A storage building can be a useful addition to any home, but it is especially beneficial for older homes that may not have as much storage space. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, approximately 40% of older homes in the United States have a storage building.
There are a few reasons why older homes may be more likely to need a storage building. First, older homes tend to be smaller than newer homes. As a result, they may not have as much space for storing household items such as tools, sports equipment, and holiday decorations. A storage building can provide an additional place to store these items, freeing up space in the main house.
Second, older homes may not have as many modern amenities and features that provide storage. For example, many newer homes have walk-in closets, pantries, and laundry rooms with built-in storage. Older homes may not have these features, making it more difficult to find space for all of your belongings. A storage building can provide an additional space to store items that would otherwise take up room in the main house.
Third, older homes may not have basements or attics that can be used for storage. These areas can be useful for storing items that are not used frequently, but they may not be suitable for storing items that need to be accessed more frequently. A storage building can provide an additional space to store these items, making them more easily accessible.
Despite the benefits of a storage building, there are also some drawbacks to consider. One major drawback is the cost of purchasing and maintaining a storage building. Storage buildings can be expensive, especially if you choose a large or high-quality model. In addition, you will need to pay for utilities and maintain the building, which can add to the cost.
Another drawback is the amount of space required for a storage building. If you have a small yard, you may not have enough room for a storage building. In addition, you may need to obtain a permit from your local government before building a storage building, which can be time-consuming and costly.
Overall, the percentage of older homes that need a storage building varies depending on the size of the home and the storage needs of the homeowner. However, it is estimated that approximately 40% of older homes in the United States have a storage building. While storage buildings can be useful for providing additional storage space, they can also be expensive and may not be suitable for all homeowners.
Let Hinton Buildings work with you to provide the best storage solution for your needs.