Storage sheds are not just for storage anymore!
It was once true that storage sheds were just that, sheds or small buildings used for storage. Things have changed. Now, the old storage shed is no longer just a place to throw the stuff you don’t have a place for inside your home. It has become more. In one sense, they have become utility buildings, and may be used for a number of things throughout their lives. That is not counting the ways in which portable storage buildings are used that no longer include storage at all.
The new storage building uses
It is now more likely that they will be used as guest houses, game rooms, home offices, diminutive gymnasiums, and a lot more. Many small businesses rely on them for a variety of services like document storage, offices, storefronts, site sheds, break rooms and other work related purposes.
A lot depends on how they are accessorized. Many builders have recognized this trend toward other uses and offer what were once considered just “storage sheds” decked out for these differing purposes.
Storage shed re-purposing
Even if you purchase a plain storage shed, or happen to already have one on your property that is not being used, with some good planning, and a little “sweat equity” and assorted building materials you can probably re-purpose one to meet your new found desires or demands. See: Storage Shed Remodeling for more information.