Shed Size Guide 10×10 shed, 10×12 shed, and up to 14×32 shed

Shed Size Guide: 10×10 shed, 10×12 shed, and up to 14×32 shed

Finding the perfect shed starts with finding the perfect shed size! At Classic Buildings, we build all sizes! “Don’t ask us what we have…tell us what you need!” Our standard buildings start at 8×8 and go all the way up to 30×40 and even larger, with dozens of sizes in between. This handy shed size guide will give you an idea of what size may be best for you. But remember, the sizes we offer are not limited to this chart! Contact us today if you have any questions about our shed sizes or if you are ready to buy your very own shed!

Shed Size Guide Comparison 

The shed size guide below will help you determine what size is best for you, your needs, and your property size. For a larger version of the guide, click the image below! 

shed size guide

Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-Large Sheds

Each shed size comes with its own pros and cons. This section will cover the differences between small, medium, large, and extra-large sized sheds. Understanding your personal needs, budget, and yard size will help you decide which size is best for you. 

shed size guide - small sheds

8×8 Utility Shed by Classic Buildings

Small Sheds 

Storage Space✓ – ✓✓ 

Yard Size: Will fit in any sized yard, ideal for smaller yards. 

Usage: Perfect for storing smaller items such as tools, gardening equipment, and/or a lawnmower. Because of the limited space, can only be used for one purpose. Ideal for families that do not need additional storage space. 

 

 

12×16 Utility Shed by Classic Buildings

Medium Sized Sheds 

Storage Space: ✓ – ✓✓✓

Yard Size: Can fit in most sized yards, ideal for medium-large sized backyards to avoid taking up too much of your backyard space.

Usage: Perfect for storing almost all outdoor equipment including gardening tools, hoses, bicycles, lawnmowers, power tools, etc. Depending on the exact dimensions, can be used for both storage and as a small workspace. Add some windows and a mid-sized shed can be a good workshop, art room, or office space. 

 

12×24 Lofted Barn by Classic Buildings

Large Sheds 

Storage Space: ✓✓✓✓

Yard Size: A large shed will fit best in a large – extra large sized property. If not, a larger shed may end up overwhelming your yard.

Usage: Can be used entirely for storage space, entirely as a workshop or office space, or as a multi-purpose building. Can be used to store large equipment such as a tractor, and, with the proper additions, can even be used a small barn. 

 

14×32 Quaker Shed by Classic Buildings

Extra-Large Sheds 

Storage Space: ✓✓✓✓✓

Yard Size: Will not fit in a smaller yard, must be placed on an appropriately sized property. If used as a cabin, it may even have its own property. 

Usage: The perfect multi-use size, an extra-large shed can even be used as a tiny house or a cabin! With an extra-large shed, there is no need for public storage and you will not have to worry about whether multiple large objects will fit inside. 

 

The Difference With Classic Buildings

 


 
No matter what size you choose, the team at Classic Buildings will help you throughout the entire process. From the planning stage to the delivery process, we will ensure that you end up with the building that suits all of your needs and preferences. Buying the perfect shed size is important! A shed that is too big may take up way too much space in your yard. A shed that is too small may leave you with the same problem you had before – not enough storage space! Our team works with you to ensure your building is both structurally sound and will meet all your storage and usage needs. 

Ready For Your Very Own Shed?  

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If this guide has helped you decide which shed size is best for you, or if you still have questions about the perfect shed size for your needs, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you! 

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed. Make sure you know the requirements of your area to avoid fines.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“I am extremely satisfied with the overall quality of the building. The wood was straight and of good quality. No corners were cut to save time or money. The windows and door appear to be good quality units. Overall, we find the quality of the building to excellent and would not hesitate to recommend Classic Buildings to our friends and family.”

– Alan Angiocchi – Read more testimonials here!

Did you know that at Classic Buildings, we offer a rent-to-own option?

14×20 Shed Garden, Lofted Barn, and Utility Sheds

14×20 Shed: Garden, Lofted Barn, and Utility Sheds

Interested in a larger shed but can’t decide on a size? A 14×20 shed may be the perfect size for you. 14×20 is a large shed, though it is not oversized. It can be placed in average-sized yards without taking up the entire space. 14×20 sheds are wide and spacious, and may be the simple storage solution you’ve been looking for! This page outlines the benefits and uses of 14×20 Garden Sheds, Lofted Barns, and Utility Sheds. If you’re ready to purchase your very own big shed, contact Classic Buildings today

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Why Buy a 14×20 Shed – Pros & Cons 

14×20 sheds are longer than the average shed and allow for extra storage space. As with any shed size, there are pros and cons. Here is a list of the benefits and potential drawbacks of a 14×20 shed. 

