Storage Shed Buying Guide
Your basement is full to the brim. You can’t park in the garage. You need some breathing space. We have the space-saving solution you need: an inexpensive storage shed. Here’s everything you need to know to find the shed that is right for you.
Finding Your Perfect Storage Shed
Garden shed. Storage shed. Tool shed. Whatever you call it, an outdoor shed can help solve your storage space and organizational needs. Our Storage Shed Buying guide has all the information you need to plan and utilize your choice to its full potential.
Choosing the Right Shed Size
The most important part of choosing a storage shed is knowing what size is right for you. Size matters, and it has everything to do with how you plan to use your shed. So, ask yourself, “What is my shed for?” Once you know its purpose, you can use its contents to determine its size by following these simple steps:
- Make a list of all the items you would like to store inside your storage shed: lawnmower, bikes, shelving units, workbench, etc.Lay these items out on a square on the ground. Make sure there is plenty of space for you to navigate and rearrange the items within. We suggest adding 12 to 36 in. of extra space to allow for walking.
- Using a tape measure, measure how much space these items occupy as they rest on the ground.
- The results will help you determine the floor space required and size of a shed you will need.
Tip: 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 size. As a general rule, most people run out of floor space before wall space, so it is important to plan ahead. As your collection of equipment grows over the years, the extra storage space will come in handy.
Buying a larger garden shed may have a higher initial cost but consider it a long-term investment. You will be purchasing new tools and equipment over time, and if you run out of space, you will either need to replace the old shed or buy an additional one. By planning ahead, you will maximize the lifespan of your garden shed.
Select Your Shed Material
Our storage sheds are made from a variety of materials. Each comes with their own advantages. Evaluate each option to choose the one best suited to your needs.
Pick Your Outdoor Shed Style
There are many styles of outdoor sheds. Choose the one that takes into account your property, needs, and budget.
Maximize the Functionality of Your Shed
Increasing the functionality and storage space of any outdoor shed is as simple as adding accessories such as wall-mounted storage, shelving units, and workbenches. By investing in these items, equipment and tools can be kept up and out of the way, freeing up valuable floor space. For example, instead of storing your hedge trimmers or lawn mower on the floor, you can hang them on the wall, making room for a new snow blower.
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