Now that living spaces are becoming smaller and smaller, with cities growing bigger and being more densely populated, it’s certainly considered a blessing to be living in a house with sufficient amount of outdoor space; within Australia, think of Melbourne and Sydney, for example, as some of the more crowded cities.
Even if your house and yard aren’t as big as you want them to be, you could still make the most out of them with one simple addition: a shed. What’s great about making an investment of this kind is that you have the chance to choose from a wide range of options in terms of materials, design, colour and size. So, if, for instance, you don’t like a bulky design made of wood or plastic in grey colour, you can always opt for a compact 3×3 meter shed made of sturdy stainless steel in green, beige or brown.
Since there are plenty of options on the market, you can easily find the right shed that suits your taste and budget. Plus, there is a range of different environmentally-friendly designs, like eco sheds made of high-tensile steel that has a low environmental impact. For those who don’t mind DIY projects, sheds with the SNAPTiTe system are a great choice as they are very easy to install. Now, let’s look at the reasons why welcoming a shed into your garden is a smart move.
The Ideal Storage Solution
When living in a small home, one thing is for sure – you need all the storage you can get. And that’s exactly what a shed provides. Any item that you don’t have space for at home or items that are scattered and used in your yard can be neatly stored in the shed, out of sight to passers-by and visitors.
It’s considerably easier to organize a 3×3 meter shed when compared with the indoor space of your home because you can add various types of shelves, pegboards or cubbies to sort out your belongings. This could also free up some valuable space in your home that your family can use – think of the basement and attic as extra rooms!
In terms of gardening, it’s needless to say that a garden shed can help make things easier since it can store the dangerous tools and chemicals, such as pliers, rakes and fertilizers. This way, they will be also stored and protected from the elements when not in use, which means you can easily find what you need, saving yourself a great deal of time.
A Multi-Functional Design
The shed doesn’t necessarily have to be meant for storage of your tools and belongings only. It can be whatever you want and need it to be. If you’ve ever felt like you could do with some more space, then it’s time to rejoice the addition of a shed. It can be used to create your own home gym so you can exercise on a daily basis, a playhouse for the kids where they can have fun making a mess without you getting mad about it, or a “man cave” and “she cave” where you can have the peace and quiet you require to meditate and curb the side effects of stress.
Moreover, when you grow tired of certain use of this unit, you could always transform it into something else; depending on its size, you could also make it your artwork atelier, a separate office where you can work in peace or even a place for outdoor entertainment if you love throwing parties. In other words, you’ve got all the freedom you want when it comes to using a garden shed.
An Increase in Home Value
Given that it’s such a multi-purpose piece, and offers tons of benefits, a garden shed can certainly increase the value of your home as well. Even if you aren’t planning on selling now, in case you ever decide to do so, the value of your home on the market would certainly increase thanks to the shed being such an asset.
A Design of Your Own
As I already made it clear, there are all sorts of shed designs you can choose from, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your role in finishing off the design you opt for. Other than deciding the colour of the 3m x 3m shed, for example, you can also count on the chance to have it personalized. This is possible thanks to some great accessories such as skylight sheets and sliding windows if you’re up for bringing more light and style, or timber flooring kits that work especially well with portable sheds in non-cyclonic areas.