small north facing garden and shed

Michelle O\’Connor asked 13 years ago

I have an issue with the location of my garden shed. It’s in a north facing garden and we put it at the back of the garden but facing the patio doors (on the back left of the garden, west) The reason for this is the sun lasts longer in the evenings on the right, east. Now we’re thinking of putting down a patio and I don’t know whether to put it near the house by the patio doors or at the back of the garden. What would you recommend I do with the shed, do you think it’s unsightly to have it facing the patio doors, especially if we put the patio in front of it. What options do I have as I haven’t a clue what to do. The shed is 10′ x 6′. The garden is approx 32′ x 25′ Thanks very much.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
It is best to have a paved area in a sunny spot, but the area close to the house is the most used and most convenient.

It might be worth considering having two small paved areas, even in a small garden. An area as little as 2 metres by 2 metres can be fine for a small table and chair set. And a table and chair set is decorative and will help to distract from the shed.

A shed can be painted to improve its appearance and some plants can be used to soften its look, including climbers trained onto it.