Set up a tool shed in a space-saving and practical way

A tool shed shows its advantages when it has been carefully furnished. There should be space for as many utensils as possible and all of them should be easily accessible at all times. In order to accommodate larger and heavier appliances such as a lawnmower in a practical way, the floor and the exit should be designed to be barrier-free and level.

Start a kind of virtual pre-inventory

If you plan a tool shed yourself, you first assign various functions to the building. Mostly it is a question of pure storage space, in which things that are used more often and less often are kept. Tools in the tool shed are only stored and, if necessary, used outdoors or in a workshop.

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A level and well-paved floor in the tool shed serves as an important basis for furnishing. It is the prerequisite for assembling and storing shelves, cupboards and devices without the risk of tipping over. In order to easily move devices on castors such as a garden hose reel, a grill and a lawn mower in and out, a floor stile should be avoided when building the door.

Types and types of stored goods and storage facilities in the tool shed

When setting up an equipment shed, simple and simple thoughts about needs are most helpful when planning. A list of the potential storage goods helps to create the appropriate devices and to divide up the interior of the shed. In addition to cabinets or shelves for small appliances, the following items and types of storage are common:

Small items in pourable storage space like a chest

  • Shovels
  • fertilizer
  • empty flower pots
  • Potting soil
  • Charcoal
  • seasonal play equipment (such as paddling pool)
  • Bicycle pump and accessories

Can be hung on wall hooks and / or magnetic rails

  • broom
  • Rake
  • Rake
  • shovel
  • spade
  • Chop
  • ventilator
  • Snow shovel
  • (Sledge)
  • Painting tools
  • Water hose
  • Flower, plant and hedge shears
  • loosely wound cables

Can be set up, moved on a roll and stored free-standing

  • mowing machine
  • wheelbarrow
  • Standing grill
  • high pressure cleaner
  • Buckets / troughs / vessels of all kinds
  • Cable drum
  • generator
  • Hand truck
  • Stands

Can be leaned against free walls

  • Folding chairs
  • Folding table
  • Ladder / climbing equipment
  • Spare panels (wood, multi-purpose panels, glass panes)
Tips & Tricks Think about what you would like to do with a power connection. If you store battery-operated devices in the shed, you will need free electrical outlets for charging. You need light, especially in the darker seasons, from the early afternoon to the late morning, for example to use the snow shovel.