Pros 

  • Bigger space to customize so you can add lots of extras that may not fit in a small shed
  • Can add lots of windows
  • Enough space to store large items and can be used instead of a storage unit 
  • Looks beautiful in your yard and can actually be part of your landscape
  • Big enough to be used for more than just storage
  • Large but not oversized, most likely will not take up an entire yard
  • Can store lots of tools, gardening equipment, and other outdoor gear 

Cons 

  • May not be suitable for very small or smaller yards 
  • May be a bit too big for just storing simple gardening tools 
  • Larger sheds require more maintenance, regardless of specific dimensions – more shed = more care
  • More expensive than smaller sheds 

14×20 Shed Uses

As with any large shed, there are so many different ways you can use it! Here is a list of a few 14×20 shed use ideas. 

Storage Space

Of course, one of the most common uses for any shed of any size is for storage space. A 14×20 shed gives you much more storage than a smaller sized shed. However, because of the shape and size of a 14×20 shed, you’ll want to make sure you keep it organized. With a smaller shed, it’s easy to just pile in all your extra things without a worry in the world.

With a larger shed, items or boxes can get lost in the back. Without proper organization, it may even become difficult to access items stored at the back of your shed. Adding custom features such as hangers, shelves, peg boards, or even a loft can help keep your larger shed organized. Many people choose sheds over public storage. Click here to see why!

Garden or Tool Shed 

If you love gardening, the do-it-yourself lifestyle, or both, then a 14×20 shed is the perfect place to keep your gardening equipment and tools stored and secure. With a smaller shed, you often have to choose between using it to store your tools and your garden equipment.

However, a 14×20 allows you to keep both! A 14×20 shed is large enough to designate some space for tools and some space for seeds, plants, and gardening tools. You can also keep your lawnmower and other moderately-sized outdoor equipment inside with some room to spare. 

Office or Workshop

A Classic Buildings shed converted in a workspace – check out the customer gallery here!

If you work from home or need an additional office space, art room, or workshop, you can convert your 14×20 shed into your very own at-home office space! There are tons of how-to guides on how to convert your storage shed into the perfect home office.

Adding an electrical package, additional windows, vented skylights, and flower boxes can easily make your storage shed feel like a quaint office space.

Adding in peg boards and hooks, shelves, tool hangers, and a workbench can transform your storage shed into a backyard workshop or even an artist’s studio.

A 14×20 shed is likely not large enough to substitute an entire office or workshop, but can be used as a smaller space away from noise and distractions. 

What to Store in a 14×20 Shed

Because sheds are so highly customizable, one person’s 14×20 shed may store more or less than another person’s 14×20 shed, due to the addition of shelves, lofts, etc. However, here is a general list of what can be stored in a 14×20 garden shed, lofted barn, and utility shed.

Garden Shed

The garden shed is a classic, attractive shed perfect for any backyard. Here are some items you can store your garden shed:

» Grass seed, gardening tools, fertilizer
» Lawnmower 
» Bicycles, skateboards, other outdoor activity equipment 
» Items that no longer fit in the home
» Pool equipment 
» Best choice for office space or workshop 

 

Lofted Barn

The lofted barn has two lofts, positioned wherever you like! Here are some items you can store in your lofted barn: 

» Gardening equipment 
» Yard ornaments, Christmas decorations, or other small fragile items (the loft space is perfect for storing these items!) 
» Bicycles, skateboards, other outdoor activity equipment 
» Yard sale items 
» Unused furniture or outdoor furniture 

 

Utility Shed

The utility shed is practical, economical, and a great storage solution. Here are some items you can store in your utility shed:

» Yard decor and yard ornaments
» Bicycles, skateboards, and other outdoor activity equipment 
» Lawnmowers and ATVs
» Gardening equipment 
» Tools 

 

Ready to Buy A 14×20 Shed? 

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Now that you know all you can do with a 14×20 shed, you may want your own! If you’re ready to purchase your very own dream shed, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed. A 14×20 shed is large, and will likely require a permit. Make sure you know the requirements of your area to avoid fines!

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“It was a pleasure working with confident and qualified people. The workmanship and materials are second to none…I would recommend Classic Buildings to anyone who requires a building for storage, recreation or whatever your needs are.” 

– Mike Dinello – Read more testimonials here!

