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Buying a Garden Shed? Here’s What You Should Take Note

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If you have a garden, it is important to have a garden shed. It is where you keep all the tools and equipment you need to maintain your garden. It serves as a storage to remove all clutter and protect your equipment, and it also acts as an instant look enhancer to your green space. Finding the right garden shed will bring so much difference to your home.

If you do not know how to build a woodshed, that is not a problem. You can always buy a ready-made shed for your garden. Before you go and shop for one, there are two things you need to know first:

#1 The shed’s location in your garden

The first step before buying a ready-made shed is knowing where to put it. In general, people put their garden shed against the wall. While this is a good way to save up space, this position could also mean that your shed’s roof will create a slope to the wall. 

It will not be a problem until rain comes and the water from the roof enters the gaps between the wall and the shed. When this happens consistently and the rain starts to pour heavily, a water buildup may occur. If the water weight is heavy enough, it can put pressure on the wall and the shed, which can later lead to damages and more expenses for you.

If against the wall is the only location you can allot to your garden shed, you can always find a way to work around it. Here is what you can do:

  • Reverse the fall of the roof: Instead of it facing the wall, you can ask DIY builders or professionals to redesign the shed roof in a way that the water will be redirected to the other side. 
  • Affix some gutters: Another way is to add gutters that will collect the rainwater and redirect it towards the right waterway. 

You can also consider connecting your shed to the water tank or downpipes since water is an essential element in a garden. Knowing all this information beforehand will help you determine the right position for your garden shed. 

#2 The position of the shed’s door and window

You are building a garden shed to make your garden work more efficient. So, the position of the door and window plays a huge role in this. Since you want easy access to your garden tools and materials, the doors should be positioned conveniently. 

Since you already know where to place your shed, you should have an idea of whether you will need a swinging door or a sliding door. Your window should also let in natural light so take note of the best position for these shed elements.

Besides accommodating your work needs, it is also important to have a garden shed that looks good when placed in your garden. Some hardware store-bought garden sheds tend to have basic designs with doors and windows placed in weird positions. 

Being specific about the layout or design you are aiming for can help you find the right garden shed. If you do not have an idea of what is best for your garden, you can always ask for a professional’s opinion. 


Your garden shed might be a small part of your garden, but it plays a huge role in maintaining the beauty and functionality of your garden. Before purchasing a ready-made garden shed, make sure to at least have an idea about the two important elements mentioned above. Knowing this information beforehand will help you make a swift and reliable purchasing decision. 

If you are having difficulties finding the right shed for your garden, you can always ask professionals to do a customized shed for you. Browse our site for woodshed designs and tips you can use when creating a DIY shed. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive exclusive articles and recommendations.