Outdoor storage: both practical and pleasing to the eye
When it comes to the great outdoors, we all agree that what we want to see involves trees, bushes and flowers. The ideal yard vision doesn’t include grubby lawnmowers, rusty garden tools, and bags full of fertilizer, seed and potting soil.
So what do you need to store it all? Few are lucky enough to have a handy spot in a garage or outhouse. For that, you need a small shed. And if you live in a city, you may also need to check with city codes.
But if all you’re trying to do is tuck away is a few bags of mulch, tools and whatnot, you may only need a small storage unit. Play your cards right, and it will blend right into your outdoor furniture on the back porch – or even become part of that decor.
For a unit big enough to push your mower or store big tools, consider the 206-square-foot resin Craftsman Storage shed, with steel-enforced roof and hooks for your larger tools. Craftsman 8′ x 4′ Resin Storage Building, on sale $494.99 (plus 6% Cash Back), sears.com
If you have a spot in the garage for your giant mower, but your tools are taking over, consider the Craftsmen Vertical Storage Shed. It’s a place to hold tools of all sizes, and tuck away all those products. Craftsmen Vertical Storage Shed, on sale $149.99 (plus 6% Cash Back), sears.com
Check this out: Not only will it store your tools, it can be used as a table during outdoor gatherings. This 50 gallon resin deck box even works as a seating area. Just toss on a few cushions, and call it a party. Suncast Resin Deck Box, $60.22 (plus 3% Cash Back), walmart.com
And how about going a step further? Disguise that outdoor storage unit as a bench. Who wouldn’t want to kick back and relax on thhis torage Bench by Keter. Target says it best: Storage doesn’t have to be ugly. Ecom Patio Storage Bench, $119.99 (plus .5% Cash Back), target.com