Outdoor storage buildings and sheds are available in a variety of sizes, materials, and in ready to assemble, or prefabricated, and pre-built styles. Determining which shed in Winston Salem will be best for you will require you to not only understand the purpose of your shed but the various outdoor storage shed features and options as well.
Piedmont Fence Inc.
163 South Village Dr.
Norris Storage Buildings
9680 Andrew Jackson Hwy
Laurel Hill, NC
Hibriten Mini Storage
1225 Wilkesboro Blvd
Sheds Done Rite
109 S Arendell Ave
On Time Sheds
4303 Hubbard Rd
Handi-House of Goldsboro
1924 US Highway 117 S
McKinney’s Mini Storage
Webb Road Mini Storage
2415 Webb Rd
Specialty Sales & Storage of Morganton
420 E Fleming Dr
Quality Barns Unlimited
4412 N Roxboro St
2.Defining The Purpose Of Your Shed
When you set out to build a shed in Winston Salem, it is important to not only be aware of your current needs but have also spent some time considering what other uses the shed might serve and assist with in terms of storage and extra space. Many people in Winston Salem find themselves in need of a storage shed to accommodate outdoor items such as a lawn mower, patio furniture, and pool supplies. However, sheds can also serve as a very functional and stylish workshop or a combination of both storage and workshop.
A tractor or riding mower can be well protected from environmental elements with an outdoor shed designed to house your landscaping equipment. The addition of optional heavy-duty flooring and ramps will help to properly support tractors, boats and other vehicles. An avid gardener will appreciate a backyard shed that offers enough storage space for supplies and provides an area in which they can begin to start planting bulbs or re-potting their plants. An optional workbench allows for easy access to garden supplies and a more comfortable potting and transplanting area.
A professional artist or avid hobby enthusiast may find an outdoor storage shed can provide a great space for use as small studio where they can focus on their work. Optional shelving will help to organize and store art supplies. Whatever reason you find yourself in need of an outdoor shed, it is important to know that you can build it yourself with a ready to assemble model with only standard tools and a few handy friends that can help you build your shed.
3. The Proper Location For Your Shed
Selecting the proper location for your shed is just as important as choosing a shed and will in part be determined by the amount of property you have to build upon and the size of the shed you have selected. Where you intend to place the shed should be decided before you build the shed and should be placed where it will be complimentary to the existing surroundings.
The shed should also be placed where it will be convenient for you to access.In addition to selecting a ground area that is flat and not prone to flooding, you should try to avoid placing your shed in the middle of a high-traffic area or in a place where children might play.
You will also want to allow enough room around the shed to load and unload any equipment you will be storing inside. If you are using your storage shed to house a riding mower, it is essential to remember that you will need enough room to maneuver and park the mower. You may need ramps to facilitate the entry and exit of a motorized or moving vehicle such as a mower or tractor, so be sure to consider storage space for the ramps in the shed, as well as adequate room outside the shed to lay out the ramps and move forward without obstruction.
Pre-fabricated or ready to assemble outdoor sheds are available in many attractive styles that enable you to build your shed to match your house in Winston Salem. Between proper ground placement and coordinating shed construction materials, your shed should subtly blend into the existing landscape.
4. Determining Size
Determining the appropriate size shed for your needs will require you to know the current purpose of your shed and any potentially useful future needs. If the primary purpose for your shed is storage of outdoor items such as barbeque grills, mowers, tractors, outdoor toys or patio furniture, knowing the sizes of these items and the amount of space needed to house the items will give you a good guideline as to the size you might require.
You will have to keep in mind that you will need extra space to maneuver about, remove or rearrange the items as needed. The avid gardener that will be using the shed to pot bulbs or plants will need to build a shed with enough room for you to move around comfortably and plenty of storage space for plants and garden supplies. To use the shed as a workshop or studio, you will want to make sure that the ceiling height allows you to stand up straight inside and that work surfaces are of an appropriate working height.
Most people find additional uses for their shed once it’s installed. Try to be certain to consider all your storage needs-both now and in the future. Your shed should provide the space you need now, and be large enough that you won’t find yourself wishing your building were larger a few years from now.