5 uses for a garden shed

Jul 31, 2013 by

Shopping for outbuildings might not sound like the most exciting thing to do with your spare time but there are many ways in which you can utilise a shed, making it a more interesting proposition than it may first appear. Underneath, I have made a shortlist of 5 things you can do with your new structure once it has been erected.

Farm shed

  1. A games room. Whether for adults or children, an outbuilding can make a great place to relax and unwind. Structures that are made from high quality steel can be insulated to create a comfortable environment in all weathers and because they come in all sizes, you can order one that is big enough for a full-size snooker table or even an undercover basketball court if you desire. What you can do with an outdoor structure that you wish to turn into a games room is only limited by the amount of money that you wish to spend. Electricity, running water and a lavatory that is connected to the main sewage pipes in your area are all a possibility.
  2. Storage space for your prized possessions. If you own a classic car or motorcycle, you are probably loath to leave it outside for any length of time and a good quality steel outbuilding could be the perfect solution to your vehicle storage needs. Any manufacturer that has farm sheds for sale should be capable of supplying a structure that is suitable for storing classic bikes and cars in all weathers. If you want to make sure that what you are buying will last for many years, choose a structure that is manufactured from the best steel available and that comes with a decent warranty.
  3. A chicken coop. If you appreciate fresh eggs from birds that have been raised on organic feed, the best way to ensure a regular supply is to keep your own chickens. In order to do so successfully, you will need to provide your birds with a shelter in which they can escape the elements during the day and where they can sleep peacefully at night. A steel structure that has been manufactured to withstand strong winds is a good choice for chicken farmers, whether hobbyists or professionals, who live in exposed locations. Good quality outbuildings may cost a bit more but if you want to provide your chickens with a safe and comfortable area where they can rest and relax, it is worth spending a little extra.
  4. A rehearsal studio. If you are a member of a rock band and are fed up of paying through the nose for studio time whenever you want to rehearse, an outbuilding could provide you with somewhere to practise and hang out with other band members without having to pay by the hour. For this purpose, you will obviously need to have access to mains electricity and, depending on where you live, you might need to consider soundproofing the structure too.
  5. A tool shed. The classic use for a small outbuilding in a suburban garden is as a storage space for the tools that you need to keep your flowers and lawn looking good. You do not need anything fancy in which to keep a lawnmower, garden shears, rakes, hoes and other implements but a solid structure that will deter casual thieves could prove to be an excellent investment.

Changing needs
If you would like an outdoor structure that can be adapted to meet your changing needs over the years, you should choose one with a modular construction that allows you to alter the interior layout whenever you wish.

About the Author:
Yourshed Pty Ltd. is an Australian maker of customised steel-framed structures. You can find their building kits for garages, horse stables, industrial sheds and farm sheds for sale online.

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