Spring cleaning fever will be in full force in just a couple months, and one of the projects that should definitely be on your agenda is giving your garden shed a much-needed upgrade.
This might not be at the top of your list this year, but let’s face it, it’s probably something you’ve been putting off for quite some time. It’s time to take action and stop making excuses; organizing your shed will give you a lot more storage space, not to mention make it a go-to spot for working on projects.
A great shed should double as a workshop and a place for hobby tinkering, and you can have it all for a lot cheaper than you might expect.
Are You Ready For Your Shed Upgrade?
Simplicity is the name of the game, and it can do wonders for the functionality and aesthetic appeal for your shed if pulled off the right way. By choosing a color that matches the existing palette and theme of your outdoor patio furniture and deck, you can easily incorporate your shed into the mix for a perfectly blended ensemble.
This doesn’t mean you have to get all fancy, but a fresh coat of paint is definitely a worthwhile (and cost-effective) improvement that can also protect your shed’s exterior from harm. Moisture-proofing is essential for wood sheds, so you’ll want to strongly consider applying a sealant once finished.
A set of new door hinges and handles can be had for under $10, and quickly breathe life back into that old storage building you call a shed as well. It’s amazing how effective little things like this can be. Many homeowners tend to think they have to spend a lot of money, when in reality they probably have the materials they need already on hand.
Shutters and ramps are another popular idea for enhancing the effectiveness and appeal of your backyard shed. You’ll want plenty of natural light to see (without having to run electrical wiring), and ramps make it easy to load and unload mowers and other heavy equipment. Make your shed work for you, not the other way around. Of course, the makeover wouldn’t be complete without overhead storage and mounted shelving on the interior.
All in all, you can have your shed redone inside and out for around under $100. That’s not bad considering the cost of many other home improvement projects people like to take on during Springtime.