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The Storage Shed Outdoor


Build a storage shed outdoor and take control of you clutter.  Everyone has clutter lying around their home that at one time they couldn’t wait to purchase.  However, now the stuff just accumulates and takes up much-needed space in your home.  Sure, you move it to the garage but then it clutters up the garage.  You need a place to put all of this clutter.  You can look at a rental storage shed, but then your stuff is so far away with limited access to your belongings.  We all know you are not going to jump in the car every time you want something from storage.  So, the next obvious step is to build a storage shed on your property.

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I mention storage shed and not lawn or garden shed because a storage shed is primarily for storage of your belongings.  You don’t need windows and elaborate doors, but you should have secure locks and doors to keep everything safe.  You need to make it look like your house so the look of the shed matches the other structures in your yard, but it is a basic storage shed.

Storage Shed Outdoor – Planning…

Before anything else, and to avoid headaches, it’s essential that you have a plan first. Keep in mind what you need to do and follow your plan closely.  Check with your zoning laws to make sure you do or do not need a permit.  This will help you save on costs, headaches and time as well.

Storage Shed Outdoor – Foundation…

The foundation can be very minimal so it reduces the cost of your shed.  You are not going to store equipment or lawnmowers or cars so your shed foundation can be a wood pier or concrete block foundation ultimately limiting cost and making the building process easier.  A concrete or gravel foundation is only needed if you are storing heavy equipment.

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Storage Shed Outdoor – Walls and Roof…

The walls are very basic because it is for storage and safe keeping of your belongings.  Therefore, no elaborate windows and doors.  The wood should be good quality so when you pick your wood, make sure you inspect it for quality.  The roof can be of any design and there are many designs for a roof but my recommendation is to keep it basic.  This will limit cost and keep it in line with the look of your home because you can use asphalt shingle roofing material.  These shingles are inexpensive and easy to do, but there are other options for shed roofing.

Storage Shed Outdoor – Door…

The most important part of your shed is the door.  That is the only barrier to access your belongings so it should be secure.  There are many options for doors and you can check out options on my previous post, shed doors, but the only rule is to make it secure.  You can put as pretty a door as you want but make it secure.

Storage Shed Outdoor – Construction Video…

As you can see in the video this is a basic storage shed with an easy foundation and walls with no windows.  The roof and door are very simple and you can make the door as secure as you like with a good lock.

Storage Shed Outdoor – Conclusion…

This is a basic outline and idea guide for building your storage shed.  Take control of your clutter and space.  Find the right plans and put together a project timeline so you stay on track.  Check your zoning laws and start building a secure storage shed today.

I hope this helps,

JB