A common realization among homeowners is a need for more storage space—whether it’s inside or outside the house. As you accumulate lawn care items and garden tools, you will likely conclude that outdoor storage boxes aren’t enough, and you will need to upgrade to a garden shed to keep everything in one place and keep your backyard looking great at the same time.
Garden sheds aren’t one-size-fits-all, however. If you’ve started doing research, you might find that you have more questions than answers. We at NuHaus Outdoors are here to help by providing answers to seven popular questions about garden sheds.
1. Why Should I Buy a Pre-Built Garden Shed?
There are two things you need to build a shed: time and know-how. Most people are lacking in at least one of those qualities. It may look simple, but some knowledge of building is required to build a solid shed.
Choosing a shed from NuHaus Outdoors allows you to fully customize your shed with our expert staff, and then you don’t have to worry about anything else. We will bring the finished shed directly to you!
2. Which Garden Shed Is the Best?
This is a question that you need to answer based on the size of your yard and what you are looking to store in the shed. If you need a place for a lawnmower or snowblower, you’ll need a bigger shed than if you’re just storing tools and smaller equipment like saws or a weed eater. Styles and colors are also nearly endless and are totally up to you, including options like overhead doors for simple riding mower storage.
3. What Does a Garden Shed Cost?
The size of garden sheds is the main factor when it comes to price, followed by the style of the shed. You can get a shed that can meet your needs and add both beauty and convenience to your lawn for as little as $3,500. Options and sizes can be added to the point where you can spend upwards of $20,000 and have a backyard hangout besides storage space.
4. Where to Buy a Garden Shed?
Garden sheds can either be purchased from big-box retail home improvement stores, directly from manufacturers, or through businesses like us who specialize in garden sheds. Big-box stores may seem cheaper and more convenient at first, but if you’re looking for the highest quality of materials, the best value, and confidence that the shed will meet your needs, you should consider buying direct from NuHaus Outdoors.
5. Can the Shed Be Hooked up to Electricity?
Absolutely! Power can either be run underground from the house to the shed or solar panels can be installed on the roof or beside the shed to keep you “off the grid” while providing the power you need.
6. Do You Need a Permit to Build a Shed?
You may or may not need a building permit depending on your municipality, but even if you don’t, there could be rules regarding electricity and plumbing that you need to follow; additionally, you may not be able to build a structure too close to your property line. Your NuHaus Outdoors sales advisor can help walk you through this process, as we are very familiar with the laws and regulations in the area.
7. Do You Need a Concrete Base for the Garden Shed?
You can have one, but it’s not required. You will, however, be strongly encouraged to have at least a stone pad made of gravel for the garden shed to sit on.