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Choose the Best Place to Put Your VersaTube Workshop


Choose the Best Place to Put Your VersaTube Workshop

by VersaTube on January 09, 2019

Deciding where to put your workshop can be a daunting task. What makes deciding particularly difficult is that there are advantages and disadvantages to nearly every option. Whether placing your workshop in the backyard, attaching it to the front or side of your home, or leaving it completely detached, there’s a lot to consider.

The best way to choose where to build your VersaTube workshop is to select a location according to your lifestyle and personal preference.

Try asking yourself the following questions:

1) What kind of projects will go on in inside your workshop?

Depending on how big or small your projects are, you may want easy access to your yard or the street. If your projects involve a lot of backyard DIY, you will probably want to make sure that your workshop gives you easy access to your yard. However, if your projects are large or require you to transfer them to a vehicle, you should go with easier street access.

2) Will it double up as storage?

Planning to use your workshop for storage? It might not make sense to place it very far from your home. Closer placement will make it easier for you to move your things in and out of storage as needed.

3) Will you park your car in it?

Parking your car in your workshop will require it to be placed so it has easy street access. This could require taking up space near the front of your home. Or it could mean the additional construction of a driveway from your workshop to your street. Depending on the aesthetic you’re going for and the lay of your land, this could limit you as far as placement options go.

4) What kind of access is most appealing to you?

Do you need easy access that will allow you to pass from your home to your workshop without missing a beat? If the answer is no and if you want additional privacy, then depending on the amount of land and space available to you, you can place your workshop a bit further from the house.

5) Do you want your workshop hidden from street view?

If you’re an artist or a craftsman, you may prefer to avoid prying eyes. In this case, placing your workshop behind your house or angled away from the street will be to your advantage.

6) Are you okay with your workshop encroaching on your yard?

Some people are turned off by the idea of their workshop taking up space in their yard. This leaves them with fewer options and may require them to place it further away from their home or (if they don’t have an attached garage) place it in a similar fashion to a standard garage in front of the home and driveway. Many people play, relax and entertain in their yard, so this is a very important consideration to make.

7) Will it blend with your home, or will it stand out?

Finally, do you want your workshop to look as if it’s a component of your home? Some opt to let their workshop stand out in stark contrast to their home, sometimes as a statement or simply because they don’t care. Either is fine as long as the homeowner is satisfied with their choice.

All of these questions will help you decide how to best place your workshop. As with building a home, a garage or workshop requires significant consideration and forethought. Still unsure about where to place your workshop? Maybe we can help!