The vast majority of home owners regard a shed purely as an additional room on their property that is seldom given a second thought. However, when used to its full potential, a garden or tool shed can serve far more of a purpose than just being a simple storage room.
Use as a Makeshift Work Space
Due to rising costs and increased space constraints, homes have become smaller than ever. As a result, it has become increasingly difficult to find space to work in. A shed can be used as makeshift working space for dads who are DIY enthusiasts, or even for mums and children who need additional space for messy craft projects. An additional advantage to using a shed for extra working space is that craft supplies or tools need not be packed away when it is time to continue with other activities. This will not only save a lot of time; it will also make these activities far more enjoyable and convenient.
Make your Shed Work for You
Many people see sheds purely as storage receptacles. While this is usually the case, these storage rooms need to be kept neat and tidy in order to serve their purpose. The best way to achieve this is by investing in a uniform storage solution such as purpose-built shelving, racks and boxes. These days, there is a wide range of wonderful storage solutions available that help shed owners utilise every inch of available space without causing clutter or untidiness. For example, a row of brackets can be mounted along a wall to store garden tools, while roof-mounted storage hooks and racks can be used to store seasonal items such as outdoor umbrellas, skiing equipment or camping tents.
Keep Your Workbench Organised
If your shed is large enough to house a workbench, it is important that this space be kept neat and tidy along with the rest of the storage room. Investing in tool storage solutions will help ensure that you are able to locate the right tool for the job every time. Hooks can be placed on a wall for tools like spanners and others that may have ready-made holes in their handles. If possible, a piece of peg board can be mounted on one of the shed walls for hooks to be placed into. Drawing around each tool’s shape on the peg board with a permanent marker pen will enable you to immediately see if any tools are missing.
If space around the shed in your garden is limited, you may want to consider the idea of converting the traditional swing door to a sliding door instead. If the door is mounted on the inside of the shed, storage hooks can be placed on it to hold smaller garden tools, gloves and other accessories. If you are able to make your shed work for you, you and your family will be able to benefit greatly from this structure.
If you would like to utilise the space in your garden and invest in a concrete shed, contact the team here at L M Concrete Garages for more information.