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Who needs Black Friday or Cyber Monday when we are offering 10% off  your SHED from now until Dec. 31, 2011?  It’s Fox’s Country Sheds once-a-year mega sale where you can save 10% on every new Shed, Garage, Playset or Gazebo order!

Don’t let your car or backyard leisure equipment spend another harsh winter outdoors. Shown below is the Heritage Shed all decked out for the holidays!

Heritage Shed from Fox's Country Sheds. Save 10% on every Shed or Garage order: http://www.FoxSheds.com & enter Promo Code: FCS1010

 

Placing your order is easy:  Visit our website and click on Sheds, Garages, Playsets or Gazebos.  Make your selection based on style – such as a shed with vinyl siding or wood exterior, enter your zip code to view sizes and prices including delivery to your home!  Continue to select your colors and options.  From there, proceed to “Check Out” and enter this DISCOUNT PROMO CODE:  FCS1010 .  This discount code will then show your 10% discount reflected in the total price.

Any questions about selecting a Garden Shed or Garage?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com!   Remember that we ship right to you!

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Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
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What size shed is right for you?

8 x 10 Carriage style Garden Shed

8 x 10 Garden Shed with Vinyl Siding

When you are shopping for a storage garden shed, you will need to consider what size will work best for your needs.  Fox’s Country Sheds builds all sizes of sheds and garages, so it’s not a matter of what you will find available from us on our website or on our lot.  But rather, what size will fit in the space that you have, and what size will sufficiently store your possessions.

Consider these points when choosing a shed size:

A 4×6 shed is quite small, but if you don’t have much room and only need to store a few hand tools, it might be the right size for you.  Keep in mind, though, that you might outgrow it quite soon!

Personally, I would not recommend anything smaller than an 8 x 10 for simple storage in a relatively small space.  Every style of shed that we build, whether it has vinyl siding or is built of painted wood siding, is available in a 8 x 10 shed size.

An 8 x 10 shed will give you enough room for a mower – possibly even a riding mower.  Be sure to measure the width of your mower before ordering your shed. As a standard, an 8 x 10 shed will come with a 4-Foot wide double door.  Be sure this is sufficient for easily maneuvering your mower in and out.  If you need a larger door – no problem.  But, we need to know ahead of time!

If you are planning on including a workbench or potting bench in your shed – and many of our customers find them very useful to have – keep in mind that the typical width for such a bench is 2-ft.  So, when ordering your garden shed, be sure to include enough room for you to walk around work around the workbench, while still leaving room for storing your mower, snowblower, rakes, etc. If you need a different size workbench or potting bench – no problem!  Just let us know at the time you place your order.

10x14 Chalet-Victorian Garden Shed with Vinyl Siding

10 x 14 Garden Shed with Vinyl Siding from http://www.FoxSheds.com

Some people ask what the ‘average’ size is that most people buy. It really all depends, but a 10 x 14 or 10×16 shed can be an ideal size for most homeowners.  Some even go as large as 12 x 20 or larger, assuring that all of their needs are met for many years.  This will leave you with plenty of room for the rider or a small tractor, kids bikes, snow removal equipment, as well as lawn care equipment.  Many homeowners want enough room to store their valuable patio furniture during the winter months.

If you prefer to be able to “drive through” your shed, you might want to add a second set of double doors on the opposite end.  We also highly recommend a ridgevent or gable vents – something for ventilation, especially if you are storing chemicals or gas-powered equipment.

Hey, your stuff cost a lot of money, and you want to be sure you have safe and secure storage to keep your valuables clean and safe! We completely understand this, and all of our sheds come with a locking latch and a set of keys.  It’s a good idea to keep one key in a safe area in your garage for easy access, and the spare key tucked way in a secure location in your home in case you ever lose the first key.  Should you lose both of them (and we get many calls from folks that do), we can order a set of keys for you.

Now that you have considered what size shed would fit your needs best, it’s time to decide on where you want to place your shed. This, too, will vary from homeowner to homeowner.  Some people like to keep their storage shed right near their back door or garage door for easy access.  Others like to place them in the farthest corner of their yard.  Whatever suits your needs best, be sure that we have adequate clear space to deliver and place the shed in your designated spot.

