Are you looking to add more functional space to your property? Whether you need extra storage, a workshop, or even a separate living space … installing a backyard shed or accessory dwelling unit (ADU) offers tremendous versatility and value.
As Central Oregon licensed builders of sheds, decks, and ADUs, we understand all these structures have to offer today’s homeowners. Let’s explore some of the best reasons to build one on your property:
Storage and Organization – Build a Shed
The most obvious benefit of adding a shed is to create room for securely storing anything from seasonal items, garden tools, boxes of keepsakes, and more on your property. With a shed, items remain covered, secure and close at hand on your own land. Why pay monthly for a storage facility when you have room to construct your own shed?
Backyard Oasis – Shed or ADU
A backyard shed or ADU also creates an inviting, private oasis right at home. Sheds and ADUs can be a creative space for hobbies, a backyard office, art studio, or workshop. Your shed or ADU can also house exercise equipment or serve as a place to relax outdoors, protected from weather and insects.
Sheds and ADUs Offer Multi-Purpose Functionality
One of the best advantages of sheds and ADUs is having a flexible space that can serve multiple functions according to your changing needs. For example, a shed used for storage can be repurposed over time into a playhouse for kids, teenage hangout, guest sleeping quarters, or even turned into an income-producing rental unit. With the proper permits and connections, it’s relatively easy to upgrade walls, doors, windows, insulation, plumbing and electricity to transform basic sheds into much more functional structures.
Sheds and ADUs Offer Home Business Solutions
For many homeowners today, backyard sheds and ADUs offer the perfect home-based business solution too. With a private, dedicated workspace equipped with the essential utilities just steps from your backdoor, you can operate a home office, salon, hobby shop, or studio more conveniently than ever. You may also be able to rent the space to generate income to offset any building costs.
ADUs Offer Extra Living Quarters
One of the most valuable uses for a backyard structure is creating flexible extra living space for visiting guests or relatives or as housing for a nanny, caregiver, etc. Adding heat, air and plumbing can transform sheds into ADUs to provide comfortable, fully habitable sleeping quarters or mini-apartments, without the major commitment of an indoor remodel or home addition. Granny flats, guest cottages, and backyard in-law suites are all great ways to incorporate secondary living spaces into properties of all sizes.
Backyard ADUs also present attractive rental income opportunities, by providing private housing alternatives for college students, young couples, and singles seeking more affordable rents. Renting an ADU on your property can produce monthly income to pay for the cost of the building … making your ADU a money producer instead of a money drainer.
Whether you choose a basic shed for storage or build out a whole backyard ADU, your money is well invested. There are infinite ways to customize these structures to enhance your outdoor living space with valuable multipurpose amenities.
As experienced designers and builders of sheds and ADUs, we live in Central Oregon and are ready to help you explore options. To discuss plans for your ideal backyard sanctuary and valuable living space call us for more information: (541) 598-7455.