 

Sources 

https://www.thespruce.com/considerations-when-buying-outdoor-storage-sheds-2130776

Classic Buildings – How To Build a Storage Shed

how to build a storage shed

Are you wondering how to build a storage shed? There are many ways to build a storage shed, from the at home do-it-yourself way to the detailed assembly line process. This article outlines how we build our storage sheds at Classic Buildings – including the process before the shed is even built, all the way to the delivery process! For more information about our building process and storage sheds, contact Classic Buildings today.

How We Build Our Storage Sheds 

The building process takes more than just wood and nails. There are multiple steps involving multiple people before your dream shed becomes a reality.

Before We Build 

Utility Shed - How to build a storage shed

The first step of the building process is not building it all – it’s taking your order! At Classic Buildings, we offer a wide variety of features and customization options. You can go with the smallest, simplest shed or you can go with a bigger, highly customized shed!

Whatever your needs, the team at Classic Buildings will work with you to determine if the building requests are possible. If they are not, the team will work with you to find an alternative, ensuring the building is both structurally sound and fulfills your wants and need. 

After that, the building plans must be approved by multiple people before the building process begins. This makes sure that once again, the design is structurally sound and that the order is exactly what the customer asked for. The first set of eyes on the order happens in the office. The order is checked, then double-checked before leaving.

Once the plans leave the office, the builders will look over the plan and double check it one last time before beginning the building process. This may seem like a lot of steps, but all this double checking is important! At Classic Buildings, we believe in getting it right the first time.   

The Building Process

Once the orders are approved by everyone, it’s finally time to build the storage sheds! Storage sheds, like all of our buildings, are constructed in an assembly line construction process. This process was designed by the Classic Buildings owner, ensuring high-quality work on every single building. We also use the best lumber we can get, the highest quality paint, and ensure all of our workers have been thoroughly trained. All of this helps the building process go smoothly, and ensures a high-quality, built-to-last building.

This process requires many different skilled workers. For example, the shop foreman builds the floor – that is the first step. A few builders will then get the building ready by cutting the walls, preparing the studs, and preparing the building for painting. Once it gets to the framers, all they have to do is nail the storage shed together! Once the building process is complete, the next step is delivery. 

The Delivery Process 

Did you know that Classic Buildings delivers approximately 70% of our buildings right to your home? When you order a storage shed, the building is loaded onto state-of-the-art delivery trucks driven by experienced and professional drivers. You can even meet our drivers here! 

Once the building is delivered to your property, we use a shed mule to help install your building. Our highly trained installation team can use the mule to maneuver storage sheds and other portable buildings in the tightest of places – so your shed can go exactly where you want it. 

On-site delivery is the easiest way for you to get your building. Our shed mules ensure little to no damage on your lawn and the set-up is simple and clean! However, some buildings cannot be delivered as a whole unit. This may be due to their size or due to add-ons (such as a lean-to). When a building cannot be delivered as a unit, Classic Buildings offers the option to build right on your site! It may be a bit messier, but it ensures that you get the perfect building without compromising your specific wants or needs.

You may also be wondering how long the building and delivery process takes. Although it depends on a few factors such as size of the building, the average shed building and delivery process takes 3-6 weeks. However, if you purchase a display model or other pre-built building, you may be able to have your new shed delivered within 7-10 days! 

Watch the video below to learn more about our delivery process!
 
 

How To Build a Storage Shed – DIY Shed Kits VS Prebuilt Sheds

The do-it-yourself (DIY) movement is more popular than ever. With so many online written guides and instructional videos, it’s easy to see why. However, it’s important to know both the pros and cons of purchasing a prebuilt sheds VS going the DIY route.

Do-It-Yourself With Shed Kits – Pros and Cons

The biggest reason people choose to build their own shed is because it appears to be an economical choice. Building a shed right from scratch or using a shed kit is relatively inexpensive because you pay only for the parts and not for the labor. Because you are the one building it, you have 100% control over the final product and over the timeline. You set all the rules.

However, because you have full control over your shed, this can cause some problems, especially for an inexperienced handyperson.

You must have more than just a basic understanding of tools and the construction process. Shed building also requires manual labor. Although DIY guides are helpful, they are just words or videos on a screen – there is no human on the other end to help you if you get stuck. If you build your own shed, there are no guarantees or warranties if something breaks or goes wrong. 

