Top Garden Storage Ideas
Storage is every gardener’s problem. The more time and effort you spend on your garden to get it looking the way you want it to look, the more tools and equipment you will need to have. Where will you put them when you are not using them? Small gardens are especially problematic. The last thing you want to do is take up half your garden space with a huge storage building. You will also want one that fits in with your garden and doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb!
If you are struggling to find some garden storage solutions, here are some ideas that may help.
Identify dead space that could be used for storage
Take a look at your garden with fresh eyes. Are there any areas that could double up as a storage space? One potential area is the stairs leading to the front door. You can use this as a spacious covered area by fitting internal shelves or divisions. You could even finish it off with some stylish doors.
Now turn your attention to the floor space in the garden. Do you have any voids beneath areas of decking? This can be turned into a useful storage area which could be accessed using hinged panels in the floor.
Are there any areas of rough grass or areas that are shaded by larger plants? These areas may not be suitable for planting but could be ideal for storage.
Garden structures for storage
You don’t have to resort to a traditional garden shed. You can be a lot more imaginative than that! It is probably easier than you think to build log homes in your garden. You can take a course where you will learn how to build a house from scratch, without a kit. Of course, this is a lot more than a garden shed and is a spectacular addition to a large garden.
There are also lockers and enclosures that take up very little space. Make sure that they are water-resistant if you intend storing electrical items or metal garden tools in it. The other option is to cordon off an area of your garage and use it exclusively for your garden tools.
Some garden benches and tables can double up as storage areas that are easy to get to via hinged doors. You can pop on a padlock for added security.
A traditional garden shed
Of course, the classic garden storage is the shed! You can personalize the one’s that you buy using paint and wood stains. Then you can add door furniture or even change the roofing materials to give it a traditional or rustic look. Brushwood rolls (rustic twigs in a flexible form) are a lovely alternative to a boring and ugly felt roof.
Internal organization is vital so that you can make the most of the space that you do have. You can do this using shelving, labeled boxes, hooks, rafter storage compartments and even back-of-door storage pockets. No space should be left unused!