Sometimes it’s a good idea to draw out a map of your property which indicated where your house is, where your property lines are, and where any trees, bushes or shrubs, wires or poles, stationary basketball nets or playsets, fences and septic or drainage beds, etc., are located.  This will help us map out whether we can easily delivery the shed to the location in the yard that you have selected as your first choice.  You might want to keep a second choice in mind, just in case the first location is not readily accessible to a delivery trailer.
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Any questions about selecting a Shed size?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship right to you!

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Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
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Well, let’s say that now that you have your backyard storage shed – you need to put things away in it in an organized manner.  And keep it that way.  Sometimes that is easier said than done.  Here are some ways that Fox’s Country Sheds suggests that you can organize your tools and equipment in your backyard storage shed or garden shed.

Used Crates:  Do you have any old wooden or plastic crates lying around?  Bet you never thought about stacking them securely and using them as storage

A wall of crates creates a unique storage solution for your shed.

cubicles.  Take a look at the photo on Design Squish that uses stacked crates to create a wall of storage.  You can easily adapt this use in your garden shed as well.   This makes an ideal solution for keeping garden equipment separate from household tools.  One crate can keep open bags of grass seed safely contained while another can keep power tools out of reach of youngsters.  Use your imagination and space in any way that they will fit alongside the walls of your shed.  The nice thing about this solution is that you can use as many or as few as you have room for, depending on the size of your shed.

 

Pegboard Wall Storage:  Another idea to keep garden shed tools organized is to install a wall of pegboard.

Pegboard wall to keep your shed organized

This is available as an option on all of the sheds and garages available at www.FoxSheds.com.  You can always paint it to create a cheery interior, as shown on this photo from Martha Stewart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the options available to you when ordering your Fox’s Country Sheds structure include:

Potting bench

 

 

Potting bench for your potting shed or garden shed

 

 

Overhead loft storage and workbench

 

Overhead loft storage or built-in workbench and shelves.

 

 

 

There are many creative ways to create an organized system in your custom garden shed.  Do you have any ideas you’d like to share?

Read more about how to select the right size shed for your needs.

Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship right to you!

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage Sheds
Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.

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Summer Shed Savings

We just keep getting hit with these rainy storms this season here at Fox’s Country Sheds, and it seems that spring has just flown by.  With the hot humid days we’ve been experiencing, it feels like summer is upon us quicker than anticipated! Our crew is working every day though, through this heat – and we appreciate their hard work to get your shed orders out in time!

If you have fallen behind on your spring yard work, Fox’s Country Sheds has some savings that you can take advantage of today!  Garden Sheds, Potting Sheds and regular ‘ol backyard storage sheds – or a combination of all three types of sheds – are still being built in our year-round shed building facility.  We thought we’d give you all a coupon that you can use to place your order and save a little money to put towards your vacation fund! Click below to download our June Coupon Savings!

Click here:  Fox’s Country Sheds – Click and Save COUPONS

This coupon ends JUNE 30, 2011 – so don’t delay.  Save now on any of the following items that we offer, direct from the manufacturer:

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Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.

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Are we nuts?

I saw a squirrel chasing a nut across the street yesterday, and somehow it struck me as quite ironic.  I’ve admitted before that I hate squirrels (and yes, hate is a strong word), but I was too amused with the scene to think about putting the pedal to the metal and making roadkill out of him.  No, I would never really do that, and I found myself slowing down to let him cross, as I watched, amused.

Interior of Garage built on site from Fox's Country Sheds

Who am I to put the brakes on his goals? It was quite funny because this nut was rolling down the hilly street, and this poor squirrel kept catching up, before it would get away from him again.

What struck me as ironic is the fact that we are all – squirrels and humans alike – chasing something. It might be a dream, it might be a goal, it might be the basic pursuit of happiness. And when we find that “something”, whether real or perceived, we tend to store it away. 

But at what point are we content with what we have? Here it is, springtime, and this squirrel surely would have had enough nuts stored away by now over the long cold winter.  Yet, here was one more that he just needed to have, risking life and limb and bushy tail as he crossed the street in front of my silver four wheeled nutcracker. 

How much stuff is too much?

Setting up the interior of a doublewide garage from Fox's Country Sheds

Where do we put all our stuff?

How do we keep it safe until we need to use it?

