Sheds are ideal solutions to give you extra space for storage and offer a place to work on different projects. However, not all sheds are the same, and each one has different uses that influence what you will be doing.

You want to think about select things to determine which shed is right for you and how you will be utilizing the shed in the future. We look at different areas you should consider when shopping for sheds in South Florida

 Local Regulations

Some communities have regulations that limit the size of your shed, such as if you can place these structures on the property and the location. The regulations become more restrictive with homeowners associations (HOAs) that have their own set of rules. 

Before you purchase and install the shed, you want to check on zoning regulations for the size and if you have to get a building permit. HOAs will set requirements on what is known as the footprint, where the shed can take up no more than a percentage of the property and must be at specific heights.  The best approach is the check the HOAs restrictions, covenants, and conditions to find out what is permitted. 

Doing some homework ahead of time can save you a lot of aggravation, and money by knowing what is allowed in your community. 

The Hitching Post has different kinds of custom backyard sheds that match your requirements. Since 1979, we have been serving South Florida’s backyard needs, to create the perfect oasis for you. 

The Size of Your Backyard

The size of your backyard determines how big the shed should be to provide a natural appearance that does not take up too much space. You want the shed to blend in with your property, and not compete with the size of the house. The shed should not interfere with your other backyard activities or take away from your enjoyment. 

Typically, medium-sized yards will require a shed that is 8 by 10 feet to match the size and feel. Large backyards should have sheds that are 12 by 12 feet to mirror the depth of your property. 

You want to go one foot extra in all directions to account for the foundation you are installing. 

The shed should match the style and feel of your house, so it fits the appearance of the property. You want to place the shed where the structure is out of the way and does not create obstacles. 

The Hitching Post can help you with determining the best shed for your property, with our years of experience and knowledge. We understand these challenges and can assist you in finding the right shed that meets all of the requirements for your yard.  

The Uses

Some sheds are used for more than just storage and become mini-workshops where they store tools and perform various tasks. You want to think about what you are going to be doing in the shed to find the right size and space. 

If you plan on using the shed for a workshop, you will require room for storing your tools, workspace, and the space to move around. However, if you are simply going to be storing items in the shed, the smaller to medium size options will work the best. Throughout the process, you want to consider what is going to be in the shed and its uses. Understanding what you are looking for will make it easier to find the right structure for you. 

The Hitching Post has different sheds in South Florida that match your requirements for storage and as a workshop. We have many sheds that will suit what you are looking for to include utility, studio, and Victorian playhouse sheds. 

The Future

Whenever you are buying a shed, you want to think about your current and future needs. Over time, your needs can change by using the shed as an office, a gym, or a workshop. The best approach is to consider how your life will change and what you envision doing in this structure. 

At the Hitching Post, we listen to your current and future needs to help you find the best sheds. We understand that things will change, and are ready to help you make adjustments to your lifestyle choices. 

We Can Help 

These are some of the things you want to think about when searching for the right shed. Call the Hitching Post today at 561-499-0077 and see how we will help you to locate a shed that matches your requirements. We specialize in everything backyard related from sheds to garages in South Florida and are ready to assist you. 

We are off of the West Atlantic Avenue exit on I-95, near the Delray Beach Golf Club.