Garden, Home — August 14, 2018 at 6:27 am

Essential Items You Will Need before Building Your First Garden Shed

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So you’ve done a lot of outdoor DIY and now you’re ready to move on to intermediate projects like building a garden shed. If this is your first time to build one, here are a few considerations to keep in mind to prepare you for the task ahead.

Garden sheds can serve as a storage area, venue for small gatherings, and a centrepiece for an outdoor theme for your home. Basically, a shed store all your gardening tools or equipment.

Local Building Codes

It is vital to look into this to keep your shed (literally) from being taken down. You have to do your due diligence and look into your local government office for this. Ask the chamber of commerce on the building codes you need to follow to build a shed. There are some placements, design, and materials used that are mandated by this code that you need to follow.

Choosing the Size and Design

After checking your local building codes, it’s time to work on the size and design. It could be so easy to get overwhelmed with the options available in the market. What you’d want to is to choose the kind of style and size you need for your garden. If you have a spacious area and it’s in line with the building code, you can pick any sizing you prefer for this shed to function as a venue for intimate gatherings with friends and family. But if you have a smaller outdoor space, you may want to look into the functionality of the storage place. It should be enough to store your garden equipment.

Foresee Potential Needs and Problems near The Construction Site

During this time, you’ve already had the layout and you may be considering preparing to purchase building materials and lighting equipment such as light bulbs, wiring, and weatherproof switch for outdoor electrical necessities. Trees are one of the potential obstructions in building the shed. You may want to look into cutting a few branches or cut down the tree completely if it is an obstruction. For open space sheds, it is best to completely remove the tree to get a stable foundation. The area should be elevated enough to prevent water from being trapped in the shed. It’s best to look into a good drainage system if this may be the case for your shed.

Other Features Worth Considering

You can do a lot of DIY projects to enhance the look of your garden. If you have several pots lying around, you may want to create a cedar potting bench to keep your plants organized. Add beautiful roses and vines to bring a natural charm to your garden. The mixed medium garden trellis may offer a good medium for these plants to climb. Strategically place these on a nearby bench where your visitors can see and smell (literally) the roses. It’s a stunning natural décor that can add charm to your garden space and make this an appealing place for afternoon teas or small barbecue gathering with friends and family. Consider quality lighting using waterproof equipment if you want to place this outside the shed if you have plans to make this a gathering space in the future.

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