If you’ve got that sprawling backyard space out there, it may be wise to take some time and resources to finally build yourself a shed. You may have pushed it back because there have always been too many things taking up time, but now that it’s quarantine time throughout the world, why don’t you dive into a DIY project like this? Of course, the decision to create one needs to be purposeful, but there are tons of good reasons to justify such an endeavor. And if you think metal is too hard to work with, you can go for a classic wood look since plywood products are not hard to come by.
Here are some good reasons to make the leap and start constructing that home shed:
You can have better storage.
If you feel like you’re running out of space in your home, but you don’t just want to dump your things outside, this is a good option. You may not think you have too much stuff, but chances are, you do. Amidst numerous statistics, recent reports show that Australians are becoming notoriously cluttered at home, with over $60 billion worth of unused items in homes, and over half of people reckoning they can discard half a room’s worth of stuff. While the first step to tackling that problem should be to de-clutter, it could also help you sort items you simply cannot let go of but are taking up precious space in your home.
You can decide beforehand what kind of items you’ll designate for “shed storage” and then be able to monitor your accumulation of goods from there. Once you’ve set the size of your shed, you can create a rule that it should never be overflowing. If it’s full, then you know it’s time to give, sell, or throw some things away. It could also be a good way to have one easy spot to find things you immediately need or have a hard time looking around for. Alternatively, you could also use it as a little workshop to work on projects.
Building it yourself can be a rewarding project.
If anything, a DIY project is a very productive way to use your time. Throughout the whole process, you can feel satisfied with each step of progress and milestone hit. The final product is a practical thing you can use, and there’s a certain sense of reward that comes from having something you built yourself and spent time and care on. Whether it only takes you a few days or several weeks, it can create a set of goals that you can map your timeline on. It’s a good way to spend lockdown directing your energy towards, especially during times that can be overwhelming.
Aside from the fulfillment that comes from any DIY project, building your shed can also be more cost-efficient since you save on labor costs, you can source out the materials yourself, and you don’t have to shell out for extra equipment fees if you’ve already got some tools you can work with. Overall, this project adds value without costing as much as a hired crew, and though it is more laborious to do on your own, it can be worth the effort in the end.
You can turn it into a garden shed.
If you’re not necessarily looking to turn it into an outdoor storage space for random knickknacks and some junk, you can use it as a garden shed. That, in itself, is quite a flexible description, too. You can either use it for garden tools or make it a greenhouse shed if you add some ventilation and windows.
Even better, you can use it as both if you build it with that purpose in mind. You can have a mini greenhouse of your own so that you are not restricted by the season when thinking of what to plant. Practically speaking, you can plant herbs and vegetables so you can have some quaint organics to use for cooking. It’s delicious, sustainable, and quite a beautiful thing to behold if you take care of it. If you don’t want to incorporate some glass panes because you’re worried about the price or skill requirement, you can follow a guide that uses greenhouse plastic to have the same functionality.
There are a lot of things you can do to maximize the outdoor space you have while having some practical usage out of it. Making your shed is a great project to consider getting into these days. You may even find that it’s a very fulfilling endeavor that helps you channel your time and energy into something for your home throughout this stressful time.