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4 Life Changing Ways to Reorganize AND Decorate Your Outdoor Storage
Your garden shed should be a space that is maximized to its full potential as an outdoor storage space and design focal point. The standard garden sheds you’ll find in large gardening stores are great for their functional use of storing garden tools, but they don’t always provide the kind of style you want to reflect in your backyard. Luckily we’ve come up with a few ideas on how to transform your generic storage shed into something even more functional and attractive!
1. STYLISHLY DECLUTTER
Keter Outdoor Storage Shed 6 x 6
If you’d like to stylishly declutter your garden shed, start by focusing on creating a garden workspace, keeping your garden tools off the floor, and adding much-needed storage. A great way to do this is by using color as an organization tool. Choose one of your favorite colors to use as a color that designates spaces to hang different tools. This way the color you choose acts as an organizational guide to navigate your garden shed.
2. PEGBOARD ORGANIZATION
Another great way to organize your garden shed is by using pegboards that are nailed to a framework attached to the studs to ensure that there’s enough space between the walls and floors that you can insert hooks and pegs. Once you’ve done that, dedicate each space on the pegboard to different types of tools that each hold a common purpose. For example bulb planters, bulbs and bulb food can all be stored together in their designated pegboard space.
3. COLORFUL CONTAINERS
Everyone knows that color coordinated organization is the best way to not only brighten up your space but efficiently store things as well! A bright red bucket can be used to store hand tools and will make for easy spotting in the garden. A great way to label your colorful bins and buckets is to use chalkboard insets that can be easily labeled and re-labeled if need be.
4. GIVE YOUR SHED A FACELIFT
A great way to get the outside of your garden shed to look as fabulous as the inside will is to give it a paintjob makeover that will match your style. A little paint goes a long way on the outside of your shed and there are some great ways to add a splash of color to your backyard. Painting the shed one color and the trimmings around the windows a complimentary color will also give it a decorative look you can’t find in stores!
Give your sheds a brand new vibe and style, our High Store, Grande and Patio storage shed all comes with DUOTECH™ walls!
- Maintenance-free garden storage shed that combines the look of worn wood with the durability of resin.
- The DUOTECH™ walls will not rust, fade, dent, or peel.
- Paintable DUOTECH™ walls make customization easy.
- Xan Chua
Accommodate Your Holiday Dinner Crowd With These Simple Tips
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, so the clock is ticking to get your home prepped to host the big holiday dinner! Whether you live in a condo or a castle, everyone worries about the logistics of comfortably accommodating a potentially cramped crowd of dinner guests in their home. If your personal motto for a festive meal is “the more, the merrier” but you’re short on dining room square footage, these suggestions will help you ready your home for a feast fit for a king (or an army of relatives):
REPURPOSE SURFACES INTO SERVING STATIONS.
A dining room buffet table is ideal for presenting a holiday spread, but not everyone has space for one in their home. To create your very own buffet line, consider the top of your media console—sans TV, of course. Store your electronics safely away to make space for stuffing, vegetables, or sweet treats. An unsuspecting separate surface frees up dining tabletop territory for guests so they have a place to sit at without having to hold their plates in their laps.
PROVIDE A PICNIC MEAL FOR PINT-SIZED GUESTS.
If your dinner guests include a gaggle of kiddos, ignite their imaginations by providing a picnic-style holiday dinner. Set up an outdoor picnic blanket in a smaller room with less foot traffic (i.e., TV room or den) for their own separate space away from those boring adults. Grown-ups can rotate supervisor duty while the children enjoy dinner and play pretend, too—who doesn’t want to eat mashed potatoes on a pirate ship? Better yet, let them build a fort with extra sheets to dine inside.
Bring your outdoor furniture in.
If you don’t have the storage to keep extra folding furniture in your home, look no further than your own backyard: bring your patio furniture indoors for an easy extra-seating solution. Outdoor furniture made out of durable material like resin or polypropylene is easily cleaned up for an inside dinner party or event. Pro tip: use a wet washcloth with a spray bottle full of a homemade half-water, half-vinegar solution for a quick and thorough wipe-clean.
- Xan Chua
Pre-Plan Your Party Cleanup With These Simple Suggestions!
Tis the season for a fabulous holiday party in your home! So much energy goes into decorating, food prep, and drink mixing, it’s easy to feel exhausted when your swinging soiree is over. Instead of feeling too spent to take on the hurricane the holiday party has left behind, eliminate post-party stress by creating a cleaning plan that incorporates easy steps to take before, during, and after the celebration. With these simple suggestions, you may even find motivation to do it all again next year:
MAKE YOUR SPACE READY FOR A MESS.
