From Blah to Ah: These Backyard Sheds Transform a Cluttered Yard Into a Relaxing Oasis

Backyard sheds to transform your yard
January 27, 2022

People all over the world are spending more time at home as of late, and it’s leading to a huge surge in gardening and relaxing outdoors. In fact, 2021 is even being called “The Year of the Yard.” As more homeowners are putting more time, effort and money into their outdoor spaces, buying a backyard shed has become an even more popular way to tidy up and add character to any property.

A backyard shed is about so much more than just storage. It provides another way to personalize your home while adding endless function. When you are looking for the right standalone backyard shed to transform your backyard, there are simple ways to make sure you are purchasing the right one for your space while increasing curb appeal.

Backyard Shed Benefits: Adding Function and Style to Any Outdoor Space

No matter the size of your backyard shed, a stylish storage solution has multiple benefits for any homeowner. One of the biggest advantages is eliminating clutter from your living space, both indoors and out. Stashing away gardening equipment, lawnmowers, seasonal items, and even children’s toys can make a world of difference in the aesthetic to anyone’s yard. It can even provide more closet space inside by storing sweaters and other winter items in a backyard shed when you don’t need them.

Adding a backyard shed to an outdoor space also eliminates the need for paying for offsite storage, which can become expensive for household items that are not needed year-round like holiday decorations. The money spent on an outdoor storage solution will pay for itself through the years, while adding a gorgeous aesthetic to your home.

Aside from the obvious added function, the right backyard shed can add style and curb appeal to your outdoor area as well. In fact, a backyard shed can even mimic your indoor aesthetic tastes. For example, if you love earth tones and simplicity, Arrow’s Classic Series backyard shed options make for an effortless addition to your yard. With modern color schemes and an updated design, these products allow ample storage with an understated elegance. These backyard shed styles have beauty and brawn, designed with:

·         Pad-lockable sliding doors for easy access and increased security for your belongings

·         Galvanized steel to protect from storage and rust

·         Roof is specifically designed to prevent water from pooling and damaging shed

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Breathe New Life into Your Yard with a Backyard Shed

While a backyard shed can be stylish in its own right, if you really want to transform a yard into a calming hideaway, add accents and touches of character to make it blend with your home. A backyard shed can act as an extension to your indoor space, especially as more people than ever are spending time unwinding at home with family.

Select Series backyard shed solutions from Arrow come in an array of different colors, shapes, and sizes that blend into just about any garden space. If you don’t have a ton of area to work with, a backyard shed is a great way to create a lush outdoor living space in a snap. Make it your own by choosing a pleasant color that blends well with your home and surrounding landscaping. Plants and shrubbery around the outside bring your curb appeal to new heights.

If you have the additional space, go bigger with the Select Steel Storage Shed where you can really get creative with accents like walking pavers and lighting to accentuate your garden. Whether you utilize a backyard shed as a space to relax while you take in the great outdoors, or exclusively to stash away seasonal items, decorating the outside to fit with your home’s unique character makes your entire property more attractive.

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Find the Right Backyard Shed for Your Lifestyle and Budget

Whether you have a small outdoor living space or a substantial area to work with, there’s a storage solution to fit everyone’s needs and budget. No matter the size of your backyard shed, you’ll want to find one that holds up to the elements and stands the test of time.

If you have a minimal area to place your backyard shed, there are multiple compact options that still back a big punch in durability and strength. A lean-to shed is ideal for storing gardening equipment, trash cans, or other odds and ends you don’t want sitting outside causing an eyesore. A lean-to shed is also designed to rest against a home or a fence, which makes it an ideal shed for narrow backyards.

The Yardsaver lean-to shed blends in perfectly with your home, and can fit into small areas with ease. The galvanized steel provides strength and corrosion resistance, while pad-lockable doors give extra security. It's simple to put together and offers a 12-year limited warranty.

