guide can help you start searching for the shed you have been wanting. By thinking through the basics in style, function, materials and assembly, you should have a good idea of what you may want in a shed. If you want to have the fun of building your own shed and are looking for help check out “How to build a Storage Shed”

Overall you should look at it this way. A shed can help you organize, and being organized minimizes the workload, therefore less work equals more fun.

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2 Responses to “Ideas to Help You Buy The Perfect Garden Shed”

I have been after my husband to get us a shed and your blog really helped me and him. We are going out tomorrow to buy one if we can find what we are looking for.

I am planning on buying a shed right away. The ones in the article look great. Thanks for the links and the advice.