That pile of “stuff” that you keep covered up with a tarp behind your house. Is it getting bigger? If your collection of lawn and garden implements is outgrowing your storage space, or if you just can’t remember the last time that you were actually able to park your car in your garage, a shed may be the answer.
There is wide variety of cedar shed kits on the market today that you can build yourself, or have delivered fully assembled and dropped off exactly where you want it. From a cost perspective, it is much better to buy the kit and then put in the few hours of labor that are required to put it together. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of going down this route.
Benefits of a Cedar Shed
The first, and perhaps most important, benefit to any do it yourself homeowner is the ability to actually do the job yourself. It’s satisfying and rewarding in itself to you’re your own anything. With a kit, you get all the hands-on work, with none of the planning and designing hassle. Cedar shed kits are usually developed around a specific pattern, and then all of the pieces are cut out, prepared, and stacked in an assembly line type of operation.
This, along with some clear instructions, insures that you will be able to put your shed together with minimal headaches. The designs, plans, and instructions have been honed to work out any bugs and this method offers as close to a hassle free guarantee as you could hope for with any construction project.
Another benefit that comes from using cedar shed kits is that they produce minimal waste. If you were to go to the lumberyard and buy raw materials on your own, you would always end up with cut-offs, scraps and other leftovers that would then have to be disposed of. The shed kits come precut, so you don’t have to figure out the environmentally responsible way to get rid of leftover pressure treated beams that you used for your floor.
Natural Wood Charm
A third benefit that can be garnered from cedar shed kits is general appearance. These will enhance the appearance of your back yard space. There are a number of plastic sheds on the market now, but they don’t offer an appearance of quality.
Other sheds, like steel, can rust over time and end up looking quite shabby. The cedar sheds though, create an ambiance and can be painted to match the exterior color scheme of your home, giving your entire property a sense of continuity.
If you are ready to park your car in the garage again, then look into cedar shed kits as an option for the storage of your lawn and garden equipment. It is an attractive alternative to stacking everything up behind the house and covering it up with a tarp.