One important feature that many home designers leave out of their blueprints is a reliable outdoor storage solution. If you look around the conventional backyard, it is remarkably sparse in the area of storage. No storage sheds, utility racks or tool hooks can be found. These features usually must be installed by the home owner/renter. Without proper organization, a back yard can quickly become a “battle zone” of sorts, with toys and tools sitting around on the ground. Leaving items outdoors can cause premature degradation from weather exposure. For example, metal tools can easily rust when exposed to humidity, rain or even morning dew. Plastic items like pool toys can fade from UV damage received from sunlight. These damages might not be visible in the short term, but are most definitely there and will progress with time.
Some home owners believe that true storage products are overly expensive and difficult to set up, but this is simply not true. Smaller, more manageable storage products like deck boxes and patio containers are available that won’t break the pocketbook. One example of this is the Suncast Patio Storage Box. Suncast is a company that makes most of their products from heavy-duty plastic resin. This resin is molded into panels that are designed to snap together without needing tools. This results in quick assembly time and allows non-technical individuals to build the products they need.
Their Patio Storage box is designed to store all of the items typically seen in a yard. This includes tools for yard work and gardening, as well as kids toys and pool equipment. These items are stored within the main chamber which is accessed by a hinged top lid. The lid spans the entire length of the chamber, allowing users to see clearly inside and gain access with ease. The wide opening makes storing and removing what you need an easy task. The lid has a molded handle grip and a strong hinge which holds the lid open during access. The patio storage box also doubles as a seat for two or three people, depending on the chosen size. The patio box comes in four sizes, each rate by the cubic feet of the inside storage space. These capacities are 63, 83, 103 and 127 gallon. When the time comes that users must move the box to a new location, the built in wheels greatly aid in this endeavor. The box can be kept full during movement if users simply lift one end and roll it to the new spot. Assembly for the Suncast Patio Storage Box takes only about five minutes.