Whether it is to store unusedfurniture, garden tools, firewood or to simply have a small annex house, cottages or garden shedsare available in several models. Rustic or contemporary, wood, metal or resin, with or without system floor, the choice is wide. Let’s have an overview of thoselittle huts installed at the bottom of the garden!
Choosing a Garden Shed according to Use
If you want a versatile garden shed that requires a minimum of maintenance, you are advised to select a PVC or a resin shelter. A simple cleaning with the garden hose is enough and it is certainly the wisest choice if you live in a rainy region. Its configurations make it the perfect multipurpose garden shed. Plus, you can order an easy to install kit delivered in a non cross linked polyethylene foam.
Do you have small budget to be allocated to this kind of project? Do you just want a placeto store material and the aesthetic side does not matter that much to you? Orient your choice to a metal garden shelter. It is the most economical option on the market and you will only have to itafter several years. With an insufficient insulation, it is mainly chosen for storage.
If you want something noble and elegant, a wood garden shed is the best choice. You just need to know that it needs specific maintenance.For that, you can use stain or wood paint for more convenience. Since wood is a natural insulator, it is the best material for a garden hut for children, an artist’s studio or a summer guest room.
Other Important Characteristics your Garden Shed Should Have
There are some parameters that your hut should have, regardless of the chosen material. First of all, the presence of a floor is mandatory to avoid moisture and benefit from more comfort. It is also preferable to have a window and a glass door to tinker and/or to store in the light of day. Measure the floor area and ridge height by taking into account your needs. Everything must obviously pass through the doorway. Floor anchoring and concrete slab are the must.
Which Style of Garden Shed to Choose?
Different styles of garden sheds and chalets are available. The majority of garden sheds are made of wood or steel with one or two doors and a two-sided roof. Their use is essentially geared towards storage. However, garden sheds come in more different styles:
- rustic like a Norwegian-type chalet;
- traditional style made of raw wood;
- contemporary style with a flat roof;
- authentic cottagewith an artisanal look;
Some styles and designs allow you to match the garden shed with your home. However, keep in mind that the style often depends on the used material and most variations of garden sheds are made of wood.