A garden shed is a welcome addition to your backyard, as it allows you to create a new protected space near your home, which you could use for storage, work or recreation purposes, as desired. You could either build your own shed, or buy a ready-to-install shed which is suited to your available space. Building one’s own shed is a time-consuming and cumbersome affair, and it is definitely easier to buy a ready to install shed instead, and focus your time and energy towards customizing it the way you want.
Most home owners in Melbourne prefer looking online for their garden shed, as you will be able to check out a wide range of garden sheds from the comfort of your desk. Given that summer is around the corner, you might also come across many sellers offering exciting garden shed sales that you can benefit from. However, it helps to be judicious while shopping for sheds online, just as you would be while purchasing other long term assets. Beware of websites that sell garden sheds very cheap, at deals too good to be true. They probably have quality issues or hidden fine print that you can be better off without. Also, given the sheer variety of models, colours and materials to choose from, we have put together this handy guide on buying the right garden shed online.
1. Define their purpose
First things first, it is important to be clear on why you want a garden shed, and how you will be using it. Are you going to be using it for storing your garden tools and equipment, or would it be used as a workshop for your carpentry projects? Do you plan to convert it into a home for your pets, plants, or simply create a man-cave or a she-shed? Understanding how you’d like to use your garden shed will help you easily filter out the relevant options from the many available ones in terms of size, style and other add-ons.
2. Determine the right size for your space
Once you are clear on why you’d like a garden shed, it will be easier to calculate the space and the size needed. One way to do this is to make a list of all the items that you plan to store in it, and estimate the space that you might need for the activities planned, if any. You would also need to account for future storage space in the shed, as well as the available space in the garden or yard. All of this will make it really easy to narrow down to an ideal shed size that will be best suited for you.
3. Shortlist on a preferred material & style for your garden shed
Garden sheds are usually available in different materials, such as metal, plastic and timber. It is easy to read up on the many pros and cons of each material, and ascertain an ideal material for your shed. Once you have decided on the material, you could choose a shed design that will be aligned with the purpose of the shed, and the unique aesthetics of the available space.
4. Research on available options
Now that you have two of your basic filters decided, it is a good time to research on all the different types of models and styles available that will suit your needs. You could browse through selections from different retailers online, and compare their prices, materials, shapes and the like, as well as other terms and conditions. This will arm you with the important knowledge of what is available on the market, as well as the average prices of different styles. What’s more, doing this research will also expose you to a number of other ideas on making the most of your shed space, which can influence the final style that you go with.
5. Define your budget
There can be a huge variance in the prices of garden sheds online, and it will help to decide on a price that you are comfortable investing on your garden shed. The budget is usually the clincher when it comes to the final choice. But don’t let this be your key criterion for selection. It might be very tempting to choose the lowest priced shed you find online, but as mentioned earlier, it can cost a lot more over the longer term as it might require more maintenance, or might give quality or durability issues. It is always better to purchase from a reputed online seller with great reviews, such as MightyMo.
We hope that these tips help you find the perfect garden shed. Do check out Mighty Mo’s range of garden sheds, constructed with high quality materials and featuring galvanised steel support frames and ribbed steel walls for higher durability. We also offer customization based on the size and choice of roof needed. And in case you find it overwhelming to make the choice, feel free to call us on 0478 224 558 .