Things to Consider When Designing Your Storage Shed
Updated: Feb 23
Outdoor storage sheds are a popular option for storing belongings, holiday decorations, gardening equipment, and tools. However, not all sheds are alike. Storage sheds can differ widely by size, design, color, features, materials, and more. If you're interested in having a shed built on your property, you likely already know the key benefits of having a shed, but do you know the factors you should consider when designing one?
Custom sheds let you control every aspect of your shed and optimize it for whatever purpose you need it for. That's why we've gone ahead and created a list of things you should consider when designing a storage shed.
5 Things to Consider When Designing Your Storage Shed
Storage sheds take careful planning, and these are the five factors you should always consider when designing your shed.
1. The Best Location for the Shed
You should first consider where you'd like your outdoor shed to be placed. Placement is key to a shed's aesthetics and purpose. Additionally, the size of your shed may be limited if it's placed too close to other structures. As a result, careful planning is key to designing and building the right shed for you and your family.
2. Storage Shed Aesthetics
An essential but commonly overlooked detail that you should plan for is the aesthetics of the outdoor shed. Not only should the shed be aesthetically pleasing itself, but it should mash well with your overall landscape, home, and other structures on your property. When considering the aesthetics of your shed, you'll want to factor in the materials used in the shed and its overall design.
3. The Shed's Intended Purpose
What do you intend to use the shed for? Is it primarily used to store your belongings? Do you intend to frequently visit your shed for tools, gardening supplies, or other items? Do you want to use the shed to carry out other hobbies? What you intend to do with the shed will not only impact the design you'll want but its location, too. For example, if you want to use the storage shed when gardening, you may wish to have it placed closer to your garden and specific storage features for your gardening tools.
4. The Size of the Storage Shed
Not everyone needs a massive outdoor storage shed, but you don't want to choose to build one that's too small, either. The size of your storage shed will make a significant impact on its design, placement location, aesthetics, and overall price. It's important to take the time to carefully consider what you'll be using the shed for and realistically project how much space you will need.
5. Windows and Other Ventilation Options
Some, but not all sheds, contain windows and other ventilation options. Windows are a fantastic way to provide natural light to your shed, reducing the additional light sources you may need. Additionally, ventilation options can help prevent your shed from getting too stuffy or musty, depending on what it's used for. Keep in mind that windows and other similar features will change the aesthetic and design of your shed as well as the materials that may be used.
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There are many options you should consider when designing an outdoor storage shed. Working with an experienced expert will save you time, stress and help you find the perfect shed design that meets your needs.
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