Having an outdoor shed built


Our property originally included a two-car garage and a very small garden shed.

These spaces were insufficient to house all of our lawn equipment and tools.

Living in Lincoln, Nebraska, the weather necessitates a lot of accessories. We need snow shovels, ice scrapers and a snow blower. We always keep rock salt on hand. Once the weather warms up, we need a lawn mower, hedge trimmers and weed-whacker. For the fall, we need rakes, a wheelbarrow and leaf-blower. We also have invested into a large collection of cordless tools, such as a drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, grinder and chop saw. My husband owns a Harley Davidson and is quite particular about the storage of the bike. We wanted a sizable shed that would keep out critters, avoid issues with humidity and provide enough space to work on projects. We looked into premade sheds and weren’t happy with the quality or features. We started consulting with a local contracting company and added some really wonderful amenities to our new construction project. The contractor suggested we outfit the shed with electrical power in order to enjoy outlets, lights, the ability to run power tools and installation of a ductless mini split for heating and cooling. He also recommended investing into plumbing for a small sink and toilet. While these upgrades significantly increased the cost of the new construction project, we felt they were worth the investment. The contracting company handled everything. They took care of securing the permits, purchasing the materials and the overall design of the shed. The completion happened quickly. They subcontract with local plumbers, electricians, HVAC contractors and roofing contractors, and the schedule was arranged to avoid delays.

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