As September drops temperatures, many people are looking for solutions for winter storage. Patio furniture covered in outdoor furniture covers, gardening equipment, outdoor furniture cushions, and other supplies and pieces often must be stored inside over the winter. But, most of the time, garages and basements are already filled with other storage. What to do? Sounds like it’s time for a garden shed!
Forget the boring particle board sheds you may remember, garden sheds have made a complete turn-around in styling and options! And, just as New York Fashion Week is gracing the streets of Manhattan this week with brand new fashions, so too are sheds shocking people with their brand new features! Here are some highlights:
Sheds with Cedar Tongue and Groove Siding: For a rustic appearance, try a storage shed with cedar tongue and groove siding. The cedar wood is naturally resistant to insect damage and decay and will keep the interior smelling fresh. The horizontally stacked siding almost looks like a log cabin, and will blend in flawlessly with any country inspired space. Plus, going with a high quality material like cedar will ensure you can use your shed year after year, instead of having to replace it after a few seasons. There’s no reason for your garden shed to be an eye-sore, so get one with a gorgeous exterior to compliment your home
Sheds with Porches: Surprised? Don’t be! After all, porches are one of the most coveted features on a home… why not have a garden shed with a porch? Aside from the aesthetic benefits and the perk of being able to hang a hammock or set out some patio chairs, porches are also extremely functional for a storage shed. Shielded from the rain and the harshest of the weather conditions, a porch becomes the perfect place to work on a bicycle when the grass is still muddy or to let a garden bench dry after you’ve painted it for the spring. Plus, if you’re worried that a shed will bring down the look of your garden, a garden shed with a porch makes the structure almost look like a guest house!
Potting Sheds: If you have more plants and garden tools to store than patio furniture and outdoor décor, a potting shed might be your perfect option. With an expansive polycarbonate skylight, your potting shed can be used for both storage and growing! The Polycarbonate skylight is actually a 4′ x 8′ sheet of a multi-wall insulated material that is often used in greenhouses. If you always wanted a greenhouse but worried about space… a potting shed is a perfect solution. There’s still room for your family’s storage, but the skylight allows you to use your potting shed to keep plants warm and healthy!
Though the coldness of winter may seem far off, now is the perfect time to start thinking about and planning your storage shed. It will be installed and ready to go by the time your patio furniture and gardening supplies need to be put away, and you can enjoy the peace of mind of quiet winter!