Home Storage Lockers Offer Extra Storage SpaceBy: Carports, Tents and Sheds Staff Writers
Storage lockers are a great way to add some much needed storage space if you have lots of belongings. They are also easily constructed or can be purchased as completely prefabricated models and placed anywhere that you need some extra storage. Since storage lockers can take on many forms, from large storage sheds to small plastic storage lockers placed near the side of a pool or deck, the possibilities are endless when it comes to finding the type of locker storage you need to handle the items you need to store. One of the great benefits of owning home storage lockers is that you do not need to worry about renting self storage lockers whenever you need some extra space, since you have the extra space you need right on your own property.
There are numerous types of storage lockers available for purchase, or you can construct your own either from a storage locker kit or from scratch (although you should have no problem finding storage locker plans online so you have a head start in how to build them).
Here are some of the more popular locker storage cabinets you can choose from:
Metal storage lockers – These are the most popular type of storage lockers due to their exceptional strength and durability. A metal storage locker can house just about any type of object you need stored, from some extra outdoor toys or tools, to a large ride-on lawnmower or even some outdoor furniture. Metal, aluminum or steel storage lockers are often sold as metal sheds and come in a variety of styles of designs. If you are looking for more storage than an average homeowner needs (for example, if you own a small business or have large storage needs), then you can find metal storage lockers in almost any size needed. Large metal storage lockers can house just about anything. If you have some carpentry skills, you can purchase metal building kits or metal shed kits to construct your own metal storage locker, which will save you some money over the prefabricated models.
Wood storage lockers – Another durable and strong option for storage are wood storage lockers. A wood storage locker is constructed in a similar fashion to a metal locker, but is made from wood. Most wooden storage lockers are constructed from cedar or pine but can be constructed from just about any type of wood that can withstand constant exposure to the weather. Wood storage lockers can last for years and years but will require a bit of maintenance, such as sealing, and possibly staining or painting, to keep them looking their best. One benefit of choosing a wooden storage locker, or a wooden shed over other options for home storage is that wood blends nicely into your outdoor décor and has aesthetic benefits over other materials.
Plastic storage lockers – A plastic storage locker is a low maintenance option for outdoor or indoor storage. Plastic storage lockers can be as small as a trunk that is placed near your pool to hold pool supplies or accessories or in your garage to keep items neatly stored away, or can be large enough to house larger items such as lawn equipment, garbage cans or furniture. There are many plastic storage shed models for sale at home improvement and garden stores. Plastic deck boxes are a popular option (although they don’t have to just be used on a deck) and house items like furniture cushions or small outdoor accessories while providing seating on top. The biggest draw of plastic storage lockers is not only their low maintenance requirements but also the fact that they are available in a wide selection of colors and designs. Some plastic storage lockers are made from recycled plastic. Plastic storage lockers are typically a more economical choice than metal or wood storage lockers.
When it comes to storage lockers or storage sheds, consumers have a wide variety of materials, styles and designs to choose from. Storage lockers are also a great do-it-yourself project because they are not that difficult to construct. Storage building kits make the process of constructing your own storage facility easier than building one completely on your own, but if you have the construction skills and know-how to build a storage locker or shed from scratch, you will save yourself quite a bit of money. To save some time, you can find free storage locker or shed plans online to help you along the way.