Category: Sheds |  By Rick Stoddard

Getting Optimal Use Out of Your Backyard Shed

A backyard shed is a small investment that cost a significant amount of money. When you are investing your money into a shed you want to make sure you are using it to its full potential. The good thing about sheds is that their usefulness is well worth the investment. You can use a backyard shed for so many things including storage, a hobby hut (he-shed/she-shed), or a tiny backyard guest house. No matter what you use your custom shed for there are some things you can do to make sure you get optimal use out of it.

Pick the Best SpotGetting Optimal Use Out of Your Backyard Shed

The placement of your shed may not seem like a big ordeal, but placement of your backyard shed is actually very important. The biggest deciding factor that will help determine the best placement for your shed is what you plan to use it for. A potting shed would be best placed near the garden it services. A child’s custom playhouse would be best set in an area where you can easily see it from inside the home.

Consider Going Just a Little Bigger

One of the most asked questions about purchasing a backyard shed, is how big of a shed to purchase. It is a good idea to purchase a shed just slightly bigger than you think you need. It is always better to have room to grow into, especially in the case of using a shed for storage.

Build It To Last

If you want your backyard shed to last as long as you expect it to the best idea is to make sure it is built with quality solid wood by people who back up their work. Never purchase a custom shed that is not made of solid wood and does not come with a warranty.

Air Flow

Windows and ventilation are important. If you planned to use the shed as a hobby place or backyard guest space you will want to install windows that open and close. They will help to keep cold air out or help to bring it in depending upon the weather. Storage sheds can make use of some ventilation openings along the roof lime. No matter the shed, you will want plenty of airflow to prevent stale air and things like mold.

Finishing Touches

Painting your shed is very important, all sheds should be painted shortly after they are constructed to protect the wood from outdoor elements. If you plan to hang out inside the shed it is a good idea to insulate and finish the walls with drywall to keep it nice and cozy inside, and to protect the items in there.

For more information on custom-built sheds in Snohomish County and surrounding areas contact us any time or come and see us in the Smokey Point area.

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