Storage sheds remain one of the most sought after home improvements that a home owner can buy. Part of the allure is ability to put a storage shed next to your patio or outdoor cooking area and have it double as a place for drinking tea or changing clothes. Of course, when it comes down to it, most people do still put storage sheds in so that they can keep extra equipment in them. In many cases, they serve as a gardener’s supply area.
Whatever you decide to use your storage shed for, there are certainly a lot of different material options. Here are some of the most popular shed types for yards, along with reasons why you would want to use each type:
Cedar sheds are popular because they are so well constructed that they can be used for both storage and entertaining. In general, cedar siding will last for decades and add so much value to your yard that your house might look cheap in comparison. On the other hand, cedar sheds are not cheap, which can be a potential drawback. Of course, if you have a formal outdoor kitchen and you host people for lunch and dinner, it can be an invaluable temporary space to get your supplies from.
Man-made material sheds:
If your yard features spots that are hidden from view some of the time, you might consider looking at a shed that is made of man-made materials. People will not see except in passing, making it a utilitarian piece that does not detract from the value of your yard. Vinyl outdoor sheds are one of the more popular shed types in this category because they can be unobtrusive, weather-proof, and quite easy to clean. The only real limitation of vinyl sheds is that they are not going to come in a 500 sq. ft configuration. Instead, they seem to be largely the material of choice for small sheds that can be tucked away from view while they hold your tools.
One intriguing choice for storage in your yard is to get a glass or plastic greenhouse shed that can double as a place where you raise your plants. Because many greenhouse configurations are larger, they make an ideal choice for someone who wants storage space and space to work on their hobbies. In urban areas, where people often move into cottages, they make a welcome addition that can double as an office for those that want a quiet space to work. Another use for greenhouse sheds that is becoming popular is to add aquaponic systems to them and grow plants within that type of system. They can also be used to create herb gardens that can weather the winter if your home is in an area where there is inclement weather.
Finding the right type of garden or storage shed to put into your yard can take some time. Ultimately, if you think that you can use your shed for more than one purpose, it is worth it to upgrade to a material like cedar or stone in order to create a yard addition that you will want to grow old with.