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What are livable sheds?

A livable shed, also known as a shed home or shed house, is a shed that was converted into a living space. Basically, a shed with proper amenities for living like electricity, plumbing, insulation, etc.

Can you live in a shed?

There aren’t many obstacles in your way when it comes to living in a shed. The only major issue can be if your local regulations don’t permit it. For instance, in Australia, sheds are classified as a Class 10a building meaning it’s not habitable, but to live in them you must make them a “livable” Class 1a building by adding a shower, a sink, using the proper foundation, etc.

Another example of this is that in New York, there are building codes that state sheds must be a certain size and must have emergency exits. So just be sure to check your local codes and regulations before deciding to build a shed house. Here’s where you can find your state’s local codes and regulations.

Should you live in a shed?

Living in a shed can have many benefits, here are a few:

Affordability

If you’re trying to find a place to live on a budget, a livable shed is a perfect solution for you! Shed homes can only cost a fraction of the price of a house! Instead of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for a house, you can make a shed livable for as low as $12,000. Shed prices also range from a few thousand to $10,000+, which means you can have a shed home for a total of only $17,000!

Portability

Given their small size, it’s no question that shed houses are portable. All you must do is load your shed onto the back of a trailer, and off you go! This allows for easy moving and extra flexibility in your life since you can take your home wherever you go. If portability is what you’re looking for, here’s a guide to buying a portable shed!

Reduced carbon footprint

Living in a shed home also allows you to be more environmentally friendly and leave a smaller carbon footprint. This is because shed houses are small, so it doesn’t cost much to heat or cool them, not to mention that you won’t need as many lights either because of their small size. This will help you save money on your utility bill as well.

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Requirements for a livable shed and their costs

Electricity

Nowadays, electricity is one of the biggest necessities in our everyday lives. From charging our phones to heating our homes to making sure we can see when it gets dark, life without electricity would be a struggle.

For your shed house, you’ll need to have outlets to charge your electronic devices, lights for when it gets dark, and an electric AC/heater to stay comfortable year-round. Depending on the distance from the main house, wiring type, size of the shed, how much stuff you’d like to power, and if you want to do it yourself, prices for providing power to your shed can vary, starting from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand.

Insulation

Imagine sleeping outside in the middle of the Winter or Summer when the weather can get quite intense. Not only would this be unpleasant, but it can also be hazardous as you may face hypothermia or heat exhaustion.

You would want to insulate your shed especially if you will be living in it. This is because, without insulation, a shed only has thin walls which allow heat to transfer through itself easily. This means that extreme temperatures will have no problem making their way into your shed home unless you insulate your shed. Considering that insulation prices range from $.50 to $6.00+ per square foot, you can expect to pay $150-500+, depending on the size of your shed.

Plumbing

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If you plan on living somewhere I’m sure being able to keep a proper hygiene routine is a must. You may also want to be able to wash your dishes after you eat. Therefore, you should consider installing a bathroom and a kitchen in your shed home. The water lines alone can cost you at least $1,000. Then you must consider the price of building a bathroom and a kitchen. Building a bathroom can run you $2,500 to $20,000+, and a kitchen can cost $5,000+.

Windows

Adding windows can be a great addition to your livable shed. Windows allow sunlight to shine into your shed house, sunlight has its own wide variety of benefits from boosting your serotonin levels to improving your sleep quality. Windows also give you the ability to open them and let the fresh breeze circulate throughout your cozy shed home. Window installation prices can vary depending on multiple things like the size of the window, the type of window, etc. You can expect to pay as low as $100 per window, all the way up to $1,200 per window.

Furniture

Quality furniture can turn your livable shed into a shed home. Adding a bed can give you a comfortable place to sleep or take a nap. A couch can be the perfect place to read a book or accommodate guests you may invite over. A sofa can start around $500, a bed can run you $1,000, a dining table set can cost around $400, etc. I only listed the essentials, and we are looking at a total just shy of $2,000.

