Anyone with a garage filled up to the ceiling with stuff definitely needs more storage space. What about using the extra space in the backyard for more storage? Backyard portable buildings are the perfect solution for storage solutions outside the home or garage.
Of course, there’s always a potential complication such as the size of the backyard, the size of the shed and whether any permits are need. No, there’s not an app to solve most of the potential complications. However, there is a lot of good news. Storage sheds have a lot of options such as size to fit any backyard space. Here are some options to help a homeowner find the right backyard storage shed.
Determine Which Items will be Stored
It’s important to know which items will be placed in the storage shed. For bulk items or large equipment storage, pick a fabric shed. These sheds offer weather protection and are affordable. If small gardening supplies and other small tools will be placed in the storage shed, purchase a weather-resistant steel storage shed.
A homeowner should know the items they plan to store in their new storage sheds. Pick the storage sheds that are visually appealing to the backyard. Prior to buying any storage shed, do some research. Understand any local building codes and ordinances to determine if there are permits needed before buying the storage shed.
Determine the Exact Budget Needed for the Storage Shed
A portable shed varies by materials, size and design. These three things will impact the final cost of the shed and the warranty offered. Fabric sheds are often the most affordable and are considered multi-purpose. However, they are often considered temporary structures because they are easy to move and assemble.
Steel storage sheds are often purchased for a more permanent storage solution. It requires a foundation, also called a based, prior to assembling the shed. Other portable shed options include plastic sheds and wooden sheds. Plastic sheds often don’t offer much visual appeal. Although they are study and resistant to infestation there aren’t many style options available.
Wooden sheds are the popular option. Their price range can range from inexpensive to expensive depending on the other factors such as size and detail of the structure. The wooden sheds can be painted to fit the home’s color scheme too.
Future Backyard Storage Shed Enhancements
It’s important to determine now whether a homeowner plans to purchase storage enhancements later. Storage enhancements vary from accessories to reduce humidity to protecting the roof from harsh weather. Although a homeowner may not be planning to obtain these shed enhancements when they initially purchase the sheds, it’s best to consider any future improvements to the storage shed.
Pick the Right Storage Shed for a Backyard
Finding the right backyard storage shed can be tough. There are so many styles, options and sizes to buy. Also, there are plenty of ways to use the storage structure. Remember, it’s important to know what things will be stored in the shed and how much room in the backyard for the shed.