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There are numerous decisions to make when buying a shed.
We've been through the process many times and are here to help you reach your unique goal.
1. START WITH WHY
Take some time to think about the problem you have and why you need more space....
this will help inform your decisions as you proceed through the design process.
Here are some typical reasons people need more space.
you want to park your car in the garage but it is full of other things
you want to keep your mower in good shape but it is sitting outside in the rain
you want to do more bike riding but you need to haul your bike out of the basement each time
you want to set up and paint but the kids keep getting into all your stuff
you want to relax and read a book but the house is full of commotion
you want to create some music but don't have a spot to set up your studio
you want to make a sales call but your kids want to make noise and play
you want to be productive but don't have a quiet spot to get things done
you want to maintain a good work/life balance but your office is in the house
2. HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED?
- make a list of things that would go in the shed
- think about having sufficient room to walk in the shed with everything in it
- consider the possibility of installing shelving or a loft
- see pics below to help visualize your space
3. WHAT ARE YOUR TOWN'S BUILDING REGULATIONS?
- Make a quick call to your local building department to get answers to the questions below.
(sometimes this information is available on the town's website under "building department")
- Many towns don't require a building permit for structures under 200 sq ft.
Info to get from your town's building department
1. How large of a shed can I build before I need a building permit?
2. How close can I build the shed to the property line?
3. Are there any height restrictions?
4. What information is required to pull a building permit?
(Pictures of the proposed shed? Construction Specs?)
4. WHAT WILL YOUR SHED LOOK LIKE?
We understand how difficult it can be to communicate your shed design to a builder so we invested in an easy-to-use 3D Shed Configurator putting you in control of the design.
When you place your shed order through our 3D Shed Configurator, you and the builder will get clear shed plans and recommended building products so you can purchase the best shed for your space with confidence in both design and quality.
With the 3D Shed Configurator you can:
Explore modern and traditional shed styles.
Change door and window layout.
Choose your colors.
Visualize your shed with AR.
Save your design for later.
Easily order online.
5. WHAT WILL YOUR SHED BE BUILT ON?
For a shed to remain structurally sound over a long period of time it needs to have a solid base. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but some of the most common are: cement blocks, installing a stone pad, or installing a concrete slab.
- Choose an area in your yard that is not wet or swampy.
- If the area is sloped, consider having a lanscaper level the area and install a stone pad.
- If you want a permanently positioned structure, consider having a concrete slab poured.
A. - Cement Block Gridwork
Cheapest and easiest option
No heavy equipment needed to install
Can be installed by the builder on the day of construction
B. - Stone Pad (-3/4 crushed stone pad - 4 - 6 inch deep)
Great for water drainage
C. - Concrete Slab
Great for a permanent structure
No worries about shifting over time
Solid enough for heavy storage and equipment
6. EASILY BOOK A VIRTUAL CONSULTATION
When you book a consult you can:
Get any storage shed questions answered by an expert.
Work together with a design specialist to create the design you envision.
Finalize your design on the 3D Shed Configurator and place your order online.