How to choose between a shed or a garage

How to choose between a shed or a garage
If you’re trying to choose between garages and sheds, Melbourne’s favourite shed suppliers are here to help. Different kinds of sheds serve different needs and finding the best one for you is crucial. Here are some of the common questions we ask our customers when they’re trying to decide.


How much space do you need?

Garden sheds are the perfect size for small projects, storing household items, keeping a little workshop, or simply creating a backyard retreat. However, the more space you need, the bigger the structure you’ll need to build. Garages are a happy middle ground, big enough to store cars and larger items. Anything of commercial quantities, however, and you should be looking at an industrial-sized shed.

What will you be storing inside?

Storage is one of the most common reasons people look into purchasing a new shed or garage. However, not all storage spaces are made equal. Sheds have limitations when it comes to moving goods from your home because their doors are often smaller. That’s why garages are ideal for anything that will need to be transported with a vehicle. Roller doors are easy to install and make life easy whether you’re storing your car, or shipping goods from your home business.

How much time do you plan to spend inside?

If you’re thinking of a shed or garage as a home office, you’re going to be inside it more than if it were a weekend workshop – and a lot more than if you’re simply storing old household goods. Deciding how much time you spend inside your shed or garage can help you figure out how comfortable it needs to be.

A little time! 

If you’re planning to spend less than a couple of hours a week inside, you can opt for a standard garage, without needing additional features, like insulation.

 A moderate amount of time! 

If you’re going to spend a few hours a week inside, you’ll want to choose a style of shed or garage that is easily accessible. Our garages can have personal access doors installed, so you can move in and out with ease.

A lot of time! 

The more time you spend inside, the more you’ll need it to be comfortable. Installing insulation, ventilation and windows is a great idea.

How do you want it to look? 

Our garages come with your choice of COLORBOND® colours, which can be mixed and matched to suit your home. However, sometimes even that’s not the look you’re going for. If you want something a little quainter, you might prefer to opt for a shed, which comes in cedar wood or horizontal cladding. How your new shed or garage looks can have a huge impact on how you feel about it, so take its materials into consideration before purchasing.

Match your structure to your needs!

When neither a shed nor a garage quite meets your needs, we can help you custom-design the perfect middle ground. Talk to our team at Shed Bonanza today and we can figure out what you need and how we can make it happen. Anything is possible—we’ve even turned sheds into comfortable, liveable homes! We’re all about bringing your dream shed or garage to life, so get in touch about options today.