Understand the needs
- How will you use your shed? Storage, workspace, or something else?
- Do you need a building permit?
- How will moisture, soil, slope, fencing, trees, property lines, or other elements on your lot affect the location of the shed?
- Is appearance important? Do you want your shed to match the architecture of your house or be a garden centrepiece?
- Does your neighbourhood homeowners association have rules governing the placement, dimensions, or aesthetics of a shed?