Another backyard shed with minimal footprint is the Spacemaker patio shed, which also adds an interesting pop of color to any outdoor area. If you’re more interested in stowing away items from your patio without taking up a lot of space in your yard, this Garden Shed makes storage a breeze. In fact, you can set it up yourself in less than 30 minutes. It’s manufactured with rugged 300D polyester fabric that protects your belongings from the sun’s harmful rays. It may be small, but it provides big protection with features like:

·         Powder coat finish for corrosion and rust resistance

·         1-inch carbon steel construction

·         Rail tension system for sturdy cover

If you’re in the market for backyard shed options with more area and even more strength, Arrow’s Elite Series sheds offer ultra-duty construction with incredible protection and style. Created with Perma Plate steel, this backyard shed stands up to whatever Mother Nature has in store. It has enough space to turn it into a mini man cave or she shed with 72-inch walls and plenty of headroom and doorway clearance. The contemporary design brings added elegance along with its strong construction.

To truly create a unique shed that fits your specific needs, the Ironwood Shed Kit might be an ideal choice. Perfect for the advanced DIYer, this package provides the basis for a backyard shed with style and maximum durability. This kit gives you ultimate flexibility because you add the wood, color and any other personal touches to the ultra-rugged frame. Choose from two sizes with all steel construction that fights off corrosion and rust. Choose a customizable package like this one if you are looking for:

·         A pad-lockable storage solution

·         Spacious area and 6 ft. wall height

·         12-year limited warranty on all steel parts

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Why a Backyard Shed is a Must-Have Lawn Accessory

When choosing an ideal backyard shed for your home, the bottom line is you should look for a product with strength, durability, and space to fit your needs. First, take stock in what exactly you are planning to store inside the shed. If minimalism is top priority, a smaller backyard shed to store patio items and odds and ends like trashcans will be your best bet.

In other cases, you may want to search for a more spacious storage solution for storing larger lawn equipment. Go even bigger if you plan to spend extended amounts of time in the shed potting plants, making repairs, or even just kicking back and relaxing to enjoy the great outdoors.

A backyard shed will provide added beauty, function, purpose, and all-around enjoyment for years to come. Make sure to purchase one that has the capability of standing up to rough weather while also providing a gorgeous addition to your outdoor oasis.

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Daphne Gilpin
Mar 04, 2019 12:51
I like your suggestion to look for a storage shed that has a good amount of both floor space and head room. My husband and I are thinking about buying a storage shed for our lawn tools, so I've been looking for tips online about how to choose a good one. I can see how both floor space and head space will be useful to get the most out of the shed, so thanks for sharing that tip!
Aug 29, 2019 11:35
We're happy to see that you found this helpful! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Daphne!
Denise Patsloe Galligan
Oct 17, 2017 18:34
what type of warranty do you have?
Nov 01, 2017 13:15
Hi Denise,
Thanks for reaching out. Depending on the model and make building you have, we do offer warranties. For example, if you have purchased an <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Arrow Shed</a>, depending on the model, our limited warranties range from 10 to 20 years. For ShelterLogic brands, we offer warranties that range from one year limited (like on our <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">AutoShelter</a> line), to 15 year pro-rated such as on our <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Ultra Duty 21.5 oz. ShelterTube</a>. If you currently have a building and need to submit a warranty claim, please fill out the form using this link:

For information about our covers and different types of warranties, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service department at 1-800-560-8383. They can help you decide on the best building option for you.

Thanks and let us know if you have any additional questions!
Kylie Dotts
Jun 29, 2017 23:01
I like how you said that having the right shed will help you get a jump on spring cleaning. It's helpful to know that you have all the tools you need in one place so you don't have to waste time looking for them.
Jul 18, 2017 14:40
Hi Kylie,

Thanks for the comment. We have a variety of different sheds to choose from, many of which are compatible with various shelves that are easy to install and are great for organizing your items in an effortless way. If you have any questions about our products and how they can help you get organized, feel free to contact us at 1-800-560-8383.
Apr 27, 2017 08:56
Wow!! it's awesome. What a creative idea come out..It's really useful for those who want to make like that wonderful cluttered yard from just a backyard sheds.