Transform your Storage Shed into a She Shed

A well laid out plan can yield excellent results. With careful planning, you can make use of all the space you have, and turn a storage shed into a house complete with a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Converting a storage shed into a she shed is not as difficult as it may seem. With six simple steps, you can change your drab storage shed into a living space with all the necessities to live comfortably.

Step 1: Planning

Determine the space you need for your shed, measure out the area, and sketch out the design you want for your shed. Allocate space for a porch and determine which assets you want for your building. You can also add a porch for a homely feel. Clean the inside and outside of yours shed well before you start your construction.

Step 2: Repairs

If your roof, foundation, or walls need any repairs, be sure not to neglect them. A proper foundation will endure that your building lasts a long time and will save you in costly repairs later. Check the ground and the foundation for moisture, and any other compromises.

Step 3: Insulation

Proper insulation in the walls and roof will not only help you better control temperature but also save energy. If you have single pane windows, consider replacing them with double-pane windows that have screens. You can also install drywall and paint over it to add to the ascetics.

Step 4: Rooms

Build a small bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and living room. You can add counters and open shelves for storage.

Step 5: The Interior

Determine which flooring you want to go with and have it laid down. Hardwood or tile are both excellent options. Additionally, a few heaters and an ac unit will go a long way in controlling the temperature. Radiators that use oil are an energy efficient heating option.

Step 6: furniture

You can reuse old furniture or purchase new furniture for your tiny house. Using a sofa instead of a bed can help your safe space. You can use a table as a desk as well.

A tiny house can be a comfy hideaway that is perfect for small intimate gatherings or space just for you.

 

 

Don’t let the Southern Sun Damage your Vehicles

Fun in the sun is almost always synonymous with summer. Recreational vehicles, dirt bikes, and boats are just a few of the popular cars that can be used to help take your summer fun to the next level. But sun damage can have devastating impacts on your vehicle. Having a metal building to protect your car can help prevent costly repairs.

How can the sun damage your vehicle?

UV rays oxidized the paint on cars causing them to fade which makes the vehicle to look older and more worn than it is. Additionally, the sun can also cause damage to headlights, and the rubber trims on your car as well as damage your upholstery and the tint on your windows. The interior of the vehicle, like the paint, can weaken and fade when exposed to too much sun.
Exposure to the sun can impact not only how your vehicle looks, but how it runs as well. For example, the fluids in your car are responsible for making the engine run as it should. During hot days this is extremely important as the engine is significantly more prone to heating. During the summer be sure to keep an eye on your car’s fluids, particularly the coolants, so that your engine doesn’t sustain any damage.

Protect your Vehicle

Your vehicle, no matter what it is, is an investment, a property that deserves protecting. Having the right garage to keep your property safe is the first step to making it last for many years.
One of the best things about having a building designed specifically to serve as your garage is the endless customizability options. You can determine crucial elements, such as the ceiling height and size of the building. Our steel buildings can be created to hold just about any vehicle, and we will work with you to customize and design your steel building to fit both your needs and your preferences.

Metal buildings are designed to last. Here at Keen’s Buildings use quality rust-resistant materials to ensure that your construction is not only sturdy but protected. Our buildings are specially designed to withstand harsh winds and rains, while still maintaining their appearance and structural integrity.
Having trouble financing your metal building? We’ve got you covered! Keens’ buildings offer financing options so you can get the metal building you want. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us, we would love to hear from you!

Reasons to Invest in Metal Barns and Steel Structures for Livestock

When you’re investing in a structure or barn for your livestock, the smart choice is choosing a metal barn or steel structure. They make for a better choice when compared to traditional wood-framed pole barns, since pre-engineered steel barns require less maintenance have a better resale value. They are more durable, and last longer than traditional pole barns.

The metal barns and steel structures available from Keen’s Buildings can be used for an extensive range of purposes. They provide more benefits than any other construction material. Why choose steel structures for livestock? There are numerous advantages to this. Some of these include:

➢ Efficiency

One of the main reasons why you should invest in metal barns and steel structures for livestock is because of the quick assembly. Prefabricated metal buildings don’t take long to complete and are easier and faster to erect on your property as well. The welding, cutting, and drilling all takes place at the manufacturing site. Different components are sent to the construction site, where they get assembled. The quick assembly and construction times for metal barns and steel structures also makes these buildings cheaper than standard structures for livestock.

➢ Long-term cost savings

Another great advantage of prefabricated metal barns and steel structures is that they are more cost effective than normal buildings. These buildings are constructed with minimal delays, which are more common in standard construction. The assembly needs of these buildings are less than those of normal buildings, which is why they offer long-term cost savings. The labor costs are reduced, and these structures last for a long-time, ensuring you don’t need to spend much on their maintenance.