Sourceinthebackyard.ca/diy-sheds-pros-and-cons/

Purchasing a Prebuilt Shed – Pros and Cons

Purchasing a prebuilt shed from a reputable company ensures peace of mind with long warranties and guarantees. Choosing to purchase a prebuilt shed does mean greater costs up front. And of course, you will not have complete control over look and timeline. However, many shed manufacturers, including Classic Buildings, offer a wide variety of customization options.

Buying a prebuilt shed is a stress-free process and allows experienced builders to guide and help you design and customize your shed if you prefer a highly customized option without the stress of doing it yourself. Purchasing a prebuilt shed also means you won’t have to put countless hours into planning and manual labor.

Sheds do best with a foundation. Building a foundation is difficult and tiring – many who go the DIY route skip this step, and that will cause problems down the road. If you want a long-lasting shed, it’s often best to invest in a high-quality building now and avoid paying for multiple repairs or a total re-do a few years down the road.  

Ready to Buy A Storage Shed? 

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Now that you know how to build a storage shed, you may now want your very own! If you’re ready to purchase your very own dream shed, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes, permit requirements depend on the size of your shed. Make sure you know the requirements of your area to avoid fines.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located into Swansea Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest and in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“It was a pleasure working with confident and qualified people. The workmanship and materials are second to none…I would recommend Classic Buildings to anyone who requires a building for storage, recreation or whatever your needs are.”

– Mike Dinello – Read more testimonials here!

Storage Sheds – How We Build Them

When you look at finished storage sheds, you may wonder what it takes to get it from a pile of wood to a functional storage building. For this article, we interviewed an experienced Classic Buildings team member to get the inside scoop on storage sheds. You’ll learn a bit about our building process, Amish craftsmanship, and what makes Classic Buildings stand above the rest. If you want to know more about our storage sheds, contact Classic Buildings today! 

The Building Process 

Before the builders begin the process, we need to ensure that storage shed orders are structurally sound and possible to build. If someone requests a custom portable building that is not possible, the team will work with the customer to find an alternative and ensure the building is both structurally sound and fulfills the customer’s wants and need. 

Once the building is ready to go, the order is sent to the office and is double checked before moving on to the next part of the building process.  After that, the builders receive the order and – you guessed it – the builders double check the order one final time before beginning construction. This may seem like a lot of steps, but all this double checking is important. At Classic Buildings, we believe in getting it right the first time.   

Once the orders are approved, it’s time to build the storage sheds! Storage sheds, like all of our buildings, are constructed in an assembly line construction process. This process was designed by the Classic Buildings owner, ensuring high-quality work on every single building. This process requires many different skilled workers. For example, the shop foreman builds the floor – that is the first step. A few builders will then get the building ready by cutting the walls, preparing the studs, and preparing the building for painting. Once it gets to the framers, all they have to do is nail the storage shed together! Once the building process is complete, the next step is delivery. 

How Do We Deliver Our Storage Sheds? 

The delivery process allows us to deliver your pre-built shed right to your property! The building is loaded onto state-of-the-art delivery trucks driven by experienced and professional drivers. You can even meet our drivers here! 

Once the building is delivered to your property, we use a shed mule to help install your building. Our highly trained installation team can use the mule to maneuver storage sheds and other portable buildings in the tightest of places – so your shed can go exactly where you want it. 

Are There Benefits of Delivery Versus On-Site Building? 

Approximately 70% of our buildings are built and delivered as a complete unit right to your home. That leaves about 30% of buildings that are built directly on-site. On-site building allows for large or highly customized buildings to be built if delivery is not an option. For example, buildings that are just too big to haul or buildings that come with a fence or gate would be built on-site.

The benefit of building directly on-site is that you can build an extra large building or include all the extras you want without worrying about transportation. The drawback to on-site building is that it definitely makes a bigger mess on your property. The shed mule ensures little to no damage is done to your lawn while transporting portable buildings. Of course, when a shed is built directly on-site, there will be more of a mess.  

You may also be wondering how long the building and delivery process takes. Although it depends on a few factors such as size of the building, the average shed building and delivery process takes 3-6 weeks. However, if you purchase a display model or other pre-built building, you may be able to have your new shed delivered within 7-10 days! 

 

What Makes Classic Buildings Stand Above The Rest?

With Classic Buildings, you can be sure you receive only the highest quality materials and work. We value customer service and quality over quantity. With a rich Amish heritage, Classic Buildings founder Kenneth Miller applies traditional Amish craftsmanship and techniques to all of Classic Buildings’ products.