Cosmetics

You may also want to consider adding some cosmetic items to your livable shed to add some life and character to your new home. You can buy a tv to keep you and your guests entertained, a painting or two to fix that blank space on the wall, a desk to get some work done, some books to make it look like you read, and you can’t go wrong with a nice and soft rug! Depending on what you get your price can vary from $0 to around $1,000.

Conclusion

We hope you’ve gained some inspiration to go out and convert your shed into a livable shed/shed home, as well as now have a clearer understanding of the overall costs. From electricity to plumbing, converting your shed into a livable shed is not cheap, but it is cheaper than building or buying a house! Considering everything we covered today; you can expect to spend at least $12,000 (not including the shed’s price) to turn your shed into a livable shed. If you like the idea of tiny homes, check out this article! Also, here’s an article about 13 people who lived in a shed!

Check out some of our clients’ livable sheds and testimonials below:

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Used Sheds

I’m sure you’ve heard of buying used cars before, but what about used sheds? Is it even a good idea? In this article, we give you all the information you need to find out if a used shed is right for you!

What is a used shed?

A used shed is a shed (a simple roofed structure, used for storage, shelter, or as a workshop) that was already purchased and used by someone. A lot of used sheds on the market are repo sheds.

What is shed repossession?

Shed repossession is when a shed is repossessed for incomplete payments, usually on a rent-to-own deal. Some shed manufacturers offer rent-to-own deals to people who cannot afford to buy a shed outright. This allows the buyer to make monthly payments on the shed to end up owning it after the payments are complete. However, if the customer returns the shed for whatever reason, the company will come and repossess the shed, right back to their sales lot. These sheds are also known as repo sheds.

Reasons to Buy a Used Shed

Price

A used shed can be a great addition to your property. One reason for this is that used sheds are usually cheaper than their brand-new counterparts and, in some cases, can be cheaper than a shed kit, which is basically a bundle of all the materials needed to construct a shed. If you want to get the best bang for your buck, be sure to check out our article on outdoor shed costs!

Usage

Used sheds have many uses, you can use a used shed to keep your tools and equipment protected from the weather and wildlife you may find outside, you can also use it as an extra workspace if you need some peace and quiet out of the house to get some work done or if you just need a place that you won’t have a problem getting dirty every once in a while from a project you may be working on. You can even use a used shed to keep animals if it is large enough.

Setup

Used sheds take virtually no time to be set up. This is because they are already prebuilt and just need to be transported to the destination property and de-loaded from the truck onto their new home.

Inspectable

When you buy a brand-new shed or even a shed kit, you never really know what you’re getting until it’s already bought, built, and sitting on your property. However, with a used shed, you can go and have a look at the finished building on the seller’s lot. That way, you can make sure it fulfills all your expectations.

Reasons Not to Buy a Used Shed

Used Condition

When you buy something brand-new you have the luxury of being the first person to own it, this means it has no wear and tear, and you know the product is clean. Unfortunately, when you buy anything used, you don’t have these luxuries. You don’t always know if the previous owner cared for the shed or if he kept it clean.

Lack of Warranty

Most sheds, when purchased brand-new come with a warranty of some sort. Here at Esh’s, we offer a 6-year warranty from the date of manufacturing on our sheds. Typically, these warranties only apply to the initial owner, so reselling the shed will void the warranty and in turn, leave the new owner with no warranty. So, if something were to happen to the shed, the cost for repair would come out of the new owner’s pocket.

Transportation

When you buy a brand-new shed, you don’t really have to worry about transportation as, most of the time, it is built on-site. However, if you purchase a used shed, you will have to pay out of pocket for transportation of the shed. These costs can range from a few hundred dollars all the way up to $1000 or even more. Besides the cost, another possible issue is that your used shed can accumulate some damage during the trip, from loose shingles to bumpy roads, transporting a used shed can be a nerve-racking process.

