Tips for Moving Your Storage Shed

no Comment.    Jun 22, 2017 | 8:32 pm


A shed is one of the best structures on a property to help with storage or to provide an extra space. Many individuals, however, do not like the location of the shed on their property, whether they chose that location or the shed was there when they moved in. So is there any way to move the shed? As it turns out there are a lot of ways to move the shed to the location you want. Cranes and Assistance As many construction companies and websites will tell you, the easiest way to move a shed is to use a crane and if you don’t have a crane, then use a forklift. This will allow you to pick the shed up as a single unit and move it to the location you want it. This should be done with caution, however, as you need to move the shed without it…

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Leaky Shed? Here’s How to Fix it!



A shed on your property is one of the best structures you can install to have more storage. Sheds are small, can be designed to fit the overall motif of your home, and can provide a space to store tools or as an additional workspace. Over time however, sheds can begin to degrade like all other structures. The most common breakdown of a shed occurs on its roofs, with the shed’s structure slowly succumbing to the continual pounding it takes from nature. Spot Check Periodically If your shed is forming a leak there are numerous things you can do to seal it and maintain the integrity of the shed for a longer period. The first thing you should do, however, is to take care of the problem before it starts and possibly ruins your belongings. Every few months, do a spot check of the interior and exterior of the shed…

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Tiny House Plumbing 101



Tiny houses are all the fad now! Due to their ability to provide a cost-efficient, transportable home, many people are opting to buy these miniature houses rather than regular-sized houses. These tiny houses come with everything a regular-sized house comes with—only in a smaller package! However, tiny houses are in fact different in key ways from regular houses. The major difference lies in hooking up utilities and getting electricity. While the latter can be done with the purchase and inclusion of a generator, making sure you have plumbing and water can be a bit more tricky. In fact, the ability to move around—which is a major reason that people buy these tiny homes—necessarily carries with it the risk that you may not be able to hook up to a water source. In many cases, the tiny-house owner is not at a campsite that has a public water hookup, but are…

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Top 4 Uses of Prefabricated Sheds



Prefabricated sheds are superb investments to add to your property. They are easy to put together, easy to maintain, and are built in so many different styles that a type perfect for your yard is guaranteed to be found! If you are still on the fence about buying a prefabricated shed, know that there are so many uses for them that one is bound to help you with something in your life. Whether it is used for storage or a place to complete projects, prefabricated sheds can be used for a wide range of uses. 1. Storage The most popular use of a prefabricated shed is for storage. Many people use sheds to store yard tools, lawn mowers, and yard decorations. Some of these people have a garage while others do not. In both cases, it helps maintain space in the garage and keeps those instruments dry, which allows them…

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How to Prevent Your Tiny House From Being Stolen



The tiny house fad is sweeping the nation. Many have watched the experiences of those who have purchased and lived in HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” and have invested in their own tiny houses. This fad is not really surprising. The ability to have a tiny house that you can tow around with you as you visit different areas is one with a lot of benefits, the most important of which is a continual place of comfort to return to on your travels. With a tiny house, how can you protect something that can be dragged away so easily? There are numerous ways to protect your little home, all of which can be easily implemented for ease of mind. The Hitch Since most tiny houses are, in some way, attached to a trailer through which it can be towed, the first thing you can do is buy a hitch lock. These…

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Things to Consider Before Building a Luxury In-Law Quarters



In-law suites are the new fad for recent homeowners and those seeking to add on to their homes. Whether it is an actual physical addition on to your home or property—through the extension of a room on the house or a separate building on your property—there are numerous considerations to keep in mind if you are planning of adding an in-law suite to your home. The first is the cost of adding it. In-law suites can come in a variety of forms, from the simple conversion of an already extant room—such as your basement—into a suite, to the addition of another room on to the house, to the complete construction of a separate building. Each of these have varying costs that grow the more radical the in-law suite will be. Adding another building will certainly cost much more than simply converting your basement into another room. Where are you building…

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Utility Shed Organization Ideas