Why does Amish craftsmanship help make Classic Buildings stand above the rest? Amish craftsmanship is known for its high-quality wood products. With deep roots in carpentry, woodworking, and other skilled trades, the Amish have passed down trade secrets and excellent techniques from generation to generation. However, the biggest difference is the mindset. Amish sheds are not just a type of shed – they evidence a mindset and process that focuses on quality, honesty, and integrity. 

With Classic Buildings, you also get nearly unlimited customization options. As long as it’s structurally sound, you can pretty much build anything your heart desires. With tons of options and features, you can add in flower boxes, an insulated floor, vented skylights, lofts and shelves, dormers, and so much more. We’ve had customers use our portable buildings for more than just storage sheds. One customer uses their building as a bakery. Another customer added stilts to their building and created a fully functional deer blind! With Classic Buildings, it’s easy to create your dream shed. 

Shed Use

Sheds have come a long way in the last few years! People use sheds for so many things – many you may have never thought of! Here are just a few of the more common shed purposes: 

  • A storage space for outdoor materials and tools. 
  • A storage space for vehicles (e.g. ATVs, dirt bikes, etc.) 
  • A workspace for repairs, woodworking, crafting, etc. 
  • A fully outfitted garden shed, equipped with pots, garden tools, seeds, etc. 
  • A “man-cave” or “woman-cave” (nicknamed the “she-shed”) – a space to retreat. 
  • An office or art studio

When asked what was the most unique thing a Classic Building’s shed was used for, one of our team members recalled a shed one customer converted into a fully functional bakery! Another customer added stilts to their shed, creating the perfect deer blind. 

At Classic Buildings, it’s easy to customize your shed. we offer lots of features and options. That way, you can turn your shed into the perfect workspace, storage space, “she-shed,” or whatever else you have in mind!  

Ready to Buy A Storage Shed? 

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If you’ve been inspired and are ready to buy your very own storage shed, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you. Before buying a shed, it’s important to know the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes, permit requirements depend on the size of your shed. Make sure you know the requirements of your area to avoid fines! 

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest and in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“Thank you so very much for the fantastic shed and the marvelous experience.
I will highly recommend you to everyone who is looking for a new shed.”

– Rick Franklin – Read more testimonials here!

19 Of The Most Amazing And Best Tiny House Designs

19 Of The Most Amazing And Best Tiny House Designs

Tiny homes are becoming increasingly popular. The best tiny house designs are environmentally friendly, economical, and contain all the essentials for living a normal yet simple life.  Tiny houses come in all shapes and (small) sizes. From ultra-modern to traditional/rustic, there is a tiny home design for all tastes. Check out our gallery below for the best tiny house designs or contact Classic Buildings today for more information on owning your own tiny home. 

19 Best Tiny Home Designs – Gallery

The following gallery features 19 of the best tiny house designs. Maybe they’ll even inspire you to consider living the tiny house life!  

Tiny Home #1 - Cozy Cottage

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This cozy, cottage-like 196 square foot tiny home will make anyone feel at home!
Source: http://www.countryliving.com/home-design/g1887/tiny-house/?slide=13

 


Want to know more about tiny houses? Check out the links below!

 Tiny Houses – Stats and Figures / Tiny Houses for Sale in Missouri / Tiny Houses


Are You Considering Purchasing a Tiny Home? 

If you’ve done the research and have decided that a tiny house is right for you, it’s time to start looking for your perfect home! At Classic Buildings, we build high-quality tiny houses and other types of portable buildings for those in the Missouri area. You can own a tiny house on some of the best terms available. Classic Buildings offers the following:

  • Super low down payment (anyone can afford to own a portable building)
  • Low or no delivery fee
  • No credit checks required
  • Rent-to-own in as little as three years
  • The ability to choose your own colors and design

If you’re ready to move forward with your awesome tiny home design, contact Classic Buildings now!

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.”

– Rick Franklin – more testimonials here!

7 Reasons Why Utility Sheds Are The Ultimate Storage Space Solution

Utility Sheds – The Ultimate Storage Space Solution

Storage, or utility sheds, are a practical, customizable, and cost-effective storage space solution. If you’ve run out of room in your attic or garage and need extra storage space, storage sheds are a perfect choice. The following list outlines the top 7 reasons why utility sheds truly are the ultimate solution to all your storage space needs! 

 7 Reasons Why Utility Sheds Are The Ultimate Storage Solution

Often when looking for storage solutions, people are drawn to public storage sheds or garages. However, utility sheds are the best choice when you simply need extra storage space. Sheds are economical and come in many different looks and sizes. Some can be customized to include windows, shelves, and even workbenches! Opting for a new addition to your home can be costly and can take months to complete. Sheds can be constructed quickly and easily brought to your property. Utility sheds are an all-around good storage choice, and here’s why. 

