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Is a Small Storage Shed Right For You?

You are finally thinking of building a storage shed. You just realized you have all sorts of extra stuff that clutters your home and you need to get rid of it. Maybe you don’t have many extra things, or maybe you have a small lawn or you just don’t like big buildings in your backyard. A small shed might be perfect for you.

Your lawn may be large enough for a large storage shed or two, but you want to keep the spacious appearance of your backyard. Also, you don’t have many goods to keep in the shed, just a little mess here and there. Small storage sheds are very useful for storing garden tools, recycling bins or even plants and flowers that need to be kept and preserved. Sometimes called mini-sheds, horizontal or vertical sheds, small storage sheds are almost like furniture that occupy a small corner of your garden. In fact, they can be as decorative as they are functional.

The mini-sheds are the largest version of the small storage sheds. They are useful for storing large equipment such as bicycles, rubbish bins and recycling bins. Vertical sheds are like large weatherproof outdoor wardrobes that are great for storing your garden tools at your fingertips but a bit bigger like spades, shovels, forks and other long garden tools. They also provide some shelves for gardening gloves and flower pots.

Equally popular are the horizontal storage sheds that look like a large toy box. The lid of a horizontal storage box is usually hinged, lever or roller for easy access. Often this type of small shed is used to store deck chairs, barbecues. Like large sheds, small sheds can be made of wood, resistant plastic or metal. The easiest to install is the plastic box, while the metal and wooden sheds require minimal construction skills.

Of course, these small shed kits also come with easy-to-follow step-by-step construction instructions. If, however, you have the time and the skills, you can start from scratch in building a small warehouse using a set of storage plans. It will give you the opportunity to use the style, size and color scheme you want. You might think to consider the color scheme of your lawn or garden when choosing the color scheme of your small shed. Plastic and metal canopies have limited colors, but with wooden canopies you have the freedom to paint your small canopy with the color that completes your property. Before buying or building your small shed, don’t forget to consider the size of the tools and equipment you intend to keep and protect.

by Joshua Gryphus

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