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Build Your Own Shed That’s Functional and Impressive

At some point, every Albuquerque home owner with a backyard thinks about building a shed. Shed plans can be found online and can be built in a few days.

You can utilize your shed in many different ways. Incorporate these design features into your shed construction to make it both beautiful and functional.

Double Doors

Building large double doors into your shed will not only make moving large equipment in and out much easier, but it will also make it look beautiful.

This is especially true if you choose to install some glass doors. Placing plexiglass panels in place of wood panels is the simplest solution. These panels provide heat insulation while allowing sunlight to enter.

Installing sliding doors is also an option. While they are more difficult to make, they are much easier to use. You should also consider a sliding glass door if there is not much room in front of the shed for the doors to swing open.

Folding double glass doors are another great way to create a large entrance in a small space. By replacing an entire wall with bi-fold doors, you are creating a stunning and functional entrance to your private sanctuary.

A Concealed Wall Bed

Garden sheds aren’t just for storing your stuff. It can also be used as a guest room, gym, or office, or as your private hideout.

By building a murphy bed into a wall, you will be able to pull out the bed as needed and tuck it away when not in use. Install electrical outlets in your shed so you can plug in your gadgets indoors.

Your shed will be more comfortable at night if you add a lamp or an overhead light.

Extra Storage Options 

Any homeowner who builds a shed should consider the storage space it will provide. Your gear shouldn’t be scattered around, causing you to bump into things and knock them over.

Here are the key options that help you organize your valuables inside the shed.

Loft Space

The space under the rafters of a gable-roofed shed can be used for extra storage. A second ceiling can be installed under the rafters to hide this loft.

Put in a hinged door that can be opened to reveal a foldable ladder similar to an attic. This loft area is ideal for stowing away gear that is rarely used, since it will not interfere with the more frequently used items stored below.

Custom Storage Furniture

You can construct or buy furniture pieces that are both furniture and storage solutions.

By building a box into the inner cavity of a seat, it can serve as a storage trunk as well. By designing the sides smartly, an end table can be turned into a bookshelf.

Floating Shelves & Hooks

You can gain more space for storing lightweight equipment by attaching floating shelves to your shed walls. For hanging cords, ropes, and hoses, you can attach hooks to the ceiling and walls.

Roof Skylights And Large Glass Windows

You can add skylights to the shed to bring in natural light and enhance the aesthetic appeal of the structure.

Fixture skylights sit flush with the roof and act as windows that don’t open. As well as bringing in sunlight and moonlight, it also keeps the inside of your shed warm during the day.

Operable skylights are like windows that can be opened. They allow air to flow into your shed and provide ventilation. It is extremely useful if you intend to spend a lot of time in the shed.

As with skylights, large glass windows add a modern look to the shed, while also allowing light to enter.

Through the transparent windows you can also experience being one with the outside and have the impression that you are in a larger space.

Building your own shed will be more cost-effective than buying one. It also allows you the choice to incorporate any design feature as per your needs and likes. Adding these design components into your building process will create a truly unique shed.


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