Lack of Customization

Brand-new sheds can be customized to your liking, from the material used to the color of the walls, there are plenty of options to choose from, as the shed still must be built. Unfortunately, used sheds don’t give you this option because it was already built, the most you can do is repaint them or change the doors and windows.

Where to buy used sheds?

You can buy used sheds in many places, these can include, buying them from someone in person, people can have a shed that they don’t use anymore that’s just sitting and collecting dust. Another place you can buy a used shed is online, here at Esh’s Utility Buildings, we have used sheds for sale as well as brand new ones. You can also find used sheds on other e-commerce sites like Craigslist and E-bay, however, they will charge you extra for transportation.

Can you sell a used shed?

Yes, you can sell a used shed in many places. A lot of shed companies will pay you a sum of money for your used shed. Another option is to list your used shed on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, E-bay, or any other e-commerce website.

Who buys used sheds?

Many different people are in the market for used sheds. Some shed companies will buy your used shed from you to either recycle its materials or resell it themselves. Also, people who don’t want to pay full price for a brand-new shed can also be potential customers of a used shed.

Here’s a quick summary of the pros and cons of used sheds:

Pros of used sheds:

Cons of used sheds:

Conclusion

So, now you know everything you need to know about used sheds. From the advantages of cheap pricing and simple setup to the drawbacks of cosmetic damage and transportation costs. We hope this article helped you to get a better understanding of used sheds and if they are right for you.

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Regardless of your situation, if you need a place to store your vehicle(s), or if you run out of space in your basement and need some extra storage space, a garage can help you out tremendously. However, is a 20×20 garage the right size for you?

Is 20×20 a Good Size for a Garage?

How many square feet is a 20×20 garage?

20×20 garages are equal to 400 square feet. But you must be careful because depending on the way that the company measures the length and width of the garage, these measurements may be inaccurate. This may happen if they decide to measure from the corners of the roofs eves instead of the exterior wall corners, which can significantly decrease your square footage.

Is 20 feet deep enough for a garage?

20 feet is deep enough to fit one car lengthwise and still have space for some extra storage. Considering that the average car length is approximately 15 feet, and accounting for the 1 foot of space taken up by the walls, you end up with around 4 feet of space between the car and the back wall for you to use as possible storage. So long as you are parking an average size sedan your car will fit, if you have a bigger car, you may want to consider a lengthier garage.

Can you fit 2 cars in a 20×20 garage?

You can fit 2 cars in a 20×20 garage, so long as each wall is 6 inches thick or less, 20×20 garages will fit 2 average size cars, which are approximately 15 ft. long and 6 ft. wide, giving you a square footage of 90. So, 2 cars would be equal to 180 square feet of space which can easily fit in the 400 square feet of space within the garage. If your car is less than 18 feet long and 8 feet wide, you should be able to fit two cars with no issue.

Types of 20×20 Garages

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20×20 Garage Kits

Prefab 20×20 Garages

Custom-Built 20×20 Garages

20×20 Garage Materials

20×20 Metal Garages

20×20 Wooden Garages

20×20 Vinyl Garages

How much does a 20×20 garage cost?

20×20 Garage Kit

A 20×20 garage kit is your cheapest option for a 20×20 garage, this is because a garage kit only includes the materials needed to put together the building and you need to do all the labor yourself. Prices begin at around $5,000.

Fully Prefabricated 20×20 Garage

A fully prefabricated 20×20 garage is your second cheapest option, this is because a fully prefabricated garage is already fully built before being placed on the property which saves you the labor but costs more than a garage kit, with prices starting at around $16,000.

Check out some of our fully prefabricated double-wide buildings below!

Partially Prefabricated 20×20 Garage

A partially prefabricated 20×20 garage is your third cheapest option, this is because the garage is partially built before being placed on the destination property, which creates the need for more labor, but also adds extra options for customizability. Prices begin at around $18,000.

