Picking between a shed or garage for your storage needs or workspace might seem easy. You probably have a clear preference for one or the other, but once you start thinking over your options and reviewing designs for both, the issue can get a little bit more complicated.
Before you invest your hard-earned money in an outbuilding, consider the choice from every angle.
The Answer Isn’t as Clear as You’d Think
While a garage offers two opportunities, the capability to store extra items and your vehicle, a shed only offers one … or does it?
When you’re choosing between a shed or garage, the right decision comes down to how you intend to use the space.
If you honestly are just looking for a place to park your car during the brutal winters, then a garage is what you want. If you are assuming your garage will also be the place where you will put all your gardening tools and lawnmower, have a work area for projects and still be able to park your vehicles, a shed may be what you need instead.
While garages are commonly seen as multi-use and sheds as solo-use, this isn’t always accurate. Most people underestimate the amount of space their car will take up and how much storage they need. And if you’re hoping for square footage for a work area too, you’ll have to get creative.
The Pros and Cons of a Garage
The pros of building garages are it looks great, it houses your car, it adds value to your home and it offers storage space.
What about the cons?
You probably won’t be able to store as much inside your garage as you think, unless you build one with a loft. You’ll have to make sure your stuff doesn’t pile up and scratch your vehicles, too. It gets tight fast.
The Pros and Cons of a Shed
One pro of building a shed is that it’s separate from your vehicles — no worries about woodworking accidents or damage to your car. It’s a space solely dedicated to storage and work.
What about the cons?
Your car probably won’t fit inside!
When the Answer Is “Both”
The greatest benefit of working with A-Shed USA is that when you can’t choose between a shed or a garage, we can find a middle ground that fits your vision. We design custom buildings specifically for you. No matter what you need for storing your property or your vehicles, we can create a building that fulfills the looks and capabilities you have in mind.
Get in touch with us today — we can help you decide whether a shed or garage is right for you, and we can also show you examples of the custom buildings we’ve constructed for our past customers. A-Shed USA is on the job!