Then, about a year after purchasing it, the doors are hard to open, the roof has warped from the summer heat and there's no room on floor or the shelves for any more supplies. Since the shed has become over crowded, it's no longer convenient to get to the tools, so they end up on the patio, which is where they were when it was first purchased.
This is a typical scenario that could lead one to designing a gardening shed, as opposed to trying to make someone else's design idea work. The upside is, now the gardener has an idea of the size that will accommodate the collection of tools and supplies. In addition, the interior of the shed can be designed for convenience in accessing the gardening tools, and may even include a workbench area and storage bins.
Manufactured gardening sheds most often have one opening, and this means that it has to be situated for access to that opening. Designing a shed does not have this limitation, and the area chosen for it could be anywhere that suits the layout of the property. Depending on the budget constraints, the new design may include a concrete slab as a floor, and wood or metal framed walls, with openings for vents and widows.
In addition, a hearty potting shelf could be built along the side of the structure, which will eliminate the rickety patio bench that so often ended up rotting in the weather. Lighting fixtures, electrical circuits and water lines can be included in a design, as well as attractive doors with reliable door hardware. Walking out to the gardening shed in the early evening, and having a motion light come on, is a convenience that any gardener would appreciate.
Designing a garden shed is relatively easy to do, and the materials and accessories can be selected to accommodate the needs off the gardener, as well and the gardener's budget. The amount of convenience that can be built into the design will keep the enthusiasm for gardening intact.
A garden shed is traditionally used to store garden tools and other household items, but some home-owners have found other uses for it. It can be used as a workshop for crafting or construction work, since such activities can be quite messy and they are better done outside the house. If the shed is spacious enough, it can also serve as a place of relaxation where you can spend time reading books or just thinking about things.
There are many different types of garden sheds for you to choose from, and the options range from simple open-sided sheds with tin roofs to elaborate sheds with wooden frames and shingled roofs. Before you decide what type of garden shed you want to purchase, you have to take certain things into consideration, and these include the size of your garden, the purpose of the shed, and of course, your budget. If you do not wish to spend too much on the garden shed, you can opt for simpler designs. The most basic structure is a small shed with a couple of windows and a door, and such a shed is usually very affordable. It may come in a DIY package or it may need professional installation. If you choose to build the garden shed yourself, it will be much cheaper. Open-sided or three-sided sheds are also inexpensive, but they do not provide complete privacy and protection from weather elements.