Shed options for smaller gardens
Effective garden storage can make all the difference to both indoor and outdoor spaces and can often be the path towards a clean, easy to use and stress free living area. Whether you are blessed with a big garden or small outdoor area clutter can build and the garden itself can become a lost and rarely used space. However, for those suffering this unsightly and frustrating problem there is a simple, yet important solution and it comes in the form of the shed.
Sheds are a British tradition and a well loved garden accessory. Many of the world`s problems have been solved by a dedicated man in a shed and some of the literary world`s great words have been created in this humble construction. Both Roald Dahl and Dylan Thomas had `writing sheds` and both valued the time and space this simple build gave them.
Of course for the smaller garden a shed may seem out of the question, but this really need not be the case. There is no need for a shed to be palatial if the main purpose is to be storage for gardening equipment. A small but solid shed with a lock would be just the thing to keep a few tools and garden implements tidied away and out of reach of young children. It might even serve as a great way to store outdoor toys.
For those that want something a little bigger it may be beneficial to consider a pent style shed as opposed to an apex design. This type of shed has a large, flat angled roof section rather than the apex style which has two equal sized roof sections which meet centrally along the length of the roof.
This type of pent style roof design means there is more useable headroom in relation to floor space and means anyone walking inside won`t have to duck and stoop so much. A double door shed will also help as this will give greater access to stored items without having to climb all of the way inside.
With sheds now available in a range of shapes and sizes it`s easy to make a shed a feature of a garden or keep it hidden from sight. You may choose to fit a shed into a corner of a small garden or keep it at the back of a plot of land behind trees or plants.
If you are really tight on space then the corner shed is a perfect choice ensuring that your garden is compromised as little as possible and that the majority of the lawn and/or paving area is accessible.
To increase how and when you can use your garden effectively, why not match a pent style or corner shed with an artificial lawn and keep waterlogged soil and bald grass patches to a minimum.