Backyard shed

Hello, we would like to replace our dilapidated backyard shed with something that will actually protect the things we store there. We have no intention of ever using it as an in-law unit or similar, but we would like it to look nice, be insulated and have a lightbulb so it is easy find things. We are open to pre-fab or having one built, would love to hear others' experience on how they made the decision and if they are happy with it. Thanks.

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RE: Backyard shed ()

 I suggest building one as big as you can to take advantage of the space.  However, if you want some a little more modern or custom you can always hire it out/build yourself.  Building a shed is an awesome learning experience on learning carpentry,  a skill that anyone can use for the rest of their lives.

Check your county codes in Contra Costa County sheds can be up to 120 square feet without building permit as long as they don't have electrical or plumbing.   To insulate it you will need to add some type of wall material such as drywall,  which will be at least another, $1500-$3000, depending on who you hire and how nice you want the finish to be.  Officially to add electrical it can be permitted but if you don't want that you can find an electrician to run exterior electrical conduit in it for some lighting.   

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Hi - I asked a similar question a few months ago and nobody responded, but now I can tell you what we did! We had ours built by the Shed Shop in Hayward. They offered lots of options and were very easy to work with. Their sheds aren't prefabricated, but they put them together quickly from panels. Since we haven't had it for long I can't advise you about long-term wear, but everyone we dealt with was super professional, friendly, and competent. I'd highly recommend them.