As summer approaches, homeowners should get ready to enjoy their backyard pools while they can. A pool house is a great way to keep the clutter that comes with a pool separate from the main living space. Here are a few tips for making the most of the extra room.
Consider a Kitchenette and Bathroom
Adding a kitchenette and bathroom to the pool house after installation will keep the main house dry because guests won’t need to go back and forth to rinse off or get refreshments. A kitchenette can be used to store drinks and small snacks, as well as for preparing food for pool parties. Plus, guests can shower and dry off in a bathroom stocked with fresh towels.
Style It After the Main House
The pool house’s style and proportions should fit in with the main house’s design. Though the pool house doesn’t have to look exactly like the main house, its design should still complement its aesthetic. With our ability to customize the pool houses, Grey’s Woodworks can build to suit your needs for looks as well as function.
Purchase Waterproof Furniture
It’s inevitable that furniture in a pool house will get soaked as people go in and out to dry off, relax, or grab refreshments. Homeowners should consider buying waterproof chairs that won’t get damaged or need to be replaced when they get wet. Our line of Finch outdoor furniture is sure to meet all your needs and be reliable for years to come.
Create Space for Entertainment
Homeowners can turn a pool house into a space for pool parties with the right accommodations. They can fill it with comfortable waterproof chairs, tables, and a mini-bar to host large groups. Also, setting up a sound system, Wi-Fi, and even a TV can add to the pool house’s ambiance and keep guests entertained.
Founded in 1979, Grey’s Woodworks is a family-run business that’s dedicated to providing quality, handcrafted items to clients across the Hudson Valley. If you’re considering adding a pool house to your home, give us a call at one of our convenient locations or contact us online.
While adding more space to a home is difficult and expensive, a storage shed or detached garage offers more square footage without the hefty price tag. Here are six reasons homeowners should considering buying a storage building.
Additional Storage Space
One obvious reason people invest in sheds and garages is for the extra storage space. Many people let lawn tools, sporting equipment, holiday decorations, exercise machines, and other infrequently used items overrun their garages and basements. A shed or garage brings tons of storage space, opening up coveted space in the home and garage.
The Perfect Backyard Retreat
Sheds make the perfect spot to retreat from the house. With many different sizes available, they can be turned into game rooms, bar spaces, reading rooms, art studios, music rooms, and more. The possibilities for the ultimate man cave, she shed, or hangout spot are endless!
A Home for Toys and Sports Equipment
Instead of allowing the kids’ scooters, bikes, and outdoor toys to take up half the garage, why not store them in the new shed? Depending on the size, it can be used to house lawn games, sporting equipment, boats, riding toys, and more. Homeowners will have peace of mind knowing their outdoor toys are safely and securely stored.
Of course, having a designated spot for all the outdoor toys and equipment comes with another upside: improved safety. It keeps these items from becoming safety hazards as they’re strewn about the yard, plus it keeps tempting valuables away from the eyes of would-be thieves. It also makes it harder for kids to access dirt bikes, ATVs, lawn equipment, and other tools that could be dangerous without supervision.
Increased Home Value
Homebuyers love storage space! From a basic storage shed like the Patriot Quaker to the spacious Elite A-Frame Two-Story, the extra space makes homes more desirable to prospective buyers. For homes without attached garages, detached options like the Salt Box are both practical and crucial to maximizing the resale value of the home.
The Ultimate Workspace
A classic garage is the perfect place for tradesmen, builders, mechanics, and the DIY type to get work done. With a designated workspace, homeowners won’t have to worry about tracking sawdust and debris into the house. Plus, all the tools and equipment can be locked away securely to keep kids and pets safe.
Start Designing Your Shed Today
No matter what you plan to use your shed or garage for, it will add practical storage space and value to your home. Grey’s Woodworks is a shed contractor handcrafting high-quality storage buildings, garages, and other products. Since 1979, our founder Bob Grey has sought to help Grahamsville area residents make the most of their outdoor space. Give us a call today at (845) 985-7006 to design your building with our shed company!
Since a shed is an extension of one’s home, keeping it organized is important to living a tidy lifestyle. Unfortunately, sheds tend to be magnets for clutter. Because many homeowners store lawn equipment, gardening tools, and broken items in their sheds, messes can build up quickly. Here’s how to stay on top of a shed’s organization.
Take Advantage of Vertical Space
When only floor space is utilized, it’s easy to understand why even new sheds become cluttered so quickly. Many homeowners overlook just how much more storage space can be incorporated by taking advantage of vertical space. Install shelves, pegboards, and hooks on the walls to hang tools and organize loose items. One could also add a bookshelf or drawers to increase vertical storage space. To keep everything organized, make a habit of putting tools back where they belong immediately after use.
