Before Installing Storage Units: Building Codes and the Like - Become acquainted with zoning ordinances, deed restrictions and building codes. Depending on your area, you may need a building permit. Building codes may determine how far storage units must set back from property lines and what materials are acceptable for siding.
Outdoor Storage Sheds as Part of the Landscape - Integrate your outbuilding into the surrounding landscape. Plants can help outdoor storage sheds blend into a yard, rather than sticking out like sore thumbs. Establish garden beds around your unit and plant them with annuals or perennials. You can also install trellises up against the walls of outdoor storage sheds and adorn the walls with vine plants.