Having a small shed available is a nice luxury for the avid gardener. Sure, gardening is an outdoor activity,but having a protected space to do some work and store your supplies is a bonus.If you have recently added a small garden shed to your property, or you plan to do so in the near future, these stylish and functional garden shed ideas can help make the most of your space.
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Add a Potting Table
One of the key tasks any gardener needs to accomplish is potting plants. This is a basic task, and it’s one you probably learned early on in your gardening experience. With that said,it’s uncomfortable and awkward to do this work down on the ground. It’s much more enjoyable to have a table to work with, and your garden shed is the perfect place to house this table.
If you are handy with basic tools and like to build, you could create your own custom table to suit the dimensions of the shed. Even if you’d rather shop than construct, it should be pretty easy to find a table that will serve this purpose. Look for something with a solid tabletop for doing your potting work, as well as a shelf below for storing some tools and supplies.
Choose a Bold Color
On the style side, consider picking out a bold color when you are designing your shed. While you might be tempted at first to go with a natural shade that blends into the surrounding landscape, think twice before you go that direction. After all, it’s likely that everything growing on the property will be some shade of green, other than the flowers themselves. So, adding a pop of color on your shed exterior could serve as a nice contrast and add a whole new dimension to your landscape.
A Ramp May Be Helpful
Depending on the size of your shed and the types of landscaping you do on your property, it might be helpful to have a ramp leading up to the door. Most likely, this will only need to be a small ramp, but it can make bringing a wheelbarrow or lawnmower inside much easier. Also, if there is a small step up into your shed, that can be a trip hazard when you are busy carrying items in and out. With a ramp, you’ll have a smooth entry and it should be easier to avoid an accident.
More Than Just Gardening
If you have a large shed that you are going to use for gardening purposes, you might be able to accomplish more than just potting plants in that space. Dedicate part of the shed to gardening tasks, while designing the other part to be a nice spot to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. You could add a place to sit, maybe a small table,and even a bookshelf. With this design, you can get down to work when you feel like it, but you can also just take a load off and relax when the mood strikes.
Integrate the Shed into the Landscape
For a new shed, one of your main challenges from the start will be to integrate the addition of the shed into the existing landscape. While we stated earlier that a bright color can add a nice contrast, you still want the shed to fit in – it shouldn’t seem out of place. Planting flowers near the shed is a great way to help nature welcome the new structure to the property. With fresh shrubs or bushes growing in a few spots, and annual flowers planted when the time is right, your shed could look like it has been in place for decades.
Light the Way
This last tip includes a bit of style and a bit of function. If there is a small path leading out to your shed,consider lighting that path so you can more easily make your way early in the morning or late in the evening. In addition to helping you get to the shed safely, the lights will add a nice ambiance at night and give your landscape a soothing vibe.
Design Your Shed
We have included some stylish and functional garden shed ideas above, but you won’t be able to put them to use if you don’t actually have a shed on your property. Fortunately, American Steel Carports, Inc. can help with that part of the project. Explore our site to seethe types of structures we have available, and test out our Build & Price tool to design your own custom steel shed. If you need help at any step along the way, please feel free to contact our team.