 

It reminded me of  when I was actively selling real estate, and buyers and their continued search for that one perfect house – chasing after each new listing and never making a decision.   The perfect house is out there, yet the search continues until they’ve exhausted themselves and their agent.  When do they stop?

It reminded me of myself as an active real estate agent and my continued search for the perfect buyer.  The perfect listing.  The perfect comission split and the perfect broker.  When do we stop?

And real estate sellers aren’t left out of the picture either. A seller who has stored all of his nuts into the equity of his home, only to find out that his cache is not worth as much as he thought. Where’d all that equity go?

I guess all of these thoughts would not have normally crossed my mind at the sight of a squirrel chasing a nut, but it just happened to be right as I was heading to yet another busy day at work at Fox’s Country Sheds. All my thoughts were on the busy day ahead, helping to run a custom storage shed manufacturing business and helping our customers to select the perfect storage shed for all of their nuts. Ahem…stuff. Thoughts of work, shed sizes, shed styles, “did I get the wholesale price lists out to all of our dealers”, “did we get the skylites on order in on time for the potting sheds”, is so-and-so ready for their delivery, etc., along with way too much caffeine in the morning, sparked this vision of us all chasing nuts.  And storing them.

….And thus, you might think I am one (a nut)…… but I’m not.

I’m just storing one.  Or two.  Or several.  Just like you are.

 

Heritage Shed Garage from http://www.FoxSheds.com

Maybe I’m not a nut – just a pack-rat. Where else can I keep my endless supply of garden hoses, rakes (at last count I think we have about 5 rakes), shovels, unused flower pots, sprinklers, opened bags of potting soil and peat moss…. you get the picture.

But, unlike that squirrely little gray rodent, my stuff is neatly stored in my Heritage garden shed garage.  If you ever wonder what type of shed or garage a shed builder has – this is it!  I lovingly refer to it as my “sh-arage” a cross between a shed and a garage.

After watching this squirrel and his amusing chase, I have to admit ~ I have a newfound respect for that busy little rodent.

But, as roomy as my Heritage Shed garage is – squirrels are not welcome!

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Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.

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Well, we finally got it done, although the rainy days skewed up our schedule a bit.  I’m talking about a beautiful, custom, Manor Shed design that we built for customers in Elizabethtown, PA., this week. 

rainy day at Fox's Sheds

rainy day at Fox's Sheds

It seemed to rain – hard – every time we had the shed site prep scheduled for this particular customer. I’m sure it started to get them discouraged, but mother nature is beyond our control.  Site Prep is when our crew goes out to the customer’s property to prepare the site where the shed will be placed.  A proper site preparation, also called “a pad”, entails our crew going out with a skidloader and a dumper (ours is affectionately called “big red” or Clifford) full of crushed 3/4″ stone.  (I like to call the skidloader Wall-E because it reminds me of that little creature in the Pixlar movie).  But, I digress.  To prepare the pad, we measure out the size of the shed, add 12″ all around, and start to dig down with the skidloader about 4-6 inches (depending on the lay of the land).  We can either haul that extra dirt away, or leave it for the customer to use for other uses around the house.  Then the dumper jumps into action and fills that area with the stone, while our guys level it out.  Sometimes a border is required, sometimes not.

So anyway, it seemed that every time we planned on getting this particular site done, it would rain.  Hard. (I realize I am repeating myself here, bear with me!)  We really don’t like to drive all of this large equipment onto someone’s wet yard, so we need to re-schedule and hope it doesn’t rain again for the new date.

Our other delay for this particular shed was the backorder for the custom vinyl siding that the customer selected.  Our standard vinyl siding is a dutch-lap style, which is a very popular type of vinyl siding.  But some customers have a particular manufacturer or style/color on their home, and they would like to use the same vinyl siding on their shed.  We have access to all manufacturers and can easily order whichever siding the customer selects to upgrade to.  However, we cannot always control the distributor’s shipping schedule.  So, this Wolverine Natural Clay siding was delayed as well (and we can’t blame mother nature for this!).

Sheds in a Row at FoxSheds.com

Sun shines on sheds!

