Garden shed design and inspiration
The average Filipino house consists of the house itself and a small area for active household
activities such as laundry, carpentry, and gardening. While most
typical Filipino home owners don’t invest in building additional
structures to their property as they have purchased their lot the way
it is, some homeowners living on the upmost part of the pyramid have
thought of expanding their home and flourishing the possible areas
for potential beautification. The best part of the lot area would
have to be the backyard or garden area, as your imagination on
building new and beneficial structures is limitless. From a fun
playhouse to a relaxing gazebo, these structures not only bring added
property value to your residence, but also cater your family’s
needs. Some homeowners own a large garden space and have a passion
for the aesthetic art of gardening; what better way to make the most
use out of your garden space than building a garden
shed to store all your garden
tools and equipment? Today, we showcase you a basic guide as to why
garden sheds are essential in a Filipino home and factors to be
considered before building it.
1. Garden shed- the
What exactly is a garden
shed? In architectural terms, a shed
is typically a simple, single-story roofed structure in a back garden
or on an allotment that is used for storage, hobbies, or as a
workshop. With the garden attached to the term, it is a roofed
structure usually stored with garden tools and equipment. As
reiterated, a garden shed is more than just a place where you can
store your gardening tools. You can store other supplies and
materials the bulk up the space in your home or garage. For science
enthusiasts, you can even do experiments and discovery works with
plants in small pots inside your garden shed. The garden shed offers
a lot of benefits to your home, as we will discuss further.
Its essential benefits
aficionados realize that having a complete assortment of garden
equipment and landscaping supplies can make the job more convenient
for you. A nice garden shed is really a good place to keep all the gardening items you may
be making use of. Listed below are top
benefits of owning your own garden shed:
your garden equipment in one spot
will help a lot to keep your garden tools set up in one place, which
is why garden sheds consist of lots of racks and storage segments. If
you don’t have a garden shed, most likely you’re keeping garden
supplies in the garage or outdoor patio. There may be space inside
your kitchen pantry for plant seeds, fertilizer, and smaller plant
containers, whereas other small items like scissors and garden gloves
are being stored in the washing or service area of your house. When
gardening time comes, half of your energy is already spent gathering
everything you need. A garden shed in your home will certainly make a
great acquisition, particularly if you choose to store all your
gardening needs in a reachable and safe location.
access to all that you need
is close by when you need your gardening equipment.
This is also another good reason to get your very own garden shed.
Sheds feature lightweight set ups and design, so your equipment,
planting supplies, fertilizers and seeds are within arms’ reach.
You can put your garden shed right alongside your garden plot so that
you save time and effort assembling all the stuff you’ll need.
clutter and improve aesthetic appeal
you don’t have a garden shed, all the litter could become a huge
eyesore. Besides, why go through the trouble of building a charming
garden filled with vivid hues and abundant greenery when you’re
simply going to fill the surroundings with tools, sacks, and pots.
With your own garden shed, it is easy to stash away all your supplies
and then make the backyard look really tidy and decent.
up some storage space
assumption is that your garage or the back of your house are packed
with lots of stuff you do not use regularly, and that includes items
you need for gardening and backyard work. A garden shed can offer
lots of additional space for storage so you do not need to deal with
a disorderly garage. Larger sized garden sheds will even have added
space for stacking chairs and tables, and that is really perfect if
you enjoy unwinding outdoors whenever the weather is favorable. We
know of many homeowners who actually acquire garden sheds to use as a
storage area for seasonal objects such as Christmas trees and decor,
ice coolers, sports equipment, and dog crates.
3. Considerations to be
are a number of factors to consider and to take into account before
making your purchase including size, price, materials used, and
design. Narrow down your options to find the right choice for your
vs. quality in outdoor garden sheds
let the price of outdoor storage sheds be the determining factor for
you. Some shoppers, once drawn to the cheapest price, immediately
thereafter put blinders on and ignore alternatives. Outdoor storage
sheds sided with cedar and vinyl, the highest quality sidings, are
only a few thousand pesos more than outbuildings sided with
of outdoor garage sheds and house design
that these structures are not merely for storing gardening tools
away. In addition to their usefulness, the appearance of outdoor
garden sheds affects the overall appearance of the property on which
they are installed. As such, the unit you choose should be of a
design that complements your home. Select one with a rustic design
for a country-style house. If your house’s style is more formal,
select an outdoor garden shed with formal features to match.
installing, consider building codes and the like
acquainted with zoning ordinances, deed restrictions and building
codes. In most cities in the Philippines, a building permit is
required. Building codes may determine how far storage units must
setback from property lines and what materials are acceptable for
sure the entry to the unit is wide enough to accommodate your largest
piece of equipment with room to spare. Many outdoor storage
structures that are at least 8 feet x 10 feet come with double doors;
thus, eliminating this concern.
Choosing the right materials for your garden shed sidings
much as size, price, building permits, and designed are to be
considered greatly, choosing the right material for your garden shed
is a big must as well. Especially with the Philippines climate,
whether it’s rainy or sunny and anything in between, finding the
right material for the sidings is undeniably important for a longer
lifespan of the shed. We have provided some options along with its
pros and cons:
wood is considered by many the most attractive siding for storage
units, yet wood exposed over time to water usually rots. Some woods,
however, contain natural resins that make them relatively
rot-resistant. Cedar is such a wood and very popular as a siding
choice for storage units. But even cedar siding is not
maintenance-free. Coat cedar with a UV-inhibiting sealer every other
year to protect it from ultraviolet solar radiation. Apply a clear
stain, as well, to help preserve its natural beauty.
nearly maintenance-free storage units, vinyl is the preferred siding.
Vinyl lacks the visual appeal of wood; but if you own a house with
vinyl siding, why not select a storage unit that is also sided with
vinyl? However, vinyl will get dirty over time, making it even less
attractive. Mold is often the culprit. Take into account the
maintenance required to clean the vinyl periodically.
to their susceptibility to rust, steel storage units should be
avoided. Among metal storage units, rust-free aluminum is usually the
most sensible choice in siding. Metal siding is hardly the most
visually appealing choice.
board and plywood are composed of pieces of wood products that have
been pressed and glued together. Although they are popular siding
materials for storage units, they are not most people's first choice
in regions where it rains a lot.
Windows, floors, and of course, the roof
shed sidings are important parts of the structure; but windows,
doors, and the roof are significant parts as well. Thus, the
sturdiest materials need to be incorporated to these parts of the
investigating garden sheds, check that specially toughened glass is
used, as ordinary, horticultural glass breaks easily, could be costly
to replace after installation and could be a hazard, especially if
you have small children that play in the garden.
and Roof Coverings
roof is the first line of defense against weathering, so it pays to
make sure that you have the best quality possible, particularly
against the rainy Philippine weather during the months of June to
October. The roof should be solid, strong and ideally not made from man-made material
such as chipboard or strand board as this can sag and deteriorate
very quickly, especially if penetrated by moisture. High quality,
mineralized roofing felt, cedar shingles or slate effect tiles should
be used as they will not tear or sag and will help to reduce
maintenance in the future, lasting anywhere between 25-35 years.
should ensure that the timber bearers that support the floor of the
structure are pressure treated and evenly and sufficiently spaced to
support the floor. Avoid chipboard and other sheet materials as these
will rot prematurely. You should consider how you will use the
structure and what you intend to store within it. You can even
consider heavy duty flooring as this will offer even more longevity
than a standard strong timber floor or a concrete base.
on the construction of a garden shed can bring lots of benefits to
any home owner! Always keep in mind these factors that we have
provided and you’re on the right path to building that perfect
garden shed to your home.