Have you always wanted to build your own shed but didn’t know where to start? Did you always feel you needed some extra space in the form of a garage but did not know what to do about it? Did the choices that so many contractors and manufacturers give these days confuse you into giving up on buying a ready-made shed? If you have answered with an affirmative in any of the above questions, then its time for you to seriously think about getting yourself a new shed. And there’s no better way to work for your needs than working directly towards them by yourself. That’s right, you need to learn some quick tricks and tips and start about building your own shed! Well, although designing your own shed can be an extremely tiresome and frustrating experience, lucky for you that we have had all our experts talk here about the basic steps that go into making a new shed, all by yourself!
So here are the basic steps that you can follow to ensure a seamless Do-it-Yourself (DIY) experience.
1. Cleaning up: First of all, make sure you clean up all the things unnecessary and extraneous junk from your house. Although you might no feel like parting with some of the useless junk, but remember, if something hasn’t been useful in the last 20 years, there’s a good chance it won’t be useful for the next 20 either!
2. Estimation and Planning: After disposing off the unwanted stuff, take a good look at the quantity of all the remaining things that you want to put in a storage shed. Have a rough estimate and star planning the amount of space required in your new garage. Always keep at least a 35% margin for the things that are yet to be stored in the coming years. Start drawing up architectural plans, floor plans, and profile views using a basic pen and paper approach, or perhaps with the aid of some software on a computer.
3. Classification: Based on an item’s usefulness, frequency of usage, emergency requirements, hazardous content for children, etc., make sure you classify all the items to be stored in the shed. Based on these you can decide if a hazardous item can be kept at a higher level, out of reach of children, or emergency equipments like fire extinguishers etc right within the reach of anyone and everyone. Frequently used items could be kept nearer to the door for easy retrievals and replacements.