I need a garden shed.
With a barn one would think I’d have room for my push mower, shovels, rakes & pots.
But we are hoping to continue the renovation to make the barn into a family room, laundry room & bathroom.
Sooo, I need a shed.
Not a ‘she shed” although those are darling.
I need a garden shed.
Been doing some research & have some tips to share if you are in the market for a shed too.
Tips for Choosing a Garden Shed
- Before you shop determine exactly what the shed will be used for and how much stuff you need to put in it. Don’t estimate or guess the amount of things. Pull them out in the yard & figure out how much space you will need.
- Check with your local government to see if you need a permit. There also may be certain set back from property lines to take into consideration.
- Look for sheds made from pressure treated wood. Cedar is a great choice as it has natural resins making it rot resistant.
- Think of the type of floor you can install or are willing to pay someone to install. Cinder blocks, a concrete slab or crushed stones are good options.
- If you will be working in the shed, potting or otherwise, a skylight is a terrific feature. No need for electricity unless you are a night gardener!
- Think of ways to embellish a sturdy basic shed to go with your home. Turn a regular door into a Dutch door, add window boxes ~ even if there aren’t windows. Plant shrubs & trees around the shed to make it an asset to your yard.
Practical & pretty. You can DIY up a sturdy plan jane shed like this one to be a stunner.
Imagine it with beds of flowers, a Dutch door letting in the light, maybe a lantern to the side of the door, even if it is just for show. Maybe a hanging basket on a bracket. And definitely stain or paint it to match your home.
There are so many ways to sweeten up this cedar shed on the outside. While on the inside it hides all your gear.
We just had the previous owners nasty, rusted metal shed taken down. Well it pretty much fell down.
Once the yard is ship shape I will take my own tips & pick out a garden shed.
Can you tell I am itching to get gardening!
What are your garden plans this season?
** Kelly **