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What Size Shed Do I Need?

What Size is the Right Size?

What size shed do i need

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THE PROCESS OF buying or building 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 SizeBest MaterialsWhat will fit in it?Can I stand in it?Can I work in it?What size yard does it need?
12x20Metal, WoodSUVYesYes X-Large
12x12Metal, WoodMotorbikeYesYes Large
10x12Metal, Wood, PlasticATVYesYes Large
10x10Metal Wood PlasticRiding mowerYesYesLarge
8x12Metal, Wood, Plastic, FabricRiding mowerYesYesMedium
8x10Metal, Wood, Plastic, FabricRiding mowerYesYesMedium
8x8Metal, Wood, Plastic, FabricRiding mowerYesNoMedium
Horizontal Plastic, WoodBikeNoNoSmall
VerticalPlastic, WoodPush mowerNoNoSmall

Sheds by Size

Tips for finding the right size shed

If your thinking about what size shed you need then here are a few pointers…

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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!

Choose One and Start!

If you are still not sure, there is an easy to use app available online to help you decide which shed size you need, check it out here.

Thanks for reading, we hope we have answered your question “What Size Shed Do I Need?”

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