The market growth for outdoor storage sheds is forecast to be in the billions of dollars from 2021 to 2028.
If you are a homeowner, you may have already spent time trying to balance out the pros and cons of getting an outdoor storage shed, weighing the cost to the benefits.
There is a lot that a storage shed can do for you and your property. Check out these 7 benefits of outdoor storage sheds!
Lawn and Garden Storage
While this may be an obvious benefit, it is still worth mentioning.
As a homeowner, you have to have tools and equipment to maintain your lawn. Utilizing a shed to store your yard and garden equipment reduces clutter in your yard and protects your equipment from the elements.
You will increase the lifespan of your tools if they are kept out of the rain and sun. Rust from water, fading from sun exposure, and the effects of extreme temperatures will be minimal if you use a shed for storing yard equipment.
Clear up Space in Your Garage or Basement
In addition to protection from the elements, using an outdoor storage shed will free up precious storage space in your house or garage.
Freeing up space in your indoor storage room or garage will help you use those spaces more efficiently. There will also be less risk of having too much in these spaces, reducing trip or fall hazards.
Get Chemicals Outside
Another important consideration is that storing chemicals in an outdoor space is safer. Make sure the outdoor shed you purchase has a window or vents before storing chemicals inside.
Keeping chemicals in a space without proper ventilation can lead to poisonous gases. This could affect your health, particularly if stored in your basement. and leaking gases close to your HVAC and furnace, which will pull the fumes through your whole house.
Having a storage shed to move these chemicals into and out of your house or garage can give you peace of mind.
Lawn chemicals that you will want to consider storing in your shed:
- weed control
- pest control.
Do not store paint in an outdoor shed. Paints and stains do not hold up well in uncontrolled temperatures and will spoil, you’ll just wind up throwing them out. If your garage has enough insulation you can store them there, but be sure to close and seal them properly when not in use.
Read this for an idea of what else to not store in your outdoor shed.
Increased Security and Safety
Outdoor sheds can help you protect your valuable lawn equipment from getting stolen. It is easy to add a lock to your shed to prevent theft.
Most home security systems will be able to put sensors on your shed door. This can help prevent theft, but also adds an extra level of security, especially if you have young children on the property.
Being able to lock your shed or have your home security system tell you someone has opened it keeps little ones from crawling around where you have chemicals and sharp tools.
Being able to place these items in a shed with a lock, instead of the garage, makes it safer and easier to have little ones in and out of your garage space as well.
Increase Your Property Value
Storage space is highly valued, so adding a storage shed to your property does help increase your property value.
You will get a higher return on your investment for larger sheds with more durable materials.
The more space in sheds, the more options a future homeowner would have for using that space. While it won’t increase your property value for more than what you purchased the shed for, it will make your property more appealing.
Material Options Help You Enhance Your Yard
Outdoor sheds can be made from a variety of materials. Your choice in materials may be affected by:
- what you want to store
- or if you want to use it for an office or studio space.
The great thing is that the variety of storage shed material makes having an outdoor shed accessible for every homeowner.
If you have a low budget, consider a smaller prefab shed to get your equipment stored safely.
Want your shed to enhance your yard and house? You can choose your storage shed design, build it from wood, and have it complement your house.
Click here to learn about important considerations for choosing a metal shed.
Use It as an Office or Studio Space
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, using outdoor sheds as offices has become popular. Separated from the noise and bustle of the home, an outdoor office space is ideal for working from home.
While the space in sheds can be ideal for storage, it can also be ideal for creating a secluded space to work or do other things.
Considering getting a big enough shed to allow yourself space for:
- a teaching studio
- a workshop
- a reading nook
- or for growing plants.
It’s important to note that sheds can also make cute playhouses, creating an outdoor area for the kids to go play outside so you can enjoy peace and quiet inside.
Outdoor Storage Sheds are a Need
There are a lot of benefits to outdoor storage sheds. From storage to creating safer and cleaner spaces to creating an outdoor office space, a storage shed will benefit your property.
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