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Utility Sheds – The Ultimate Storage Space Solution

Storage, or utility sheds, are a practical, customizable, and cost-effective storage space solution. If you’ve run out of room in your attic or garage and need extra storage space, storage sheds are a perfect choice. The following list outlines the top 7 reasons why utility sheds truly are the ultimate solution to all your storage space needs! 

 7 Reasons Why Utility Sheds Are The Ultimate Storage Solution

Often when looking for storage solutions, people are drawn to public storage sheds or garages. However, utility sheds are the best choice when you simply need extra storage space. Sheds are economical and come in many different looks and sizes. Some can be customized to include windows, shelves, and even workbenches! Opting for a new addition to your home can be costly and can take months to complete. Sheds can be constructed quickly and easily brought to your property. Utility sheds are an all-around good storage choice, and here’s why. 

1. Cost-Effective 

custom utility shed

Though public storage is cheaper in the short term, monthly fees quickly add up. If you need a long-term storage option, the storage shed is your go-to choice. Of course, storage sheds will cost most up front, but in the end, you will end up with a building that can literally last a lifetime. Options such as rent-to-own allow you to own a shed for monthly payments comparable to public storage unit costs. Sheds also come in a variety of sizes, allowing you to select one that fits both your needs and budgets. 

2. Convenient 

utility shed

Sheds allow extra storage space right on your own property. If you have a public storage unit, you have to drive to it every time you need an item from inside. A storage unit right in your own backyard is more convenient and allows you to store everyday items inside. You probably wouldn’t want to keep your lawnmower inside your house or at a storage unit miles away! A Utility shed is a great place to keep outdoor, everyday tools and items.  

3. More Space in Your House & Garage

backyard storage

Storage sheds also provide the extra space needed to, for example, store the second car in your garage, or use your attic as a loft instead of a big closet! Garages are a great place to store items, but many people also want to use their garage to keep their cars safe from theft and from the elements. If your garage is your only storage space, you may soon run out of room for your car! Some attics can be completely converted into livable spaces. Freeing up space by moving extra boxes or items from your attic to a storage shed can add a whole new room to your house. 

4. Customizable 

garden cottage

When you purchase your very own utility shed, you have nearly endless customization possibilities! Wooden storage sheds are easy to paint (both inside and out) and easy to add features and options too. Some larger utility sheds, such as the Ultra Series Shed pictured above, almost look like tiny houses! A workbench can easily be added and viola! Your very own outdoor workshop/storage unit. Add some hooks and shelves to the smaller, more classic Utility Shed and you’ve got yourself the perfect shed for tools, garden equipment, and even bicycles. 

5. Secure

storage shed

If you lack storage space, leaving your tools, bicycles, lawnmowers, or other equipment outside can result in theft. A utility shed provides security for your belongings. It also allows you to keep an eye on the building and add additional locks if you feel the need to. Although public storage units are usually safe and secure, the ability to keep an eye on your items gives many people peace of mind. 

6. Versatile 

garden cottage

By now, it should be clear that utility sheds are a great storage solution! However, what you store in them is totally up to you. Yes, many people use their storage sheds to keep outdoor equipment or tools. That doesn’t mean you can’t store whatever you like in there. If your shed is built well and free from leaks and drafts, the storage possibilities are almost endless! Owning your own utility shed also means that if you end up purging your items and no longer need the extra storage space, you can convert your shed into whatever you like! Some popular ideas are: 

  • A “man cave” or “she-shed” 
  • A playhouse for children or an outdoor room for dogs 
  • A workspace or art room 
  • A personal gym or yoga studio 
  • A mini home movie theatre 

Remember, storage sheds are far from useless if you no longer need additional storage space! 

7. Attractive Addition To Your Home

Utility Sheds by Classic Buildings

Because storage sheds are so easily customizable, you can find one that looks perfect in your backyard. It’s even possible to match the siding and shingle colors to your own home. Many people choose wooden sheds over other building materials just because they are aesthetically pleasing. Utility sheds are attractive, convenient, and practical – another reason why they are the ultimate storage solution! 

Ready to Buy A Utility Shed? 

If the above list has helped you make the final decision to get your very own utility shed, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you. Before buying a shed, it’s important to know the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes, permit requirements depend on the size of your shed. Make sure you know the requirements of your area to avoid fines! 

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ utility sheds, you can view our buildings herecheck out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

Where To Buy 

If you are ready to buy a shed you can purchase one from any one of our Classic Buildings locations: Arnold (Missouri), St. Charles (Missouri), Springfield (Missouri), Washington (Missouri), Warrensburg (Missouri), St. Louis (Missouri), Swansea (Illinois), Rolla (Missouri), Columbia (Missouri), Kansas City (Missouri), and Jefferson City (Missouri).

Like all our buildings, Classic Buildings’ utility sheds are built to last and are highly customizable, professionally built, and high-quality.

 

“We absolutely love our building and I can’t say enough about the craftsmanship!” 

 

Sources

https://www.thespruce.com/considerations-when-buying-outdoor-storage-sheds-2130776
http://www.bigdiyideas.com/8-alternative-uses-for-a-garden-shed/