Storage sheds serve a good purpose in a home from keeping storage of your farm tools, bikes, farm produce and any other unnecessary items from the main house. Every home needs a sizeable storage shed to compliment the main house. Building a shed shouldn't be costly if you use a simple modular construction and using inexpensive materials locally sourced within your neighbourhood. The following cheap alternatives will enable you to come up with an affordable and yet good-looking modern shed.
Use exterior plywood siding panels
You can save money if you consider using plywood siding panels that are readily available from a local furniture dealership. The panels are thicker in strength and come already coated with a nice finishing which also saves you labour. Furthermore, the siding panels are in a variety of surface patterns with a good textural design meaning that you don't need to use an additional layer of covering besides them.
Consider wooden foundation over concrete
It is very easy and affordable to set up a wooden foundation for your storage shed using locally sourced timber and wood. You will have to pay more money if you decide to hire a concrete contractor to pour concrete slabs for your shed plus all other challenges encountered. This is in addition to difficulties face in changing the shed's location. Unlike concrete, wooden foundations can easily be set up on all kinds of land surfaces i.e. sloping sides or rugged land.
Using inexpensive custom-made doors
The price for locally made custom doors is much less than half the cost of a pre-hung exterior door. Custom-made shed doors are easy to handle, operate and are readily available at a nearby furniture store. It is possible to get the look of a stylish hard wood door at a very cheap price with these locally made custom doors.
Making your own arch-top windows
These are easy to make for yourself in a variety of designs according to your preference and take less efforts to finish. The wooden frames and timber can be sourced from your local forest or a be bought at a nearby carpentry dealership and the set-up doesn't need any special skills.
As you have read, it is really possible to build your own modern-looking and stylish storage shed without even wasting a lot of money on materials and workforce. The flexibility of the shed building process enables you to construct the parts or components from the comfort of your garage and then bring them to the site for assembling into a complete storage shed.