A backyard shed or outbuilding, can be the perfect answer to your need for extra space. Today’s sheds have moved well beyond storing tools and lawn and garden gadgets alone. Many outbuildings can function as a home office, kids playhouse, home workshop or yoga studio. Once you’ve chosen the right location, preparation is the key. Michael Dover Landscape Design helps you determine your location’s rules and regulations to keep in mind before you move forward. Also, if you live in a subdivision, be sure to check with your homeowners’ association, as there might be a bylaw that requires prior approval of placement and design before you can construct a shed.