*Disclaimer – The sizes used in the shed size calculator app are approximate sizes. The application is designed to give you an approximate size. Please measure your items before making decisions on the size of your next shed.
We heard stories of people getting all of their equipment out and measuring it. Sounds like a long day!
There are also calculators available online that work like old love testers. You put in all of your information and it matches you with a shed size. It's not a very visual process though.
To make it easier, we have measured everything and put it online. Now you can move the items around to see what size shed you need, all from the comfort of your arm chair!
We've tried to make it as easy as possible.
It’s that easy!
|Item||Length (ft)||Width (ft)||Length (px)||Width (px)|
|Riding lawn mower||6||3||69||34.5|
|Push lawn mower||4.5||1.8||52||20.7|
Px (Pixel) sizes worked off 11.5px per foot
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You can also learn everything you need to know about building a shed on our how to build a shed resource page
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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|
If your thinking about what size shed you need then here are a few pointers…
There is no end to the stuff that you accumulate, but there is a limit on your shed.
It's good to make sure that the doors open so you can get your rideon mower and other stuff in there!
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.
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.
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!