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How Can You Improve Your Home With A New Shed?

April 16th, 2011

A new garden shed is a smart and creative way to improve the value of your home, as well as create extra living or storage space. Even though these small buildings do not take up much space, they provide a wealth of benefits. They can be used for everything from basic tool and equipment storage, to a garden centre, or even as an art studio. The possibilities really are endless. Garden sheds have come a long way from the simple, miniature red barn that many people had in the past. Today, these single-story buildings range from very simple and basic, to extremely detailed and extravagant. Some larger buildings provide the option of interior subdivision, thus creating two or more rooms. There are so many options when it comes to size and style that the hardest decision is which one to choose.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with having a no-frills garden shed simply to provide extra storage for things like yard tools and equipment, gasoline for the lawnmower and pesticides used to maintain the yard. This will also result in more storage space inside the house. However, many people opt to take things further and use the garden shed to create an outdoor room dedicated to a specific purpose. Many look like tiny houses, with multiple windows, shingled roofs and porches. Doors, which can be either single or double, come in various forms including the barn door, French door, carriage door or chevron door. Flower boxes, window shutters, paved sidewalks and a few lawn chairs add additional character and create a delightful ambiance.

As for the inside of the garden shed, it can be left in an unfinished state with some basic features like a work bench, tool rack and storage shelves, or it can be greatly enhanced to include fittings like a ceiling fan, electrical outlets, bead board walls and wide plank flooring. Furthermore, the walls and floors can be painted and the countertops can be topped with tile, granite or soapstone. Many people add comfortable chairs to provide a place to sit and throw rugs or carpeting for extra cushioning under the feet.

The garden shed can be transformed into a playhouse for children, a painting or crafting room, or simply a quiet oasis away from the busy household. Homeowners with a swimming pool or hot tub may choose to utilize the garden shed as a changing room. Those families lucky enough to live by the lake may put the shed on the dock to serve as a boat house and a place to keep life jackets, oars, paddles, fishing poles and other assorted items.

Not only will a new garden shed add to the liveable square footage of a home, but it will also enhance the quality of life. Extra space to indulge in creative endeavours is just good for the spirit. In addition, the enchanting facade of a garden shed will captivate visitors. Everyone will be begging for an invitation to explore the inside.

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