Saturday, December 22, 2012

How To Maximize The Space Within A Small Garden Shed!
Many people think that they need a lot of space to accommodate a garden shed in their yard. This is not the truth, in fact there are several different small garden sheds that you could implement within your garden that could benefit you in a number of ways. Let's take a closer look at some of these small sheds and see what there is out there.

The main purpose of a small garden shed is more than likely going to be for storage, unless you want to make it for a specific reason like maybe a potting shed. If you design a small garden shed the right way you will be able to get a lot more storage space than you might think you can. 

When building that plan on adding a few shelves around some of the walls to allow for additional storage that you would not have otherwise. Another great idea to maximize the area you have would be to add some type of additional shelving or maybe even some storage hooks to the ceiling to utilize that space as well. By doing this you will have more usable space available to you rather than the unusable space that would be there if you did not build shelves.
The first thing to consider when building your small shed is of course going to be what size the shed should be. Take into consideration all of the different materials available to you including, metal, wood, vinyl and plastic. Each one of these materials as their advantages and disadvantages when it comes to the elements, so remember to do a little research before hand so you will be able to get a better idea of what type of material will work best. Take into account various factors such as insulation value, the area you happen to live and its climate, and other factors such as wind and rain. Some materials provide better protection against certain elements in will provide better protection depending on where you live.

What many people don't realize is how much the design of the roof on a small garden shed can affect not only storage but the overall look and feel of your shed. 

If you build a shed that has a steeper pitch to it, it would allow you to build a space above the small garden shed that you could utilize for storage or anything else he could think of.
The steeper the pitch of the roof, the more head room you will have to walk around. If you want just a small area for additional storage I would recommend building your roof at a 4 and 12 pitch, meaning for every 12 inches long, the roof rises 4 inches.

If you want an area that you can comfortably walk around and then you should consider building your roof with a pitch somewhere around a 10 and 12 pitch.

If you implement simple strategies such as the ones I listed above and you will be a lot maximize the amount of space within your small garden sheds. Just because the size of the shed is small, doesn't mean you can't add additional storage space. If you are creative and strategic you can get more space out of a small garden shed then you would with a larger shed.

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