The first idea is a wooden shed. Due to the availability and relatively inexpensive cost of wood, ease of construction, this option is one of the most popular today. In addition, the lightweight timber construction saves on foundation costs.
Tip – The size of the barn should suit your needs. If you just want to keep a minimal set of gardening tools, you can get by with a modest build. If there are bicycles of all family members, a lawn mower and a workbench in the barn, you will have to build a larger structure. Experts call the optimal barn size 2 by 3 m, maximum – 3 by 6 m with a ceiling height of 2.5 m.
The second idea is a shed from a container. Almost ready-made storage with reliable metal doors. Yes, without windows, but in a barn they are often not needed. It remains to equip the shelves, racks inside and use.
Tip – to easily find everything you need in the shed, you need to place the items correctly. Anything you use frequently, almost daily, should be kept close to your doors. In the far corner, you can store seasonal items and items that belong to the category “suddenly someday come in handy, it’s a pity to throw it away”.
The third idea is a frame shed. Another option that is easy to build with your own hands. The advantages of a frame shed include ease of construction, no need for a massive foundation, quick construction.
Tip – be sure to consider adding a small shed to the barn. It will be convenient to work outdoors in the summer in the shade. The presence of a small shed or terrace can significantly expand the functionality of your barn.
The fourth idea is a capital shed made of blocks or bricks. For all their advantages, frame and wooden sheds cannot boast of a long service life. In addition, wood needs additional protection from external influences. If you want to get a barn, as they say, “for centuries”, pay attention to the good old cinder block, foam blocks, gas blocks, wood concrete, various types of bricks. Yes, you have to think about a solid foundation and the construction process itself can turn out to be quite lengthy, the costs will be significant, but on the other hand, your shed will turn out to be strong, durable, warm enough..
Tip – If you plan to store long materials such as rebar and planks in your shed, think about how you will bring them in and where to place them. It may be more expedient to make a door at the end, and equip a special storage for such materials under the ceiling.
The fifth idea is a metal shed. This is no longer a metal container, but a structure made of metal profiles. In this case, you can buy a ready-made shed from the manufacturer, which is quite lightweight and does not need a capital foundation. Or do it yourself on a welded metal frame, sheathed with a metal profile.
Tip – A workshop location in a shed should be planned in advance. It is very desirable that there was a window nearby, you will have to think about competent lighting of the workplace.
The sixth idea is a plastic shed. Ready-made version, lightweight, not subject to corrosion and decay. It looks like a small children’s house. A shed made of polypropylene with dimensions of 350x229x254 cm can cost about 125 thousand rubles, but no time and effort is spent on construction, as well as excellent external parameters.
Advice – when choosing a place for a barn, do not forget about the requirements for the location of outbuildings and residential buildings on land plots. Otherwise, problems may arise with neighbors and regulatory authorities..