Many people have thought about what they might do with a shed in their garden, but for some it remains a distant possibility rather than a present reality. No matter where you are in the country, from Cornwall to Northumberland and London to Sheffield sheds can serve a number of purposes.
First and foremost, a shed is a storage space. It’s a small to medium sized storage area outside of the house which can be used for practically anything. Many people use their shed for gardening and DIY supplies, others keep Christmas decorations and other items which are only occasionally used in their outdoor storage area, freeing up storage in the main house and de-cluttering their lives. Maintaining a beautiful garden requires tools which will likely rust if left exposed to the elements, and in many areas of the country there is also the risk of theft if they are left outside on display. The garden shed can be a great place to store all of the necessary items you need to make your garden look its absolute best.
Moreover, it has been found by some researchers that having a good quality, long lasting, well-built shed in the garden can actually add value to the property price. If it is possible that there will be need to sell the house in the next few years, don’t let this put you off building a shed if you don’t have one already. It is likely that any costs incurred in building the shed will be recouped when it comes to sell on the property. Sheds somehow indicate that a home is well cared for, and of course it helps to make the garden look better. A well-tended garden helps to make the house present itself in better style anyway, something that prospective buyers will be looking for.
Sheds are definitely a multipurpose space. Some are able to act as greenhouses, with windowsill areas absorbing the sun’s warmth and helping delicate seedlings to flourish. All manner of garden projects can be built around the shed, from potting on seeds and protecting them from the elements to building trellis and stake arrangements. Moreover, some people construct their sheds for the purpose of having a ‘project’ space – be that for arts and painting, pottery or other crafts. Keeping it outside the main house helps to ensure it remains relaxing, just as does the effect of being out amongst nature.