Custom-Built 20×20 Garage

A custom-built 20×20 garage is going to be your most expensive option, this is because nothing is prefabricated and the whole garage is assembled on-site, which also allows for full customizability. Prices begin at around $20,000.

Conclusion

            To conclude, a 20×20 garage should be big enough for most people. Unless you are trying to store a limousine or a monster truck, you should have more than enough space for 2 cars and your equipment and other possessions.

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Sheds are incredibly versatile and useful buildings. You can use them for storage or turn them into an office, workshop, or even a home gym! The question is, will the appraiser and buyer view the shed as adding value to your home?

Does a nice shed increase home value?

Some experts say that the typical shed can increase your home value by 1-2%, but others say that a shed won’t increase the property value in any measurable way. However, even if your shed might not add monetary value, it can help sell your property faster. If the house is under 1,200 square feet and lacks storage space, or the property has a small garage or no garage, a shed will be even more attractive to a buyer.

How do I get the most value from my shed?

There are several ways to ensure that your shed is an asset to your property and not a liability.

Keep your shed well-maintained

A shed in poor condition can decrease the value of your property. The last thing that a prospective buyer will want to see is a dilapidated shed that they might have to tear down in the future. If the shed is in excellent condition and will last for years, they are much more likely to recognize the value the shed adds to the home.

Build a foundation

A shed with a foundation will raise the value of the shed. A shed can be considered personal property without a foundation since it can be moved and taken with the owners and will not be included in the appraised value.

Get the correct permits

If your state requires a permit for your shed, it is important to have them. A shed without the correct permits will not be included in the appraisal process.

Build a customized shed

Another selling point will be if the shed is custom-built. A generic prefabricated shed is beneficial but not as attractive as a high-quality custom-built shed. Check out our 3D Shed Builder to customize your own shed today!

Coordinate your shed with your house

Try to match your shed’s style, trim, and color to your house. A shed that matches the house is appealing to potential homebuyers—much more than a shed entirely different from its surrounding landscape and house. Also, the more the shed appears as an extension of your home, the more an appraiser will value it.

How much value does a shed add to a home?

A large-high-quality shed with a foundation, proper permits, and made into a livable space can add up to $15,000. However, most appraisers would say that a shed’s value would only be around 1% – 2% of the property’s overall value if your shed is a basic storage shed—-not much more than its depreciated value.

A shed adds practical value to a property. A storage shed for tools will be perfect if a potential buyer loves gardening. They could also turn a well-maintained shed into a home office. A shed could be the deciding factor for a homebuyer.

Do sheds appreciate in value?

A shed on its own will likely not appreciate, but it can add value to the property that it is on. If the house is under 1,200 square feet and lacks storage space, a shed will be even more beneficial, increasing the property’s value.

Ways that sheds can add value to your property

●     Storage

A storage shed on your property is a practical way to add value to your property and save money. If you compare the cost of renting a self-storage facility vs. a rent-to-buy shed, it is easy to see that a shed is more affordable in the long run. Plus, you end up owning a shed!

●     Living space

○      Cabin shell finished out for guest quarters vs. building an addition onto the house.

Building an addition to your house can seem like a good idea at first but soon become a drawn-out process, expensive, and way more complicated than first expected. A cabin shell is a more affordable option for an extra room that adds value to your property.

○      Cabin shells turned into tiny homes for rent (AirBnB, etc.)

Turning a cabin shell into a tiny home is another fantastic way to add value to your property. Tiny homes are becoming increasingly popular throughout the US. Now is a great time to turn a cabin shell into a tiny home and rent it out through apps such as Airbnb or Vrbo.

●     Business

If you have your own business, you know that renting an office space every month can get pricey. It only gets pricier when you add in the time and gas it takes to commute daily. Fixing these problems can be as simple as turning a backyard shed into your office. Your commute turns into a short walk, and instead of dumping money into a rented office space every month, you can invest in a shed that will last you years. 

