We’re getting a bunch of work done on our home. We talked about that a bit earlier on, specifying that the roof, gutters, and shed need some major work done. Thankfully, we found a roofing company to work with here in Westminster. Between the bevy of estimates from roofing companies and gutter installation companies in the last week, we feel like we’ve had people at our house for the past 3 days! Thankfully, we found both the roofers and gutter installation providers that we want to work with, and we now just have to wait for the work to be done. The snow is not off our roof yet, but the weather is going to be nice for the next week, and we won’t have to worry about that part of the home improvement any longer after they are done.
I cleaned out the inside of the shed, and it actually looks pretty good. Now comes the difficult part, and that’s determining how much I need to add, in terms of hanging all the tools, buying a certain size of tool box to store nuts, bolts, screws, nails, etc. Lastly, where to put everything. As you can see through the picture below, there’s not really much room where I can fit things in there.
I’m thinking that I will be taking out the piece of plywood that is resting in the third picture, and replace it with some peg board so that I can get some of the smaller tools off the shelf, like you see in the second picture above.
The shed itself is great, apart from the floor, which is bowed, and it’s not insulated, so I won’t be putting anything like paint in there, or anything that needs to sit in regular household temps. The roof would be redone when the rest of the house is done shortly, so that will be perfect. The only other issue is the foundation. The shed was not built on a concrete slab, it was on top of a bunch of poorly laid plywood and other wood, and has since been propped up by pea gravel, and some 2×4’s. That’s not going to be fixed now, and my contractor says that the best thing to do is when we want to add a concrete slab underneath it, the best thing to do would be to just rebuild the shed, and make it into a true shop addition on the side of the house. I would be okay with that.
For now, the shed will do, and it should be fixed up pretty well in the next few weeks. Hopefully I can find a way to make all the tools, shovels, and gardening equipment fit in there without a major re-arranging of anything, or taking out too many shelves.