Organize Outdoor Toys
Parents know that toys have a way of ending up everywhere. To help the shed stay organized, install cubbyholes or bins to store any outdoor toys. This way, children have designated places to put their balls, nets, and shoes when they’re finished playing outside, and there’s no excuse for them to add to the clutter.
Get Creative and Upcycle
Extra lumber and pallets can get a new lease on life with shed organization. Pallets can be fashioned into simple bike racks by using the pallet slats to keep the bikes upright. Nailing a pallet vertically against a wall can create a space-efficient storage area for shovels and rakes. Old paper towel holders can be shifted into garbage bag dispensers, and old hanging shoe racks can be used to store paint cans and small tools.
When it comes to keeping the storage shed or garage clean, it’s all about efficient use of space. If your shed’s storage space needs an upgrade, contact Grey’s Woodworks at 845-985-7006 to learn more about our handcrafted items, and explore our 3-D Shed Builder to visualize your next project.
Taking a few hours to prepare the garage for the winter months will make it much easier for homeowners once the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall. Follow these five steps for a well-organized garage that will see the family through until spring.
1. Clean and Declutter
First, throw out, donate, or recycle anything from your garage that is no longer of use, from pool toys that didn’t last through the season to bikes and sports equipment that children have outgrown. Sweep out the space to remove dirt and debris to start the organization project with a clean slate.
2. Swap Out Seasonal Items
Shift summer items such as bikes, gardening tools, and hoses to the back of the garage. This leaves room to place winter items within easy reach, including snow shovels, road salt, and of course, sleds.
3. Install Wall Storage
Large items like snowboards, bikes, skis, and sporting equipment take up too much space on the garage floor. Solve this storage issue with durable wall racks. Taking advantage of vertical space boosts the overall utility of the garage.
4. Check the Snow Blower
Before the first big storm, make sure the snow blower is accessible and in good working condition. If repairs are needed, make them now and be prepared for every wintry forecast.
5. Keep the Cold Out
Check the garage door to make sure weather stripping is intact on all door and window seals. Damaged stripping or poor insulation can allow snow to enter the garage, as well as increase the home’s energy use and utility bills.
Homeowners who need additional storage can consider a handcrafted custom garage from Grey’s Woodworks. We offer four main styles that can fit one, two, or three cars as needed, all with a five-year warranty. Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 845-985-7006 to learn more about our high-quality products and exceptional customer service.
When a garage gets so overrun with clutter that there’s no room for the lawn mower, it’s time to consider investing in an outdoor shed for extra storage space. Sheds come in many different sizes and styles, so it’s worth spending the time needed to research the available options. Important factors to consider are the shed’s siding, size, accessories, and builder.
There are many choices to consider for the exterior siding of your shed. Painted Duratemp siding is a low-cost option without compromising on durability. Vinyl siding is virtually maintenance-free and made to withstand the harsh winter months here in the Northeast. Vinyl is incredibly versatile and is available in many colors. LP Lap siding and Breckenridge Board & Batten siding are composite sidings that give the appearance of wood without the maintenance. LP siding comes in a wide range of paint colors and Board & Batten siding is available in a choice of stain colors. Cedar and other specialty sidings are also available.
The ideal size of a shed depends on each person’s needs. A small Wood Shed, Mini-Barn, or a Patriot Shed may be ideal to store garden tools, firewood, and other supplies. A larger shed like an Elite A-Frame or Elite Dutch makes the perfect workshop and should have plenty of space for a riding lawn mower, several garbage bins, and some bulky yard equipment. Homeowners looking for a work area and enough room to store their mowers, motorcycles, and other tools should consider a custom-built shed or even a two-story structure.
After deciding on a material and size, it’s time to pick out accessories. These might include ramps for lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, and more; different door styles; lofts for storage; a workbench; and other optional items, including skylights, shutters, and flower boxes.
When you invest in a shed, you should be confident that your shed builders will provide the design, materials, and workmanship you’re looking for. Grey’s Woodworks is a family-owned business that’s built beautiful, handcrafted wooden storage sheds since 1979. In recognition of our commitment to quality, we’ve been voted best-in-class by the Times Herald-Record for the past two years. Each product we build is backed by a five-year warranty. We have several styles of storage sheds to choose from, and our online 3-D shed builder allows you to design your own structure. Whatever your storage needs may be, contact us to learn more.