Archive for the ‘Garden Cabins’ Category

Time to Paint that Shed!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Painting your shed will add character to your backyard as well as preserve your wood for many years to come. There are a few rules that have to be followed for a successful paint job of your pine shed. Doing some surface sanding and then washing the surface will ensure the best paint application. Wait until the surface is completely dry before applying primer. Primer will prevent sap and resin from damaging your paint job. For best results apply two coats. Make sure the primer is completely dry before you get into a mess with paint. Once your shed is all dry you can apply paint. Apply as many coats as you would like but again make sure the previous coat has dried.

To keep that cabin feel you can stain your shed and keep that natural look to your shed. To make your shed a focal point, the right color patterns can make your shed very attractive. If you have a lot of greenery in your yard try a gold color maybe even a reddish gold which will play well with your surroundings. You can try to match your shed with the color of the surrounding tree trunks. This will blend your shed into the environment. A grayish brown and navy blue works looks nice in the yard. If it will be in open space I recommend lighter colors like natural tan.
The right color mix can work well too. Just pick the colors you like and paint them side by side on an example. Try to make your example proportionate to how much of each color will be used on your shed.

For the actual paint, Acrylic latex is known to be the most long lasting paint and is also believed to be better for your health than other options. Be sure to ask a professional at a paint store so they can steer you toward exactly what you are looking for.

If you want your shed to last you have to apply stain or paint to protect it from weather damage. Consider the weather in your area and buy paint or stain made especially to protect from those natural erosions. You will be surprised how long your shed can last. Look at your environment for inspiration when choosing paint color. Also look to the foundational design elements in your house that can work well for you outdoor structure. Be creative and have fun!

The Many Uses Of Garden Sheds

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

SolidBuild Sheds are not just storage sheds but can become extensions of your home. They are used as work spaces, children’s play houses, storage facilities and pool houses. Read below on how SolidBuild Shed’s are being used by others.

Private Office Space

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to work from home but being surrounded by other family members talking on the phone or watching TV. Silence is golden for someone who needs to concentrate and get work done quick. Answering phones for customers can be awful if you have a hard time hearing them. Instead of spending a fortune on building a sound proof extension or renting an office outside from your home, our products provide an alternative. Spend a few hours in your own private work space and complete as much work as you would trying to work around others all day. Our variety of products provide you with many options to have a comfortable work space outside. “Wales” is a product that provides great light and is just enough space for an outside office.

Art Studio

Our garden sheds have also become increasingly popular with artists who need more space, light and an area where they can work while having enough ventilation. It is really nice to have a designated area for your hobbies that do not invade on your home life. Hobbies require a nice environment and good lighting which you can find at SolidBuild.

Work Shop

A good way to make your home a place of relaxation is moving your work shop outside. Many of us have a problem of spending time with our family when we have that space in our house that lures us at any free moment where we repair broken things and work on our latest projects. Keep the home for enjoyment and the outside for work. SolidBuild has many sheds to choose from that can become the perfect workspace.

A shed like the “Brighton” has many windows for great light, wide double doors to allow larger furniture and equipment to be stored and a lock door to keep your valuables safe.

Playhouses

Our garden sheds are increasingly being used as children’s playhouses. There is nothing children love more than to play house and have their own personal space where they are in charge of all the interior designing. Instead of all the neighborhood kids running through your house, they can have even more fun outside in a space that can be designated just for them. When all the playing is done outside you won’t find yourself tripping and picking up toys as much. And once the kids are grown up and your shed is still standing you can transform the space into a gardening shed or work space.

Storage

If you are scared you might be on the next episode of “Hoarders” a good way to clean up is to purchase a storage shed and clear out your house and garage. Here you can slowly sell off things you no longer use. If you find your cars outside and all your yard equipment in the garage then it is also time for you to look into a storage shed. Keeping yard equipment in the yard and your cars in the garage will save you a fortune in the future. There are many things in our homes that are used only rarely or not used at all but are still too valuable to give away. Instead of building an addition to your home you can de clutter, organize and free up space without spending a fortune.

