May 27, 2012

Building A Storage Shed In The Backyard

We recently been thinking of building another storage shed in our backyard to store some of our garden equipments, outdoor furnitures, etc. I always prefer to keep our shovels, rakes, brooms in a storage shed and out-of-sight when not in use. And also when they are put away then they are away from the sun exposure which will definitely prolong the lifespan of our gardening tools. Also, during fall and winter season when the weather is pretty much wet or cold and chilly outside most days for several months that none of the outdoor furnitures will be used anyways, I like having them put away so that they can be re-use the following summer or spring. There is no reason for them to be outside all year when we can only use them during summer and spring times because if we leave them outside all year ling then the sun will destroy the materials overtime with prolong and constant exposure to the damaging sunlights. With all the things we need to store and we are out of storage space in the house, we desperately need a new storage shed to put in our yard.

We checked out some pre-made storage sheds in three different home improvement stores this week and none of them really meet what we need and want, shape-wise and quality-wise. Although they have several size selections and customization options, the more we customize to what we want the higher the price, uggh. We built a storage shed in the past solely by ourselves so I know that we can do so much better building the shed ourselves because we have the full control of what materials to use for the construction, and controlling the cost of the whole project is so much easier when we will be able to control the type of materials we use for the project. As long we have a proper storage shed plan handy and ready to follow. It's really not that difficult if you are quite a handyman and do-it-yourself type of person that knows how to hummer nails and operate saw and screwdrivers. 

Basing on our experience, building a storage shed, assembling it is only part of the process, because you still have to figure out what the shed is going to look like, and that is the first part of the process and i think it is the more difficult part because it involves the planning stage which includes determining the materials and shape of the structure and make sure it is safe, etc. Nobody should have to go through the headache of figuring structural plans of shed anymore because they are already available. So if you are thinking of building a storage shed and doing it yourself also, there are wide variety of storage shed plans that you can purchase, so you dont have to re-invent the wheel when its already available for you, save you time and money. With all the different designs available, its easy to find the right shapes and sizes that you really want to put in your yard.  8MKQYTV9626Q

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