Many people have certain personal hobbies that they pursue only during their leisure time, away from everyone else. Whether it is something that they are building or constructing by themselves or whether it is more of a hobby like gardening, it is a custom sheds that would help them give the required privacy.
There are different kinds of sheds that are available to be built depending on the materials used or the activity it is used for. Most often it is wood or plastic along with vinyl that is commonly used. Sometimes people prefer a full-fledged outhouse built with brick and wood, that has windows too.
A lot of people wonder about the costs involved in building a custom sheds. If we pay attention to a few specific details we will be able to build quite a cheap yet strong custom sheds.
Here are some simple tips and hacks for building a comparatively cheap storage shed.
Building a cheap custom shed
The cost estimates of the materials involved in building this custom sheds are quite less, but at the same time it will make the shed quite sturdy.
– You can have the siding panels of your shed made of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) which is a far cheaper alternative to wood or plywood panels. They do not require additional sheathing either. Hence you will be able to save around $500 over regular plywood siding.
– Instead of having a concrete foundation, you can use wooden foundation, which will save you the costs of hiring concrete workers. Plus, wooden foundations are better for uneven areas or areas that have slope.
– You can have an inexpensive custom door, rather than buying a readymade exterior door, which can cost you probably more than a $1000. It may not be as secure and weather-tight as a readymade door, but it will only cost you about $150 for the materials.
– If you are looking for those costly arch-top windows that will probably cost you more than $300 apiece, then don’t worry. We have equally classy alternatives for them with just simple materials that won’t cost you more than $100. That too with easily available materials that you can probably get from any home centre.
Apart from all these, you also get do-it-yourself custom sheds too, for which you will have to pay just one lump sum amount.
Either way, if you are planning to build your shed yourself, then the costs involved in hiring workers are by itself a huge save. Pay some additional attention to some little aspects and you can have a great shed without burning a hole in your pocket.