All over the country they are used for a multitude of purposes but backyard shed design is what makes it truly functional or just an inadequate storage space. Whether you are planning to use your shed just to hold garden tools or to provide a proper home office for your business you really need to give it some thought before heading off to the DIY store any stocking up on 2"x4" and a big bag of nails.
The advantages of building your own garden shed are that, not only can you save yourself a lot of money over the cost of a prefabricated one but also you can get a much better shed that actually does what you want it to.
Too many people just head off to their local hardware store and pick up one of the sheds available. Once they get over the shock of how much the thing actually cost they get it home and realise they still have some work to do getting the base and footing right. Then they have to follow the incomprehensible instructions to assembly the pieces.
Even if you get it assembled and don't have any bits left over, the storage shed often doesn't live up to your expectations. The lawn mower probably doesn't fit where you thought it would and even though it looked large enough when empty, once you start to fill it with equipment you soon run out of space.
It seems like every time you need to take something out from the shed, everything else is in the way and so you spend a lot of time moving stuff out and back in every time you open the door. Of course it doesn't have to be this way. Provided you are careful and take your time you can construct your own provided you have a good backyard shed design.
Building you own garden shed should be an enjoyable project and the end result should be a perfect space that has been designed to hold exactly what tools you have or is big enough to be used as your home office, freeing up space in your house.
Getting to a successful result just takes a little careful thought and having the correct plans. Thankfully there are plans for all sorts and sizes of backyard shed that can be obtained on the internet.
Inexpensive, complete detailed plans of garden sheds that have been carefully designed and have a complete parts list are an invaluable assistance. They allow you to cost the entire project from the start so that there aren't any hidden surprises and you know that, in the end, the space will be exactly what you want and you wont bang your head every time you go in the door.
Autor: Steve J Scott
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Added: May 14, 2009