Outdoor patio and garden storage
Outdoor storage solutions provide the homeowner with an increased convenience for lawn and garden work, play and entertainment. The storage options vary from the larger sheds to small shelving units including a floating decorative shelf. Storage bins that are both horizontal and vertical with doors are great options for patio furniture cushions or knick knacks suitable to outdoor leisure and entertaining. The materials vary greatly for the outdoor storage options. Each storage item can be purchased to match each other as a coordinating set and to match the style and coloring of the decorative setting. Explore the many different suggestions for patio/deck and garden storage solutions.
Practical and affordable outdoor storage solutions
UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS
What outdoor items need storage? Furniture, tools, gardening items, kids toys?
Which specific areas can be used to store items? Garage, shed, patio, backyard?
Will storage areas be used seasonally or year-round?
Are you storing items in the garage that could be more conveniently stored outdoors closer to where they will be used?
Do you want to create an outdoor storage system whereby your various storage containers are aesthetically coordinated?
It’s a lot more practical to store items close to where they’ll be used, so designate patio and deck storage space for entertainment items, cooking utensils and sports toys. Use shelving to store items such as outdoor candles and decorative potted plants. Don’t forget: practical can be attractive, so look for storage that will enhance your decor. Things like sports equipment, toys, hammocks, art supplies, books, pool supplies, plant food and kitchen items can be stored in handy containers, cabinets, or shelves around the patio and deck.
Patio furniture often includes cushions which will need their own storage when the weather turns nasty. Items such as outdoor candles and table umbrellas are integral to entertaining on the patio; keep the patio neat and tidy by creating storage areas for them.
Outdoor storage bins are great options for patio and deck storage.
Coordinate them with other patio and garden storage bins to create a more uniform decor.
Materials to choose from include resin wicker, molded plastic, and wood.
Sizes range from approximately 22 gallons to 99 gallons.
Colours vary, but they are generally muted neutrals that blend well with the natural environment.
Horizontal models may double as seats, with the possibility of matching seat cushions.
Lockable doors are an option.
Vertical units may have doors and shelves inside.
Items to store outdoors
Outdoor kitchen storage is an integral part of outdoor cooking, grilling, and serving. The outdoor kitchen may be purchased as a kit to be assembled at home, as a do-it-yourself project, or as a combination of both.Outdoor kitchen storage cabinets
Cabinet materials consist of plastic polymer, stainless steel, wood, or masonry.
Regardless of style and material, look for durable outdoor cabinets and high-quality hardware that are both weather-resistant and corrosion-resistant.
Accessories may include adjustable legs for uneven flooring, toe kicks, roll-out trash bins, roll-out trays, and extra drawers.
Kitchen carts are available for areas such as the deck and patio where a permanent installation may disturb existing outdoor structures.
Countertops are not always included with storage cabinet kits; if that is the case, choose a counter with the same quality standards of durability and corrosion-resistance.
While garden tools can just as easily be stored in the garage, some homes have large expansive yards that make garage storage less convenient. Garden sheds are also suitable for homes with very small garages.
Garden tools, lawn mowers, and children’s toys are all suitable for storage in a garden shed. When the kids are still small, store their toys in a separate bin with a door or lid that they can easily access and manoevre. Certain garden tools can be hung on the outside of the shed for easier access. Garden hoses are best stored on a hose reel.
Différents modèles et tailles de remises de jardin sont disponibles pour le rangement d’outils, de matériel de jardinage, de vélos et autres équipements sportifs.
Hose reels and hose containers
Garden hoses are often stored in wall-mounted hose reels, enclosed hose containers, and hose reel carts.
Other options include hose hangers that have stakes driven into the ground. Hose reels can be made of plastic, metal, resin, or wicker resin.
Hose reel styles include basic or ornate designs, from simple geometries to reels with decorative leaf and bird designs.
Certain hose reels match other outdoor storage containers and outdoor storage benches.
When you have accommodated most of your outdoor storage needs, consider supplementing with shelving units or single shelves. You could add shelves designed specifically for particular items. In addition to open shelving, closed shelving units and hanging units with doors can be very useful.
Materials used can be enameled metal, wood, or PVC veneer.
Shelves can be open grate or solid panels.
Mix decorative and practical items on your shelves, such as candles and potted plants among patio supplies.
Floating shelves may be attached directly to the exterior walls of either the garage or the home next to a deck or patio.
Outdoor shelving can have pegboard backing suitable for peg hooks. Pegboard backing can be paired with wood or metal shelving. Most pegboard is easily compromised if left open to harsh weather conditions.
Small wood shelves may be set into nooks and crannies on the house exterior, garage, or garden shed.
A vine climbing up a side or back of the shelf enhances the overall aesthetics of your outdoor decor.
Storage accessories will complete your deck, patio, and backyard storage solutions. Certain accessories are designed to complement storage containers and sheds.
Extra storage accessories
Outdoor storage hooks can be installed on the side of the garage or shed to hang up heavy and extra-large objects. Outdoor storage hooks are corrosion-resistant, and they can be inexpensive, convenient solutions for storing certain garden tools, particularly if the home does not have a garage.
Attach galvanized steel planters to the side of your garage or shed to store compartmentalized items. Screw the bottom of the planter to the side of the wall.
Find old or vintage baskets and wooden crates for convenient storage of small items.
Backyard storage is most useful for garden and entertaining tools and supplies. Begin by selecting your large containers or sheds. Plan for enhanced storage needs by purchasing storage units that can hold up to 25 percent more than what you currently need. Complete your outdoor storage plan with smaller, convenient, and attractive items.
1. Select a shed for larger garden tools such as the lawn mower, rakes, chain saw, hedge trimmer and edge trimmer.
2. Use smaller shelving units or storage bins for small garden tools such as hand clippers, gloves, and planting supplies.
3. Use a garden hose reel to properly store your hose; it can be highly decorative or strictly utilitarian.
4. Decorative storage solutions are ideal for potted plants and outdoor candles.
5. Outdoor storage benches and bins are perfect for storing cushions, toys, and sports equipment.
Any backyard storage solution may be achieved through a do-it-yourself option. RONA provides a few outdoor storage projects for those who want unique solutions that serve specific backyard needs.
Look for RONA’s build-it-yourself backyard storage projects, such as: a shed, service cart, or outdoor kitchen island.
Decorative storage boxes may be made with new wood or recycled storage crates and other salvaged items.
Elongated deck benches with storage inside or below the seating can be built using materials that match the deck or patio. Customized deck benches may also make more of your outdoor space.
Select shelving materials such as wood, salvaged pails, and galvanized metal that withstand extreme weather conditions.
A wood garden cubby shelving unit is useful for storing a variety of tools and materials such as plant supplies and seeds. Tilted shelving allows water to drain out backwards through the shelving system.
Put up decorative shelves designed for specific tools or items
Creative shelving units can be designed to double as decorative items on the patio, deck, or in the garden. Consider brightly colored exterior paints. Decorative shelving can also be used as a wall to divide social gathering areas.
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