Finally, the site prep was done and there were a few clear, sunny days predicted for this part of the Susquehanna Valley here in Lancaster County. What had us so concerned about the nice weather after the site prep was done was that this particular shed was to be “built-on-site”. Since there was no access for a delivery shed trailer to bring in the shed pre-assembled, our crew pre-built the majority of the walls, doors, etc., in our shop and built the entire shed “on site”.  It is usually a site to behold!  Like an old fashioned barn-raising, our crew can usually have the shed up in just a matter of hours.  For a truly customized shed, this may take a bit longer.  We also have shed kits available for customers who choose to build the shed themselves.

In this case, it was two days of “on site” building. This custom Manor Shed design had several windows added to it (in addition to the two that are standard) with box trim on each of them.  If I recall, I think it was a total of 10 windows (which makes a great potting shed)!  It also had raised walls (7-ft tall) and a “dutch door”.  The standard door on the Manor shed is a round-top wood door, which really adds appeal to the design of the shed.  “Dutch Doors” are the type of doors that are split into two, where you can swing open the top part when undoing the latch that holds it into place, while keeping the bottom part of the door secured in place.  It’s what you may see on many barns, where the horse’s head is peeking out to see what is going on. 🙂   Shawn helped to build these, and he knows why! 😉

After two days of building, the custom Manor shed is done! We are excited about it, and the rest of us in the office at Fox’s Country Sheds were anticipating seeing photos of it.  Unfortunately, someone forgot to take a photo! Not mentioning any names though (Brad!)  🙂  Hopefully we will have time to go back this week and take some nice ones to share.  Until then, we will all have to use our imagination (including you)!

Below is what the standard Manor Shed looks like.  We’ll post pics (as soon as we can) of the custom designed “build-on-site” shed we just completed.

Manor Shed, Estate Series Shed from Foxs Country Sheds

Manor Shed, from the Estate Series at Foxs Country Sheds http://www.FoxSheds.com

Any questions about Sheds?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship nationally, right to your driveway or backyard.

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Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.

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Villa Pagoda Poolhouse Shed

Enough can’t be said about how wonderful this Villa Pagoda poolhouse shed turned out for us here at Fox’s Country Sheds.  Customized to the specific needs of a recent customer, this shed now finds its home poolside in a New Jersey backyard.

So, where do you keep all of your pool stuff? How about those chaise lounges and floaty mats?  Skimmer?  Pump?  Lord knows you’ve spent quite a bit of hard earned cash on building the pool, why just settle for any ol’ shed from Home Depot or Lowes when you can have something this lovely for probably a similar price? Truth be told, I don’t even know how much the sheds cost at Home Depot or Lowes, because quite frankly our quality just can’t compare.  This is what I am told anyway, you will have to be the judge of that yourself after you do the research.

Front view of Villa Pagoda poolhouse shed from http://www.FoxSheds.com

So many of our Fox Sheds “sheds” can be customized to become a “poolhouse”.  Many of our customers add a porch, larger windows, full-glass doors – to just about any of the basic styles that we build.  On some, we even add an interior dividing wall, creating two separate areas.  The front, as an example, would be finished by the customer (or we can do it for an additional fee) to become an interior sitting area or changing area.  The rear portion would be left as the

Shed Kits are available for your fenced-in or inaccessible yard from http://www.FoxSheds.com

interior of the shed to be used for storage.  Some customers even add a bathroom – we all know how hard it is to keep the kids from running in the house all soaking wet!

Take time to view our various styles of sheds on our website at  www.FoxSheds.com and keep in mind that we deliver to just about anywhere.  Our website is easy to use, just enter your zip code where asked and you will be able to view the various sizes each particular shed is available in. The price shown includes delivery to your accessible and prepared site.  It’s that easy!

Also keep in mind that our sheds are available as shed kits as well, which might be just what you need if your backyard or pool area is already fenced in.  All of our “shed kits” (well most of them anyway) have an instructional DVD to help you with the construction, as well as printed instructions.  It’s a good idea to have some carpentry skills.  If you don’t, no need to panic!  Many of our customer’s who do order a shed kit but do not have carpentry skills will hire a local handyman to build it for them.  So, you can have a pretty shed in your fenced in area after all!

If you are looking for a place for all of your pool “shtuff”, look no further than Fox’s Country Sheds to build a beautiful poolhouse or shed to meet your needs within your budget.

Any questions about Sheds?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship nationally, right to your driveway.

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage Sheds
Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.

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