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  1. 10 Creative Shed Ideas

    10 Creative Shed Ideas

    An outdoor storage building eliminates clutter and provides organization for any backyard space. Storage sheds are versatile structures that can be used to stow away gardening tools, patio items, and any seasonal belongings. But there's more to an outdoor shed than just storage. With a little imagination, these buildings can be utilized for just about anything. Here are 10 creative shed ideas that will transform your backyard space.

    Man Cave or She Shed

    One of the most popular outdoor shed ideas is turning a structure into a getaway for your own personal hobbies. Whether you call it a man cave or a she shed, the key is to create a space that is uniquely yours. Here are a few outdoor shed ideas to turn your structure into an amazing man cave or she shed.

    • Gaming: Outfit your shed with electricity, a television, and a gaming console and you have a gamer’s paradise.
    • Crafting: Add some cozy touches like a place
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  2. Creating the Perfect Potting Shed

    creating the perfect potting shed

    Any avid gardener knows how important it is to have an organized and comfortable getaway in your outdoor space for storage, planning, potting, and even relaxation. A potting shed is a crucial part of any garden escape. There is a myriad of ways to create the perfect potting shed for a unique and convenient shelter you can turn into the focal point of your back yard. These affordable and durable shed ideas will add value and beauty to any outdoor area.

    What is a potting shed?          

    If you are new to gardening, you may not be familiar with this important tool. A potting shed is a sheltered space outdoors to store tools, prepare seeds, pot plants, and escape from inclement weather. It is an ideal spot for a gardener to use year-round, and can even serve as a beautiful focal point to your outdoor oasis. These garden sheds also serve as a storage area for lawn equipment and other outdoor gear. Others include creature comforts like seating and electricity for a truly relaxing respite from the elements. There is no wrong way to create a potting shed. The key is to tailor it to your specific needs.

    How to Pick the Perfect Potting Shed for Your Yard

    • Choose an ideal size: You obviously want to pick a potting shed that comfortably fits within your outdoor space. But what happens if you go too big, or too small? It can be tricky to decide exactly the size of the garden sheds you are looking for. It’s
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  3. 10 Backyard Ideas to Bring New Life to Decks and Patios

    outdoor decorating ideas for backyard decks

    The weather is warming up, making now the perfect time to start thinking about backyard ideas to spruce up your deck and patio. A few simple patio and deck ideas can quickly turn your backyard space into a comfortable and stylish outdoor living area.

    Need some inspiration? The following backyard ideas will show you just how easy it is to add a sense of elegance and charm to your backyard patio or deck.  

    1. Install Decorative Shade

    Adding decorative shade is one of the best ways to keep your deck cool and comfortable. Whether you prefer a contemporary or traditional look, you’re sure to find a source of shade that appeals to you.

    A simple sun shade is one of the easiest and least expensive solutions. It’s a great way to add a pop of color to your space while also keeping the sun’s harsh rays away. If you prefer a portable solution, consider a high-quality patio umbrella instead. Not only will this provide you with some extra flexibility, but you'll also be able to adjust it to block out the sun throughout the day. Make sure you anchor your umbrella in a sturdy base so it doesn't blow over. If space is tight, choose a side table that doubles as an umbrella stand and place a chair on either side. 

    If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, consider adding a gazebo or pergola to your backyard deck. Not only will this create more shade, but it will also change the entire look and feel of

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

    Backyard sheds to transform your yard

    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 elimin

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  5. Decorate Your Backyard with These Fall Landscaping Ideas

    fall landscaping ideas

    When crisp temperatures lead to gorgeous foliage, it’s time to celebrate the beginning of fall. From festivals to fire pits, there are so many reasons to enjoy this time of year. To fully take advantage of all fall has to offer, many homeowners decorate their properties to celebrate the holidays. Here are festive landscaping ideas perfect for fall that can also add style year-round.

    Begin with Clean Slate for Fall

    Before you begin deciding on which backyard landscaping ideas to utilize, it’s time to give your space a thorough sprucing up. Start by raking leaves and taking care of your lawn ahead of the cooler weather. Remove branches and cut the grass to provide a clean canvas for your fall décor. Other easy steps to take that will set the stage for all your backyard garden ideas include:

    • Mulch: Adding mulch to plant beds and garden areas doesn’t just make your property look tidier. It also acts as a natural root protector from frost.
    • Refresh shrubbery: Now is a great time to trim shrubs or even add more to areas in your backyard that need extra love.
    • Prepare garden for winter: While you’re at it, this is an ideal time to clear the garden of summer vegetables and get ready for the winter months by creating compost and preparing the soil for new plants.
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  6. 10 Gardening Shed Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space and Workflow

    10 garden shed ideas that will transform your backyard space and your workflow

    A gardening shed is a must-have tool for any avid gardener. It acts as a home away from home during long days tending to your outdoor space. Most importantly, it’s a safe place to stow your belongings to shield them from the harsh weather.

