As the average backyard space starts to get smaller it’s important to choose storage options that are more compact and versatile. While a steel shed may appear thin and flimsy, they’re actually one of the strongest and more resilient options available today. Timber sheds can also be quite resilient but over time they can get worn down by pests and harsh weather conditions that can make the wood rot and warp over time.
Both timber and steel garden shed options have a very distinct advantage when it comes to how they can be customised. You’ll find it surprisingly easy to drill in holes on the wall and install fixings. These could be your favourite storage hooks and pegboards to create more storage space along the walls.
Storage and usage options
The shapes of garden sheds today also offer some great advantages. There’s your standard square-shaped garden sheds that offer plenty of space to move around in. So you could easily install a workbench with some shelving and transform your garden shed into a small workshop for your home. Rectangular shaped sheds are more suited for small and narrow backyard spaces like the side of a house. In these, you can still find enough space to store items like your bikes, lawnmower and other essential gardening tools.
Whichever shape you choose for a shed you can still use it as an additional storage space for household items. As long as your garden shed has the right weather protection, there should be no issues when it comes to keeping storage tubs and boxes. Before you consider using your garden shed for long-term storage just make sure it has a flooring solution that prevents water and pests from coming in.
Pricing and installation
You may be surprised by how budget-friendly a new shed can be. A small steel shed can range from prices as low as $250 and go up from there.. It all depends on the quality of materials and the installation accessories that come with them. All Pinnacle sheds come with bolt down kits to safely secure your shed to the floor, keep this in mind for your budget. Another aspect of a shed that few people consider is the flooring. We recommend fixing our sheds to a concrete slab although a premium Biohort range of Garden Sheds have flooring options. You could put down concrete, pavers, timber or custom-made shed flooring.
Another big thing to consider is the installation of your shed. Today, many sheds can be purchased flat-packed with all the panels, installation screws and bolts included in one box. Just keep in mind you may still need tools like a power drill, rivet gun, and screwdriver to get the job done. A major benefit of a shed installation is that you can do it yourself or with the help of at least one other person. You won’t have to pay a professional builder to install it for you. Sheds these days are often built and designed for easy installation.