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Where is the Best Location for my New Storage Shed?

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses

May 29, 2014 10:30:00 AM


Choosing the ideal place for your shed can often be as difficult as finding the right shed itself. Consider these 3 factors to make your decision that much easier!

  • Purpose

How will you be using your portable warehouse?  If it will serve as a garden shed, the building should be placed near your garden. You may also want to make accommodations for a water source. Likewise, if the building will be used as a changing room for outdoor activities, it may need to be situated near your pool or hot tub.

  • Accessibility

The location of your building should make it convenient to access when needed. If your shed is located 100 yards away behind some bushes, you’re not going to want to venture out there very often. Make life easier on yourself by placing your shed in a relatively close and open area.

  • Appearance

If it seems fitting, don’t be afraid to show off your shed.  As we’ve mentioned before, a nice storage building can actually add value to your home. Make your shed look like a cohesive part of the property. For instance, this may include making a lighted, stone pathway from your house to the shed.

To further aid your decision, it might be helpful to actually stake out the perimeter of your shed in your chosen spot. Are you still happy with the location and the way it will look here?  You may decide to make a few adjustments after this process.

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Topics: Buying a Shed