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Shed Buying Guide

Storage Shed Buying Guide
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Storage Shed Buying Guide

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As families grow, naturally so does their collection of tools, toys, bicycles and more! Before you know it, your car no longer fits in your garage. Don't fret; there is an easy, affordable solution to free up more space in your home.
A storage shed is an inexpensive and practical alternative to rental storage or moving into a larger home.

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Storage Shed Buying Guide

Choose The Right Shed Size

Did you know? Sheds have many uses beyond simple storage: they make great workshops, art studios, man caves, playhouses and much more.

The first step in deciding what size is right for you is to determine how you'll use the storage building.
If you plan on using the shed to store tools and equipment follow these suggestions:

  • Make a list of all the items you would like to store inside your shed.
  • Lay out all the items that will need to be stored on the door in a square on the ground. Make sure there is
    plenty of space for you to navigate inside the shed. We suggest adding 12 in. to 36 in. of extra space to
    allow for extra space for walking.
  • Using a tape measure, measure how much space your tools occupy as they rest on the ground. The results of this measurement will help you determine what size of a shed you will need.
  • As a general rule, most people run out of door space before wall space in their sheds.

If you conclude from your measurements that your items will fit precisely into a 10 ft. x 10 ft. shed, we recommend upgrading to the next-sized shed. As your collection of tools grow over the years, the extra storage space will
come in handy.

In addition, it will give you the much-needed door space. While buying a larger shed may cost more initially, if you run out of storage space many years later, you're wasting the true potential of your investment.

Add More Functionality

To easily add even more storage space to your shed, add accessories such as shelving units, cabinets
and workbenches. These accessories allow you to keep more items off the door.

For example, instead of storing your hedge trimmers or blowers on the door, you can store them on a shelf.
Wall-mounted storage can help free space to store a tractor, lawn mower, go-kart or ATV.

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How To Build Your She Shed

She Shed

Move Over, Man Cave!

She Sheds are for women looking for a room of their own, a luxurious escape at home.

The She Shed is easy and fun as a do-it-yourself project:
Simply choose your shed and personalize it to suit your unique style and comfort.

She Shed

Recharge and Relax

in your private space.

Sip some wine, sink into your seat and curl into that book you've always wanted to read.

She Shed

Move Over, Man Cave! She Sheds are for women looking for a room of their own, a luxurious escape at home.

The She Shed is easy and fun as a do-it-yourself project:
Simply choose your shed and personalize it to suit your unique style and comfort.

She Shed

Recharge and Relax in your private space. Sip some wine, sink into your seat and curl into that book you've always wanted to read.

Enough Said,
Let's Build a Shed!

Finding the right shed may seem like a challenge at first. Most shed kits are relatively simple to install and can be built within 6-10 hours depending on the size. However, if your time is limited, consider professional installation services with Lowe's.

Remember to do your homework before you purchase a shed. After many years of worry-free storage, you will
thank us!

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