What Size Shed Do I Need?
What Size is the Right Size?
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THE PROCESS OF buying a shed is not like Sunday football. You don't want to do it twice or three times in a row.
And because buying a shed is a ONCE IN A DECADE ASSIGNMENT, it’s important to get it right. It's got to fit all your equipment, and fit into your yard.
When we are looking for sheds we make sure we get all THE BEST CURRENT INFORMATION. It helps us make the best decision.
To help we have done the same here. So you can make your first choice, the best choice, and answer this age old question of “What size shed do I need?”
|Shed Size||Best Materials||What will fit in it?||Can I stand in it?||Can I work in it?||What size yard does it need?|
|10x12||Metal, Wood, Plastic||ATV||Yes||Yes||Large|
|10x10||Metal Wood Plastic||Riding mower||Yes||Yes||Large|
|8x12||Metal, Wood, Plastic, Fabric||Riding mower||Yes||Yes||Medium|
|8x10||Metal, Wood, Plastic, Fabric||Riding mower||Yes||Yes||Medium|
|8x8||Metal, Wood, Plastic, Fabric||Riding mower||Yes||No||Medium|
|Vertical||Plastic, Wood||Push mower||No||No||Small|
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Tips for finding the right size shed
If your thinking about what size shed you need then here are a few pointers…
1/ Get one larger than you think you need
There is no end to the stuff that you accumulate, but there is a limit on your shed.
2/ Make sure the door opening is big enough
It's good to make sure that the doors open so you can get your rideon mower and other stuff in there!
3/ Think about the small stuff
Shelving can save you a lot of space. Hooks are a great idea for long handled tools but shelving is important for smaller items. So when you buy a shed, give yourself enough room for one end to be shelving.
4/ Watch your head
Sheds are typically measured on their footprint (i.e. 10x10ft.) But height is important in a shed. If it is high enough you can get some attic storage happening.
5/ Measure your equipment/tools/stuff first
If your really keen, get everything you want to put in your shed out in the yard and measure around it. You'll can be surprised how much stuff you have that the wife wants out of the house!