Best Lowes Sheds
The best outdoor storage sheds come in practically every shape, size, material, and design you can imagine. Some are made for storage, others are walk-in ready.
Some of these sheds allow you to customize them, others are predetermined and can’t be personalized.
We’re going to guide you through everything you need to know in order to select the correct outdoor storage shed for your needs.
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How to Choose the Best Outdoor Storage Shed – Buyers Guide
Storage units have two major size considerations. First of all, you’ll want to think about floor space. Secondly, you’ll want to consider height.
Floor space can be calculated by multiplying the floor’s length and width. A shed that is 10 feet long and 5 feet wide has 50 square feet (sq ft). Don’t confuse that with cubic feet with is a measure of volume whereas floor space is a measure of surface area.
Height is, of course, as simple as reading the manufacturer’s listed specifications for the height of the storage unit.
Think about what you need to store and figure out if you need a tall storage unit, a short and wide unit, or other dimensional shapes that will fit your needs.
If all you need is room to store a few garden tools and outdoor grill you can get away with a short squatty storage bin.
If you need to store a riding lawn mower, however, you’ll need a full-size storage shed with enough height and width to comfortably drive a tractor in and out.
The size and shape of the door on your storage shed is another consideration you should make before buying. Here are a couple of sizes to think about.
In order to be able to freely walk (or ride a lawn tractor) in and out you’ll probably want a 6.5’ door height or so. Width, on the other hand, is up to you. Make sure it’s wide enough to accommodate whatever equipment you need to load in.
For cramped spaces, sliding doors could help use up less room. Sliding doors disappear into the storage shed instead of swinging inward or outward so if the area around your shed is tight (bushes, trees, etc.) consider sliding doors.