Before you start building, check with your municipality to find out what size limits must be adhered to. Generally, in Quebec, installing a shed does not require obtaining a construction permit beforehand so long as the structure is no larger than 120 square feet. However, there are usually certain restrictions regarding placement such as minimum distances from lot lines.
When shopping for outdoor storage, begin by thinking about what you will be keeping there. How you plan to use the space will determine how much space you need. Is it only for storing garden tools? Or will it be an extension of the garage, extra room to put away all your sports equipment?
You will likewise need to consider your lot’s dimensions as its surface area must guide your choice: An oversized shed in a tiny yard will look unbalanced.
Outdoor buildings are not only utilitarian; they should equally be aesthetically pleasing and adequately complement the house’s overall appearance. No one wants a structure that stands out—negatively—from the landscaping!
A good workaround, for example, is to choose a shed that matches your home’s architectural style, whether it be modern, traditional, or country. Garden shed manufacturing companies often offer similar types of materials to those used in residential construction. You could also incorporate a specific feature from your residence into the shed, like an arch or the window frame colour.