    While a storage solution is convenient, it can also turn into a hassle if it’s not organized properly. It’s easy to misplace small tools, gloves, and other must-have accessories that make your life easier in the garden.

    To get the most from your shelter, here are 10 garden shed ideas that will transform your backyard space and your workflow.

    1. Start Fresh

    If you’re looking to overhaul a gardening shed and need to reevaluate space, it’s never a bad idea to begin by cleaning out your shed to analyze what you have inside. This will give you time to clean and make any repairs, which can increase the life span of a shelter. Once you’ve figured out where all your tools and belongings are located, make a storage plan. Whether you want to map this out in your head or on paper, figure out how to best utilize the space before placing items back inside. This will not only save time, but it could save money when you don’t have to run t

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  7. Creative Backyard Garage Solutions

    Creative Backyard Garage Solutions

    Are you considering building a backyard garage or shelter? A backyard storage space is the perfect way to keep your belongings safe and organized. These structures are also incredibly versatile. You can use an outdoor shelter for standard uses such as car parking or equipment storage, and you can even try out one of these creative backyard garage ideas to transform your garage.

    Choosing Your Backyard Shelter

    ShelterLogic has a range of outdoor storage buildings that can help you create the perfect outdoor space. These backyard storage solutions come in a range of styles and colors to perfectly match your home exterior and your outdoor design. When choosing your backyard shelter, you’ll need to consider your budget, the size of your yard, and how you plan to use the backyard shelter. The most common backyard shelters include garages, sheds, and carports.

    Backyard Garages

    A backyard garage from ShelterLogic is a versatile structure that can be used in any number of ways. A garage provides complete protection from the elements so you can use the space all year round. You can choose either a portable or permanent garage from ShelterLogic. A portable garage is made from waterproof fabric and a durable steel frame. Fabric garages, like the Garage-in-a-Box, are easy to assemble, and they can even be moved around the yard to match your changing needs. Steel garages are a permanent structure that provide durable protection. These p

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  8. Essentials for Fall DIY Backyard Projects

    Essentials for Fall DIY Backyard Projects

    Is there a more perfect time of the year than the fall? The temperature is comfortable, the leaves are changing, and everyone wants to be outside. It’s also a great time to get to all those DIY backyard projects before the winter weather starts to roll in. Before you get started on your to do list, here are some essential products you need to make your tasks that much easier.

    Organizing the Patio Ahead of Winter

    One of the most popular DIY backyard projects is cleaning up your pool, patio, or deck ahead of winter. Outdoor storage sheds can be a practical addition to your backyard space, patio, or deck. A Spacemaker deck box is an attractive and versatile outdoor storage bench with roomy, convenient patio storage for pool toys, furniture cushions, and other summer items. It has a built-in corrugated floor to keep your items protected and dry and a pneumatic lift for improved lid opening and closing, which gives you easier access to your items. The Storboss horizontal shed is also an excellent solution for your outdoor storage needs. The Storboss’s 6 x 3 ft. footprint and slanted roof design is great for patios, decks, walkways, in the garage or on the side of your house. This attractive shed for backyard storage has a charcoal finish is an easy to access solution for trash cans, bicycles, patio equipment and so much more.

    Prepping Your Firewood for the Winter Season

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  9. 6 Landscape and Garden Accessories to Give Your Backyard a Fresh Look

    6 Landscape and Garden Accessories to Give Your Backyard a Fresh Look
    In the spring, the trees begin to bud, birds start to chirp, and crocuses poke through the ground. Despite the natural beauty, when you look at your backyard, you might not like what you see.

    Spring is a time for renewal, and that includes your backyard. It may be nice to add some annuals to your mix of perennials and other greenery. But you don’t have to replant everything to give your backyard a fresh look. Sometimes it just takes the right accessories to spruce up your backyard landscape and garden.

    Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. You can change the look of your yard by adding practical accessories for storage, shade relaxation, and more. Also, you don’t have to break the bank to give your backyard space a facelift!

    Here are six items you can use to freshen up your backyard and garden landscape this spring:
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  10. Backyard Getaway: Turn an Outdoor Storage Building into a Man Cave

    Backyard Getaway: Turn an Outdoor Storage Building into a Man Cave
    There’s an old saying that a man’s home is his castle. Truth be told, it really isn’t. If you’re a married man, it means you share your home with your wife, and most likely your kids. That means you can’t hang your posters in the living room, which is probably overrun with children’s toys. You may no longer have privacy in your home, so why not gain your own space with a man cave in your backyard? You can convert a portable garage, shed, or other outdoor storage building into your own backyard getaway. All it takes to build a backyard man cave is some creativity and ingenuity. Once you assemble it, your backyard man cave can be the home-away-from-home you’ve always dreamed of.
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