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

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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 

14x20 shed

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. 


  • 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 


  • 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

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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 

gardening tools

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

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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

what to store in a 14x20 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

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

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

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!