Storage Shed Kits

Written by Elisabeth Forsythe
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There's an idea out there that building a storage shed from a kit isn't for someone who wants a "serious" shed. Aren't kits kind of impersonal, one-size-fits-all affairs? The assumption is that a storage shed made from a kit will look like a blank, anonymous box, and that they aren't as durable or lasting as a traditionally built shed. But nothing could be further from the truth. Today there are many options in the types of storage shed kits available, and they are as good as (or even better than) a shed built from scratch.

Especially if you're a novice do-it-yourselfer, building a shed from scratch can be daunting. Looking through plans, going to the lumberyard, trying to make corners square--if you don't do it exactly right, the shed can suffer from structural problems that can lead to warping, leaking, and the eventual collapse of the shed. Plus, you're likely making the shed with wood. And although wooden sheds can be very attractive and functional, they can be expensive and difficult to maintain. You could end up using the time you thought would go to gardening by painting, re-shingling, or re-roofing the shed instead!

Shed kits have the benefit of expert design. They are generally created with the amateur hobbyist in mind. Everything is ready to take out of the box and assemble with common household tools. And these aren't just small structures--there are buildings that look like guest houses that can act as a carport or workshop. And you can put them together in hours, not weeks. For added stability and strength, you can attach these kits to foundations or anchor them into the ground.

Storage Shed Kits Offer Versatility and Quality

Another benefit to putting up a storage shed kit is, they can be disassembled almost as easily. So if you move, you don't have to lose your investment--pack it up and take it with you. Take a look at the styles and designs of the storage shed kits on the Internet or at your home and garden store to see the varieties available.

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