Is Smaller Better? Reasons to Buy a Narrow Shed for You Garden

By Steven Harrisson, June 23, 2020

No matter how big your home is, chances are, you are short on storage space. However, if you live in a house and have an outdoor space you can call your own, you can install a garden shed where you can store all your gardening tools, toys, seasonal clothing, etc. Garden sheds are a wise investment – all you need to do is choose the right unit. Most people would say – the bigger, the better. But, this is not necessarily true. Depending on your available outdoor space, sometimes a narrow storage shed might be a much better choice than a big unit. Big sheds come with a range of great benefits but sometimes a small shed can do much more for your space than a big one.

Adds aesthetic value


With a narrow shed, your garden will get elegant simplicity and beauty. A quality and well-designed small shed can stand out in the backyard as a simply beautiful and efficient unit. Large models usually look oversized and bulky, disturbing the harmony in your yard. Plus, the more space you have the more likely you are to fill your shed with unnecessary things that you should’ve just thrown away.

Promotes a minimalistic lifestyle


Even in home interior design, minimalism is adored. More and more people are starting to realize that having tons of things at home is not the key to happiness. Often times we buy things we don’t need, so if you need the shed just for storing basic stuff like gardening tools, there is no point in spending money on something that will take up a lot of garden space. A small shed encourages you to prioritize what is most important and resist the urge to buy more things.

Better organization


One of the problems is associating a narrow garden shed with chaos and disorganization. But, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The biggest factor that contributes to making a mess is clutter. So, the solution is not buying a bigger shed that you will fill with even more stuff and clutter. Just get rid of the extra gadgets and items you don’t even use and organize your space. Clutter adds to your stress levels and overloads your senses. A small shed will encourage you to clean out the clutter and organize your most essential items.

A narrow outdoor shed fits anywhere


One of the most obvious benefits of a narrow shed is that it doesn’t take up a lot of space and can fit anywhere in your garden. Metal units are lightweight so you can easily move them from one location to another. They are urban-friendly and can fit in small backyards contributing to your space instead of taking away from it.

Small sheds are very versatile. Aside from being perfect for storing your tools and other household items, they can be used for various other purposes. With more and more businesses today turning to the work-from-home concept, you can easily escape from the noise in your home and build your private home office where you can work in peace. After a hard day at work, you can leave your small shed and take your time to relax in your backyard. Also, a small shed can be turned into the perfect knitting room, if knitting is one of your hobbies. And since sewing requires creativity, patience and time, a small workspace will allow you for optimal productivity and focus.

Do you enjoy painting? Or maybe you have a little Picasso in your family that is making a mess all around the house? Using the shed as an art studio for you or your little painter is more than a good idea. Artists thrive on space to create, design and dream. The unit will provide enough space for your little painter’s imagination and his/her painting supplies and canvases. Furthermore, this unit can also be the perfect spot for book lovers where they can escape and dive in the world of their favourite books. Small storage can be a reader’s paradise that offers them a comfortable and cosy environment. It can also be the perfect workshop for men, where your DIY professional can realize his project and keep all his tools and supplies on hand and your home mess-free.

Wondering how to set up a garden shed? This all depends on the type you choose. Metal sheds are surprisingly easy to be installed. They come as a kit with all the items you will need for installation so all you need is to be a little bit handy to set up the unit. Does a garden shed need a concrete base? This is another good side of small, metal sheds. They don’t necessarily need a hard structure underneath them to be installed. This makes them not just easy to install but also an affordable choice. Made of sturdy metal, they will last for many years to come. Plus, they are a safe choice because they are fire and water-resistant and you can even paint them in any colour you want.