Pool House

If you installed a nice pool in your backyard and would like a pool house, we have many options. Our two room pool houses can be used as a changing stations where you can store towels and refreshments and the other half can be used as a storing facility for pool equipment. If you enjoy having pool parties but want to keep the fun outside, you can have the bar outside and even install a bathroom. We have many options that can fit your pool needs for a reasonable price.

Assemblage

Many of our customers have shared their experiences of assembling their SolidBuild storage or garden shed kits. This project is best described as a big, permanent lego project. It goes up fast and will last a long time. If there are young boys in your family make sure to incorporate them in the process which they will enjoy. Once your garden, storage shed or pool house is up, you will feel proud of having built it yourself.

For whatever the purpose you decide to use your garden, storage shed or pool house for, we guarantee that the process of building and using SolidBuild products will be positive. Take a look and see what works best for you.

How Purchasing a Quality Wooden, Garden or Storage Shed Can Decorate Your Yard

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

If you love your garden and find yourself spending many hours outside making your garden perfect you should not settle for anything else but a good quality wooden shed. SolidBuild makes wooden garden and storage sheds that are designed to enhance your yard and resemble small cottages. They act as the center piece of your garden while meeting your organizational storage needs.

Remember that investing in the right outside building will increase your real estate value. A shed can also be used to block something out of view. The natural wood works well with the environment. The wood used is also resistant to damage of extreme cold and hot weather.

Our designers pay great attention to detail to provide our customers with not only high quality product, but also a beautiful addition to your garden. Why put a great deal of effort into making your garden look perfect just to ruin it with a plain or cheap shed? SolidBuild uses the best quality lumber to create a garden or storage shed that will last you many decades.

Dress up your sheds by adding flower boxes, shutters and a veranda for intimate sittings. Paint your garden or storage shed to match well with your house. You are more likely to spend time outside if you enjoy your work space. Garden sheds are often used for planning out your landscape therefore acting as a focal point in your garden.

There is no reason to be cooped up inside during warm days and summer nights. Put your garden shed in the most beautiful part of your yard and take guests out to enjoy your well kept scenery. Our garden sheds can easily fit furniture and the many windows make for a comfortable space.

Garden sheds are known as a point of refugee from the home since mid 15th century. The shed is described in English literature as a private space for a man to run away from domestic life. While this surely can be a reason for buying a shed today, both men and women equally use todays storage and garden sheds for various activities.

A small architectural cottage, away from the house where messy projects can be worked on without worry, provides the ideal workplace for many projects. During warm weather the outside garden is a preferred spot for entertaining guests. A well kept yard can say a lot about a person and SolidBuild realizes that their garden sheds must be ascetic as well as practical.

There is an increasing popularity of making garden sheds into outside offices in UK, Australia and the United States. Additions can be expensive and many people find that they prefer to have a work space that is in a natural setting, such as their garden, and makes them more productive. People take their sheds seriously and so does SolidBuild. We make sheds to impress but keep our prices reasonable.

The traditional designs like “Wales” and “Brighton” fit a more traditional home, while our “Moderna” sheds work well with more modern architecture. Part of having a nice yard is how well you are organized. Keeping all your gardening equipment neat and organized will get you outside more working on your curb appeal. Your yard is the first thing people see and it says a lot about who you are. To protect your lawn mower, metal tools, bikes, saws, pool equipment, wheel barrow and other equipment from weathering it all must be stored. SolidBuild wooden, garden and storage sheds all lock up to keep your equipment safe.

Here at SolidBuild we have many garden shed kits to fit any storage needs. The “Columbia” garden shed is 16′ by 13′, with double doors so you can store large equipment with ease. If you have small storage needs we suggest the “Bath” shed which is 7′ by 7′. Whatever your storage needs are you will find a size and design that is perfect for you and your home. Most of our wooden sheds have opening windows which make for a comfortable work space with enough light to make repairs, potting and other jobs.

