A garden shed is more often than not used as a storage facility for gardening equipment but an ever growing number of people are now using their sheds as a place to relax. If you are planning to use your shed for multiple purposes, you should ensure that you choose a durable product but also one that integrates the overall appearance of your garden. A quality timber garden shed will definitely fit the bill.
Timber garden sheds are usually more expensive than sheds that are made of other materials. Unlike metal or vinyl sheds, which can be artificial looking, a timber garden shed will blend well with the garden environment and it gives your home a more classic appearance. It can also act as a comfortable area where you can go to put your feet up. Timber is known for its excellent insulation qualities which can protect you from extreme temperature conditions during the winter months.
There is a wide variety of sizes and designs of wooden garden sheds for you to choose from. Depending on the size of your garden, you can select a compact model with just a few windows and a door or you can purchase one that has a number of more elaborate features. If you are thinking of using your shed as not only a storage facility but also as a relaxation spot or kid's play area, it is wise to select a model that has several rooms.
Make sure that the shed is spacious enough to store all your gardening tools as well as any equipment that you are planning to acquire in the near future. For instance, if you are planning to replace your present lawnmower with a larger model, the shed should be big enough to store the new product. The storage area in your shed should have a high ceiling so that you can build shelves to store more items.
The floor of your shed is another thing that needs consideration. Most wooden sheds are built with integrated wooden flooring but you can also choose a floorless design that can be installed over a concrete base. Although a concrete base provides more stability it is clearly not movable. A shed with an integrated floor can be moved to any part of the garden but make sure that it is made of lightweight timber if you plan to move it around from time to time.
Timber garden sheds come in four basic designs; these are apex, corner, transverse and pent. However, if you do have a larger budget you can have a bespoke model built for you and this will guarantee that it fits in well with the design of your garden. The apex shed is the most common type of garden shed and it is a simple structure with a triangular roof, a door and several windows. On the other hand, a corner shed is designed to be located in the corner of a garden and it is typically a five-sided structure with two sides attached to walls. A transverse shed is a wide version of an apex shed, while the penthed has an inclined roof.
There are other considerations that you have to make when choosing a timber garden shed and these include the size of the door for moving tools in and out of the shed, security as well as ventilation. You can consult a garden shed specialist to find out which type of wooden garden shed is most suitable for your home.