Imagine the scene: you wake up on a bright Saturday morning, ready to finally get to work on a lawn that is just emerging from winter. You grab a mug of coffee, head out to the back yard, open the shed, and remember the mess you left behind cleaning up the leaves from last fall. No work is getting done until the shed is clean and organized. Shed Storage Where do we begin? Let’s start with the heavier tools—your chainsaws and the like—and put those on a bench. No bench? No problem! Building a raised platform of any kind on a wall of the shed is easy: simply find a pallet (or build one yourself), nail part of it to the wall, and place supports at the other end! Alternatively, you can buy one—plastic from larger stores, and wood ones from local builders. Move next to the other tools that…

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How To Prevent Unwanted Pests From Making a Home in Your Garage



Every spring, as the weather warms up, the trees and fauna turn green again, and snow melts away, homeowners may notice an uptick in insects and critters that appear around the house, garage, and yard. Nature never follows rules, bugs and animals do not just find shelter in your walls in the winter: this time of year, keeping these critters out of your living space also becomes important. There are so many ways to keep these pests out of your living and working spaces that a short blog post can only scrape the surface! Critters Making Your Premium Garage Their New Home The first step in keeping the pests out of your spaces is to pay attention to cleanliness and your surroundings. Simply forgetting to take out your trash, wiping down your counters after eating, and cleaning your floors can attract these pests. Pay attention as well to the entrances,…

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The Difference in Barn Siding Options



In recent years, barn-siding has become the vinyl records of the design world: chic, a beautiful way to design your home in a way that shows your appreciation for history. Barn siding comes in so many different forms that you’re sure to find one that suits you. Metal Siding The most popular barn-siding by far is metal barn-siding, a type that has been available for years and has become so commonplace in rural areas across America that nary a farm or yard has no building with metal barn siding on it. The biggest problem that metal barn-siding used to have was its tendency to rust: modern metal barn-siding is often chemically treated to prevent rusting. Wood Siding Another form of barn-siding is made of wood. Reminiscent of the barns of New England, wooden barn-siding can come in a wide variety of types—pine, oak, and cedar are particularly popular. A great…

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5 Questions You Should Ask Your Garage Builder

no Comment.    Mar 30, 2017 | 8:13 pm


When you are deciding to build a garage, you’re going to have a lot of questions that come up during the process. First, you’ll need to start with the questions that you are asking yourself: What is the purpose of this extra space? What do you plan to store there? This can help guide your entire garage building project. If you are looking to house one additional vehicle, that will help you determine the size that you need. Or, if you are looking for the maximum amount of space you can add for storage to your property, another design might fit you best. Once you know what you want to store, you’ll need to narrow down how big you want your garage or shed to be. We all want it as big as possible but at the least, you’ll need to meet the needs that you see in your original…

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How to Turn Your Shed into a Tiny House



Have you been thinking about a tiny house? Starting with a shed might be one of the best options available to you. Think of it this way. You’ll get such a head start over building it from scratch! There is no need to track down plans, buy lumber, cut, nail or do the roofing! You’ll be miles ahead in a structurally sound building. Let someone else do the hard part and you can focus on the fun stuff! Some shed companies also have their own financing or rent to own options. Try getting a house payment for only a couple of hundred dollars a month. That could be totally doable with your new project! And don’t forget the warranty. Most shed companies offer some type of warranty on their sheds so this is a great plus as well! You can design the interior layout of the shed any way you…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Custom Built Barns



A custom built barn can solve a lot of problems for you! It’s one of the best ways to protect some of your hard earned cash which you’ve turned into your toys – car, boat, trailer, quads, motorcycles, you get the picture. Here’s seven reasons why you should invest in a custom built barn. #1 Protect your stuff. We all know that one of the biggest reasons to invest in a custom built barn is to protect your stuff. That’s one of the biggest reasons that people look for a barn in the first place. #2 You control the location. There are storage units everywhere. With a custom built barn, you control the location of where that storage is and all the security. You know it will be safest with you! #3 You control the design. Did you hear the word custom in the phrase custom built barns? Yes! You…

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5 Unexpected Ways Storage Sheds Can Make Your Life Better



