What to Ask When Building Your Custom Shed
Building a custom shed is the best way to get exactly what you need from this kind of building. If you opt for a stock shed with a predetermined set of features and dimensions, you’ll be limited on how well that shed will serve your needs. Custom is the way to go, but you want to make sure you get it right so you can love the new building for years to come.
With this article, we’d like to help you start the process of creating a new custom shed by offering up a few questions you might want to ask along the way. These questions will help you get to the heart of what is important in this kind of project, and in the end, you should come away with a structure that is ideal for your needs and your property.
Ready to get started right away? The Build & Price tool offered here at Carport Kingdom will allow you to do just that. Check out this simple online tool and start designing the shed that you have had in mind. If you need help, simply contact us, and we’ll jump into action. Don’t wait any longer to get started on this project!
What Is the Purpose of This Shed?
This is where the process starts regarding planning a new custom shed. Why do you want to build a shed in the first place? The uses you have in mind for the shed will drive the rest of your decisions, so be sure to have clarity before you move forward.
Often, sheds are used for storage purposes, so that might be what you are thinking. However, more and more people are using sheds for other things, such as working on projects, creating a quiet reading and relaxing space, or even making a small home gym. Whatever you’d like this shed to be useful for, have that vision in mind from the start so you can make smart design choices later on.
Where Will the Shed Live on My Property?
It might go without saying, but you will need a spot on your property for this new shed to live. You’ll want to identify that spot early on so you can base your design choices on how much room you have available.
Remember to consider any code factors that might limit where you can build this shed or how big it can be. For example, it’s common for there to be setback restrictions that detail how close you can build to the property line. Also, you’ll need room to get in and out of the shed comfortably, so you can’t use up every last square foot of space for the building itself.
What Is My Budget for the Project?
Every project has budget limitations, so this is another important question to ask yourself before you get too far in this process. You don’t want to take the time and effort to design a shed structure only to find later that you can’t afford what you have created. Fortunately, if you choose a metal shed from Carport Kingdom, you’ll get a lot for your money – so you might be surprised at what options will be available within your spending limit.
Do I Need a Foundation?
It’s easy to overlook the role a foundation will play in your shed project, but you don’t want to leave this to the last minute. Depending on your plans for the shed, you might not need a formal foundation in place – but the shed will be far more useful if you do go through the trouble. Having a concrete pad poured for a foundation will add to the overall cost of the project, but you’ll be left with a solid surface that will make the shed easier to use in almost every way.
Build Your Custom Shed Today
Asking the right questions is one of the best ways to arrive at your desired destination on any project. We hope these questions will help you think through what you truly want out of your new shed – and once you’ve figured that out, be sure to reach out to Carport Kingdom to turn the shed from idea to reality. We are here to serve you!