Garden sheds are easy to construct and there are hundreds of online sites and software available that will help you customize and build your dream garden shed. The shed can be shaped in various designs like colonial, gable and Grenoble are depending upon your shed plan.
The size of the garden shed depends upon its usage. If you use the shed frequently, it is better to lay more paving, alleyway and work space than otherwise required. Decide a convenient place for the shed - either at the center of the garden or close to the house. The conventional potting shed is usually for the committed gardeners. Also, if you are an active gardener put the shed close to a greenhouse, vegetable or flower plot. Tough surfacing is necessary all around the storage are to deal with the regular usage. But if you aim to use your shed only for storage purpose, hardening the surfaces is not much of a use. Wood shed plans can be designed in various ways depending on the purpose.
For all those who want to keep your sheds discreet, there are numerous options. The trend for green roofs has modified the conception of the garden shed. Wrapping the roof with low-maintenance floras boosts biodiversity and keeps the sheds cool during summer and warm in winters.
If you want for your garden shed less conspicuous, paint it with a dark color and it will camouflage into the background. Trellis screens also create a fake boundary, behind which you can hide your shed along with other items.
If you want to highlight your garden shed, then opt for an aesthetically beautiful and architecturally strong structure. Varieties of garden shed designs are available online as well as on the market, and the majority of these sheds can be effectively used as storage sheds as well. Ornamental timber work, painted walls and furnished windows can convert these worn out sheds into gorgeous architecture.
Modern garden sheds are equipped with blond wood panels, glossy and sharp steel or aluminum adornments to match up with the stylish garden areas in the cities.
In garden areas where space is restricted, covered boxes or shelved cupboards are used for storing garden utilities. Made from fiberglass material, these shelves or boxes are large enough to take most garden tools, except lawn-mowers.
Adding flower boxes at any windows that you have on your building. This is easy to do and very inexpensive also. Simply build a box the desired size that you prefer and fasten it to the underside of the windows on your building. Try to use the same material that was used while building the shed, and be sure to bore some weep holes in the bottom of the box to let any excess water out. I like to use a filter screen material and lay it in the bottom of the box before placing any dirt or potting mix in the flower box.
Installing one or two skylights in the roof of the shed. Now, this is a little more expensive, but it really adds a nice and unique touch to the garden storage shed. Most garden shed designs will not have this included in their plans, so this take a little planning ahead of time. You will want to pick out the skylight that you want to install on the roof and have it on hand before you frame up the roof structure. A little modification to your garden shed designs and plans and you will have a great looking roof-line on your new shed, not to mention plenty of natural light inside of the building.
Adding a cupola to the ridge of the roof. Again, this can be very inexpensive to more expensive, depending on what type of cupola you want to install on your shed.