If you were to quiz a thousand different homeowners about problems pertaining to their home, you would likely get a large percentage of individuals who complained about the lack of storage space in their home. Whether you are trying to store a brand new lawnmower or a box of old Christmas decorations, it can help to have a quality utility shed placed in your backyard. Utility sheds may seem like common additions to homes, but far too often you will find that homeowners do very little due diligence when deciding on what utility shed they want to install onto their property. Today, we are going to step back and take a long look at how to select the right utility shed for your home and your needs.
Choosing The Right Utility Shed for Your Home
When you look at sheds you will find that they come in all sizes, colors and price limits. A great utility shed, much like a great house, is going to be defined by the needs that it meets for the owner/occupant. With that information laid out, how can you make sure that you are getting the right shed for your own personal needs? Well, as it turns out, there are a few guideposts that you can follow as you walk down the path toward buying your first utility shed. Let’s go ahead and lay these guideposts out so that you can begin shopping immediately!
1. Size Your Needs – The first thing that you are going to have to do in your pursuit of the right utility shed is take a moment to look at your backyard. While it can feel exciting to consider buying the largest utility shed available, you might want to think twice. Make sure that your shed does not take up too much of your backyard so that it doesn’t feel crowded when you are out there. Don’t trade one problem for another! Typically, the smallest sheds will end up being around 3 x 7 and they will only get bigger from there.
2) Price & Quality Balance – We are sure that with enough time you could find a utility shed that is more expensive than your car. With that being said, don’t feel compelled to aim your wallet at the most expensive option available. Take a close look at things like brand, material build, and installation cost/effort before deciding how much to spend on your shed. There are going to be a million differences between the options that you are pursuing.
3) Pay Attention To materials – Next, and finally, we have the real focus that you need to attend to: material build. What kind of shed do you want to buy? Are you looking for something cheap for simple storage? In that case, a simple plastic storage shed might get the job done. Otherwise, you might want to look at cedar or vinyl as the primary makeup of your utility shed.