Is it worth building a shed?

A storage shed can help keep the house organized and the clutter under control. It has the potential to be an office space, a home gym, or a place to host guests! With all this in mind, if you are wondering if you should buy a shed for yourself, then a high-quality shed is indeed worth it.

However, unless your shed has a foundation and has been made into a fully livable space, it will not significantly increase the value of your property. So, if you are considering installing a shed to increase the monetary value of your home, it will most likely not be worth it. On the other hand, a high-quality shed is an excellent investment if you need a storage building for your personal needs. If you are trying to be as cost-effective as possible, maybe a used shed is the right choice for you!

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Prefab Tiny Cabins: The Complete Guide

Tiny cabins are all the rage these days. And it’s no wonder why, these diminutive dwellings offer all the benefits of a traditional cabin but in a fraction of the space (and cost). Plus, they’re often far more sustainable and efficient than their full-sized counterparts.

But if you’re thinking of making the switch to tiny living, where do you even start? For many would-be tiny-cabin owners, the biggest obstacle is simply finding a suitable cabin to call home.

Fortunately, there are now several companies that specialize in prefabricated tiny homes, making it easier than ever to go small. We at Esh’s Utility Buildings are just one of many such businesses, proposing a wide range of both off-the-shelf and custom-built tiny homes.

Not sure if a prefab tiny cabin is right for you? Keep reading to learn more about everything you need to know on going small.

An overview of prefab tiny cabin options

When it comes to prefab tiny cabins, there are various approaches that manufacturers take. Some companies, like Esh’s Utility Buildings, focus on producing several high-quality homes, while others mass-produce more affordable models.

The former approach tends to result in a higher price tag, but you’ll generally get a lot more bang for your buck in terms of features, build quality, and overall livability. Conversely, the latter approach is more affordable, but you may have to sacrifice some of the finer details.

It’s also worth noting that not all prefab tiny cabins are created equal. Some are designed for full-time living, while others are better suited for use as vacation homes or guest houses.

As you’re shopping around, it’s important to keep your needs and wants in mind so that you can find a cabin that’s perfect for you.

That being said, below are some of the most popular prefab options available today!

 

Kits/Flatpack

One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to get your hands on a prefab tiny cabin is to purchase a kit or flatpack. These are essentially pre-cut and ready-to-assemble homes that can be shipped directly to your door (or construction site).

Kits usually come with detailed instructions, making them a good option for those with some basic carpentry skills. Flatpacks, on the other hand, are usually just a bunch of panels and components that need to be put together. These can be more challenging to assemble, but they’re often cheaper and easier to transport.

When you’re not quite ready to commit to a full-fledged cabin, this might be a good option for you.

Prefab cabin shells (shed-style)

If you’re looking for a simple, no-frills cabin, then a prefabricated shell might be the way to go. These are typically shed-style structures that come with all the necessary framing and exterior cladding.

They generally don’t include any interior finishes or fixtures, but they can be easily customized to your specific needs and taste. This type of cabin is perfect for those who want to build something themselves or hire a local contractor to do the work.

Finished prefab cabins/tiny homes

For a ready-to-move-in tiny home, you’ll want to look for a company that specializes in finished prefab cabins. These homes come complete with everything you need to live comfortably, including interior finishes, fixtures, appliances, and furniture.

Of course, all of this comes at a premium price, but it’s worth it if you want to avoid the hassle (and expense) of outfitting your cabin from scratch.

We at Esh’s Utility Buildings offer a wide range of prefab tiny cabins, from basic shells to fully finished homes. No matter what your budget or needs, we’re sure to have a cabin that’s perfect for you!

Custom-built on-site

If you have specific requirements for your cabin, then a custom-built on-site option might be the best way to go. With this approach, you’ll work with a local contractor to design and build your cabin from the ground up.

This is generally the most expensive option, but it also allows for the most customization. If you have your heart set on a particular style of cabin or want to be involved in every step of the construction process, then this is definitely the route for you.

