Apparently, shed size does matter

FOR many men, owning a shed large enough for the obligatory ‘man cave’, workshop and car parking space, is the dream – well, for Matt it is, at least.

Over the past few months we have been toying with the idea, and taking the steps to price a few, only because all I have
heard since moving in is: “when I have my shed…”.

After pricing some sheds, then came the walk-throughs in the showrooms to see colours, size and door options.

For Matt, it was the bigger the better, and there was certainly some slight resistance from my end about how big we should go.

I was looking at it from an aesthetic perspective and from wanting to ensure there is more to our backyard than just shed.

For Matt, it was just about size and size only.

We, finally, came to an agreement, with a very happy Matt selecting a size that is fairly close to the dimensions he had first imagined.

With the deposit paid, we are now working through the application phase and, apparently, the paperwork is far more difficult
than one could ever have thought.

When Matt passed over the wad of pages for me to fill out, I carefully read through each of the questions, occasionally checking in with Google on what some of the wording/references mean.

This, because there was no way I was starting again.

I had no idea of what was to come, though, until I reached the page that asked for a ‘scale’ sketch of the new structure
and how it will sit in our yard.

It was then that I really started to question how important this shed thing really was.

According to Matt, “very”.

So, over the weekend I was out holding one end of a measuring tape, working out the distance between our house, the fence,
the existing shed.

We were disagreeing a little on how straight and tight the tape should be, and whether we should be measuring from the
concrete surrounding the house or from the house itself.

But, in the end, we got there and we now have a drawing that slightly resembles our yard.

I don’t have a question this week, other than what is it about a shed? Why do they have to be so damn massive?

Until next week, keep your glasses full.

Cheers x


Growing up in Roseworthy and attending Kapunda High School, Laura joins The Bunyip in June, 2016 whilst completing the final year of a double degree in Journalism and International Relations at University of SA. This is Laura's first role as a Journalist following a stint at Gawler Council in the Communications Department. She will cover the news in the Playford and Mallala council regions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys anything health and well-being related, and can be regularly seen shopping for fresh, healthy produce at local markets.