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Garden Sheds: Everything You Need to Know
Garden sheds serve several purposes on your property. Gardeners have many gears and tools that they use for weeding, pruning, transplanting, and cultivation. The garden shed is a storage space for these gears and gadgets. It can also function as a sanctuary where you relax after a stressful day. Or as a sitting place to observe the beautiful scenery of your outdoor. You can use your garden shed as a place for reading, gardening, pottering, brewing, DIY, crafting, gaming, and so on. There is no limit to what you can do in your shed. You also have the option of modifying or personalizing your garden shed to suit your needs. Are you thinking of owning a garden shed? Here is everything you need to know. Fundamental considerations for garden sheds There are several things you should consider before you settle on a garden shed. Purpose People want garden sheds for different reasons. Why do you need one? Maybe you are in search of storage space or a place for your outdoor sauna. Whatever your reason, check to see if the garden shed will suit your purpose. Available options Different options exist for garden sheds. They could come as prefabs with different designs, sizes, colors, and shapes. They also come in kits that are ready for assembly. It is also possible to build your custom garden shed. It’s important to understand the details that will help you choose what suits your needs. Cost The price of garden sheds vary depending on the size, type, and features. Larger sizes cost more than smaller ones. You should budget about $500 for a 4x7 sq. ft. plastic resin shed. However, an 8x10 all-wood kit goes for about $1800. But if you need a custom-built garden shed, you should budget around $50 to $200 for each square foot. DIY or professionally built Building or installing a garden shed is not easy. It requires a lot of work. Even if you buy a prefab shed, you will still need to level the ground, build the foundation, and install the shed. Unless you have the skills, it is not easy to do it by yourself. Unless you have the skills, we recommend that you hire professionals. Permits Depending on the size of your shed, you may need permits and authorization. There are specific regulations for this according to the location. It would be best if you consult your town planning authority. Small sheds that are about 100 sq.ft. may not require a building permit.
Site for garden sheds
There are certain factors that you should consider before your site your garden shed. They include: Coverage area You may need to apply for a zoning variance if the size of your shed is large enough to increase the square footage of the buildings on your property, says Bighorn Rentals. Regulations Some towns have restrictions on the height or proximity of these to your home, boundaries, and other natural features like wetlands. Proximity to septic tanks It is not advisable to install your shed close to a septic tank. Utility When installing garden sheds, pay close attention so that you don’t dig close to electric cables, water pipes, or gas lines. You can consult your town planning for the map.
Types of garden sheds
There are three broad types of garden sheds. The best one for you depends on your budget, time, and skills. Shed kits Shed kits come in different styles, designs, materials, and sizes. The factory cuts and partially assembles the parts, then delivers them on a flatbed truck. Kits are easy to build when you compare them to building from scratch. Also, it saves money because they are cheaper and the shipping fees are lesser when you compare them to prefabs. The disadvantage of kits is that you need to have the necessary tools and skills to assemble them. However, you can hire a handyman to help you with the assembly and installation. Prefab shed Prefab sheds are factory-built and you do not need to assemble them after purchase. You only have to transport it to the site and install it. Prefab sheds save you time in assembly or construction. However, the disadvantage of a prefab shed is that the transportation cost is higher. Depending on the size and location of the prefab shed, the cost of transportation may be expensive. If your prefab shed is over 8.5 feet wide, it is considered an oversize load. Also, if it is over 12 feet wide, you may have to pay for escort vehicles. Custom shed Custom sheds are sheds that you design and build from scratch. You can even construct it to match your home. However, the cost may be higher than prefabs or kits and you will need tools and skills. Roof types The roof’s shed determines the style of your shed. The roof options for your garden sheds include flat, hips, gambrel, catslide, gable, and shed roof.
In conclusion We cannot overemphasize the benefits of owning a garden shed on your property. You can also add extra features to your shed such as plumbing, insulation, air conditioning, and electricity.
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