The Shedstore Blog
A corner shed makes full use of those awkward spots in the garden and can, with a little creativity and imagination, be much more than a simple shed.
Running power to a shed opens up a lot of possibilities. Lighting will help you use the shed beyond the hours of daylight and can convert a shed, with a little insulation, into anything from a home office to a back-garden pub. We look at some different ideas to help you make the most of your shed this year.
Uses for corner sheds
The peace and tranquillity in your garden can be utilised to great effect by converting your corner shed into mini library. Books are beautiful but can clutter up a house. Shelving, lighting, an old comfy chair and you'll never want to leave your own reading room. And no television noise in the background.
A greenhouse makes so much more of the gardening year. You can start growing early in spring, you can finish late in autumn and you can keep things looking great over winter. But a greenhouse can take up a lot of space. You do after all need a few feet all around a traditional greenhouse for maintenance and to allow light into the structure. So, if you want a greenhouse but are limited on space, look no further than a lean to greenhouse. They are fantastic.
A lean to does what it says in the name – they lean against a wall. I’ve seen them leaning against sturdy fencing to great effect. The pent shape roof then slopes downwards and, voila, you have a superb growing area.
Three benefits of a lean to greenhouse
- Size: Lean-tos can be small – capable of growing a growbag of tomatoes or a few tender plants – or as big as you want. Or, to be accurate, as big as the wall.
- Structure: The wall acts as a superb backdrop to
With summer finally here, we look at the top 5 small corner summerhouses for 2017 to help you make the most of the weather and your garden this year.
8' x 8' Shire Barclay Corner Summerhouse (2.3x2.3m)
- Supplied dip treated
- 1 year guarantee
- High grade Northern European Pine
- Ring gate latch door closure
- Tongue and groove floor construction, well-known for its strength, durability and weather resistance
- Corner design maximises use of garden space
- 2 person self-assembly in approximately 6 hours
Why it’s a great choice
- Full length glazing in windows and doors allowing natural light to flood into the in
If you don't have a lot of spare space in your garden or simply want quick and easy access to your everyday gardening items, then a garden storage box is the perfect solution. There are plenty of styles to choose from, many use different materials in their manufacture, but all keep your belongings dry, safely tucked up and ready for use.
5'7 x 2'4 (1.73x0.73m) Store More Emerald 1.7 Grey Metal Storage Box (SHS18407)
4'x2' (1.20x0.6m) Rattan Effect Plastic Patio Storage Box (SHS20245)
Here at Shedstore, we offer a wide range of shed designs to cater to your shed storage and garden needs. These come in a variety of sizes too. Have a look through our wooden shed design guide to see which one is best for your needs. Need more help? Call our friendly, knowledgeable customer service team and they’ll be happy to help you figure out which shed is best for you.
Traditional Apex Garden Shed Designs
Nothing beats the traditional design of an apex shed. A mini-house designed for all your gardening bits and bobs, mach
Summer is getting closer and we are well and truly ready to be spending more time outside, enjoying the sunshine in our gardens. Here at Shedstore we’re giving you the chance to win this beautiful ‘Grasmere Set of 3 Planters’ which will make the ideal addition to any garden, patio or outside space. The stylish rectangular design of this Grasmere Planter Set provides an attractive place for growing and displaying a wide range of plants.
We’re hosting the giveaway over on our Shedstore Facebook page.
To be in with the chance of winning these excellent set of three planters, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ the post on your own wall for your friends to see.
Deadline is Sunday 2nd July&nbs
Installing a shed is only part of getting the best from your garden. Making full use of all available space within the shed is of paramount importance. Hooks will keep bulky, unwieldy items off the floor and make use of wall space. Shelving, pegboards for tools and any sets of drawers all help keep gardening items neatly stacked away. Keep hand tools and anything you use on a daily or weekly basis to hand. Less used items can be stored in corners and hard to reach spots. And only store what you use. Don’t let your shed become a dumping ground for rubbish or a museum to old paint pots. Keep it pristine and clean with some of these great shed storage ideas.
A potting shed is a special shed with a purpose of its very own. It is designed for us gardeners who love to grow-your-own, nurture seedlings into plants and spend hours pottering in the shed. Perhaps they should be called pottering sheds instead? Here we look at a few different potting shed designs that allow us pottering gardeners the best environment and storage for growing.
Building your own shed may sound daunting, but when you order a shed from us, you’ll receive clear shed plans (instructions) for building your shed. Here are some example shed plans:
Some top tips for you as you begin to build your shed:
Before installing your shed, ensure your space is big enough. Sounds obvious – but it’s always good advice to measure twice and cut or install once. Foundations are essential if you want your shed to last for years. Plonk it on wonky soil and things will slip,
Here at Shedstore, we offer a wide range of wooden shed designs to cater to your shed storage and space needs. These come in a variety of sizes too. Have a look through our wooden shed designs gallery to see which shed is best for your needs. Need more help? Call our friendly, knowledgeable customer service team and they’ll be happy to help you figure out which shed is best for you.
Traditional Apex Garden Sheds