my-shed-plansThe greatest joy about garden shed designs is that there are so many to choose from. From simple basic structures that even a beginner will enjoy building to complex plans that can challenge even the most experienced. There are also many unique plans that one can find, castles, cottages, and a host of others. It is a shed, but it also should be pleasing to the eye, and not appear out of place or stick out like a sore thumb. When neighbors come over and comment on how cool it is, you can say, I build that myself.

With so many to choose from it is hard to know where to begin. If you are here then let’s assume that you are looking for something other than the traditional run of the mill shed designs that you see every day in people’s backyards. One company specializes in colonial designs as well as more traditional ones. They have the standard issue plans for making your shed resemble a classic barn, which is still a step up from dull and boring. You can order from their Williamsburg collection, many that have the classic colonial design and variations. If your home is built in this style, then this kind of garden shed design would be ideal for you.

If you are like me, then many times getting online can be very overwhelming at times. You put in a word or phrase into a search engine and poof, you have more information than your senses can handle. I have found the you have to look outside the box when it comes to the unique and unusual. Using the castle as an example, when going online it will be a sure bet that you won’t find a castle on most garden shed design sites, but where would you more than likely find one, play house design sites! You’ll be amazed at all the designs and plans that are available. While you may not find the kind of medieval castle you are looking for, many can be modified with a little imagination.

When looking for garden shed designs, makes sure there are details plans and instructions that come with it. For me, although I can follow plans fairly well, there are times when a visual picture or diagram of some more complicated steps. I try to find a blueprint or design with visual references to make is easier to picture in my head. You want a clear list of materials, tools and hardware needed to complete the job. You don’t always have to go to the most expensive place to buy the materials, many times you can find good deals at a home improvement retailer.


What to do with extra space? If I find that when building something, say a castle for a storage shed. There will be many areas that will be mainly for looks, like the battlements. While esthetically pleasing to the eye, the inside is nothing but empty space. I would take the ones that are in front by the shed door, put doors on both of them. One will have shelves for things like small garden tools, planters for small saplings, and any small items that may be used every day in the garden. The other I would leave without the shelves, to put shovels, rakes and larger tools. Bigger stuff like lawn mowers and the like, that I only use periodically, would go into the main body of the shed. So it’s easy to see that there is a lot you can do with garden shed designs.

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