Whether you are an avid gardener or simply looking to add a little more order to your life, a shed can offer a great boon to both your storage capabilities and your yard’s overall aesthetic.
Whether you are interested in using an Amish shed kit or purchasing something more sturdy, like on of the Amish’s famed custom sheds, you can easily make your shed an eye sore if you fall for one of the many common mistakes shed consumers make.
This guide is designed to help you better avoid the most common pitfalls of erecting a shed in your yard.
- Not Getting a Big Enough Shed
One of the most common problems that people face when purchasing a shed is purchasing one that is too small for their needs. The beauty of an Amish built structure is undercut, after all, by random piles of garden supplies sitting at its base.
The best way to determine how large a shed you need is to take what you currently need and add an additional 25% so that you have room for future storage needs.
- Poor Shed Placement
It is very important that you consider where you will place your shed before erecting it. In order to determine the perfect placement, you should consider: whether or not the ground is level, distance from your property line, and ease of access when out in the garden.
Additionally, it is wise to ensure that your shed is not sitting directly over buried utility lines. On that issue, it is best to consult with a professional.
- Not Checking to See if You Need a Permit
It is always important to check if your local government has any specific requirements for building custom sheds or other structure on your property. Simply by taking this small step, you can save yourself a lot of hardship and possible legal troubles in the long run.
It doesn’t matter how fine a custom shed you purchase if it’s too small to fit your needs, placed in a position where it will be damaged, or torn down because you didn’t follow the proper procedures before building.
The good news is all it takes is a little forethought to get the shed of your dreams.