Six Most Essential Elements of Any Woodworking Space

Most woodworkers start out with a collection of tools and a bench in the corner of their garage or basement. However, as their skills and supplies increase, woodworkers outgrow their corner and may need to consider getting a dedicated shed or workshop outbuilding. They’ll know it’s time for a woodworking shop when cars no longer fit in the garage, or when larger equipment and finished pieces can’t be easily carried up and down the basement steps.

Adding a woodworking shed or outbuilding is not only more convenient but also safer for the woodworker and their family. A shed means machines and tools can be stored securely away from children. And, sheds or outbuildings can be surprisingly affordable, depending on their size and type.

Regardless of the shed’s size or the woodworker’s budget, every woodshop needs these essentials: lumber and tool storage, a stationary machine area, worktables and benches, a finishing area, dust collection system, and safety equipment.

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Carports vs. Garages: Which One is Right for You?

Whether you need to protect the family car or are looking for a great place to keep your boat, motorcycle, or hotrod, you might be considering both carports and garages to fulfill your needs. Both offer advantages, so it’s important to weigh your options before making your final choice.

To make it easier, we’ve laid out the pros and cons of both carports and garages, so you can make your final decision with confidence.

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What Everyone Needs to Know Before Buying Metal Outbuildings

If getting out the lawnmower first requires pulling the car out of the garage, or if only one car can fit in your two-car garage because lawn equipment takes up too much space, it might be time to get a shed. Sheds, or outbuildings, can be the ideal outdoor storage solution. Before getting one, however, there are some important things to consider, including durability, size, zoning restrictions, foundation, style, and landscape placement.

Today’s post offers a closer look at what you need to think about within these planning considerations in order to choose the best structure for your unique property. We’ll also show you why steel buildings, like our pre-priced metal garages, are an excellent solution.

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Man Caves Have Evolved – It’s Time to Build Yours

Men have evolved and their “caves” have, too.  The modern man cave is no longer a corner of the family garage where Dad and his friends drink beer while working on a car. No, today’s man cave is a well-appointed space where a guy can watch sports, entertain friends, and pursue his hobbies. The modern man cave is large enough to accommodate comfortable furniture, a bar, and all the equipment a man’s hobbies require.

It has never been easier or more affordable to add a man cave, or workshop structure, to a property. Clearing the garage and moving cars out into the elements is old school. With a stand-alone structure, the family cars can stay in the garage and modern men can use 100% of the new space as their own personal escape, party place, sports lounge, or creative workshop.

The simplest solution is a steel structure like those we build here at Newmart Builders. These come in a variety of prefabricated designs or kits to build yourself or with the help of a local contractor.

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4 Creative She Shed Plans to Inspire Your Own Personal Sanctuary

Do you ever dream of a private retreat where you can leave the cares of daily living behind? A place just for you. No kids. No husband. No blaring TV. A space to relax, recharge and rejuvenate…

Well you don’t need to book a trip to an exotic spa or meditation center to get the peace you crave. In fact, your private retreat could be as close as your own backyard in your very own She Shed. Continue reading “4 Creative She Shed Plans to Inspire Your Own Personal Sanctuary”

7 Winter Tips for Horse Health & Safety

Winter is fast approaching around the country. That means below-freezing temperatures, wind, cold rain, and of course snow and ice for many areas across the US. If you’re planning to keep your horses outdoors this winter, it’s important to plan for their health and comfort as cold weather approaches.

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5 Ways to Turn a Simple Garage into Your Dream Space

At Newmart Builders, we’ve earned a solid reputation for our durable, affordable steel buildings made with American steel. In fact our customers love the convenience and affordability of our garages and carports for storing vehicles, boats, supplies, and equipment.

But did you know that our steel buildings can be customized to create the ultimate workshop or hobby center, too?

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Heating Your Garage or Workshop for Winter Projects & Hobbies

Have you been thinking of investing in a garage or workshop to indulge in your favorite hobby? Maybe you’d love to have your own private space to engage your inner artist, build woodworking projects, work on your hot rod, or get the garden started before the spring season.

Have thoughts of winter’s cold, dark days stopped you in your tracks?

The truth is that utilizing your garage or workshop in the winter is one of the best ways to combat cabin fever and while away those dark, cold days doing something you love. You just need to find a way to make your garage more comfortable during those cold months.

Fortunately, there are simple and even inexpensive ways to heat your garage or workshop all winter long. Whether you’ve had a garage for years, or you’re thinking about building one in the near future, here are some tips to keep your favorite space cozy and comfortable this winter and beyond. Continue reading “Heating Your Garage or Workshop for Winter Projects & Hobbies”

Make Winter Storage Easy With a Steel Building

Not looking forward to winter weather because it means scrambling for places to keep outdoor tools and equipment that you don’t need through the colder months?

Or, are you trying to figure out where to keep your recreational vehicles so they stay clean and dry?

Wish you didn’t have to take such a disorganized approach to winter storage?

The good news is that you don’t! A sturdy and affordable steel building can make your winter storage simple. And, there are other great reasons why high-quality outbuildings, like our American steel-built structures, make the long, cold winter easier to bear.

Today we’re taking a closer look at why adding a steel building to your property this fall is a great idea. Continue reading “Make Winter Storage Easy With a Steel Building”