5 Tips for Planning a Backyard Shed

By on July 25, 2017 in Backyards with 2 Comments

The whole idea of this site is to encourage you to enjoy living out the back. This means we want you to get the best fun you can out of your outdoor area. One of the many benefits of having a backyard that is maintained, and ready to be used, is you can use some of the space to have a backyard shed.Backyard shed

Which is the perfect place to create either a man cave, a kids hideout or additional outdoor storage for the things that can’t fit into the house? Let’s take a look at some of what you need to consider if you want to have a backyard shed

Space in the Yard

If your outdoor area is small, the last thing you want to do is put a huge shed on it.  The shed can draft every bit of space in your backyard. So consider the size of the area and the size of the shed that you want to put on it.

Whats the Ground like

There is nothing worse than buying a great shed, spending your Saturday erecting it, only to find in two months one end has sunk down. So prepare your ground, is it just going to be a dirt base or are you going to put in a cement floor. Do you need to get someone that specializes in laying concrete, to do it for you?

What’s the real purpose of the Backyard Shed

This comes to the pre-planning stage what are you really going to do with it. Is it a Mancave, so you want as much room as you can, to fill it with man stuff, it is just storage for garden tools, and maybe some boxes of things that no longer fit in the house.

Are you creating it as another space for the kids to enjoy, you might want to consider what the floor coverings are going, for men it might be fine to have just a bare cement floor, but if you have small kids it might need carpet put over the cement.

What’s the security going to be like

If you locking up some valuable items like power tools or your grandmother’s pearls.  Think about how you will secure it, a standard padlock might not cut it.  You might want to consider an audio alarm.

Where are you going to position the backyard shed?

Plan your landscaping, if you have a barren backyard you don’t want a big shed sitting in the middle of it. Position it to one side in a corner. Then add landscaping touches around it.

Stick to the basics when you are thinking about adding a backyard shed.   Stick to planning it right, you might just have a great addition to your back yard.

Even after reading through our site, you find that you are still stuck for inspirational ideas for landscaping your home there are plenty of other amazing resources you can check out like Groom and Styles – How to Bring Great Landscaping to You Home.

We think that your home should be your castle.  With a bit of back yard planning, you will get plenty of enjoyment out of it.

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About the Author: Michael Wuze is a regular content contributor to Living Out The Back, which was started as a way to share the best of what life has to offer outside your home. The backyard is the one area so many people don't enjoy that we want to help you with. Everyone should enjoy their backyard. .


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  1. Peter Scott says:

    Great read.. Thanks. My old man turned his down stair area under the house into his man cave.. got all his tools for wood working under there. The back yard shed is chockers full of junk..

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