Stop! Think! Ten Top Tips for Buying a Shed
Buying a Shed needs some thought.
Thinking of buying a shed to add storage space to your home, then you need to make sure you choose the right one. After all, a shed is a pretty expensive investment so let’s make sure you get the most bang for your buck! Today we’re taking a look at some of the issues to consider when choosing a shed for your home.
What will you use the shed for?
- If it’s for storing your lawnmower and garden tools, keeping them dry and secure, a basic shed with a secure, locking door will suffice.
- If you want to store household items, then it makes sense to consider an insulated shed, especially if it’s to store furniture or anything else that would deteriorate in damp conditions.
- If you’re storing outdoor equipment, prams, bikes, camping gear, even large sacks of pet food, then insulation is essential, as is security.
- If it’s for storing garden furniture and large garden toys, you need to make sure the shed is big enough to fit everything in with extra space for “growing room” – no, your possessions won’t grow, but the number of them may!
- If you want a shed as a home-office/workshop, you’ll need to make sure it’s insulated well for year-round use and that you can install electrical power.
- Depending on the type of work you do in the shed, do you need running water installed and is this possible?
How Much Space will you Need?
- Make sure that your shed is large enough for its intended purpose and, if you store bulky stuff in it, that the door opening is big enough.
- You need to comply with legislation on exterior cladding and dimensions, including height.
- Don’t fill all your outdoor space with a shed – you need space to relax and enjoy the garden too.
- Make sure that the shed you choose looks good alongside your home and in its space in the garden – you’re going to be looking at it for many years to come!
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