No one wants to wake up to a huge pile of dishes in the sink only to realize that the dishwasher is sitting full of dirties yet to be cleaned. Don’t get backed up—clear out places where clutter will need to be thrown the day after. Chores on top of chores are bad news, so run and unload your dishwasher, and toss the trash and recycling before the party. And don’t forget to play defense: if you’re looking to avoid spills on a new rug, roll it up and store it before the party begins so you won’t be scrambling with a spot cleaner later.
Pickup while the party is in progress.
There’s nothing worse than waking up to a day-old desert of cups, plates, and spills. Before grabbing the next glass of wine during your shindig, do a sweep of your space, scouting for discarded dessert plates and forgotten champagne flutes. You’ll thank yourself for being on top of things while the party is in progress, rather than leaving the entire mess to be sorted through the next day. Plus, if you notice any major drink spills during the sweep, it’ll be better for you (and your floor) to attack the spot before it becomes tomorrow’s unidentifiable sticky mess.
CREATE YOUR OWN CLEANUP CREW.
If your kids are old enough to take the trash out or clean dishes in a sudsy sink, then you’ve got a built-in, next-day cleanup crew. Assign jobs ahead of time—and specify a reasonable reward for their additional assistance—so that there aren’t any surprises. No children to call to service? Enlist a good friend or two to come over the next day for a casual after-party cleaning—just be sure to chill an extra bottle of wine and create a relaxing playlist to put on in the background to make the process feel less chore-like.
Oh if you have not bought those presents for christmas, better hurry up!
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- Xan Chua
Freshen Up Your Laundry Routine With These Quick Tips!
Laundry's always a chore, aint it? But before you let the extra clothes pile up,
consider these quick tips for a better, more organized laundry room!
CONSOLIDATE YOUR FAMILY’S MOST SOILED ITEMS.
Let’s face it: digging your son’s grassy, muddy baseball jersey out of his hamper is not the best part of your day. And discovering caked-on infant spit-up from last week on your husband’s favorite cotton work button-up is just as terrifying. Likewise, you’ve been wondering what to do with the fleece blanket from your couch that you spilled wine all over during movie night. Instead of chasing everyone’s individual messes, centralize them in your laundry area with a big, freestanding—and washable—laundry bag. That way, the moment a mess happens, it doesn’t have to travel far to get cleaned up. Teaching your kids to drop off their own dirtiest laundry will encourage independence, too, and you might even get a helping hand out of it. Stinky mess? Place a fragranced dryer sheet at the bottom of the bag to soak up the smell.
Shop for wide range of laundry baskets here! Comes in many sizes and designs!
STORE CHEMICALS SAFELY IN A CONVENIENT CABINET.
Small kiddos accompanying your chores? Even the laundry room can be a place for playtime—that pile of clothes is perfect for a game of peek-a-boo—so make it a safe and accessible space for your tiniest tots. A space-saving upright storage cabinet is a great place to put those detergents, fabric softeners, spot cleaners, and dryer sheets up and away from your children. With different sized cabinet options for larger rooms or smaller spaces, tidiness and organization is truly possible for everyone. Also, the most useful storage cabinets come with locks built in, effectively keeping out your most curious kids—and keeping chemicals contained for a safer, happier household.
Multipurpose storage cabinets for your laundry area and kitchen!
PLACE EVERYTHING WITHIN (AN ADULT’S) REACH.
The secret to a happy household is efficiency: the less time spent doing mundane but necessary tasks (like laundry), the more time is left for fun! There’s no need to spend extra time fetching all the essentials for clean clothes when everything is literally within your grasp. Installing a sink next to your washer and dryer is ideal for hand-wash items and spot treatments. If you have no running water, it’s no problem: be sure to keep a sturdy spray bottle of water in your new cabinet for quick spritzes. Also, storing an ironing board nearby—in between the washer and dryer to name one option—is doubly convenient as a folding station.
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What is a Shed Used For?
Outdoor Structures and Garden Buildings
A shed is a small building used for storage or as a studio or office, usually situated in a backyard or side yard of a residential property. Sheds can be simple or elaborate, small or large, store-bought or a project for the do-it-yourselfer. Materials and styles often mirror main residences, although simple pre-made models can be situated at the back or side of a property, away from the view of the house.
Sheds are used for various purposes, including:
- Potting or for storage of gardening supplies, like containers, soil, seeds, and tools.
- Storage of a lawn mower and yard equipment.
- Miscellaneous storage.
- As a studio or office, separated from the main house.
A well-built shed with proper ventilation can be used as a child's playhouse, freestanding office, greenhouse or art studio. Sheds have grown in popularity during the past decade as the desire for and manufacture of prefabricated (prefab) housing has increased.