While most people use garden sheds for yard work like starting seedlings, some people transform their garden sheds into a gym or even a place to brew beer. In any case our wooden garden and storage sheds will become a sanctuary that you will be proud of. SolidBuild will provide your garden and storage sheds needs and add character to your yard.

Shed Kits For Gardening, Storage and Living

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Intro

Since there is a large variety of garden sheds from which to choose from on the market, it is important to be able to distinguish between those sheds that are best for gardening and those for other purposes. There are a number of features that you need to consider.

Large variety from which to choose

Garden sheds have become quite a popular item in the consumer market now. There is quite a high demand for this product so there is no real surprise to see that there is a large variety being offered. The name -garden sheds, does not do justice. As many of you may already be aware, garden sheds have a multi-purpose use. They are commonly known to be used as an extra room of the house rather than a garden shed tool house. As a result, some of the garden sheds that are being offered today have been designed keeping in mind their primary purpose is to act as a room.

There are many of us that would like to have some extra space in the shed that we can use for gardening. For this reason, when you are deciding to buy a garden shed kit, there are a number of things that you need to consider which will ensure that your purpose will be met. A recent study showed that the consumer market is currently looking for sheds that can fulfill both purposes of acting as a room and also as a garden shed.

If you are hoping to have a choice of variety, a good place to look would be here at Wooden Shed Kits. Even though there are a large number of online stores currently dealing in garden sheds, very few of them are offering the two-in-one. All other stores are known to mostly offer standard garden sheds that act as a storage room. Even these rooms that are being offered are limited in design.  Due to the material used like steel, plastic, plywood they are not as practical as one would like to think.

What is a 2 in 1 feature?

So you may be asking yourself, “What is the two-in-one feature that is currently being offered by Wooden Shed Kits?” Basically offering garden sheds that have two separate compartments. One of the compartments acts as the extra room that most people use for general purpose and the other part is used for storage for gardening. These are the best sheds that you can buy for gardening. Buying a separate shed for each purpose cannot only end up costing you significantly more money, but will also consume a large amount of space in your back yard.

We are offering a large variety of garden sheds that fall under this category. What this means is that one will not be limited on choice to find something that will complement their house and garden surroundings. Another factor that gives us a competitive edge over other online web stores is in relation to the quality and price that we offer.

In terms of price, we can guarantee the lowest price. We are so confident about our price we offer, that we are willing to match the price of any store that is selling natural solid wood product at a lower price.  In addition we will also provide you with a 10% discount on top of it.

Yes one more factor that you will not be able to find easily at other online stores is excellent quality and unique product. Our garden sheds are made out of natural wood in comparison to the traditional metal and plastic. The wooden garden sheds have been proven to be much more cost effective.  They also last for a longer period of time. If you are planning to buy a garden shed kit, these factors contribute to your making the best selection.  You will be satisfied.

Garden Shed, Playhouse, Storage Shed or All in One

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

The Purpose of the shed

Unlike the traditional boring sheds that most companies sell, Wooden Shed Kits are offering a relatively new designed concept of garden shed. Our product range is known to be one of the most diverse that can be currently found in the market. All of the garden sheds that are being sold by Wooden Shed Kits are known to be of high quality. They give an elegant and sleek appearance which is very rare to find in garden sheds.

Since there is a large variety from which to choose, it can make it quite difficult when deciding which one to purchase. Many individuals are known to base their decision on two separate factors. One being price, which we will have a look at later, and the second being purpose. Deciding the basis of for what your garden shed will be used will make it much easier to decide which one to select. All of the designs that are being offer by our Shed Kits are available for a number of different purposes. The three main purposes for which sheds have been designed are garden sheds, play houses or a storage shed.

