Building a Pool Shed: Kids, Seating and Resale Value

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on how to start building or installing a pool shed. Many homeowners actually prefer the fall or winter period of the year for such an installation, as materials might be cheaper and installer schedules can be a bit more open.

At A-Shed USA, we’re happy to help with a variety of custom shed needs, including several different styles that are perfect for varying setups. We’ve assisted many clients with their pool shed needs, including during the fall or winter. What are a few other important elements to consider when building or installing your pool shed? Here are several.

Kids and Shed Usage

Many pools and pool sheds are built at least partially with kids in mind, and if this is the case for your property, you might need to consider a few more specifics. Some of our clients are looking to install or have installed sheds that are not only extremely sturdy but also extremely safe. When you’re building for kids, this is especially important.

Make sure to choose materials of the highest quality available for all elements of your structure’s construction. Check on roofing material, flooring, and anything else that might be within reach of children. Also make sure to have a safe way for kids to enter and exit the pool shed – preferably with a locked door that they cannot get into without adult supervision.

Possible Seating or Relaxation Elements

While this type of shed will serve primarily for pool item storage and related needs, there’s no rule against it also doubling as a basic relaxation or seating area. If you’re not feeling up to spending time in the pool – or if it’s just incredibly cold outside – this can be a great use of space.

While there are no requirements for adding sitting areas, it is an idea that might appeal to you, so make sure to think about it before signing off on your plans. Lighting is also a factor to consider here – you’ll definitely want overhead lights that can be turned on and off with ease.

Resale Value Considerations

Finally, throughout the process of designing and installing your pool shed, you should be thinking about how this item improves the overall value of your property. If you’re planning on relocating in the near future, this might be especially important for you, as it can make a difference when it comes time to sell.

When building or installing a pool shed, one of the most important things is quality over quantity. You want all elements to be incredibly durable and stand up to regular use, including anything from pool equipment to snow removal tools. This is a great way to ensure the highest resale value possible.

For more on how to choose and design the ideal pool shed for your property, or to learn about any of our storage sheds or other services, speak to the staff at A-Shed USA today.

Have questions about our sheds or garages? Contact A-Shed today for expert advice and excellent customer service.
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