3 - Are she sheds the new man cave?

Are she sheds the new man cave?

If men can have man caves that they can escape to, why shouldn’t women have their own escape? Well, the new trend of she sheds is the answer.

As an alternative to the man cave, women have started creating their own escapes in their backyard. There are some apparent difference between these two similar concepts, their shed’s being primarily about beautiful décor and relaxing activities without a beer bottle or T.V. set insight.

Check out our selection of the best she shed images on the web and get inspired to turn your own shed into a unique design retreat with just a little DIY. Read More

The secret to high-profit farms | Queensland Shed Markets

The secret to high-profit farms

Sheds and barns could be the answer to becoming a high-profit farm.

According to Dr. Kevin Dhuyvetter, professor at Kansas State University, the five most important characteristics of profitable farms are, “Costs, costs, costs, costs, and costs.” The major factor separating high-profit farms from low-profit farms is controlling costs long-term.

Farm equipment – with the exception of land and buildings – is the most significant financial investment farmers make – regardless of what is being farmed – as almost all farms have a tractor and several implements, which are critical to day-to-day farming operations. Read More

How a shed can increase your property's value

How a shed can increase your property’s value

Real estate agents agree – a shed can increase the value of your property… if you choose the right shed.

Properties that have a separate workshop space, shed or garage have an advantage over properties without. It allows property owners to demand higher sale prices, additional rent and increases the chance of a sale or rental.

It is estimated that by adding a large shed to a rural property, large backyard home or family home – or a garage to any property – it will add an approximate increase of $20,000 to the sale price and an extra $20 per week in rent. Read More

How to Choose the Perfect Kit Home for You

So you’ve decided that a kit home is a great move for your new home or property investment. Great choice! Not only can kit homes be built and assembled much quicker than a regular home, but they also look great. And because they’re pre-fabricated, you also save money!

Now that you are set on building a kit home, your next step is choosing the right one that’s perfect for you. Here are a few points you should consider:

Choose a Kit Home Company and Builder You Can Trust

There are so many companies selling kit homes and builders out there who claim they can get the job done while also achieving the result you want, but unfortunately, this may not always be the case. To ensure your kit home experience isn’t a negative one, you really should do your research beforehand on the kit home company and builder you choose.

Kit Home Companies –
There are a number of ways to tell if you have found a company you can trust. First, you should find out how long their business has been operating for and if the company is receiving positive reviews from their customers. It’s also worthwhile to look at examples of their finished projects to see if their quality of work is up to standard. Queensland Shed Markets is one such company that excels in all these areas, making them an excellent choice in Brisbane for building your first kit home.

Builders –
The same points should also be considered when choosing a builder to help you construct your new kit home. Ask your builder how long they have been operating for and if they have experience building kit homes. The kit home company you choose may even be able to recommend a builder for you who they trust to build their layouts correctly.

Although building a kit home is generally quicker and cheaper, all construction guidelines in kit homes are still subject to the usual local Australian Building Codes and regulations. A good contractor needs to be assigned to build kit homes, and they should be able to take care of all the legal formalities involved and hold any of the building permits required.

Alternatively, you could choose to build a kit home yourself, but you will need to apply for a Queensland Building Construction Commission builders license. It’s best to avoid this hassle altogether and choose a reliable builder instead. The extra cost of hiring a builder will be worth it in the end.

Queensland Shed Markets can also provide you with a builder to complete your kit home. Get in touch with us for more information on how we can help you complete your dream kit home.

Know Your Budget

Although you may be hoping to save on costs by choosing a kit home, that doesn’t mean you can’t get carried away by selecting a design that’s outside of your price range. Set a budget you need to stick to first before choosing the perfect kit home. You should also speak with a contractor or builder to determine what their costs will be and factor this into your total budget.

Keep in mind that you may have to make compromises to fit within your budget. Decide beforehand what aspects you can do without when push comes to shove. Maybe you don’t really need that lock up garage or back patio, but the ensuite and open plan kitchen is a must.

By working out what you must have and what you can do without ahead of time, you’re in the best position possible to make a quick decision about the layout you would like to have.

Steel Frames

Steel Kit Homes – Steel-framed kit homes are an increasingly popular choice because steel is termite-resistant, moisture-resistant, fire safe and can withstand harsh weather better than wooden homes. These benefits do come at a cost however as steel is more expensive than wood.

In our opinion, steel kit homes are a smarter option in the long-term because we believe the benefits far outweigh the costs. However, do consider all the pros and cons of both options when making your decision.

The Right Layout

When picking the right layout for your new kit home, you may be surprised by the wide variety of modern designs to choose from these days. There are many considerations you need to think about here to ensure you are making the right decision.

The Right Layout for You – The overall layout should have priority over any specific finishes a particular design may have. Just because a particular floor plan is popular, that doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for you. How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? Is there enough storage space for all your things? Is the house the right size for your block of land? Trust your instincts and choose a design that feels right for your family.

A Family Home – You should always design your house with your family in mind. There are many popular layouts out there suitable for families with a family room or playroom included in the design. It’s also worthwhile to design your home so that particular areas of the house such as the lounge room can be cut off acoustically from other noisy rooms in the house.

Design Changes – If you can’t find a layout that suits your tastes, you can always request a design change. Don’t shy away from requesting design changes if you feel they are necessary. You deserve the flexibility to build your kit home the way you want it. After all, you will be living in it, so you want to make sure it’s the right fit for you.

Nothing Less Than Perfection

It is possible to have an affordable kit home that looks exactly how you want it to look. If you keep all of these points in mind, you will be well on your way to having the home of your dreams that’s just the right fit for you and your family!

Live in a Kit Home- Not a Shed

Queensland Shed Markets Housing was developed in early 2000 to address both, the demand for cost effective housing and, a permanent housing solution for people otherwise living or planning to live in sheds and garages on both rural and domestic blocks.

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Are You Ready for Christmas Under Your New Patio?

Most homeowners need to carry out home renovations from time to time – for example, extending your existing house for your families’ needs. Extending or building the patio area is a worthwhile and financially beneficial renovation for many homeowners and as a result the enjoyment of spending time with family and friends as a reward. Using an experienced sheds and patios company will ensure a quality product and finish. Many designs to choose from with the Lysaght for living range.

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Upgrade Your Home with a Stylish Patio

A beautiful patio can be easily installed to a veranda or balcony that may be attached to the bedroom or family room of your home, therefore creating additional space for relaxation and privacy, imagine having your breakfast or a romantic meal in your new alfresco area.

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