If you are looking to improve your quality of home life than a storage shed may be for you. There’s no place like home and that’s particularly true when you’ve got things handled. Here’s five reasons you never dreamed of how a simple storage shed can make your life better. #1 Less stress. When you use a storage shed, you have more rooms to store things. That means in in your home you’ll be able to dejunk and declutter more than you ever thought possible. Won’t it be nice to get rid of some of the things you don’t need anymore? When you can move around in your home, because it is clean and organized, you’ll feel a sigh of relief! #2 Better family time. When your family comes to visit, you can actually have them stay in your spare bedroom! With all the stuff out of there that you…

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The Ultimate Guide for Building Premium Barns and Hiring The Right Builders



You finally made the decision to building that premium barn that you’ve always dreamed of. It’s been on your mind for, well, years and now you’re ready to get things started. But how do you know what to do now? First you’ll need to make sure you are building the best barn and you hire the right premium barn builders. What do you want out of your barn? Is the main priority storage for your lawn and yard equipment? Is it to store items for your business? Are you planning on housing your existing animals or adding more to your animal family? Before you really get started on barn shopping, you need to identify what it is exactly that you are looking for. What’s the main need you want to take care of? Identify that and you’re already half way there. Once you decide the exact type of barn you…

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Revolutionize Your Lofted Barn with These Easy-Peasy Steps



Do you have a lofted barn? Are you ready to take that lofted barn to the next level? Having a lofted barn isn’t just enough, you have to know how to use that new space effectively. Here’s some tips on what you can do to get the most out of your lofted barn! It’s normal to have chemicals in our barns and sheds. But make sure that these are protected from kids, animals and even from spilling. Most yard chemicals are extremely toxic so take care to have these put in a special place or plastic container to contain them. If you have a lot of tools in your lofted barn you might want to consider adding a pegboard for tools. This simple addition can help keep you organized and make everything really accessible. Another added feature is you can get the special pegboard hooks for lawn tools, making a…

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What Qualifies As A Tiny House?



You’ve heard about them, you’ve read about them, you might have even seen one on the road. Tiny houses are everywhere! But what actually qualifies as a tiny house? There’s a couple of different ways to define a tiny house and the biggest (pun intended) is determined by square feet. Because this is more of a social movement, there’s no set rules, but generally a house that is smaller than 500 square feet is considered to be a small house. Some go as far as saying structures less than 150 square feet are considered tiny homes. And even smaller tiny homes can be found at 80 square feet. While tiny houses are a small part of real estate transactions, they are getting to be more popular. And it’s easier than ever to build your own tiny home, in a permanent location on or wheels. There’s television shows like “Tiny House…

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Should I Build a Mother-in-Law Suite?



When you have guests that come to visit, it is so nice. You haven’t seen them for a while and you want to visit. Everything is really great, for about the first two hours. Then you realize that everyone loves being together but they want their space as well. Wouldn’t it be great to have somewhere they could stay that was close and convenient for late night home movies and BBQs? Or do you have an aging parent that you want to spend more time with you and your kids? You might want to consider building a mother-in-law suite. The best of both worlds, a mother-in-law suite can be added to your existing property, giving you the ease of convenience but making it so that everyone has their own space. As much as you love each other, people need somewhere that is their own and that they can make to…

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Barns VS. Utility Sheds, Which One Do You Need?



When you are looking for more storage for your home or property, there’s an easy way to go about it. Get some extra space! But what kind of space? Do you need a barn or a shed? Or a combination of both? When you are trying to determine what type of shed you need, you’ll first want to start with the reason. What’s the purpose for the extra space? Do you have work tools that you need to store? Are you looking to expand or start a home business? Do you need utilities? How much space do you need? Do you want to increase your dry or clean storage? If you answered yes these types of questions than a utility shed may be for you. Are you looking to house farming equipment? Do you need a home for animals? Are you looking to store feed, hay or other animal related…

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Utility Shed vs. Garage – What’s Best for Me?

