This Summer, Create An Outdoor Oasis By Building The Best Backyard Shed

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For National Barbecue Month, HPBA matches individuals with the Best Backyard Shed for their lifestyle.

“Recent studies show 1 in 10 consumers are planning major updates to their backyards this season,” said Jack Goldman, president and CEO, HPBA.

The backyard. It’s an outdoor oasis. A happy place. A second living room. It’s the one place each summer to go not only for solitude – but also for quality time with friends and family.

For National Barbecue Month, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) wants to help make the backyard the best backyard it can be.

Think sheds. No, not a grandparent’s tattered shed filled with a dusty mower and 30-year-old paint brushes. Rather, highly personalized sheds. Intimate covered spaces that keep the sun's rays out but bring the summer in. Sheds can come in all shapes and sizes and can be an ideal way to update the backyard.

“Recent studies show 1 in 10 consumers are planning major updates to their backyards this season,” said Jack Goldman, president and CEO, HPBA. “Whether seeking an escape from life’s busy demands or craving a hangout spot to unwind with family and friends, personalized sheds are another great way to customize the backyard space.”

To help create the best backyard this summer, HPBA offers shed suggestions for all lifestyles:

1.    Hobby Shed – From gardening to woodworking, the hobby shed is a functional space with ample room to partake in favorite hobbies. On the inside, this shed is a well-organized work station. The exterior is the talk of the neighborhood featuring bold colors and handmade creations. It’s perfect for a Saturday afternoon - cooking ribs slow and low on the patio while tackling summer projects.

2.    Tapshed – This shed is ideal for the ‘it’s 5 o’clock somewhere’ type. It has it all: the latest and greatest in barbecue technology, a stocked bar, and taproom-inspired décor. The tapshed is everyone’s favorite hangout spot: the place for delicious grilled grub and cool, refreshing drinks.    

3.    Getaway Shed – At the end of the day, the getaway shed provides peace and quiet. A cozy and relaxing environment, it’s decked out with comfortable décor for a tranquil experience. It’s the ideal shed for introverts who want a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. With a grill nearby, it's a place to relax the evening away, watching the sun set while enjoying a juicy steak over the open flame.

4.    Soiree Shed – No matter the time of day, everyone is invited to the soiree shed for a barbecue bash! This is an ideal shed for extroverts: it has ample space and all the essentials needed to make the most of the backyard.

To determine the best backyard shed and for the chance to win great prizes, take the What’s Your Best Backyard Shed? quiz.

About the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA)

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), based in Arlington, Va., is the North American industry association for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, representatives, service firms and allied associates for all types of barbecue, patio and hearth appliances, fuels and accessories. The association provides professional member services and industry support in education, statistics, government relations, marketing, advertising and consumer education.

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