Shed Plans: 10 Key Decisions to Make Before Buying Plans Here are some important things to think about when taking on the project of building a storage shed, regardless of whether you’re an experienced carpenter or not. Making these decisions now, before you break ground, will save you a lot of time and headaches. What will you be using this shed for? Are you thinking of primarily storing garden equipment? Will you be storing a riding or push lawn mower, or both? Will you be allowing your kids to put their bikes in it? What about your Christmas decorations, do you have a good place for them already? What you need to do is to write down all that you could potentially store in your shed and then rate each one on a scale of 1 to 5 with five being the highest, as things that will definitely be stored in your shed. What size of building will it take to hold your stuff? Remember that you will need to get in and out of the storage shed, and be able to get to your stuff rather conveniently if possible. If you plan to use shelves for storage, you might visit your local hardware store and see what sizes of shelves would be more appropriate. Then, draw a rough sketch of your storage plan, considering your things, and see how you might make it fit well so that you can reach items without having to move too much out of the way. Where is the shed going to go? Where will it look good, and fit best into your landscaping and the layout of your yard and be accessible? I recommend that you sketch out your yard on

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