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no Comment.    Dec 20, 2016 | 9:01 pm


Thinking of adding a utility shed or garage to your property? You may have some questions about which type of custom building is the best fit for your needs. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular types of buildings offered by Deschutes County Sheds- utility sheds and garages- to see which option is right for you. Utility Sheds- One of the nicest things about a custom-built prefab utility shed from Deschutes County Sheds is its versatility. By selecting from a dazzling array of modular design options, you can customize your utility shed to make it into any type of building you desire- from chicken coops to garden sheds to tiny houses, a utility shed from Deschutes County Sheds can transform into virtually any type of structure you need! Utility sheds especially are ideal for customers wishing to hop on the tiny house bandwagon and custom-build their own…

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5 Benefits of a Mother-In-Law Suite

no Comment.    Dec 12, 2016 | 8:08 pm


If you’re expecting long-term houseguests over the holiday season, why not consider a mother-in-law suite? Not just a clever name, a mother-in-law suite is a small out-building situated in your backyard that can comfortably accommodate visitors, including your mother-in-law! Here are five terrific benefits to having a mother-in-law suite available for when those holiday guests come over. Privacy for your houseguests. You know that old saying, “fish and houseguests start to smell after 3 days”? Well, we hope that’s not literally true, but it is a fact that after a few days, both you and your guest might need a little space. A mother-in-law suite makes the perfect guest house to ensure that your visitors have their own haven without either of you stepping on each other’s toes! Cozy comfort. When you have a mother-in-law suite for your extended-stay houseguests, you are giving them the gift of maximum comfort. Deschutes…

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Custom Built Playhouses Make the Best Christmas Gifts!

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no Comment.    Dec 06, 2016 | 8:07 pm


Imagine- you’re 6 years old and it’s Christmas morning. You excitedly bounce out of bed and down the stairs two at a time, to see what Santa left you under the tree. Now imagine your excitement when you find out that Santa has left you…YOUR OWN HOUSE! With a custom-built playhouse from Deschutes County Sheds, this fantasy gift can be your child’s reality this Christmas. What could be nicer than having your own special space to decorate and play in, right in your own backyard? A playhouse is a portal to the world of your child’s imagination: anything they dream can come to life within the walls of their customized playhouse. Will they have a royal tea party with their favorite dolls and stuffed animals? Will they turn it into a workshop and spend hours building new creations? Perhaps an art studio, or maybe even a clubhouse for themselves and…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Tiny Houses

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no Comment.    Sep 30, 2016 | 10:57 pm


In the past 40 years, the average American house has increased in size by 1,000 square feet. However, with real estate prices on the rise, some homebuyers are thinking small...really small. Tiny homes, also called micro dwellings, are trending right now, with people sacrificing the space of a traditional single-family home for the massively affordable, surprisingly functional little living spaces. The tiny house movement, as it is called, has been gaining traction, especially since the 2008 recession, and shows no signs of slowing down. Here are 5 things you should know about tiny houses and the people who love them. They cost $23,000 on average. That’s right- for about the same price you’d pay for a new Ford Focus, you can pick up an entire house. Compare that to the $300,000 price tag of the average single family home and you can sort of start to see what all the…

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How Mennonite-Built Sheds Are Different



The proud heritage and tradition of Mennonite craftsmanship is alive and well in every custom-built shed offered by Deschutes County Sheds Co. To be crafted by Mennonites is a mark of distinction for our sheds, as that denotes a legacy of high-quality materials, gold-standard workmanship and a reputation for excellence. When you purchase a product crafted by Mennonites, you know you are getting a model of master craftsmanship and skill that is built to last. Mennonites Have a Reputation for Craftsmanship Mennonites have earned a reputation for being extremely hard-working, disciplined and resourceful. One of their proudest traditions dating back to the 16th century in Europe, is barn-raising, in which members of the Mennonite community come together to construct a barn for a newly-married couple, giving them the opportunity to start their new life together in prosperity as farmers and workers of the land. The craftsmanship and skill that goes…

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Do It Yourself Playhouse (DIY)



