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3 Factors to Consider to Create the Perfect Shed Design Plan

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Tearing your hair out trying to figure out which shed design will work best for your backyard? With so many design plans to pick from, we understand that this task can be quite daunting. After all, you want a shed that functions perfectly for what you need it for.

A great way to figure out which design plan works for you is by considering the following factors: location, function, and space. Here’s what you’ll need to think about for each:

1. Location

The first factor that will affect the design of your shed will be its location. If you have a relatively spacious backyard, you’ll be able to fit a much larger shed than you would behind a small townhouse.

To add to this, whether the location is visible can impact your design choices. If it will be visible to neighbors and passersby, you might want to opt for something more aesthetically pleasing. If it is completely hidden, you can choose something that may not offer as much visual appeal but offers excellent function.

Of course, location also impacts how you will use the shed. If your purpose for getting a shed is to have a place to store your bicycles, you may want to put it near the driveway. If it will only hold garden tools and other yard supplies, though, then having it installed in the back corner of your lawn is a possibility.

2. Function

A shed can be used for pretty much anything you have in mind. It can be built to be a place where you can enjoy your favorite hobby, such as painting. Of course, the most common use for a shed is to store tools and other less frequently used items. Always ensure that your shed offers you the exact functionality that you need.

3. Space

Apart from functionality, the internal space of your shed should be one of the most significant factors. You will need to figure out exactly how much space your shed needs to be for the purpose you are going to use it. Remember that measuring the exact dimensions is extremely helpful for getting the right shed the first time.

For instance, if you opt for a shed that is too big, you are wasting money on extra resources that you will never use. Of course, if you choose one that is way too small, it will not help you do what you have planned for it in the first place.

If there were a better mistake to commit, though, it would be getting a shed that’s too big. After all, you will likely end up accumulating more items over time and filling that extra space.


Considering these factors will ensure you end up with the perfect shed to add to your backyard. At the end of the day, you want a shed of the right size to accommodate your needs, a shed that has the functions you require it, and a shed that’s located in the best location. 

Before we wrap up, there’s one more thing to be said: consider your local regulations. If you live in a neighborhood with an HOA, you may be subject to certain policies. Always do your research before you start building your shed!

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