You can easily find a number of different Shed Kits from which to choose in these particular categories. Depending on the purpose for which the shed is intended, the design element may vary quite significantly. Because all the sheds are built from all natural  pine wood, it allows one to be able to add their very own custom touches as they desire. For example, one can choose the type of paint that they want to use, add veranda, additional windows, flower box, shutters.

If you are still having trouble in deciding which shed to purchase, you always have the option of going for the model that has it all. There are a few selected models that have been designed in such a way that can be used for all three purposes; garden shed playhouse and storage shed.

Design

The design element of the Shed varies quite significantly depending on which model you select. Wooden Shed Kits have tried to make each shed unique to make sure that the public has available a wider design variety from which to choose.

Price

One of the best things about the sheds being offered by Wooden Shed Kits is that they guarantee to offer the lowest prices available in the market today. Unlike other stores that tend to have hidden costs, this is not the case with sheds being sold by Wooden Shed Kits. The cost that has been stated on our website includes free delivery, hardware, doors, windows and anything else that is related to the shed itself, except roofing shingles, because people usually want to mach it with their house . All items included will be listed in the product description.  In the case where you are able to find a less expensive price for the same shed on the market,we are willing to match that price.  We will also offer a 10% discount on top of it which can be very enticing to many buyers.

Easy to Build

One of the most important cost-saving factors that Wooden Shed Kits has incorporated into their designs is that all their models can easily be built by any individual. It is not required to have any expert knowledge on building or hardware as everything is explained in a booklet.  This booklet is formatted with a step-by-step guide of complete assembly instructions. We have also uploaded tutorial videos to give users a better idea of how easy it is to put the shed together. By being able to put the shed together yourself, you may save at least a $1,000.  This cost-saving feature is attractive to many.

To have a look at some of the amazingly designed sheds currently for sale by Wooden Shed Kits, simply explore our website. There are a wide variety of designs from which to choose for any and all purposes.

Before Buying a Shed Kit, Think about Moisture

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Old model sheds

Garden sheds have always been a popular structure that you would normally find in most gardens. The initial purpose that they have been designed is to store garden items or other things for which you do not have space in the house. As many of you may already be aware, the traditional garden sheds used by many are quite outdated and not functional at all. Most of the older model sheds still being sold by a number of companies in the market are no longer practical to be used. With the low grade material that is used to manufacture such sheds in the first place, one might jokingly say you would be better choosing a card board box instead. One of the biggest problems that the older model of garden sheds faced was that there was no design concept.  They also were not weather resistant, specially with plastic sheds or metal sheds.  It was a common to see moisture and dampness in your shed which in turn caused the material of the shed to deteriorate.

model shed

There was a huge element missing in the older models of garden sheds.  This market gap has been filled by the sheds being offered by Wooden Shed Kits. A great thing about the garden sheds being offered by Wooden Shed Kits is that they are weather resistant, wood is the best material for controlling humidity and not like others are using plywood, SolidBuild sheds are from natural wood.. Knowing that a garden shed will continuously be exposed to numerous weather changes, it is important for it to be able to withstand any type of weather. The major concern that most people have is regarding moisture in their shed. Since garden sheds are now commonly used for the purpose of a room, perhaps a games room, you would want to make sure that the shed in which you put expensive furniture remains safe. The last thing you want to have happen is that you walk in one day to find out that the entire interior of your shed is completely wet due to rain.

Another wonderful aspect about all the garden sheds offered by Wooden Shed Kits is that they undergo a special process to ensure that they are weather resistant. Also the material that is used to manufacture the garden shed is quite durable.  They are durable in maintaining their original structure, design and support provided. The majority of the garden sheds that are currently being offered by Wooden Shed Kits are made out of northern pine wood. A significant distinction is that the roof top of the shed is covered with shingles witch last more than 30 years and prevents any moisture from entering the shed, and it’s easy to match with your house roof, so you not destroying the view of your home and backyard .

