In todays modern living it is getting tougher and trickier to set family values and find the proper means to promote family bonding. With a little bit of thought ,and maybe some encouragement with the teens, a perfect way to do this is through a family project. If you have plans to build a outdoor storage shed consider making this a family event.
You will need to develop a certain mind set and thats to be patient. Depending on the number of family members that will be participating there will be some levels of frustration. The gains of finishing this outdoor shed will far outweigh the rifts and arguments that may occur on the way. Another element will be how much experience is going to be present. If you are a novice at construction, then this is going to be a learning experience for you as well as the kids, and dont forget the wife.
To begin with start it as a family project right from the start. Dont run out and buy the plans and materials, and surprise the kids on Saturday morning as to whats happening. Start off with a home discussion. You will want to decide on whether you are going to build up a prefab outdoor storage shed, or begin from scratch.
Next is a trip to the local home renovation store. Here you will either be choosing your kit or your outdoor shed pattern. Of course you will have established the joint family decision as to where it be erected, and how big it should be. You will all want to agree the style. Here is where you get the kids to think ahead and make this somewhat informative. Let them decide what would be the best value for the money you are going to spend.
If you are building from scratch then designate a family member to inspect the plans for the outdoor shed and make a list of the supplies that will be needed. Now that you are delegating some responsibility it should produce more exuberance. The immediate plan is to go out and purchase the items.
When construction day comes make sure every family member is appointed to some work. Be sure they feel comfortable with it and that it has some importance. It doesnt matter what age group you are dealing with, some fresh thinking on your part will do the magic. Remember the safety elements and be sure everyone has a sound knowledge of them. Reserve any of the work with tools strictly for yourself, unless you have some accountable teens that have some knowledge of woodworking tools.
So once your shed has been developed, do not end here.. Get every one who has been involved ,to help put all of the items that are going to be stored in there. At this point everybody should be feeling a sense of achievement ,and taking pride in the role each of them had. Everyone will most gladly agree that yes, some family bonding actually did take place.