A nice storage shed is often a must-have if you have a backyard or a garden. It’s more convenient than using the garage in a lot of ways and the biggest advantage is usually the placement. In other words, the storage shed is exactly where you need to be and gives you a place to keep all your gardening tools and other things, to organize them and to create a designated space just for them. In case you missed it, we talked about shed plans a while ago and we showed how you can build your own storage shed from scratch if you ever want to.
As it turns out, building a storage shed is easier than it looks. This tutorial from ana-white describes the entire process from start to finish and explains how you can build a small cedar shed which you can later customize on the inside however you want.
You know what else you can use a storage shed for? Smoking meat. Of course, in order to do you need to make some changes to the shed first. The transformation is pretty easy and everything you need to know about it is described on ana-white.
Our 11 best storage sheds for gardens available on the market
Of course, even if building the storage shed yourself as a DIY project isn’t that difficult, it’s definitely easier to simply buy one and there are some pretty cool options to choose from. You can find our top choices down below.
The Rubbermaid storage shed is great for small spaces. It’s compact and simple and ideal for storing gardening tools and supplies. It has a tough and sturdy constructions with an impact-resistant floor. It’s also resistant to rot and rust and easy to assemble. The dimensions are 36 x 55 x 28 inches on the outside and 29 x 47 X 21 inches on the inside, with a total storage capacity of 18 cubic feet.
The Suncast 6′ x 3′ cascade storage shed is better-suited for tall items and long-handled gardening tools such as rakes and shovels or ladders. It’s strong and durable, featuring multi-wall panels and a reinforced floor which can support heavy items. It also has windows so natural light can get inside and so you can have a look in from the exterior. The doors can be locked so you can keep all your items safe and secure at all times.
This is the Keter Factor backyard storage shed. It has a storage capacity of 131 cubic feet and a simple but nice design with a wood-like texture. The shed is made from polypropylene resin plastic with steel reinforcement which makes it durable as well as lightweight. Its external dimensions are 51. 2 in. W x 75. 6 in. D x 78 in. H and the internal dimensions are 43. 7 in. W x 69. 7 in. D x 74. 8 in. H.
We really love this storage shed. To be more precise, we love the combination of colors and the simple design. The shed has a storage capacity of 130 cubic feet so it’s very similar to the one featured above. It’s made of resin and has a steel reinforced roof. You can easily drill holes into the walls to mount shelves or storage racks on them.
The overall dimensions of this stylish shed are 90. 2 in. W x 88 in. D x 95. 2 in. H.
Here’s yet another storage shed very similar in style and size to the ones presented above. This one measures 51.2 in. W x 75.6 in. D x 78 in. H on the outside and respectively 43.7 in. W x 69.7 in. D x 74.8 in. H on the inside. It has a storage capacity of 131.8 cubic feet and is made from polypropylene resin plastic with steel reinforcement.
This is the vertical version of the Rubbermaid storage shed. It’s ideal for garden tools with long handles, ladders and tall items in general. It has a small footprint so it’s suitable for both big and small yards and gardens and it doesn’t rot or rust. it has a strong and sturdy construction and can be easily assembled using common household tools.
Horizontal storage shed such as this one are pretty cute and versatile and you can use them for bikes, trash cans and other such items as well as for all sorts of tools and supplies in general. It’s strong, durable and sturdy and an easy-to-lift lid and multi-wall resin panels.
The Suncast vertical storage shed measures 5 feet 9-1/2 inch W x 2 feet 4-3/4 inch D x 7 feet 6-1/4 inch H and shares a lot of characteristics with many of the other shed mentioned so far: multi-wall panels, sturdy floor, small windows and lockable doors.
There are no windows on this storage shed and there’s really no need for them given the design and proportions. The shed measures 51 in. L x 29 in. W x 43. 5 in. H and has an interior of 47. 6 in. W x 25. 2 in. D x 39. 4 in. H. It’s small compared to other models, with a storage capacity of 27.4 cubic feet.
In case you prefer a metal shed, check out this one. It’s made from durable electro-galvanized steel treated with zinc to better resist corrosion and rust. It has a storage capacity of 93 cubic feet and has 67” high walls for plenty of head room inside. There’s also a sloped roof designed to prevent water from pooling at the top.
This Keter Elite storage shed is super versatile thanks to its overall proportions and the simple design. It has a storage capacity of 50 cubic feet and is made from durable polypropylene resin with a textured wood-like finish. It has reinforced, weather-proof walls and is great for storing things like trash cans, gardening tools, pool accessories and lots of other things.