Add convenient outdoor storage space with backyard sheds
Outdoor storage buildings free up valuable space in your garage, basement and attic by providing additional, conveniently accessible storage space. This guide will walk you through the variety of shed materials, sizes and accessories so you can personalize your shed to meet your needs.
Tip: Before making your purchase, be sure to check your municipality and homeowner association for restrictions or permit requirements.
PLASTIC VS. WOOD VS. METAL SHEDS
Consider your overall storage needs, environment and level of maintenance desired to determine the ideal material for your shed.
|Type||How it Functions||Factors to Consider|
Resin or Plastic
Durable and long lasting
High quality, durable construction
Made with rust-resistant steel
DETERMINE THE CORRECT SIZE SHED
Plan for all the items you need to store, including those that will be hung or placed on shelves, and leave extra space for future storage needs.
Small - Ideal for tools, gardening supplies and small lawn equipment.
Medium - Keep garden tools and larger lawn equipment readily accessible
Large - Accommodates a wide range of storage options
Storage sheds typically range from small 3 x 7-foot DIY kits up to 18 x 36-foot professionally installed two-story structures.
Options with smaller amounts of storage space and lofted sheds are also available.
Tip: Purchase a shed with a large enough doorframe if you plan to store large equipment.
ADDITIONAL OUTDOOR STORAGE AND ACCESSORIES
Carports, pergolas and gazebos provide storage in your yard tailored to a specific purpose.