How to Choose the Perfect Shed Size

Selecting the perfect storage shed size depends on what you’d like to store inside your shed and how much available space you have on your site.

Please note this the information provided in this article is general advice only, It does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on any information, you should consider the appropriateness of the information provided and the nature of the relevant financial product, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

Estimate your storage needs

The best way to know how big your shed needs to be is to start with your intended use of the extra space.

Sheds for general storage

The most popular storage shed size is 10x16 and is perfect for storing seasonal items and general yard & gardening tools. 

Sheds for heavy, large storage

When storing large, heavier items, it is more difficult to move and access your equipment. For this reason, for customers that plan to store large, heavy equipment, it is best to select a storage shed larger than your total equipment size. Selecting a larger shed will provide more room to maneuver your heavy equipment in and out of your storage shed.

For customers planning to use their portable accessory building as a garage for a single parked vehicle, a good starting size is 12 feet by 20 feet. Please note, a storage shed is not ideal for vehicles with daily use. Rather, portable accessory garages are best for long-term storage of antiques, classic and specialty vehicles.

Sheds with finished interior

For customers that intended to finish the interior of their portable accessory building, the building size should be at least 8 feet by 10 feet. An ideal size for sheds being converted as a 'she shed', hobby room, craft space, man cave, or outdoor office space is 10 feet by 16 feet, the average size of a U.S. office space.

Measure your available yard space

The maximum size of your storage shed ultimately depends on the available space in your yard. 

Please note, Stateline Builders requires a minimum of 2 feet of extra clearance around the entire storage shed for proper installation.

Check your local city and community rules

Many communities and cities have rules regarding how large your storage shed can be and how close it can be installed to property lines and existing structures. Check your local building codes, and HOA rules to determine your maximum allowed size of your storage shed. A building permit may be required for large and even small storage sheds.

For more step-by-step guidance, read 9 Things to Do Before Installation Day.

What is the perfect storage shed size?

The perfect storage shed size for you depends on three critical factors: your intended use of the shed, the available space in your yard, and the maximum allowed size for your city or community. When purchasing your shed from Stateline Builders, please consider each of these factors for the perfect storage shed size.

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