6 Benefits of a prefab tiny cabin (shed-style)

From the ultimate in simplicity to full-fledged guest houses, there are plenty of reasons to choose a prefab tiny cabin over a traditional stick-built home. Here are just a few of the benefits:

1. They’re easier and faster to build.

One of the biggest advantages of prefab construction is that it’s much faster and easier than traditional stick-built cabins. With a prefab tiny cabin, most of the work is done in a factory setting, so it can be assembled on-site in a matter of days or weeks. This is a huge benefit if you’re working with a tight timeline or budget.

 

2. They’re more affordable.

Prefab tiny cabins are also more affordable than their stick-built counterparts. Because the construction is done in a factory setting, there are economies of scale that keep the costs down. This makes prefab an attractive option for those working with a limited budget.

 

3. They can be easily customized to your specific needs and taste.

Another great benefit of prefab tiny cabins is that they can be easily customized to your specific needs and taste. With a custom-built shed, you’re generally stuck with whatever floor plan the builder gives you. But with a prefab cabin, you can choose from a wide range of floor plans and finishes to create the perfect space for you.

 

4. They’re easier to transport and relocate.

If you ever need to move your cabin, it’s much easier to do with a prefab than a traditional shed. Because they’re typically built on a trailer chassis, they can be easily relocated to a new site. This is a great option if you want the flexibility to move your cabin in the future.

 

5. They have a smaller environmental footprint.

Prefab tiny cabins also have a smaller environmental footprint. Because the construction is done in a factory setting, there’s less waste and fewer resources used in the building process. This makes prefab an attractive option for those who are looking to build a more sustainable prefab tiny cabin.

 

6. They can be used for a variety of purposes, from full-time living to vacation homes and guest houses.

Prefab tiny cabins are also versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes, from full-time living to vacation homes and guest houses. No matter what your needs, you’ll find that a prefab cabin can be the perfect solution.

Why is buying a prefab tiny cabin cheaper than building one?

Cost is always a consideration when building a new cabin, but small prefab cabins have been shown to be more affordable than taking the time to build one from scratch.

Reasons for this vary but often include economies of scale in the factory setting, as well as the fact that many prefab tiny cabin manufacturers use sustainable and recycled materials.

 

Flexibility of interior options

When buying mini prefab cabins, you’ll also find that there is more flexibility when it comes to the interior. For instance, small prefab cottages often come with floor-to-ceiling windows, which can help to brighten up the space and make it feel more open.

Other popular interior features include lofted ceilings, exposed beams, and rustic finishes. These features can add character to your prefab cabin and make it feel like a true home.

You can often choose from a wide range of floor plans and finishes that not only match your taste but also your budget.

 

Buy local

You also have the option to buy local when looking at prefab options for your new cabin. There are a number of small prefab cabin manufacturers located across the country that can ship their products to your build site.

Buying locally has a number of benefits, including supporting the domestic economy and often reducing the environmental impact of your purchase.

It’s also worth considering that a local company will likely have a better understanding of the building codes and regulations in your area, which can save you time and money during the permitting process.

If you live in the Kentucky area, we at Esh’s Utility Buildings would be happy to talk with you about your prefab tiny cabin options. Our team has years of experience in the shed industry and can help you find the perfect solution for your needs. Contact us today to learn more!

Options for finishing your own prefab tiny cabin (shed-style)

A plethora of prefab tiny cabin options exist on the market today. From floors to insulation, walls to windows, there is a range of choices for customizing your space.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular options for finishing your new shed.

 

Add flooring

One crucial consideration when finishing your prefab tiny cabin is what kind of flooring you would like. There are a few options available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks.

Some standard flooring options for prebuilt small cabins include:

Add insulation

Another essential deliberation when finishing your prefab tiny cabin is how you will insulate the space. This is especially important if you plan on using your cabin year-round or in a climate that gets very cold in the winter.