Summer is a time for adventure. Your kids can spend hours playing outside and creating worlds filled with heroes and villains from their favorite books and movies. As a parent, you want to give your children the best that life has to offer. You can build a place for their imaginations to thrive by getting them a quality outdoor playhouse. Here are some suggestions for DIY outdoor playhouse designs for girls and boys: Pokemon Go Trainer Headquarters. Pokemon Go is an extremely popular augmented reality game where players walk around outside catch Pokemon. Set up your outdoor playhouse to be a headquarters for Pokemo Go players by decorating it with Pokemon cards and posters. You can even make a tasty Pokemon Go pizza that looks like a Pokeball: use pepperoni and black olives. Your little trainers will be well-fueled and ready to go back to hours of Pokemon hunting! Alice…

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Metal Barn vs. Wood Barn

no Comment.    Aug 19, 2016 | 6:45 pm


A barn is a smart solution when you’re looking to maximize your storage at home, or to house smaller livestock. But what is the best material to use when buying a barn? Here are some things that you should know about metal barns vs. wood barns: Aesthetics First of all, wood barns are vastly more attractive than metal barns. Wood barns look warmer and friendlier. A barn is an extension of your home and should reflect your personality and style. Ease of Assembly Second, wood barns are easier to build. Metal barns require special tools to build. Even experienced contractors may not have the skills or tools necessary to built metal sheds. At Deschutes County Sheds, we offer pre-fab custom barns that assemble easily. Durability And finally, simply put: wood barns are tougher. They’ll hold up to weather and normal wear and tear better than metal barns. And they provide…

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How Do I Move My Shed?

1 Comment.    Jun 17, 2016 | 8:30 am


If you are in the process of redesigning your backyard, you may be wondering how to move a shed that has already been built. Since sheds can weigh 1,000 pounds or more, moving it can seem like a daunting task if you are not sure how to go about doing it. Fortunately, we have a few pro tips to help you move the shed with ease and safety. Step #1- Move contents of shed out first before moving the shed itself. This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it is worthwhile to note that it is going to be a lot easier to move an empty shed than one that is loaded down with heavy tools, storage boxes and other equipment. Find a good place to move the contents of your shed prior to trying to pick up the unit. Step #2- Teamwork works! Get a friend or two…

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5 Benefits of a Lofted Barn

1 Comment.    May 20, 2016 | 8:00 am


The beauty of a lofted barn is not only in its appearance, but also in the fact that it has multiple purposes. When you first make the decision to build a custom built barn in Bend, OR, start by thinking about what your barn will be used for and determine what added features you are looking to include. One of those features may very well be a loft! There are many benefits that come along with having a lofted barn, here are 5 of them.
 Benefits That Come from a Lofted Barn There are numerous benefits to choosing a lofted barn for your custom built barn in Bend, OR. Knowing these benefits can help you determine whether a loft inside the barn is the best option, or a regular built barn is right for you. Additional Space to Use – When you add a loft inside a barn, you do…

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Which Barn Style is Right for Me?



Depending on your needs, one style of barn shed may not work as well for you as another. Let the experts at Deschutes County Sheds help you pick the perfect barn shed for your purposes from our extensive inventory. Use this guide to help you figure out what kind of shed is best for you. Barns For Simple Storage If all you want is a place to put a few boxes or yard equipment, look no further than the standard Barn. With 4-foot side walls and a rise of 6’3”, the Barn is a space-saving and economical solution for giving you the extra storage space you need at the cost you want. Barns For a LOT of Storage If your storage needs exceed the Barn, your best bet is the Lofted Barn. The extra loft (up to 16 feet!) can hold much more than the standard Barn model without breaking…

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Dress Up Your Child’s Playhouse with these Low Cost Hacks!



Does your child have a playhouse, either within your house or in the backyard? A playhouse can be a wonderland for a child, but a boring playhouse is only an additional structure that they go in to only to hide. So what are some ways that you can dress up your child’s playhouse? And, more importantly, what are some ways you can do this without breaking the bank? Here are some things you can do to dress up your child’s playhouse that are cost-efficient and will blow your child’s mind! Chalkboards! The first great idea is to install a cheap chalk board. These boards can be bought for $10 on Amazon or in convenience store, and a box of chalk will run you, at most, $3-5. Though it is cheap, your child will be entertained for hours on end. And it will let your child’s imagination run wild—perfect for your…

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