Three Things To Look For In A Storage Shed

Solve your where-do-I-put-this? problems for good.

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Make room for what you need with a backyard shed.KETER

If you’re thinking about investing in a storage shed, you know there are several factors to making a good choice. Size, construction, finish and function are just a few elements to consider in your hunt for the perfect solution. We’ve done our research for all of the must-haves in a great shed, and here’s what we found.

8x6 Large Resin Outdoor Shed
Double doors, skylight, steel frame construction, hardwearing floor and built-in shelves.KETER

Sheds are made in a variety of materials: wood, metal, resin and plastic. All have their benefits and drawbacks. However, if you’re looking for a structure that requires almost zero upkeep, consider a shed made from lightweight resin. It’s weatherproof, will never rust and is impervious to termites and other outdoor pests. Many come with a steel frame, which also means that they can endure heavy snowfall and falling debris.

4x6 Resin Outdoor Storage Shed
Easy and quick assembly, and fits discreetly in any yard.KETER

Because sheds can accommodate vertical storage for things like bikes, tools, lawn furniture, etc., it’s not necessary to get the biggest structure available. Knowing how much storage space you need vs. how much yard square footage you can spare is key to choosing just the right sized shed for your needs.

Best Barns New Castle 12' X 16' Wood Shed Kit
A large build-it-yourself set with 24/7 customer support and gorgeous detailing.Best Barns Inc.

If you’re looking for a shed that will add charm to your property, not just storage capacity, consider a wood outbuilding with features like shutters, windows and planting boxes.

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We like this model’s double doors, windows, skylights and steel frame construction.Suncast

If you tend to store bulky items like lawn mowers, bicycles and/or bike trailers or furniture in your shed, consider one with double doors for easy access.