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Do I Need a Permit to Build a Shed?

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Do I Need a Permit to Build a Shed?

A high-quality shed makes a great addition to any home—not only will it look awesome in your yard, but it’s the perfect spot to store your summer grilling supplies, fall landscaping tools, winter snow gear, and more. However, before you start construction, it’s essential to figure out if you need a permit to build a shed and, if so, to obtain the proper documents. Read on to educate yourself on the factors that dictate whether a shed requires a building permit. Permits on a Town-By-Town Basis The most important thing...

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Where Should My Shed Go?

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Where Should My Shed Go?

Investing in a new shed can be a great idea. Sheds give your home extra storage, functionality and can look great in your yard. But for use and style, it’s important that you place your new shed in the optimal location. Follow these tips so that you’ll know where to put your new shed so that it works for your yard. Think About Function First Are you planning to build a garden shed? Are your using it for a ride on mower? Are you storing snowmobiles or other tools? Place...

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Create the Ultimate Barbecue Shed

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Create the Ultimate Barbecue Shed

  In summer, autumn, or even in winter, grilling and barbecuing are some of the best ways to prepare dinner. Whether you’re looking to cook for some friends at a backyard tailgate before the big game or prepping dinner for the family, it’s important that you have the optimal set up for your grill and yourself to make the best possible meals. Aside from the grill itself, the best tool for this can be a great companion shed to store everything you need. That way you can go from having...

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6 Summer Shed Must-Haves

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6 Summer Shed Must-Haves

Summer is here! Make sure your shed is prepared to help you with every fun summer activity that comes up. Spend a little time this year getting your shed ready for the summer. Along with regular use and maintenance, ensure that your shed has all or some of these features so that you’re ready for every warm weather activity. 1. A Great Hose  Whether you’re watering your garden, your lawn, or setting up a sprinkler for the kids, you’ll need a quality hose. The summer is so short, don’t waste...

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What Shed Size and Style is Right for Me?

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What Shed Size and Style is Right for Me?

 Investing in a shed is a great idea for any homeowner. It allows you to add functional style to your yard for everything from storage to a specialty space.However, a shed doesn’t work if you get the wrong style or size. Nobody wants a shed that hogs the whole lawn or one too petite to fit your lawnmower. It’s critical to find the right shed for you, your needs, and your space. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the right shed size. Measure Your YardDo you know the...

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How to Organize Your Shed in One Afternoon

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How to Organize Your Shed in One Afternoon

Whether a gardening workshop where you tend to exotic flowers or a simple storage space for all of your outdoor adventure gear, your shed can serve a number of purposes. But whatever your shed is to you, it’s important that it is clean and well organized.Here are a few tips to help you get your shed from messy and cluttered to tidy and sorted in just one afternoon.Start by Cleaning When your shed is overwhelming and messy, it’s important to start by simply cleaning and sorting. Pick a nice, warm...

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A Fall Checklist For Your Yard

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A Fall Checklist For Your Yard

Fall can be a great season in New England. The leaves explode in a sea of reds and yellows, we get pumpkin everything, and what isn’t pumpkin-laced is stuffed full of fresh, orchard-picked apples. All in all, it’s easy to see why some of us love the crisp autumn months of September and October. Via Yankee Foliage. Others, however, dread the sight of the first splash of color among the trees – many of them homeowners who know that fall means winter is coming, and with the change in seasons...

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Fall Back on Your Shed

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Fall Back on Your Shed

Now that we’ve fallen back, our days are getting shorter – resulting in the need to make sure we’re maximizing our daylight hours. As the leaves start really falling, it’s important to stay on top of yard cleanup and prepare for the colder days.Head to your shed and pull out your rakes and leaf blowers to clean up all of the fallen leaves on the ground. While you’re out there raking, take the opportunity to assess the grass and make sure your shed is stocked with the fertilizer and weed...

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If you Can’t Fit the Car in the Garage… you Really Need a Shed

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If you Can’t Fit the Car in the Garage… you Really Need a Shed

Maybe you (or “a friend”) have experienced this common problem: your car sits in the driveway and your garage door stays closed, so it can keep all of the various things you’ve packed away in there from tumbling out. Or, maybe you do manage to squeeze your car in, but your garage is such a mess of mismatched items that it would be impossible to know where anything else actually is.Well, there is no reason to let your car get buried in snow or covered with pollen – investing in...

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