Garden Shed vs. Garage: Where is it Best to Keep Your Tools?

Garden shed to store toolsAustralians are a massive fan of remodelling. In fact, they beat other home renovators, according to a 2017 Houzz survey. At 15 per cent, they are twice as likely to remodel all parts of the house than the average renovator. Australians also tend to renovate their house than sell it. One of the reasons is the high cost of homeownership in the country.

All these can mean one thing: the Aussies spend a lot of money on DIY and thus, tools and equipment. The question is where is the best place to keep them?

Garden Shed

Contrary to popular belief, garden sheds are for not only the rakes and sprinklers. They can also keep heavy carpentry tools. The good thing about them is they are separate from the house. You can also lock them to keep the children away.

These days, sheds can also be expandable. You can buy small units from Yardly, depending on your available space. As your tools grow, you can add more. Moreover, you can now pick different designs, so they increase the home’s curb appeal.

If you are doing carpentry work, you can have a designated space, keeping the dust and equipment away.


Many Australian households own more than one car, so garages are often enormous. There is also plenty of space for storage, as one can put up shelves on the walls. It is best, however, to keep the heavy objects out for one good reason: auto insurance.

Although most car insurance policies cover property damage, it usually does not include accidents that occur inside the home. Moreover, with many things in the space, manoeuvring vehicles in and out of the garage can be a challenge.

The point here is simple: place the items where they are supposed to be. A car belongs to the garage while tools are for the shed.