Building a shed for your property can involve a variety of factors. What kind of flooring should you install, what should be the style of the shed, what color should the paint be, etc. However, there is one significant factor that you absolutely need to consider before buying a shed.
What size should you get? Should it be small, medium-sized or large? In this article, we will help you determine the right dimensions so you can make an informed decision.
Types of Shed Sizes
Sheds come in a variety of sizes to serve different needs. A small-size is usually under 80 square feet, or somewhere around 8×12” – 10×12. A small shed can serve as storage for your garden supplies such as fertilizers, pesticides, cleaning equipment, etc.
Medium-sized sheds can be somewhere around 90-120 square feet in size or 8×16 – 10×16. This size can be great to fit larger items such as sports equipment and bikes.
Large sheds can be 144-288+ square feet in size, or have dimensions of 12×20. They can store barbecue grills, snowboarding equipment, wheelbarrows, lawnmowers, etc. These sheds can also be used as recreational rooms for arts and crafts, or you can also turn them into a spare room.
Here are some questions you need to consider before deciding on the size.
What will be the purpose of the shed?
Do you want a portable building so you can store extra items from the garage? Or could it serve as a workshop for your craft? If it’s only for storage, you don’t need much space and a small-sized shed would serve the purpose. However, if you plan to use that space to work on projects, you will need enough room to move around, so a medium-sized or large-sized shed will serve your needs better.
What is the size of your yard?
Some people may ignore this factor, however, it’s important to consider the shed size in comparison to your yard size. If you have a huge yard, you can make install a medium or large-sized shed. A smaller-sized yard should only incorporate a smaller building, so you have enough space for children to play or to grow plantations.
Think of the future
In the next couple of years, are you planning to have kids or start a hobby? Will your parents move in with you? Depending on how things will be in the future, you can also consider installing a portable building that will fulfill your future needs.
Making the correct choice can feel daunting, but it doesn’t need to. Feel free to visit our locations in Adrian or Monroe, Michigan and our team would be happy to help you figure out the perfect style, size, and customizations for your property.