Garden Shed Ideas: Types And Pictures

For many, a garden shed is a plain place that acts as a catch-all for those items that don’t fit in the garage or the basement. But there’s no reason that’s all it has to be. With a little creativity and a few personal touches, a garden shed can not only begin to take on a character of its own, but also serve some added purposes. Below is some information about garden shed ideas that can help you to find an idea to beautify your homes in a perfect way.

Green Garden Shed

Green Garden Shed

Garden Shed Ideas: The Types

There are many types of garden shed. You can choose one that suits your needs and desires. However, no matter what type you choose, be sure to check with your local building codes to confirm what types are allowed in your area and any construction requirements such as concrete pads, type of tie-down equipment and other considerations.

Nice Garden Shed

Nice Garden Shed

Wooden Sheds – Wooden storage sheds are the most popular among many homeowners. This is due to the weight, durability and style options that are available. Wooden storage sheds are available as kits or can be designed and built on your own. The kits are the best option for those who do not have extensive woodworking experience because the lumber is precut. Step-by-step directions are included in the kits. Options for wooden storage sheds include small sheds (6-by-6) that hold small implements and supplies, and graduating in size up to large barnlike structures (16-by-20) with double doors and windows and are capable of housing your large implements like riding mowers, small tractors, pool supplies and bicycles. Optional choices are porches, double doors, pocket doors and windows. Plant flowers in window boxes on each side of the doors or a put up a trellis to blend the structure in with the landscape.

Quick and Paintless Garden Shed

Quick and Paintless  Garden Shed

Vinyl Sheds – Another choice in outdoor sheds is a vinyl shed. Vinyl sheds, while not as aesthetically pleasing as the wooden type, are constructed to last, withstand the weather and will not burn. Vinyl sheds are available in kits ranging in size from 4-by-8 up to 10-by-31. Vinyl sheds will house the same outdoor equipment as the wooden style but are not as pretty. They are available in a range of colors. Place a trellis and plant vining plants on the sides of a vinyl shed and shrubs on each side of the doors to blend the shed in with the landscape.

Summer Wood Garden Shed

Summer Wood Garden Shed

Metal Sheds – Metal sheds are the most economical of outdoor sheds. They are lightweight and the easiest to construct. Sizes for metal shed range from 5-by-8 to 14-by-31. Metal sheds do have more style variations than vinyl sheds. Double doors, pocket door and single doors are available on certain sizes. Place trellises, flowerbeds or gravel with decorations around the metal shed to soften the sharp outlines of the shed.

Garden Shed Ideas: The Pictures

Below are some pictures of wonderful garden shed that can be some inspiration for you.

Cottage Style Garden Shed

Cottage Style Garden Shed

Cottage-Style Garden Shed – Painted crisp white, this cottage-style potting shed features a cozy front porch and beautiful flower-flanked stone walkway. Stained lattice hides the footings beneath the porch. A salvaged, natural multipaned entry door allows light inside the shed. Solar-powered pendant lights shine the way after dusk. Other cottagey features include a metal roof, window boxes, and tilt-out windows.

Large Garden Shed

Large Garden Shed

Large Garden Shed – Right in the center of things, this garden shed is an important part of the garden plan. Architectural elements, such as lattice fencing, a fountain, and pergola, flank the shed. Used as a potting shed and for tool storage, this small building anchors the entire garden.

Victorian Style Garden Shed

Victorian Style Garden Shed

Victorian-Style Garden Shed – Six curved-glass windows offer a sunny view from inside this Victorian garden shed. Surrounded by antique paving bricks, a 19th-century wrought-iron fence, and a vintage street lamp, this showy shed is a beautiful architectural focal point. Band-sawn corbels bracket the roof’s handsome overhang; turned finials make the building seem to drip with ornamentation. A Victorian-inspired, three-color paint treatment adds to the eye-catching appeal of this pretty potting shed.

Garden shed ideas above hopefully can help you to build a wonderful garden shed at your house, happy trying.