A successful DIY shed starts with choosing the right shed plans. First, determine how much space you can commit to an outbuilding, and check local codes for setbacks as you decide where to put it. It’s also important to consider what you’d like to store in the shed. Small tools can be hung on walls to save space, but large items like lawnmowers and snow blowers need more square footage.
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Our storage sheds come in easy to assemble kits and are a quick way to add capacity.
This small rack can be built using pallets, so that you keep the costs under control. If you fancy this design, you should really check out the plans, that are well put down. MORE >>
Pro Tip: Keep in mind that not every shed comes with a foundation. If you want your kit built on a foundation, such as a concrete slab, a pro can help with installation.
This gable roof garden shed has plenty of room for a riding mower, and even tall trellises.
Some kits and DIY builds run around $25 a square foot, after purchasing all materials, equipment, and the plans.
Next, attach the 1×6 trims to the front of the shed roof. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
You should also check my plans for building a large 8×16 firewood shed that can hold up to 6 cords. This is a super simple structure with a lean to roof, but this is exactly what you need if you want to get the job done yourself and keep the costs down. MORE >>
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We love our shed! We built it against our house and it looks like it was a part of the original architecture! Ben and Randall did an amazing job! Incredible craftsmanship. We just finished decking out the interior with shelving, a workbench and a loft. It's wonderful! Highly recommend this company and Mitch was fantastic with communication. Thank you Mitch! Meg G. 3 months ago
Do you want to store up to 2 cords of firewood and do it in an economic and safe manner? Nothing is easier than that, as you can just check out my free set of plans dedicated to this topic. This shed features a lean to roof with 3 sides that are properly enclosed, while the front is open for an easy access inside. Make sure you use the skids because that lifts the frame from the ground and protects the components from moisture. This is a simple design that you can use for years in a row. MORE >>
How do you plan to use your shed? The purpose of your shed will have an impact on your total costs. If you need a storage shed for your garden tools and lawn equipment, it’s easy to downsize the project and save on costs.
Gardening sheds - These are usually large enough for a potting table and storage of basic gardening equipment.Storage shed - A storage shed can be any size depending on what you plan to keep in it. People use sheds to store lawn mowers, rakes, gardening equipment, bikes, golf carts, sports equipment, and more.Workshop/office - If you want to work in your shed and have a space separate from your home, you need to fully finish, insulate, and wire your shed for electricity. These sheds are more like small houses and have much higher costs to build.Child’s playhouse - A simple shed can also be used as a child’s playhouse. These sheds can be any size and may be finished or unfinished, depending on how you intend your children to use them. Cost to Build a Shed Per Square Foot
Remember, if you like the look of the Classic A-shape Roof, you can always choose the cheaper Standard Workshop Shed, or upgrade to the pricier Premier Workshop shed, which offers more windows.
In most instances, the biggest determining factor in the cost of your shed is its size. This is true whether you use a kit, a DIY build from a plan, or a custom build. Below are some of the most common sizes and costs, assuming a professionally built shed.