10 Reasons You Need A Shed

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If the garage is full to bursting and you just can’t find the space to kick off your new hobby, it might be time to invest in a good old shed.  

The shed experts at online retailer GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have compiled a list of ten reasons homeowners should consider adding a garden building to their inventory in 2018.

Not only can a humble storage shed provide adequate and safe space for keeping precious belongings, it can also be a great base to kick off new hobbies and interests, and it will add value to your property, too.

A spokesperson for GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk commented: “The usage possibilities for a simple garden shed are seemingly endless.

“Whether you’re simply looking for a safe location to store your tools, or you have a vision for your shed becoming the ultimate workout space or playroom for the kids, getting a shed is a straightforward and cost-effective way of adding space to your property.”


Here are ten reasons to get a shed this year: 

1 Storage

Getting a shed will allow you to free up space in your house, garden and garage and store everything neatly and safely out of the way in your new garden building. Tools, electricals,  Christmas decorations, bikes, mowers and the kids’ old toys that you simply can’t bear to throw away will all have a new home!

2 Safety

Following on from the first point, just think of all the items that may be lying around your garden. If you get a shed and secure it with appropriate locks and bolts, you won’t have to worry about your belongings being stolen, and it will make your garden less attractive to would-be thieves, too.

Gardening Shed Green Garden Home Outdoor Yard

3 Outdoor Retreat

If relaxation and comfort is more your style, kit your shed out with comfy chairs and cushions and you’ll have the perfect space to retreat to when you need some alone time away from the hustle and bustle of the family home.

4 Hobbies

One of the main things that prevents people from taking up a new hobby is not having anywhere to do it, so getting a shed will give you that extra space to take up painting, sewing, model-making, or whatever else it is you’d like to do.

5 Workspace

If recreational hobbies aren’t your thing, then a shed can also serve as a nice workshop, too. Whether you’re welding, repairing, or simply upcycling household items, a shed can provide the much-needed workspace you may not be able to find in your home – and it won’t matter if you get it messy!

Storage shed

6 Value

Having a shed or garden building can add value to your home, so if you’re thinking of selling or renting anytime soon, think of the added boost a shed could give your property in the seller’s market.

7 Green Fingers

When the weather’s not permitting – which is often the case in the UK – your shed could be a great, accessible place to store gardening equipment or to house an indoor greenhouse. So, use your shed to grow your own produce and hone your gardening skills.

Summer bedding with lilies, cherry pie & petunias 2

8 The Ultimate Garden Decoration

A well-dressed shed adorned with a nice paint job and decorations appropriate for the outdoors can be the ultimate addition to a stylish garden and provide an ideal base for garden parties.


9 Playroom

If you’d rather keep the rooms in your house mess and clutter free, a shed could serve as the perfect place to create a child-friendly playroom that’s close enough to keep an eye on, but far enough to keep the chaos away from your home.

10 Exercise

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to get fit and healthy in 2018, but the gym is just too much of a faff to get to everyday, turn a humble shed into the ultimate exercise space and home gym! You’ll have no excuses to not work out when the gym is only at the bottom your garden – plus, assembling a shed is a simple workout in itself!

Moira Chisholm

I'm the Health Editor on My Weekly and am always interested to hear what's new in this fascinating field. I also deal with the gardening, shopping pages, general features, our website content and the Ask Helen problem page. I have a special interest in Christmas content because I'm on the team for Your Best Ever Christmas Magazine, too!