Types of Garden Sheds

Garden sheds are an excellent feature for providing extra storage, additional living space, and enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your backyard. Because of their versatility, these structures are often used for a variety of purposes. They can serve as storage solutions, pet enclosures, playgrounds, and log cabins.


Storage Solutions


The primary use of most garden sheds is for storage purposes. The majority of homeowners use the structures for storing gardening and household equipment. If the shed has shelves, you can organize your small tools such as hammers, nails, and screws.

Alternatively, you can use pegs on the wall as hangers. This will ensure you leave adequate space for larger equipment such as riding tractors and lawnmowers. If the tools are too big, you should use a double door shed to make it more accessible.



This type of garden shed is the perfect gift for your children. By engaging in intense physical activity, your kids improve their physical health and overall wellbeing.

Another benefit of playground garden sheds is that they promote bonding and social skills among children. Instead of going to a public park, your kids will spend more time at home, where it is much safer. It also allows you to focus on other activities because you are assured of your child’s safety.

Log Cabins and Summerhouses

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Log cabins and summerhouses are garden sheds that are primarily used to provide additional space. They are incredibly versatile and can serve as the home office, a guest room, a gym, and so forth.

The great thing about summerhouse garden sheds is that you can customize them to suit your needs. It can either be as big or small as you want. You can also add décor if you wish to.



This kind of shed is suitable for homeowners who want to practice agriculture. It has a significant advantage over open farms because it provides the optimal conditions for growing horticultural crops throughout the year.

The owner does not have to worry about the varying conditions that characterize open fields and affect the growth of plants. Greenhouse garden sheds are particularly ideal for areas that experience extreme weather conditions such as sub-zero winters and hot summers.

Corner Shed

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If your backyard has limited space, you can always construct a corner shed. Most corner garden sheds usually have small spaces, but you can add pegs to walls that can serve as hangers. The only downside of these structures is that you are limited when it comes to the amount of renovation you can conduct.


Ultimately, the decision over the type of shed you construct in your backyard lies with you. That said, you need to consider the amount of space you have, what you want to do with the shed, and, more importantly, the amount of money you have.

Lastly, you should also ensure that the shed is easy to access from your house. If you are on a limited budget, start with a small one and expand it gradually.

About the Author Laura Bennett

Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.

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