How to Choose the Right Garden Building for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Garden Building for Your Home
  • Opening Intro -

    There is a wide range of different garden buildings to choose from.

    From log cabins to metal sheds and greenhouses, depending on your interests and whether you have kids, no doubt you are spoilt for a choice right about now.

-------------------------------------

You can click here for some ideas, but to make your life easier, here is a quick rundown of the different types of garden building, plus a guide to how you can use them to their best advantage.

Garden Shed

Most people have a garden shed. This ubiquitous garden storage building has been around for decades and is the first option if you need a place to store your lawn mower or bicycle. Garden sheds are traditionally made from timber, but you can also buy metal sheds if you want a storage unit that is more robust. Look for sheds with double glazed windows and secure doors, as security can be an issue.

Log Cabin

Log cabins are highly versatile. At the lower end of the price range, a log cabin can be used as a summerhouse or children’s playhouse. If you are willing to spend more, log cabins are suitable for use as home offices or even guest bedrooms. The thing to watch out for is how thick the walls are. The thicker the walls, the greater the insulation, which is very important if you plan on using your log cabin in winter.

Children’s Play House

A children’s playhouse can be made from timber or plastic. Plastic playhouses are cheap and should last for a few years. Timber playhouses are more aesthetically pleasing, but you can paint them if you love bright colours. Place your timber playhouse within sight of the main house, so you can keep a close eye on your kids at all times.

what style of playhouses

Log Store

A log store is useful if you have an open fire or multi fuel stove. You don’t need a vast log store unless you are preparing for a vicious winter, but a small timber construction with open sides is perfect for storing kindling and larger logs. Build yours in a hidden corner of the garden, preferably close to the house so you can fetch logs in a hurry.

find log wood storage solutions

Tool Storage

Tools need to be securely stored when not in use, but if you are a DIY freak, you may not have room for your collection indoors. One option is to buy a tool storage shed. A traditional shed will do, but it may not be secure enough. Instead, consider investing in a metal shed or constructing a bricks and mortar shed with a heavy-duty door and alarm system.

compare types of tool storage sheds

Gazebo

Gazebos are attractive and perfect for summer entertaining. Position your gazebo on a patio or decking area, or create a seating area in a cosy corner of the garden. If you plan to use your gazebo at night, set up a patio heater, string some solar lights around the frame, and it will feel very romantic once the sun goes down.

You don’t normally need zoning (US) or planning permission (UK) to erect smaller garden buildings, but do check with your local jurisdiction before you splash out on an expensive log cab.

 
$17.06Bestseller No. 1
Backyard Discovery Dayton All Cedar Wood Playset Swing Set
43 Reviews
Backyard Discovery Dayton All Cedar Wood Playset Swing Set
  • A wooden swing set featuring both 2 belt swings and a trapeze swing, a slide, colorful canopy covers and a kids sandbox
  • A canopy swing set, with a colorful blue and yellow striped canopy over the upper deck
$57.10Bestseller No. 2
Backyard Discovery Oakmont All Cedar Wood Playset Swing Set
102 Reviews
Backyard Discovery Oakmont All Cedar Wood Playset Swing Set
  • One of our most popular swing sets for children featuring both an upper fort covered by a colorful canopy and a lower...
  • Heavy duty canopy swing set, with a colorful green and yellow striped canopy over the outdoor fort on the upper level.
$93.77Bestseller No. 3
Backyard Discovery Skyfort II All Cedar Wood Swing Set
206 Reviews
Backyard Discovery Skyfort II All Cedar Wood Swing Set
  • One of our most popular backyard playset kits featuring both a clubhouse and a lower playdeck, 2 belt swings, a swing...
  • Raised kids clubhouse with wood roof, windows, covered entry way, and bay windows. Roomy front porch with sun balcony...

Last update on 2019-03-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

directory photos forms guide

Helpful article? Leave us a quick comment below.
And please share this article within your social networks.

facebook google+ pinterest
Categories: Outdoor Structures

About Author

LetsRenovate Admin

From the administrative staff at LetsRenovate.com. We hope you enjoy this article and the elements of the site. Please forward any suggestions or comments regarding the posting or other suggestions for improvement. We also operate other helpful guides in education, money, travel, and business. Visit our main site for address information. Thank you. Please share this site with friends and family.