A potting shed is a simpler alternative to a greenhouse, and is easier to construct. It can be a structure with a barn-like sliding door, or can have regular doors with glass panes to allow in natural light while working. Some are made of recycled materials, which cuts down on costs. Most are not intended to be a space in which to grow plants for long periods of time, and are simply spaces to work and keep garden supplies.
Before they became popular as studios and retreats, sheds were usually built to store all those things in the garden that needed to be housed under one roof. This includes garden equipment, toys, sports equipment, tools, and basically anything that was is used in the yard.
Some echo the architectural style of the main residence, while others are prefab structures that come in just a few styles in materials.
If you're ambitious, you can make a storage shed from a kit recycled materials. Just make sure it is constructed of weather-resistant materials, well insulated, has some sort of lighting, and is easily accessible.
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Also Known As: Playhouse, hut, lean-to, tool shed bike shed, potting shed
- Xan Chua
Storage Shed Buying Guide
Is the garage so packed with stuff that you have to park your car in the driveway? Or is the attic so full that the ceilings are starting to sag? Or is your garden full of tools and equipment that you don't even know where to store? If this sounds like your home, a storage shed is just the space-expanding solution you need.
Whether galvanized steel or aluminum, metal storage sheds are usually coated with a tough, baked-enamel finish to prevent scratches and rust. These sheds come in a variety of colors and offer years of maintenance-free service.
Vinyl sheds are built with double-wall vinyl panels to resist dents. The panels are made to exact standards for a snug fit and solid construction. Many come with paintable steel doors for extra security and long service life. Best of all, the entire structure can endure practically all weather extremes and is virtually maintenance-free.
High Quality Plastic (With steel reinforcements)
Plastic sheds can provide a great solution to all your garden storage needs. Pick from a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your space and be at ease knowing that their weather-resistant structure will last. Plastic sheds are also popular due to their durability, ease of maintenance and assembly.
Sheds come in a variety of sizes to accommodate your needs. Refer to the diagram to see which one would work best for you.
Small sheds are anything under 80 square feet. These outdoor units are good for hanging tools and storing lawn and garden supplies including a push mower, pots, bags of fertilizer and soil.
These sheds are approximately 90 to 120 square feet in size. They can hold larger garden equipment such as riding mowers, bicycles and bulky equipment.
These sheds typically range from 144 to 288 square feet. Large sheds can handle anything from large pieces of lawn equipment to recreational vehicles. If you're feeling creative, turn your shed into a workshop or hobby space.
If there's something you want to add to your storage shed, chances are it's available as an accessory. Here are a few examples:
A sturdy set of ramps is a must for moving wheeled power equipment or hand trucks into or out of your shed. Almost all of Keter sheds comes with sloped threshold for easy moving of items in and out of the shed!
Windows and Skylights
Natural light increases visibility and makes the space more user-friendly. In most cases, you can even order shutters and window boxes to accompany your windows and further enhance the aesthetics of your shed.
Increase the useable space in your shed with a loft. It allows you to park the mower underneath and still have a solid storage platform overhead.
Organize your tools and materials on handy shelves designed by the manufacturer specifically for your shed. Some bigger sheds like the Factor 6 x 6 and 8 x 6 comes with free shelf kits and hooks for hanging your tools as well!
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If you plan to use the shed as a gardening or hobby shop, a good workbench is an essential.
Beyond Outdoor Storage
Sheds are great storage solutions for everything from mowers to motorcycles. However, their spacious design, high durability and easy assembly make them excellent choices for some other uses you might not have considered.
You can order windows and partitions to add to most outdoor storage. Paint them bright colors and use your imagination to make a garden shed the perfect playhouse for children of all ages.
Hobby or Craft Hut
No matter what your hobby is, you're sure to find a barn or garden shed that's just the right size for your needs. Just think, you could have a room to spread out all your materials and a private work space all your own.
Similar to a Man Cave, the She Shed is where a woman can get away from it all. Take one look on social media to see the creative ways that sheds are being used. Beautiful windows and French doors are added, as are window boxes, Dutch doors and even front porches with twinkling lights. Some are turned into mini-greenhouses, writing nooks or simply used as a calm oasis away from the chaos of everyday life.
Our high store, grande and patio shed even comes with paintable walls that allows you to customized the design and outlook of the shed to suit any of your theme and decor!
All Keter's sheds come with easy-to-follow, step-by-step assembly instructions.
All sheds by keter comes with free delivery and free installation by our professional team of installers! So you can focus on other bigger things like how to organise and what to store in your shed, while you leave the nitty gritty installation to us!
- Xan Chua
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