Money! The one constant that limits thought of undertaking a project like building your own backyard shed. After wrestling with how much you can spend, next comes how to build a shed? The construction of a storage shed has become quite simple. You can actually save money while having the exhilaration of completing the project. This is where some tips can save the budget.
Your project will have a schedule and you must be able to dedicate the necessary time and energy. Do not engage people who constantly opine in a negative fashion. Your project will be an achievement that will make you proud. The money savings will be an added benefit.
The “6 P Method (Prior planning prevents p**s poor performance)” is most important step for a beginner. Searching the web for inexpensive but quality kits starts the savings process on the right foot. You kit should include material list, step-by-step plans, and types of tools that will be needed to complete the project. To save money, you should have access to a source for wholesale material. If not, then your favorite lumber store would be next. Some kits may have the material already included for an additional fee. Again, the budget will dictate the path.
If you have some experience with wood working and reading plans, then a less expensive kit will help the budget. If “newbie” is your title, then spending a little more for the plans might be money well spent. The plans are written to be followed in a precise order to insure the project is completed correctly. Having the door where the window should be will take more money to complete the storage shed than doing it right the first time. So be faithful to the designers who have done this before. Stay the course.
Your friends and neighbors network can be very helpful with advice and may even provide some material, tools and labor. Socialize your project to gather left-over items that will enhance the savings to you. If this shed is to be a show piece, then maybe you would not want to re-cycle items that will cost as much money to upgrade them and to purchase new. Do not be penny wise and pound foolish. Every step has a cost to time component. Think a little before making a decision.
Maybe you have been doing other projects around the house and have a good rapport with the sales team at the hardware type store. They may have information on sales of items you will need. There are many stores that buy items in bulk. There may be deals to be had. But again, everything you do has a cost to time related value. To save money may cost more time and stall the progress of the shed construction.
Best practices will make the building of the garden shed less daunting. Choose the path within the budget that leads to less stress. Read the plans from start to finish. This will allow the mind to absorb and sense the rhythm of the project. When you do start the project, a deja vu moment will occur. This will have a calming influence and build a can do attitude. Good luck and have an uplifting experience.