1. Cost-Effective 

Though public storage is cheaper in the short term, monthly fees quickly add up. If you need a long-term storage option, the storage shed is your go-to choice. Of course, storage sheds will cost most up front, but in the end, you will end up with a building that can literally last a lifetime. Options such as rent-to-own allow you to own a shed for monthly payments comparable to public storage unit costs. Sheds also come in a variety of sizes, allowing you to select one that fits both your needs and budgets. 

2. Convenient 

utility shed

Sheds allow extra storage space right on your own property. If you have a public storage unit, you have to drive to it every time you need an item from inside. A storage unit right in your own backyard is more convenient and allows you to store everyday items inside. You probably wouldn’t want to keep your lawnmower inside your house or at a storage unit miles away! A Utility shed is a great place to keep outdoor, everyday tools and items.  

3. More Space in Your House & Garage

Storage sheds also provide the extra space needed to, for example, store the second car in your garage, or use your attic as a loft instead of a big closet! Garages are a great place to store items, but many people also want to use their garage to keep their cars safe from theft and from the elements. If your garage is your only storage space, you may soon run out of room for your car! Some attics can be completely converted into livable spaces. Freeing up space by moving extra boxes or items from your attic to a storage shed can add a whole new room to your house. 

4. Customizable 

When you purchase your very own utility shed, you have nearly endless customization possibilities! Wooden storage sheds are easy to paint (both inside and out) and easy to add features and options too. Some larger utility sheds, such as the Ultra Series Shed pictured above, almost look like tiny houses! A workbench can easily be added and viola! Your very own outdoor workshop/storage unit. Add some hooks and shelves to the smaller, more classic Utility Shed and you’ve got yourself the perfect shed for tools, garden equipment, and even bicycles. 

5. Secure

If you lack storage space, leaving your tools, bicycles, lawnmowers, or other equipment outside can result in theft. A utility shed provides security for your belongings. It also allows you to keep an eye on the building and add additional locks if you feel the need to. Although public storage units are usually safe and secure, the ability to keep an eye on your items gives many people peace of mind. 

6. Versatile 

By now, it should be clear that utility sheds are a great storage solution! However, what you store in them is totally up to you. Yes, many people use their storage sheds to keep outdoor equipment or tools. That doesn’t mean you can’t store whatever you like in there. If your shed is built well and free from leaks and drafts, the storage possibilities are almost endless! Owning your own utility shed also means that if you end up purging your items and no longer need the extra storage space, you can convert your shed into whatever you like! Some popular ideas are: 

  • A “man cave” or “she-shed” 
  • A playhouse for children or an outdoor room for dogs 
  • A workspace or art room 
  • A personal gym or yoga studio 
  • A mini home movie theatre 

Remember, storage sheds are far from useless if you no longer need additional storage space! 

7. Attractive Addition To Your Home

Utility Sheds by Classic Buildings

Because storage sheds are so easily customizable, you can find one that looks perfect in your backyard. It’s even possible to match the siding and shingle colors to your own home. Many people choose wooden sheds over other building materials just because they are aesthetically pleasing. Utility sheds are attractive, convenient, and practical – another reason why they are the ultimate storage solution! 

Ready to Buy A Utility Shed? 

If the above list has helped you make the final decision to get your very own utility shed, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you. Before buying a shed, it’s important to know the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes, permit requirements depend on the size of your shed. Make sure you know the requirements of your area to avoid fines! 

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ utility sheds, you can view our buildings herecheck out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

Where To Buy 

If you are ready to buy a shed you can purchase one from any one of our Classic Buildings locations: Arnold (Missouri), St. Charles (Missouri), Springfield (Missouri), Washington (Missouri), Warrensburg (Missouri), St. Louis (Missouri), Swansea (Illinois), Rolla (Missouri), Columbia (Missouri), Kansas City (Missouri), and Jefferson City (Missouri).

Like all our buildings, Classic Buildings’ utility sheds are built to last and are highly customizable, professionally built, and high-quality.

 

“We absolutely love our building and I can’t say enough about the craftsmanship!” 

 

Sources

https://www.thespruce.com/considerations-when-buying-outdoor-storage-sheds-2130776
http://www.bigdiyideas.com/8-alternative-uses-for-a-garden-shed/

 

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