➢ Durability

Prefabricated metal buildings are extremely durable and are strong enough to withstand natural disasters and extreme weather events, like strong earthquakes, hurricanes, and heavy snowfall. The metal paneling of the structure is coated with aluminum compounds, which increase the life of the panels, and prevent rusting. These pre-engineered metal structures are non-combustible, which makes damage by fire unlikely. All these factors make metal barns and steel structures perfect for livestock, due to the outstanding durability offered by them.

➢ Insulation

One of the primary reasons why you should invest in prefabricated metal barns and steel structures for livestock is because of the insulation. The paneling is made to overlap, which ensures that everything is fitted together and doesn’t leave any openings. Hence, the building is easily insulated against any type of weather conditions outside. Therefore, your livestock will remain warm in the harsh cold of winter and be cooler in the summer. This helps cut down on your energy costs as well.

So, there you have it, all the reasons why you should invest in metal barns and steel structures for your livestock in Florida. Keen’s Buildings offers custom pre-fabricated metal barns and steel structures for livestock throughout Florida, so make the best choice today!

 

The Best Tips for Keeping Your Shed Organized this Spring

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When spring comes around, the innate desire to spend time outdoors and soak in the sunshine and fresh air takes over. It also signals the start of cleaning up, disinfecting and purging closets, homes, garages, and storage buildings. For more people, the start of spring signals the beginning of spring cleaning, and the best way to go about it is by being organized and getting done with it quickly.

It is a good idea to start cleaning out your storage spaces at the beginning of spring so that you can throw away all the junk you have accumulated over the year. If you have been keeping a lot of stuff in your storage shed, you could face a tougher task than expected. How long it takes you to clean out depends on the size of your shed, and the accumulated clutter. It could take you days, or even an entire week to declutter, clean, and organize your shed.

A well-organized shed is important, since it allows you to store more important stuff, and helps you get to your tools without knocking over other items. So, here are the best tips for keeping your shed organized this spring:

Create more space

The first thing you must do is create more space in your shed so that you have more storage space for important items. Remove all unwanted items, or stuff that has accumulated over the years, which is now practically useless to you.

Clean your garden tools

If you haven’t touched your garden tools in a while, they may start collecting rust. Make sure that you take them out of the shed and thoroughly clean the shears, spades, trowels, and shovels in the shed. Gardening seasoning is starting, and you must ensure that your tools are free of grime, dirt, and rust.

Organize all shelves

You can make your task a lot easier by organizing the shelves in your shed. This will help you keep a sense of order in the shed, and you won’t lose important tools. Get rid of empty boxes and contains, and start keeping an inventory of all supplies in your shed.

Check for signs of pests

Your shed could have become a nest for any number of pests during the winter, so when spring rolls around, you must check for signs of pests. If you do find signs of a pest living in your shed, call the pest control experts to get rid of them in a humane manner.

Wash it down

Before you organize your shed, you should give it a good wash, so that all dirt and dust that has accumulated inside is cleared. You must keep your clean, and give it a thorough mopping, sweeping, and dusting should do the job.

Most people don’t bother with proper spring cleaning since it seems like a chore that they want to get out of the way. If you go about it properly, you can easily ensure that your shed is well-organized, clean as a whistle, and fully-stocked for the coming year.

Don’t know how to clean your building? Take a moment to read one of our blog posts on how to do so: https://keensbuildings.com/2017/07/cleaning-keens-buildings-steel-building-made-easy/.  We like to share relevant content that will make a difference in how you purchase your new outdoor structure the exceeds your needs and expectations.

Don’t have a shed or need more space? Visit Keen’s Buildings online: https://keensbuildings.com/storage-buildings-and-pricing/

 

Summer Time is Here

Well, its back, Summer time is here, and so are all those pesky bugs. Mosquitoes, gnats, yellow flies, ect…Everyone knows what I am talking about. Here you have the perfect time of year for cooking out, pool parties, and other outdoor family activities but nowhere to do it without getting attacked by mother nature and all of her pest. Now we have a solution. Screen Rooms and Gazebos. We can build a portable storage shed to fit your needs and now we can build a screen room and a gazebo to suit your needs. Large or small, we can build something to make you and your outdoor event go from zero back to hero.

All of these units are available and can be financed. If credit is an issue the portable screen rooms and gazebos can be rented to own with absolutely no credit check.

So before scheduling your next summer time outdoor event, Check into a Portable screen room or Gazebo.