Is it better to buy a storage shed or build one?
When the time comes to do something about the lack of storage space in your home, you will inevitably reach the conclusion that you need a storage shed. You will find that there are many types of sheds available, which in the end just might make deciding a lot more difficult.
The good news is that you have tons of options. The bad news is that finding out which is the right option for you will take time, and during the time you will simply have to deal with the discarded athletic equipment, lack of garage space and general clutter around your home.
But before you make a decision you will need to figure out if you want to buy your storage shed or build it.
Buying Storage Sheds
If you are not handy or interested in taking the time to build your own storage shed, buying probably seems like the best option. For many homeowners it is the best option but you should know what that means before you decide.
Buying a storage shed, of course, means that you save tons of time building it because many shed kits are precut and pre-drilled so all you have to do is put it together. You can purchase these types of sheds at just about any home improvement store.
Then there is the cost. You can find storage sheds that range from just a few hundred dollars to those costing upwards of $3000. It really depends on what you want in terms of size, shape, materials and accessories. Chances are however, that if you want a larger storage shed you will end up paying big bucks for it.
Building A Storage Shed
If you have a secret desire to be a woodworker or craftsman then building a storage shed might be right up your alley. It is a big project that will keep your mind and hands busy, and it will help you improve your skills as a builder.
Contrary to popular belief you can actually safe quite a bit of money by building your own storage shed. Materials will cost a bit of money but you don’t have to pay for the brand name or the labor like you do with the premade sheds. If you already have the tools to get the job done and you find the right source for shed guides, you can save yourself a few hundred bucks by the time you’ve erected the shed in your yard.
If you aren’t handy or you don’t do well with technical instructions you might find building a storage shed a daunting task. But as I said; with the right shed building guide you will find the job fairly simple. What’s more is that you get to choose the materials you use and there are thousands of styles from which you can choose so you get the exact shed you want.
At the end of the day better is pretty much a relative term. If you’re all thumbs then your best bet would be to buy a shed rather than build one. But if you’re picky about what you want, building a storage shed will ensure you get the structure you want.