Are you running out of space in your house? Did the pandemic of 2020 cause to start working from home? Do you want a space of your own to escape every day life? Then maybe a shed is just what you need.
I currently live in a 1500 square foot house that is 3 bedrooms 2 baths. I have a husband, 2 children, and a dog. The 3rd bedroom was meant to be probably an office of some sort. We moved into our house 6 years ago this January. It is a great starter home. Flash forward 6 years later and 2 kids later we are running out of room. So my next thought is why don’t we try to find a bigger home?
Reasons we don’t think its the right time to move: We aren’t exactly sure where we want to end up, our kids are still young, and the market is booming in our area. When I say it is booming it is a sellers market. The guy who lives next door sold his house in 1 day, had 10 offers and sold $10,000 above asking price!! My husband and I looked at 25 houses before finding our current house and that is a lot of pressure! I don’t want to be rushed into finding our dream home so for right now I think we will just stay where we are until we are ready.
So for my next thought, a She Shed/craft shed. It will create space in my home, eliminate clutter, and countless fights I have with my toddlers. (I can only hope!)
Here a few places to get your inspiration and start researching if a shed is right for you:
I recommend going out in your local community and actually going inside a few sheds. Some companies have websites where you can design your own, but its better to go and look in person to get an idea of the space. Take your measuring tape with you and consider what furniture you might put in it.
Finally, the last thing to think about: What is your budget?
Do you want to pay cash or finance it? See what the companies interest rate is first and then see if your bank offers something better! Mine did. Am I going to stay in my current house for awhile? Do I have enough money to hire a licensed contractor to finish it for me? Can I move it if I buy a new house? These are all things to consider about when making this decision.
I hope this helps get you started when thinking about buying a shed.