There are a few different insulation options available, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks.

Some common insulation options for prebuilt small cabins include:

Add wall covering

Once you’ve decided on a flooring and insulation option, the next step is to choose a wall covering. This is where you can really get creative and make your cabin your own.

The walls of your cabin can be finished with a variety of materials, including:

Examples of finished prefab tiny cabins (shed-style)

Now that you know how to finish your prefab tiny cabin, let’s take a look at a few examples of finished sheds.

Double-wide cabin (960sq ft)

This double-wide cabin from Esh’s Utility is a great example of how you can finish your prefab tiny cabin to make it your own. Our friend, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn, purchased the double-wide cabin from our team and has fallen in love with it.

Check out her story and see the cabin for yourself on our YouTube channel here.

Barbershop

A barbershop may seem like an unlikely place for a prefab tiny cabin, but they really can be used for just about anything. Some of our customers have purchased prefab cabins to use as barbershops, and they’ve been a huge success!

Take our customer, Todd Frank, as a prime example. Todd was looking for an affordable place to operate his home barber business called Todd’s Barber Shop, and we provided him with a small prefab cabin for his barbershop shed in Bowling Green, KY.

Todd opted for a Ranch Shed with a durable white vinyl exterior and a gray shingle roof. Adding a dormer over the front door allowed for a more spacious ceiling area. Transom windows on each side of the barbershop shed help to give plenty of extra natural light.

We think Todd did an amazing job with his backyard barbershop shed and we’re proud to have played a role. Check out the full video on our Facebook page here!

Seriously, what’s more manly than getting your haircut in a rustic, wooden cabin by some of the best barbers in the business?

Office space

If you work from home, then you know how important it is to have a dedicated office space. But if you don’t have the extra room in your house for an office, then a prefab cabin could be the perfect solution. Just add a desk, a chair, and voila – you’ve got yourself a cozy home office space!

We built this 14×28 office shed for our sales lot in Glasgow, KY. Since we sell sheds, why not put our office in a shed!? We finished the interior walls of the office shed with painted wood grain paneling and trim. The flooring is a durable vinyl plank product. 3 windows bring natural light into the office shed. We even included a front porch to welcome customers to our office in a shed!

Check out the full walkthrough of our prefab tiny office shed here!

Conclusion

So, there you have it, everything you need to know about prefab tiny cabins – from how to finish the interior walls to some examples of finished prefab sheds. We hope this has given you some inspiration for your own backyard project! If you like tiny homes, check out our article on the cost of livable sheds here!

If you’re ready to get started on your very own prefab cabin, then head over to our website or give us a call at (270) 477-2529. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect cabin for your needs!

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She Sheds: The Ultimate Guide

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Ever heard of the man cave? Do you know that place where men can go to escape wives and kids, watch the game, and just be themselves? Well, it’s a new age now, and women are claiming their own space in the form of a she shed.

That’s right, men, step aside! Because the she shed is here to steal your wife, girlfriend, or daughter away for a few hours (or days!) of peace and quiet. But what exactly is a she shed? And is there more to it than just being a girly version of a man cave?

Read on to find out everything you need to know about she sheds!

What is a she shed?

What is a she shed, you ask? Well, only the best thing since the invention of the man cave!

It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like – a shed that belongs to a woman. But unlike your average garden shed, a she shed is explicitly designed for women, with all the trimmings that make it a cozy and inviting retreat.

From shabby chic to modern and minimalist, there’s a she-shed style to suit every woman’s taste. And the best part is that you can DIY your own she shed on the cheap, or splurge on a luxurious prefabricated model at Esh’s Utility.

We have plenty of she shed ideas for you to peruse, from high barns to low barns, ranch cabins to A-frames. Whatever your style, Esh has a she shed to match. Browse our selection of prefabricated she sheds to find the perfect one for you!

When did the term she shed start?

