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Your Favorite 10 Blog Posts Of 2016

by Dakota Storage Buildings, on January 04, 2017

Your Favorite 10 Blog Posts of 2016

Last year our blog covered everything from how-to's to best practices; here are your favorite posts.

Check out the ten most popular blog posts of 2016 below. These are the ones that you, our followers and customers, have enjoyed the most. Now, they’re all together in one spot for your convenience.

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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

10. Turn Your Shed Into A Summer Pool House

Do you have a shed and a pool? If so, how awesome would it be if your shed was transformed into the perfect summer pool house?

Your shed may be full of stored items right now, so you’ll need to organize and relocate these items. This is the ideal time to throw away things that are broken or that you no longer use or need. This part of the shed conversion process could very well be the most daunting.

Once your shed is cleaned, this blog post will give you tips for prepping and setting up your summer pool house.

9. Things To Consider When Buying A Shed

Are you hoping to buy a shed sometime soon? From style and size to siding and roofing, there’s a lot to consider.

Because we know sheds and have been selling them for years, we compiled a list of important things to think about when shed shopping. In this blog post you'll also find information about our products so that you can learn more them and become better equipped to make an educated decision.

8. Create the Ultimate Game Room In Your Backyard

Outdoor storage buildings aren’t just for gardening tools and lawn mowers anymore. Converting a shed into a fun entertainment area is a great renovation idea for an old shed or a dynamite reason to buy a new one.

A game room can provide hours of fun for an entire family. It's also a solution to typical childhood boredom, especially on rainy days. When the luxury of back-to-back snow days wears off, having a game room gives children a place to shake off cabin fever. For adolescents and teens, this space, separate from the house, gives them the extra privacy they're craving. Having a game room in your backyard a great way to ensure your children are safe and under some supervision. This post has tips for setting up your dream backyard game room.

7. The Ultimate ATV Storage Shed

Off-road vehicles like ATVs, four wheelers, and dirt bikes can be very valuable, so it's important to keep them stored in a safe place. A storage shed can provide protection from theft, harsh weather, and pests. Our storage buildings are also ideal for storing gear and working on repairs.

This blog posts outlines more reasons why a shed is ideal for keeping and maintaining your grown-up toys.

6. 4 Ways to Use Porch Style Sheds

Our porch-style shed adds unique character to any outdoor space. The addition of a porch increases the curb appeal of your building while providing shelter from rain and a place to stash muddy work boots.

Get the most out of a porch storage building by transforming it into a man cave, she shed, or pool house. This blog post will tell you how.

5. The Upside to Buying Factory Direct

We are all used to speaking with sales people when we are purchasing a new product, but do we usually enjoy that experience? At Dakota Storage Buildings we have chosen to forego sales reps and instead put our focus on quality products, competitive pricing, and knowledgeable staff.

Buying factory direct is a different experience than one we are used to; however, we feel that it can be a great and personalized option for many reasons. This blog post highlights them.

4. 20 Uses That Will Change the Way You Think About Storage Buildings

While sheds are traditionally used for storage - a great solution for keeping things organized, easily accessible, safe, and out of sight - there so many other uses, many of which you may have never considered. This blog post highlights twenty, but here are a few:

  • Chicken Coop
  • Doghouse
  • Hunting Shed
  • Golf Shed
  • Art Studio

3. 8 Must-Haves For A Great Backyard

If you enjoy outdoor living, this post has ideas for making your backyard as comfortable, inviting, and useful as possible.

If you want the best deals, take advantage of after-season sales or start saving now for the items you really want. Don't wait until mid-season when everything's at peak price; if you do, you may have to settle on price or compromise on the item you want. By formulating plans early, you have a better chance of getting exactly what you want at the best price possible.

As you plan, consider adding these eight must-have items to your backyard next summer.

2. Convert Your Shed Into A Convenient Home Office

If you need a home office or more personal workspace, consider relocating. Sure, that sounds expensive, but it doesn't need to be. There's no reason to buy a larger house or even add a pricey addition to your home; just convert a shed into an office! It's affordable and practical. If you own your home and you have usable land, this solution is ideal.

Whether you're ordering a shed or converting one you already have, this post offers broad-stroke conversion steps.

The #1 most read blog post of 2016 was . . .

1. Shed Shopping: 4 Important Features To Consider

If you’re looking to expand your outside storage space, consider one of our customizable sheds. We have top-of-the-line sheds with high-quality features that won’t cost you a bundle.

Because we know you care about your investments, all of our sheds come with these four important and valuable features: roofing, flooring, siding, skids and joists. We also have great add-ons that will add both beauty and utility to your shed or garage. Read this blog post to learn more.

In case your hoping to buy a storage building this year . . . 

If you're thinking about purchasing a storage building this year, whether a shed or garage, we can help! Browse our storage building options, or if you already know what you want, submit a quote request.

If you need a building now and at a price that fits your budget, consider one of our lot display models. Our lot buildings are sturdy, dependable, and available for an "as is" discount. Browse our clearance buildings list. If one catches your eye, order now and save 10%.

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It’s our mission to make high-quality buildings that exceed your expectations. Learn more by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way by exploring our buildings in person at one of our South Dakota or Minnesota display locations.

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