A modern shed, like so many other things in modern life, is completely different from the ram-shackle, untidy, ugly shed of the past, which used to be tucked away in a hidden, neglected corner of the back garden. For one thing, no one was quite sure about its purpose; it was mostly used for dumping household odds and ends, and nobody ventured into it without they had to. Now, it is unrecognizable in its modern avatar.
These days, the modern shed is an aesthetically designed, attractive looking, light-weight yet sturdily built, highly functional space, which is conceived as an integral part of the overall promises, with a very clear idea about its uses. Its possibilities are truly endless: for storage purposes, as gardening shed, studio, guest-house, playroom, small office, pool-house to sauna, what can not you use it for?
In keeping with modern trends, you get a variety of pre-fabricated, DIY sheds in knock down condition, with detailed instructions for assembly, which you can put together yourself, which have become very popular. Who does not want an extra room in addition to the ones you have in your house?
These days they come with charming designs with large doors for easy access, double-doors, side door, windows for letting in lots of sunshine, canopies, verandas, shutters, window-boxes, gables; they come divided into two areas with separate entrances, so they can be used for dual purposes like gardening and crafting, or one area can be used for storing tools and equipment, and the side for playing, changing or relaxing, or anything else that you wish. The canopies, or verandas will allow you to spend time inside or out; you can spend long hours, if you wish, sitting on the veranda of your garden shed, relaxing or reading a book, or doing whatever catches your fancy.
Other features of the modern wooden shed which make it popular are their affordability, durability and the ease with which they can be constructed. Since you can build it yourself following the step by step assembly instructions given in the booklet, you can save considerable costs. Because they are made of natural wood, they are cost effective due to several reasons; Being light, they can be constructed faster than other building materials and they do not require a heavy foundation. Also, natural wood is weather resistant and very good at controlling humidity.
A shed is constantly exposed to different weather conditions, so it has to be able to withstand rain, moisture and all types of weather. A modern wooden shed is extremely versatile in this regard, and you will not have to worry about any dampness or mold damaging any equipment, furniture, or toys that you may keep in your shed.