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Garden Sheds

DIY Outdoor Shed Addition

Find out how to increase the storage space in your outdoor shed or workshop by building an addition on the side. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Design and Build a Storage Shed for Your Yard

Find out how to design and build an attractive and functional storage shed for your yard, from building codes and setbacks to framing the shed from the ground up. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Make Your Backyard Family Friendly

Watch this video to find out how to make your backyard family friendly for kids by adding a privacy fence, play set, and a hot tub or pool. In addition we’ll show you how to build a storage shed and plant a vegetable garden the whole family can enjoy.

Innovative Shed Designs for Your Yard

A shed can be much more than a simple utility building for storing lawn equipment. These attractive and well designed sheds from Better Barns in Collinsville, Connecticut, can be used as a workshop, gardening shed, artist’s studio, or child’s playhouse. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Build an On-Grade Shed Foundation

The simplest way for a DIYer to build a foundation for a shed is by creating what is known as an on-grade foundation. Unlike a foundation with poured concrete footings, an on-grade foundation is constructed by stacking solid concrete blocks directly on the ground. Watch this video to find out more.

Importance of Following Building Codes when Building a Shed

Even though sheds are small structures, they still have to be approved by your local building department, receive a building permit, and follow building codes during construction. In addition, if you may have to comply with local neighborhood covenants. Watch this video to find out more.

Questions to Ask When Building a Shed in Your Yard

Before building a garden shed or workshop in your yard, decide on the answers to these questions: How big should the shed be, should the design of a shed match the house, and where should a shed be built? Watch this video to find out more.

What to Consider When Building a Storage Shed in Your Yard

Before starting construction on a storage shed in your yard, check the city setback requirements to see how much distance you need to allow from property lines. Next, see if there are any covenants or restrictions concerning the construction, size, or style of storage sheds in your neighborhood.