What Sized Shed Do You Need?

Shed size is very important.  Whilst it is difficult to find anybody who actually regrets buying a good quality shed, there is one lament that is heard quite frequently.

“I wish I’d bought a larger one.”

A well designed shed is so versatile that its new owner is likely to find many uses for it.  Certainly, if it is a standard garden shed, its main purpose will be the safe and dry storage of garden tools and implements, but an enthusiastic gardener who looked no further than that will soon be feeling the need for enough space for sowing seeds and, later, potting them on.  There will have to be room for the racks on which seed trays can stand, and those will need light.  A work bench is an essential, with room underneath it for the sacks of different potting composts, and somewhere to store seed trays and pots when the plants have been moved into their places in the garden. 

So, shed size should include not just storage, but room in which to work, and some thought needs to be given to the siting of doors and windows so that essential daylight falls in the right place for the seeds to germinate, and bulky machinery can be manoeuvred into and out of the shed without too much difficulty.

Fortunately, C & S sheds are designed with versatility in mind, and the client can decide where the door should be sited, and whether the window should be on the east wall, to catch the morning sunlight, or the south for the longest daylight hours.  Or both.  Racks to hold tools should be positioned so that they can be reached easily, and even the most active and fit gardener will appreciate a chair, which can take up quite a lot of room.

A successful plan of the layout of a shed will depend upon its purpose. 

Or, more frequently, purposes.  Plural.