Cost Guide And Materials
Shed and Gazebo Costs
Building or renovating a shed or gazebo adds value and function to a property. Sheds can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from storing lawn and garden supplies to housing small animals. Gazebos make for a lovely location to host an outdoor party or simply relax and enjoy the landscape. When you're considering the addition or renovation of a shed or gazebo, you'll want to know about the costs of the various parts of the project as well as the value you'll get for the money.
Select Your Sheds and Gazebos Project
Types of Sheds and Gazebos
Homeowners can build many different types of sheds and gazebos on their land. Some of the most common types of these structures include:
- Storage sheds. Homeowners build these to store anything from lawn and garden equipment to boats, RVs, and building supplies.
- Garden sheds. Garden sheds are a specialized structure in which avid gardeners can start seedlings, store supplies, and pot their plants.
- Barns. Barns are not just for housing animals but can also be used to store tractors and other large machinery.
- Gazebos. There are several styles of gazebos, including pagoda, pergola, and pavilion. These all have a roof and feature openings on the sides. Under the covered portion, benches can be built. Many homeowners include latticework so that vined greenery can grow up the sides of the structure to integrate it with the rest of the gardens.
DIY Costs for Shed and Gazebo Projects
If you're planning to build a shed or gazebo yourself, you can save money on labor costs. Hiring a qualified carpenter can cost $30 or more per hour for a construction project. If the building project is complex, sub-contractors specializing in cement, framing, and brick laying might be needed. Doing any or all of this yourself could shave the cost of the project by hundreds to thousands of dollars. If you already have tools such as saws, drills, nail guns, and measuring equipment, the cost of building a shed or gazebo will be even lower. A small shed or gazebo will cost around $500 for basic supplies. Using top-of-the-line materials or building a larger or more ornate structure will add to the cost.
Cost for Hiring a Professional to Build a New Shed or Gazebo
Expect to pay a minimum of $30 per hour for labor costs to build or renovate a shed or gazebo if hiring the project out. Professionals may be able to get a discount on building supplies since they buy in bulk
The Value a Shed or Gazebo Adds to Your Property
The addition of a shed or gazebo could add 50 percent or more of its cost to the value of your property when you sell.
Last updated on Nov 15, 2013