What To Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Garden Shed
Summer may have started but you’d be forgiven for missing it given the fact the sun is barely making an appearance. But regardless of the weather, your outdoor space still has needs and you probably want to ensure it is in tip top condition so that when there are a few rays of sunshine, you can enjoy it in a pleasant environment.
One key addition to any garden is the right shed. It can be versatile, useful and tidy the place up in an instant. It can make tools accessible so you can keep on top of your maintenance to have the perfect space for relaxing, entertaining and even working!
But how do you choose the right shed for your needs? Here are a few things the experts at Aston Sheds think you should keep in mind when choosing your next garden shed. Read on to find out what they are…
What style do you want?
This plays a bigger part than you might think as opposing styles will jar, making your shed stand out negatively. If you have a particularly rustic garden with garden furniture, for example, an uber modern and sleek looking metal shed might not look right if it is in plain view. Equally, a Japanese-style water garden wouldn’t suit a plastic shed or a very old-fashioned wooden one.
Choosing a shed requires a lot of consideration so make sure you think about what type you want, what you want it to achieve in your garden and think about how much you want to spend. If you’re in any doubt at all, speak to some experts and they will be able to help you select the right one for you.
What do you want to use your shed for?
This may seem like an odd question, but if you consider all the different things you can use a shed for then you’ll understand! The humble shed need no longer be a dumping ground for tools, it can be so much more. Yes, its primary function might need to be storage but with the additional units you can add in to keep things neat and tidy, you don’t need to limit your shed just to storing dirty tools. You can include so much more such as furniture, cushions, throws, crockery and accessories for outdoor dining and even your barbecue. You can even create a seating area to relax in as an additional living space if you so desire, a little haven away from home for you to enjoy some solitude.
What’s your budget?
This will have an influence on what material your shed is made of. If you’re able to spend a little more, there are superior build qualities in traditional materials such as log lap sheds. These are more durable and have a deluxe feel, but they of course cost more than a basic wooden structure. If you want something that is purely focused on function and don’t mind what finish it comes in, you can consider a plastic shed. If you need to store particularly valuable items, you might want a more secure structure and this can be found in a metal shed. These are extremely robust, not requiring much upkeep and won’t be invaded by rodents either!