If You Are In A Hurry, Buy Prefabricated Kit
Let’s start with this. The prefabricated kits are fool proof and have simple and easy construction. Usually the shed kits also come with years warranty – something that you don’t get if you build your shed entirely from scratch. So if you are not looking for do-it-yourself challenge and you just want a shed done, buy a prefabricated kit and forget about doing it from scratch.
Get The Foundations Right
If your foundations is bad even the best shed project may get destroyed. If the shed don’t step well on the ground this may cause water leaks, rust, rot, dust and even small rodents getting inside.
Making good foundation is a hard task unless you are experienced. You may need to build a foundation of concrete or a good framework of joists and boards.
Save Money By Building The Shed With Plans
The prefabricated kits are great and easy way to build a shed but they are fairly more expensive than doing it all yourself. If you decide to use plans and do the work yourself you will save from several hundreds to maybe a thousands bucks.
Make Your Shed Tall And Narrow
If all you need from your shed is storage space, then you can use the headroom better than most people do. A tall and narrow shed can offer more space for storing things than a low shed with a bigger footprint. This is because the main part of the materials goes for the foundation and the roof.
Of course if you want a large shed which to serve as guest house, making it too narrow is not an option.
Building a shed is a several days project if you do it with a prefabricated kit, a week or two if you go by using good shed plans or several weeks if you decide to do everything totally from scratch.
Of course these terms may get quite longer if you lack organization and planning. So write your goals, create a plan and keep your tools organized. Schedule exact time every day or the weekends when you will work on the shed.
Take Your Time
In relation to the previous tip, consider taking enough time to do a good work. It’s easy to get frustrated and rush the things if you listen to people who tell how they have built their shed in a day. But remember you are essentially creating a building that will serve you and your family for years. A well done garden shed can increase the price of your property while a poorly looking one can even reduce it.