Backyard Shed Ideas & Considerations
Before you buy, take the time to consider the following questions:
Before you start building, you need to clear your site of debris like grass, plants and stones. You must also ensure the site is completely level — do this by using a long flat object (like a 2 x 4 piece of wood) to even it out and then use a level to double-check your work. Grade the ground away from your house and keep in mind that most sheds require at least two people for assembly.
Tips: Prior to building, lay out all the components of your shed kit to make sure you have everything you need to complete the job.
Your Shed Options
Sheds carried at The Home Depot come in four different materials, each with its own set of features.
Depending on the material you choose, you'll need a base for your shed. Resin models include a floor in the kit; however, a separate foundation can be added for increased stability. Wood, vinyl and metal sheds require bases to be built before kit assembly begins.
When building a separate base, make sure it's larger than the perimeter of your shed by two to three feet (60 to 90 cm). There are four material options that can be used for this type of project:
- Cement Pavers
- Concrete Slab