Homes with gardened yards add value to the overall look of a community. However, your garden’s aesthetics can be undermined with all the cluttered tools and excess gardening materials left on the ground. Storing this extra stuff in your already overflowing home and the garage is not the best option.
Fortunately, you can declutter your garden with the use of backyard or garden sheds. These structures allow you to store equipment and tools that nurture a beautiful landscape and provide a cozy workspace for you to retreat. Here are the essential benefits of having a backyard shed.
Organise Your Tools
Backyard sheds allow you to organise and store your gardening equipment so that you may know where each one is located. Backyard sheds also reduce the amount of clutter that may be left in your garden. If you have a large shed and your shed is near your garage, you can also store your car tools there so that your garage area is kept clean. If you follow a habit of putting back your devices in your shed after gardening work, then you will not end up losing or misplacing them.
Easy Retrieval of Tools
The choice of location for your shed will allow you to have easy access to all your tools. If you have a huge backyard, you may divide your yard into different sections and install smaller sheds dedicated to storage for the tools that you will need for each section. For example, you can assign one part of your yard as your floral garden and have a small shed there to keep all your gardening equipment.
In the meantime, you can assign the other part of your yard for entertaining purposes and have another shed there to keep children’s bikes, trampolines, sports equipment, and other stuff needed for entertaining.
Generate Extra Living Space
Backyard sheds have come a long way from just being storage for garden and backyard tools and equipment. Most modern prefabricated sheds are sturdy enough to create additional living areas that can be used by homeowners for whatever reasons they deemed fit.
- Home Office. You can use your shed as an outdoor office if your home is too small to accommodate one.
- Guest Room. You can also use your shed to house your guests or in-laws when they come and visit you.
- Children’s Play Area. Children can have their clubhouse in your backyard by converting your shed into their little sanctuary.
The type of living area that your shed can accommodate will largely depend on the size of the shed that you are going to install. Furthermore, if you are converting your shed into an extra living space, you will need to strengthen its structure by building it on a solid foundation and making sure that you have well-built supports.
Increases Property Value
Backyard sheds that have laid-down foundations are considered part of the property and are appraised along with the house and lot come selling time. Sheds that offer additional living space, such as being utilised as guest bedrooms, help increase the property value significantly. However, sheds that are prefabricated and are not installed with a solid foundation may be assessed as personal property and can be moved by the sellers.
Whether you want to store items in your shed or use the shed as a private area, having one in your yard will give you a lot of benefits.