When considering buying a garden shed from Wooden Shed Kits, it is a good idea to speak to one of their customer support representatives.  They can assist you in choosing which shed would suit you best for the purpose that you have in mind. There is a toll free number that you can contact which is available five days a week, 12 hours a day.

It would also be a good idea to do a bit of research before you decide to commit yourself to a particular shed. What you have to realize is that there is a large variety of garden sheds currently offered by Wooden Shed Kits  Because there is such a large variety from which to choose, one can often get confused when deciding which shed to select and which one to reject. The one that you do end up choosing may be as a result of a number of different factors.  Your final choice might revolve solely around the purpose for which you are going to use the shed in the first place.

Where to look

If you are interested in the variety of garden sheds offered by Wooden Shed Kits, the best place to look would be on their online website.  This website is convenient and easy to access.  Because you can browse it at your leisure, you will have every opportunity to find that shed which can satisfy your needs.

The Types Of Log Cabins And Their Uses

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Log cabins are great for storage purposes, weekend retreats, romantic getaways, and so much more. And log cabin kits are a great, affordable alternative to the pricey custom built homes. Depending on your specific needs and intended uses, one type of log cabin kit may prove more efficient than others. A few of the most popular log cabin kits and their uses are briefly described below.

Log Shed Kit

A log shed can be considered as an additional room or an extension of your home. About the size of a standard bedroom, shed kits are very versatile since they can be placed just about anywhere and used for just about anything.

Log Cabin Kit

Somewhat larger than a standard bedroom, log cabins are excellent choices for setting up a private retreat on your undeveloped property (sure beats a tent!), or creating a comfortable hideaway in your backyard.

Garden Cabin Kit

As the name implies, garden cabins are the perfect solution for storing gardening tools and supplies, as well as partaking in the hobby.  Garden cabin kits are typically between 7’ and 10’ – just enough space have immediate access to all of your gardening goodies while planting seedlings or arranging flowers in the comfort of your own garden getaway.

Summer House Kit

The summer house is the crème de la crème of log cabin kits. These homes are tailored to the consumer who desires spacious living quarters. Whether the purpose is an actual summer cabin or a transition home on your dream lot, these cabin kits present the space and designs to provide ultimate livability at unbeatable prices.

Regardless of your log cabin selection, it should be constructed of 100% natural wood and include doors and windows. Your supplier of choice can describe in detail all the specifications of your outdoor wood kit.

How To Choose The Log Cabin That’s Right For You

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Naturally a full-sized summer cabin will not fit neatly into your backyard. Likewise, a log cabin shed would be inadequate as a guest home on your lot of undeveloped acreage. These examples illustrate perhaps the most difficult part of attaining the right cabin: the decision making process! The process begins with deciding and defining the cabin’s intended purpose and taking into account the size of the cabin-designated area. To get the process started, consider these questions:

  • Will the cabin be in a backyard, or on another property / location?
  • Will the cabin be used in conjunction with an existing home or will it be used as a residence?
  • If the cabin is used as a home, is it intended to be permanent (long term) or temporary (short term)?
  • If utilized in conjunction with an existing home, what will be the log cabin’s use (i.e. storage shed, garden cabin, spare room, etc)?

With the above questions answered you can better conceptualize where the cabin is going to be placed and what it is going to be used for; in other words, you are one step closer to choosing the right cabin. The next step is to decide what aspects you would like your log cabin to feature.

Answering these questions will help:

  • Is affordability important?
  • Do you prefer 100% natural, top-quality wood?
  • Should it consist of a door(s) and/or window(s)?
  • Would you prefer customizable options?
  • Do you want the possibility for disassembly?

If you answered yes to these questions then a log cabin kit is the right log cabin for you. Finding a shed kit supplier who specializes in superior quality outdoor wood projects is the final step. By choosing the right supplier you can be assured that any questions you have will be answered, that any loose ends pertaining to your decision making process will be addressed, and that all of your size and function needs will have been met. After completing the process outlined here, you will undoubtedly feel satisfied and confident