They have grown like little mushrooms for several years and have become the essential element of all those who have a garden. Manufacturers have understood this and today offer a multitude of diverse and varied garden shelters. To help you make your choice, some tips to take into account.
What is a garden shed for?
The first question to ask yourself before choosing a garden shed is that of its use. Will the garden shed only be used to store DIY tools, be a gardening workshop, or must be able to transform itself into a living space? The use you will make of your garden shed will determine its main characteristic: its size.
What size ?
Not too big, not too small, not too bulky compared to the rest of the garden, these are probably the ideal dimensions. For a garden shed used as storage space, count between 3 and 5 m2. Between 5 and 15 m2, a small DIY or gardening space can be added. Beyond the 15 m2, the garden shed is transformed into a living space in its own right that can, for example, accommodate a bed for friends. Remember that to be comfortable and to be able to circulate there, the height of the shelter will have to be slightly above 2 meters.
If the aesthetic aspect is one of your priorities for your garden shed, then the choice of material should be easy. For the others, there are mainly three materials: wood, PVC and metal. If PVC is not recommended (not very durable, low resistance, etc.), wood seems to be the darling of buyers. It offers a natural side and harmony with the garden, while offering a fairly wide choice (pine, fir, spruce ...). In steel or aluminum, the garden shed will be much easier to assemble, but will have less good insulation.