Storage sheds come in a wide variety of styles and shapes to serve many functions besides just a place to keep garden tools. Small sheds are certainly available, but the number of options makes storage buildings a very attractive addition to your yard. Consider your storage needs and add any special features that interest you to find the perfect option. Storing vehicles, equipment, or adding a room for any reason are all possibilities.
Here are several popular models that can help with your backyard storage ideas:
- Basic Tool Sheds — If your backyard storage ideas include simply a place to organize your tools, a basic design may be the right choice. Models are available to match your idea of a well-organized tool storage space. Most homeowners prefer the 6’x8′ or 8’x10′ option for garden tools and lawn equipment. This size shed will not be a dominant feature in your yard. This can be constructed in a corner of the yard or near your home to leave the most available space for outdoor activities. Cedar board construction gives a nice look, but there are many choices of materials that can be used including vinyl siding, which can handle winters nicely. This smaller size shed will not need an elaborate time-consuming foundation. A simple level block base will usually be fine.
- Drive-Thru Shed — The next option is a shed large enough to drive your riding mower into. This can also be used for motorcycles, ATVs, tractors or other small off-road vehicles. One configuration of this shed allows you to drive in one door and use a door on the opposite wall to drive out to avoid backing problems. These sheds can be all sizes and many owners prefer to construct one large enough to include an area for a workbench and mechanic’s tool section to complete repairs and vehicle maintenance. Garden tools can also be stored in this part of the shed.
- Larger Storage Buildings — There are storage buildings available today that can accommodate the cab of a semi-truck. You can install electric, heat and even air conditioning if you wish. The possibilities are endless. There are several large models that include a loft area. These larger buildings can have large garage doors, windows and a separate interior room which can be used for an office or recreation area.
The addition of a storage shed on your property can help you to organize outdoor items, add recreation space, and increase the value of your home. A professional landscaper can help with your backyard storage ideas including choosing the proper building materials and ensuring you have any necessary building permits needed in your neighborhood. Having your outdoor items protected during winter months will add to the lifespan of your valuable tools. Explore the wide variety of storage sheds available to you as a homeowner.