You may already have a garage or a shed in your garden or backyard and its possible that you haven't even considered prospect of adding a garden shed at all. Any garden implements could easily be stored in garage or utility area. However, a garden shed is so much more than just an every day storage area, as it can have a character all of its own. It can serve many purposes other than practical ones.
A garden shed can be used as a place to plan and plot your garden's development or just as a place of sanctuary and contemplation. A garden shed can also be used to add depth and character to a garden or even as focal point with garden designed to complement shed. For uninitiated a garden shed is just another shed. However, there are many different styles, which can add their own individual charm and character to your garden.
The first thing you have to do before adding a shed is to obviously decide its location. The location of shed will help determine size and style of shed. You need to consider many different things such as ease of access, how shed will look in chosen area, security, practicality and so on. When location has been decided and size of shed determined then next thing to so is lay base. You can use a layer of gravel or build a concrete base. Whatever base though, it should be level. Do not contemplate adding a shed straight onto grass. While this may seem obvious people will do it ! It is important that wooden shed should not be contact with ground to avoid wood rotting. Another alternative is to lay shed on timbers.
The type of shed is important decision. The choices are simple metal, plastic or wooden sheds. Whatever structure in your garden these are three basic materials used and characteristics remain same for each. Wood provides classical look, plastic is cheaper and metal is stronger. At end of day, if shed is in general view then wood is preferred solution. An ugly looking plastic or metal shed can ruin he look of a garden.