A shed is a great companion to any farm or large backyard that can support it. It offers countless benefits and there are always reasons to add another shed to your backyard. So in this post, we’ll be taking a look at ten of those reasons.
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1. Planning ahead for the future
Whether you want to create a new bedroom or just have more storage space because you’re expecting another child, adding another shed to your backyard is a great way to plan ahead for the future. As you read through this article, you’ll realize just how many benefits come with having another shed in your garden. It could be to create a private hobby space, a garden office, another bedroom or even just to store goods such as supplies, gardening equipment or bicycles. Building a shed now will mean that it’s ready to be used when you finally need it, so why not plan ahead for the future?
2. Decluttering your home
Even though decluttering your home is all about making space, it can actually take a surprisingly amount of room to do it effectively. This is because you need to lay out all of your belongings and decide what to throw away, you need to rearrange furniture to help you get the most out of your rooms and you need to have additional storage space to hold things as you sort out your home. As a result, having a large space such as a shed is a great way to hold furniture and other large items to make it easier to declutter your home. It’s also a great holding space if you need to move your furniture out of the room to install new flooring or paint the walls.
3. Getting more storage space
A shed is the ultimate storage space. You can get plenty of extra shelves and cupboards to store anything you want, and you can keep all of your clutter out of the way so that it doesn’t block your view or look unsightly in your home.
4. Cleaning up your backyard
The extra storage space of a shed is a great way to help you clean up your backyard. For instance, if you have a lot of gardening equipment or toys that your kids use, then having a shed in your backyard is a brilliant way to clean it up and make sure that your garden looks stunning with no unsightly things in the way.
5. Keeping farm and garden equipment safe
One of the advantages of farm sheds is having a place to keep all of your equipment safe.
People likely won’t steal your rakes and shovels, but they might consider taking more expensive equipment such as a lawnmower. By keeping your farm and garden equipment safe in a locked shed, you can protect your investment and ensure that you won’t wake up to half of your belongings stolen.
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6. Adding value to your property
Adding a shed to your property can increase the amount of floor space you have, ultimately increasing the value of your home especially if you turn it into a functional space such as a lounge area, bedroom or storage close. It’s usually not a good idea to build a shed solely for the purpose of increasing your property value before selling it, but if you can make use of the added space then you’ll get some return on your investment later in the future when you do decide to sell.
7. Creating a quiet workspace
A shed can be a great place to build a quiet workspace, especially if you work from home and need a separate area from the house so that you aren’t distracted. A shed can make a wonderful office if you decorate it correctly and hook it up to mains power so that you can add lights, computers and other types of tech that are important to your work. You can also get a beautiful view of your backyard if you install a large window, giving you a relaxing background to work.
8. Keeping hobby-related noise away from the home
If your hobbies involve making a lot of noise then adding a shed is a great way to create a private little space to indulge in them. For instance, if you like to play the drums or want to upgrade your woodworking equipment, then moving it out to a shed will allow you to explore your hobbies without worrying about creating too much noise or a huge mess that could affect your furniture.
9. Staying organized with your hobbies
In addition to creating a quiet space for your hobbies, a backyard shed will give you a place to store all of your hobby-related items. This could be paints and brushes for your arts and crafts, woodworking machinery or even just gym equipment if you’re looking to stay fit. Having all of your hobby-related items in a single place will make it easy for you to indulge in your pastime without losing items, accessories or supplies. It also keeps it away from your home so you can retreat to a relaxing place whenever you’re feeling stressed or simply want to have some fun.
10. Encouraging activities
Whether it’s used for storing fitness equipment, healthy hobby gear or even gardening equipment, having an extra shed means that you have more space to store items that encourage you to get active. This could even include bicycles and spare parts to help you repair them if needed.
In short, having another shed in your backyard is never a bad idea as long as you have enough space. You get plenty of extra storage area and, depending on how large you make it, you can even turn the shed into something more than just storage space. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even turn it into an extra room for your home such as a spare bedroom.
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