Buying a garden shed is much more than just a new purchase, it’s an investment. Not only will you need a local trusted company that uses quality material that you can trust, what they offer should also be affordable. As part of a two-part blog, we want to share with you a few important things you should consider before making that purchase.
Your shed is a part of your home and should be treated as such. Yes, you have to consider the style that you like, but most importantly, the way that it will fit in with everything else you have around your house.
You might like a certain shed style, but later decide you are no longer happy with how it fits in with the rest of your property. Don’t be afraid to experiment with styles before committing to a purchase.
Why do you need a shed?
While we all love to decide on how our things should look, we cannot choose solely based on those looks. You need to decide what you will be using the shed for. This means that you need to take into consideration the time you will spend in the shed, and the amount of people who will be using it. This could be for work, hobbies, tool storing and other purposes.
Consider your wants and needs when calculating your costs. You might not need to have four windows in the shed, but you might want, and can afford four. Also let these considerations form part of the function you have in mind for the shed. If it’s solely going to be used for storage, you might not need windows.
Steel vs Wood Material
Wooden sheds look lovely in the garden and are cool in summer and warm in winter. However, keep in mind that they are a bit more expensive and require a little more maintenance.
Steel sheds, on the other hand, are easier to maintain and can be very stylish if you give it the right look and colour. One of the downsides of steel is that it can be hot in summer, but this can be managed.
Look out for the second part of the blog where will be looking at the perfect location for your shed, and other exciting tips.