Whether it’s time for some spring cleaning or winter decluttering, chances are the biggest project on your to-do list is organizing the garage and backyard. You’ve got your kids’ bikes in one corner, garden tools strewn about in another, and let’s not even get started with the holiday decorations that are shoved in that less-than-weatherproof cardboard box.
Since the garage isn’t really your living space, it’s easy to feel like everything you toss in there is out of sight, out of mind, but we all know that’s simply not true. It’s never too late to reclaim your yard and garage and turn them into spaces that are actually useful. Along with downsizing and donating the stuff you don’t need, stowing your items in a storage shed will make a huge difference in your home’s overall organization.
Whether you have a small yard and are looking for a shed with a minimal footprint, or want to add a large colonial-style shed to accent your home’s exterior, we’ve found some of the best storage sheds to organize your space. And maybe you can finally check that “clean the garage” box off your to-do list!
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Large Storage Sheds
Solid Wood Storage Shed Penthouse
Dimensions: 9′ W x 9′ D
Made out of solid Western red cedar, this storage shed features a set of double doors and elegant black stainless-steel hardware. Both the interior flooring and windows are included, and the shape of the shed makes it ideal for the corner of your yard.
10′ x 12′ Homestead Storage Shed
Dimensions: 10′ W x 12′ D
For a refined farmhouse feel, check out this large storage shed from Wayfair. Featuring a set of large doors, black stainless-steel hardware, and window shutters, this shed will add a charming traditional countryside touch to your backyard.
12′ x 12′ Storage Shed Greenhouse
Dimensions: 12′ W x 12′ D
Not only does this large storage shed offer plenty of space for all your garden and yard tools and supplies, but it also includes a built-in greenhouse. Complete with a cupola, windows, and a copper finial, this is a lighthouse-inspired colonial shed that is sure to make a statement in your garden for years to come.
12′ x 16′ Wood Barn Shed
Dimensions: 12′ W x 16′ D
For a true piece of Americana in your backyard, check out this barn-style storage shed from Amazon. Featuring double doors, a window, and a lofted storage area, this kit features pre-cut wood for an easier installation.
Simple Black-and-White Storage Shed
Dimensions: 8′ W x 6′ D
With a simple, yet elegant black-and-white finish, this storage shed has horizontal sliding double doors and a taller gable roof so you don’t have to duck when you walk in and out. One Wayfair reviewer mentions that the seals aren’t totally waterproof, so you might want to consider adding some caulking.
10′ x 10′ Colonial Storage Shed
Dimensions: 10′ W x 10′ D
This colonial-style wood shed from Wayfair features eye-catching farmhouse style double doors. This shed kit is made in the U.S. and includes windows, flooring, and ventilation, though you’ll need to provide your own paint and shingles.
Large Metal Lean-to Storage Shed
Dimensions: 6′ W x 9′ D x 7.3′ H
Stowaway valuable items like bikes and lawn mowers with this metal lean-to storage shed. Though it’s larger at 6 feet by 9 feet, it’s a lean-to option that fits in unused side yard space.
Metal Lean-to Storage Shed
Dimensions: 4′ W x 6.5′ D
For a shed with a small footprint, consider this metal lean-to storage shed. The steel is finished with zinc to resist corrosion and the sloped roof allows you to store taller items like shovels and hoes. A reviewer mentions that assembling the shed is a bit of a hassle, and to plan on enlisting the help of a friend to put it together.
Western Red Cedar Lean-to Storage Shed
Dimensions: 6′ W x 3′ D
For a traditional garden-style shed, consider this lean-to made out of solid Western red cedar. This kit comes with the shed, flooring, and two built-in storage shelves to keep your smaller tools organized.
14′ x 10′ Solid Wood Storage Shed
Dimensions: 14′ W x 10′ D
This larger, farmhouse-style solid wood storage shed features a lofted area to stow anything from Christmas decorations to garden tools. The double doors are large enough for you to store a variety of lawn equipment with ease. Something to keep in mind about this kit is that it doesn’t include a window, so you’ll have to install one on your own.
Metal Storage Shed with Wood Grain Finish
Dimensions: 8′ W x 6′ D
Get the best of both worlds with this steel storage shed that’s finished to look like wood. The steel is treated with zinc to discourage corrosion and the low gable roof offers a minimalist feel. UV resistant steel protects this shed from rot and extreme weather conditions.
7.5′ x 11′ Resin Storage Shed
Dimensions: 7.5′ W x 11′ D x 8′ H
Available in a variety of different lengths to suit your yard’s size and needs, this resin storage shed is all-weather resistant and doesn’t require any painting or finishing. Featuring windows and a skylight, this shed has walls that can be drilled, allowing you the option to add shelving for even more organization. Reviewers mention it is surprisingly easy to put together, though the packaging and shipping weren’t ideal.
Log Cabin Storage Shed
Dimensions: 8′ W x 8′ D x 7′ H
Add some cabin vibes to your yard with this solid wood storage shed from Wayfair. Made out of unfinished spruce pine wood, this shed can be painted to match your house or barn.
8′ x 12′ Wood Colonial Storage Shed
Dimensions: 8′ W x 12′ D x 9.75′ H
This colonial-style solid wood storage shed is made in the U.S. and features double doors and two windows. Decorative hinges and shutters add a farmhouse feel to this shed.
Modern Single Door Storage Shed
Dimensions: 8 W x 6′ D x 7.6′ H
For a more modern option, consider this single door metal shed from Wayfair. A door lock and skylight are included in the kit, and the roof is reinforced with galvanized steel.
Small Storage Sheds
Single Door Cypress Wood Storage Shed
Dimensions: 2.5′ W x 2′ D, 6.3′ H
If you’re looking for a smaller storage shed that still offers plenty of vertical space, consider this single door storage shed made of cypress wood. Four shelves are included in this shed to encourage an organized space for smaller items.
Shutter-Style Vertical Storage Shed
Dimensions: 2.8′ W x 1.5′ D x 5.25′ H
Made out of fir, this shutter style storage shed is one of the smallest sheds on our list so it would work well as a garage organizer for your tools or as a garden supply shed.
Small Resin Storage Shed
Dimensions: 4′ W x 2.5′ D x 3.5′ H
Made out of weather and UV-resistant resin, this small storage shed keeps your important outdoor items from getting ruined in wet weather conditions. One reviewer mentioned that though this is a smaller storage shed, it’s pretty spacious and kept their patio cushions dry in the rain.
Metal Horizontal Storage Shed
Dimensions: 6.5′ W x 3′ D
This shed is an ideal size for storing a small number of basic gardening supplies like soil, hand tools, and planters. Or, keep your bikes secure and safe.
Western Red Cedar Vertical Storage Shed
Dimensions: 2.3′ W x 1.7′ D x 6′ H
If you’re short on space but could still benefit from a bit of backyard storage, consider this single-door vertical shed. Made out of durable Western red cedar, this shed features two smaller shelves to store away hand tools or planters. Install a garden tool rack inside this shed for an even more organized solution.
Bella Wiley says
I liked it when you said how outdoor storage could deliver a peaceful and safe place for your youngsters to go when they want to run off some steam.
My sister and I are looking for a storage shed or barn where we can put some unused items at home; I’m glad I came across this article and read the benefits a storage shed can provide.
I will share this with my sister and see how this can help us decide where and when we can find a storage shed or barn company to assist us with this matter.
Great info. I like the look of the cedar, and it would probably last the longest. My neighbor had one built and they used PVC trim which never rots. Our shed the trim rotted out , so ill have to check into it.