Are you feeling frustrated because you never seem to have enough space?
Whether you need more room for storage, or even for yourself, there is a simple solution.
You can buy a shed.
It’s much more practical – and certainly more affordable – than adding a dormer onto your house or renting storage space.
It’s pretty simple too.
There Are So Many Reasons to Buy a Shed:
And there are a lot of different options when it comes to sheds. From prefabricated to high-end customization, you’ll find exactly what you need.
You can even opt for pole buildings which use wood posts buried into the earth to provide support for the load of the building. (You can learn more about pole buildings here.)
Still not totally sold? Here are ten reasons to get a shed on your property:
What kind of valuable items do you currently have out in the open and/or scattered around your yard?
Whatever those items may be, you can keep them secure by placing them in a locked shed. That way, you know they won’t be stolen. Plus, you’re far less likely to have thieves poking around your empty yard.
And doing so is safer for the kids and pets too. Locking up dangerous items like power lawn equipment, sharp-edged gardening tools, and harmful chemicals allows them to safely play and explore the yard.
2. Easy Access:
How much time have you wasted trying to find something in your attic, garage or other storage space?
When you buy a shed, you have an opportunity to start over. You can add shelving, pegboards, and cubbies to keep everything organized. It will become your centralized space to keep all the essentials.
Knowing where everything is will not only save you time, but it’ll spare you a lot of frustration too.
3. Dealing with the Elements:
You don’t want your expensive equipment to be subjected to rain and snow. This is a sure recipe for rust.
But it’s not just moisture that’s an issue. The blazing heat of the sun can be just as hard on that equipment. A shed ensures protection from the elements so all of your tools stay in prime working condition.
And if you’re a gardener, you can use your shed as a greenhouse to keep plants protected from the elements too.
Have you ever planned to have guests to your backyard, but decided against it because your yard was too much of a mess?
A shed gives you the freedom to store those extra chairs, tools, strange garden gnomes, whatever it is that’s preventing your outdoor space from being clean and welcoming.
Even if you don’t have guests very often, you can still treat yourself to a neat and orderly yard. Add some outdoor lighting, then have a picnic lunch/dinner. Or simply kick back and read a book without being surrounded by clutter.
5. Man Cave:
The man cave doesn’t have to be in the basement or the garage.
The nice thing about a shed is that it’s a freestanding structure with no shared walls. That means the guys in the house can have their own escape pod where they can work on projects or just relax with their guy buddies.
And they’re free to make a little more noise.
6. She Shed:
The word ‘she’ is right there in ‘shed.’
Women are just as entitled to their own space as men. And a shed is perfect for this. It can be furnished with comfy chairs, warm lighting and cushions to create a retreat when family life becomes too much.
It also offers women a place where they can get together and hang out without being checked out by men, or bothered by the kids.
7. Kids Play Space:
Speaking of the kids, you could fashion your shed into a cool kids’ play space. It’s like an on-ground version of a tree house.
They’ll love the idea of having a space designated just for them, and you’ll still be able to keep an eye on them without having to deal with the chaos firsthand.
Did you know that one of the primary things that keeps people from taking on exciting projects is not having anywhere to do it?
If you’re the type who’s forever in search of a place to create, then you know this struggle. But you don’t need to go out and rent an expensive studio or workshop.
A shed can turn the workshop or studio of your dreams into a reality. You’ll be able to build and create to your heart’s content – right out in your backyard.
It will even give you the freedom to start exploring other creative avenues, such as painting, woodworking, quilt-making or large model-building.
9. Protection from Insects:
If you work or spend a lot of time outside, you know how important it is to protect yourself from insects. But have you ever considered how crucial it is to protect your equipment from insects?
Of course, your mower doesn’t run the risk of mosquito bites. But equipment can easily get taken over by ants and termites. And there are spiders who love to build huge and complicated webs on that equipment.
When you’re ready to embark on a project, the last thing you want to do is have to deal with unwanted insects, bugs or sticky spider webs. A shed will keep them out.
10. Added Value:
If there comes a day that it’s time to sell your home, having a shed is going to add value to it.
It’s going to make your house more desirable and competitive in the seller’s market. Because no potential homebuyer has ever complained about too much storage.
Even if you eventually get to where you may want to downsize, there will always be interested buyers who are starting a family or already have young children. And that shed is going to be very appealing.
What Can You Do with a Shed?
The above are just ten reasons to buy a shed.
It’s such a versatile structure, there are certainly other reasons you may want to get a shed for your property. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
And if you’re looking for more inspirational ideas for your home and garden, keep checking back with our blog. We’ve got the buzz on what’s new and newsworthy.