Backyard Storage

Informational articles on various options to store your tools and furnishings in your backyard.

How to fix a garden shed floor

How to Fix Garden Shed Floor?

The floor of a garden shed is one of the most important parts of the building. It provides structural stability. If it’s damaged, it can be a safety hazard. You’ll want to repair a damaged floor as soon as possible.  Fixing a garden shed floor is straightforward. The time and effort will depend on what…

How many sheds can I have in my backyard?

How Many Sheds Can I Have in My Backyard?

There are plenty of reasons to have more than one shed in your yard.  How many sheds you can have in your backyard is determined by many variables, including zoning and HOA restrictions, the size of the sheds compared to the size of your yard, and city versus country living. Want to know more about…

Do Sheds Add Value to your Property?

Do Sheds Add Value to Your Property?

Sheds might seem insignificant to many homeowners, but there are a lot of advantages to having them on your property.  Sheds add value to your property if they are well-maintained, add to the aesthetic of the home, and are well-developed for their intended use.  So, how much and how do sheds add value to a…

Do Metal Sheds Get Hot?

Do Metal Sheds Get Hot? (Answered)

Metal sheds get hot because they are excellent conductors of heat and therefore absorb heat from the sun. The inside of an enclosed metal shed can get dangerously hot in the summer.   Why Do Metal Sheds Get Hot? Metal is a good conductor of heat and will transfer heat from one part of the shed…

What Cable Size to Wire a Shed

What Size Cable Do I Need for Wiring a Garden Shed? (Explained)

There are a lot of factors that come into play when you’re trying to figure out what size cable you need for your garden shed. The gauge of your cable will depend on how much electricity you need to get from your source – your home – to the destination – your shed. The longer…

10 Steps to Wiring a Garden Shack

What Are the 10 Steps for Wiring a Garden Shack?

Wiring a garden shack is a great way to add some flair to your outdoor space. It’s also a great way to ensure you have a place to store all the tools you need in one place and that they can be plugged in for use.  There are certain basic steps to wiring a garden…

Best Materials for Building a Shed

What Is the Best Material to Use for Building a Shed? (Materials Guide)

Since getting the new house, we’ve had one issue – storage. What I mean by that is storing our tools and extra containers so that we have more space freed up inside the house. We definitely need a shed. But what are the best materials for building backyard storage sheds? When considering building a backyard…

What to do with the space behind a shed

What Can I Do with Space Behind My Backyard Shed? (Answered)

There are many uses for the space behind your shed. Depending on the size and positioning of this space, you can come up with versatile and useful additions to your property. Developing the space behind your shed depends on your available space and what is around. You can add a structure, a sitting area, a…

How to Keep a Shed Off the Ground

How to Keep a Shed Off the Ground (Foundations Guide)

Most sheds I have had either settled on a concrete slab, over gravel, or on blocks. Blocks were the best for getting the material of the shed off the ground, but that’s only one method of raising a shed.  The most common methods for keeping a shed off the ground are installing a permanent foundation…

How to Get a Shed in Your Fenced Backyard

How Do I Get a Shed into a Fenced-In Backyard? (Answered)

It’s not the only thing that may crop up when you find that perfect shed you’ve wanted for years. Oh no, there are many things to consider before getting a shed, especially if you have an already-developed backyard.  Sheds can be driven into a backyard, forklifted into a backyard, or built on-site to fit your…