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Choosing the Best Shed Size to Build for Your Yard

Just like how your kids outgrow their beds, we tend to outgrow our homes, too. When your garage and attic are bursting at the seams with bikes, lawn tools, fancy dishware, and your lawn mower you need a backyard shed. Finding the best size shed to build is the first step — let’s get started right now.

Finding the right shed size does matter. You don’t want to end up with a small shed that you’ll outgrow again, but you also don’t want to end up paying for a jumbo shed that you don’t really use.

Avoid the mistake other homeowners make! Read our shed size guide to discover the most common shed sizes — and to decide which one is the perfect fit for your backyard.

The 3 Most Common Shed Sizes

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Answers don’t always come in black and white, but luckily, with our easy-to-follow shed size guide, finding the best size shed to build gets a whole lot easier. It’s important to remember that with a custom Amish shed builder like Glick Woodworks, you can really get any size storage shed you want. However, these are just a few of the most common shed sizes we build.

  • Small (10”x12” or 8”x12”): Do you have a green thumb — or have a spouse that thinks they do? If you’ve noticed your garage becoming flooded with gardening tools or light yard work equipment, this is the size for you! A 10”x12” or 8”x12” shed is all you need for de-cluttering the push mower, flower pots, tools, and lawn supplies easily and effectively. Indulge in some of our favorite small shed styles right here.
  • Medium (10”x16” or 8”x16”): It’s safe to say, this is the typical East Coast homeowner’s best size shed to build. Comfortably containing a riding mower, snow blower, or larger sized yard tools, this shed has got the capacity to hold all your 4-season must-haves. See the trending medium size shed styles, here.
  • Large (12”x20” or 12”x24”): A shed so massive, you’ll sublet space to your neighbors! A 12”x24” is the most common shed size for large footprints. Nearly the size of a garage, this can hold practically anything and everything you need — including multiple sets of tools, riding mowers, pieces of equipment, ATV’s, yard games, bicycles, and more! View our favorite design for large size sheds, now!

Things to Consider Before Buying a Shed

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Is one of those most common shed sizes right for you? Great, call us and start customizing. If you’re still deciding, here are a few basic points to consider. If you can answer these 5 questions, it will help determine the best shed size for you:

  • How Will You Use It? How do you envision using your shed? A yoga studio she-shed space will obviously require a bit more room than one just used for storing some bicycles and shovels.
  • What Are You Storing? If your shed is to be used for storage, what items are you storing? It is always wise to leave a little extra room around things like ATV’s and riding mowers to allow for easy access and removal.
  • How Big is Your Yard? If you have a small yard, the best shed size to build may be determined by this one factor alone. Small sized lots clearly don’t have the capacity to hold a large shed! One of the best ways to accommodate big storage in a small yard is to choose a shed with two stories, or a loft.
  • What’s Your Budget? One of the most important factors to homeowners when buying a new shed is price. If you’re looking to stick to a budget, a smaller shed size will accommodate that!
  • What Does the Township Say? No matter where you live, we always suggest checking local building codes for any sizing restrictions. In fact, some municipalities will only allow a certain size shed to be built until a building permit is required.

Installing the Best Size Shed for You

There’s only one thing we love more than building sheds – and that’s helping homeowners get the RIGHT shed for them!

If you know the best size shed for you, or want more information about our shed size guide, feel free to give us a call or contact us. At no cost to you, our Amish shed experts will be happy to provide assistance and a free, no-obligation price estimate!

Contact us today to start the conversation!

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Glick woodworks did two customized projects in the last three years. Our beautiful 14x22 shed and our 13x13 potting shed. GORGEOUS!!! Glicks are service driven and know how to build that is tough and built to last, sturdy and structurally sound in their trade. Communication with us is enjoyable. They have storage and potting sheds ready to deliver on their lot in Mt Joy, Pa but also shine in customization. Love, love,love.......their whole business plan is impeccable, right up to the delivery day and beyond.Collaborating on future project. Thank you very much !
tracy taverner
tracy taverner
16:25 18 Apr 24
The guys there are very knowledgeable and they work around your budget. Would highly recommend them if you’re looking to get a shed or a garage. Nice guys to work with.
jenn garcia
jenn garcia
14:24 16 Mar 24
BEST IN THE BUSINESS!UPDATE 2/8/24 they are still the best in the business. Wanted to also provide a finished picture of Glick woodwork building.Custom design, build, delivery, and turn-key installation of our 30x50 4 car garage and attached breezeway in NJ.Daniel and his TEAM are absolutely the BEST in the business…hands down!Can’t wait for the next project for them
Allan Witten
Allan Witten
19:53 08 Feb 24
Having had 12x20 garage/shed by Glick Woodworks for seven months now and can tell that this is very solid and well built product. Equally important, it was a very easy and professional process to discuss design, get drawings, and finalize order. All my questions were answered, all emails and calls promptly responded to. The installation was right on time, fast, and just a pleasure to watch. Overall, I don't think I'll need another shed anytime soon, but if I do - I know where to go!
Arkady Sherman
Arkady Sherman
19:33 09 Dec 23
I needed to move a shed to a different property. Dave was quick to respond, scheduling was easy, especially important because I had a narrow timeframe to work with, and the move was smooth, uneventful, and with perfect placement. The person who did the move itself was informative, skilled, and pleasant. I highly recommend and will most definitely use again.
Jon Cabiria
Jon Cabiria
01:53 07 Dec 23
Amazing experience. Great communication and executed the job perfectly. Highly recommend!
Kaitlyn Murphy
Kaitlyn Murphy
15:46 12 Oct 23