The term “she shed” is a relatively new one, having only entered the popular lexicon in the last few years. But the concept of a women-only retreat space is nothing new.

In fact, the history of she sheds can be traced all the way back to the Victorian era, when ladies would escape to their “summerhouses” – small, ornate structures built in their gardens specifically for leisure and relaxation.

These early she-sheds were usually decorated with lavish furniture and fabrics and filled with books and magazines for the ladies to enjoy. They were also traditionally located quite close to the main house, so the women didn’t have to venture too far from home to enjoy their own space.

Nowadays, she sheds come in all shapes and sizes, from cozy backyard cottages to large, prefabricated structures. And while they may not be as ornate as their Victorian predecessors, they’re still just as lovely – and just as perfect for taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

What’s another word for she shed? (What is a she shack?)

A she shed is also sometimes referred to as a “woman cave,” “garden room,” “she shack,” or “backyard studio.” It’s basically any type of private space that’s designed for women to be able to relax, work, or play in peace.

We love the term she shack because it conjures up images of a cozy little space hidden away in the woods, where a woman can go to get away from it all. It’s the perfect name for a small, simple she shed that’s been built with just a few essentials – like a comfy chair, a good book, and a mug of steaming hot coffee. Mmm, what could be better?

Where did she sheds come from?

Asking this question is like asking where man caves come from. The answer is: from the mind of a woman who just needs some space!

But seriously, the idea for she sheds probably came about because of the popularity of man caves. As more and more men started claiming their own space in the form of a man cave, women likely began to feel left out. And so, the she shed was born.

If you want to get finicky with it, you could say that the very first introduction to the shed came from a comical State Farm TV advert in 2019, in which the words “Well, it finally happened, Zachary, somebody burned down my she shed” were spoken.

But whether State Farm was the first to use the term is another story. There’s no denying that they brought it into the mainstream, though, and for that, we are forever grateful.

When did she sheds become popular?

The popularity of she sheds has exploded in recent years, thanks in large part to social media.

As more and more women started sharing photos of their beautifully decorated she-sheds on Instagram and Pinterest, the rest of the world began to take notice. Suddenly, everyone wanted their own little slice of heaven in the backyard.

You’ll now find she sheds in all shapes and sizes, from sprawling garden rooms to tiny backyard studios. And the best part is that there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to she sheds – you can make yours as unique as you are.

She shed basics

Now that we’ve answered some of the most common questions about she sheds, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty.

In this section, we’ll dive into she shed purposes and give you a few ideas to get started. Get ready because this is going to be fun!

Well, it’s going to be as fun as reading about she sheds can be, anyway.

What do you need for a she shed?

Building a she shed doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, one of the best things about she sheds is that they can be as simple or as luxurious as you want them to be.

If you’re building your woman cave from scratch, then you’ll need to start with the basics: a foundation, walls, a roof, and a door. Once you’ve got that sorted, you can start thinking about the fun stuff – like decorating and furnishing your new space.

If you’re on a tight budget, you could even repurpose an existing structure, like an old garden shed or a playhouse. Just clear out the cobwebs, give it a fresh coat of paint, and add some personal touches to make it feel like your own.

Of course, if you’ve got a little more money to spend, you could always invest in a prefabricate she shed kit. These usually come with everything you need to build your own backyard oasis, including walls, a roof, windows, and doors. All you’ll have to do is add your own personal touches to make it feel like home.

What to do with a she shed?

This question should be something a little more like, “What CAN’T you do with a she shed?”

The truth is, there are endless possibilities when it comes to she shed ideas. You can use your she shed as a home office, a craft room, a relaxation space, a reading nook, or even a guest room.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular ways to use a she shed:

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She shed types

When it comes to she shed interior and exterior, you’re pretty much only limited by your imagination. But if you need a little inspiration, here are some of the most popular types of she shed structures.

DIY she sheds

If you’re handy and you like a challenge, then you might want to build your she shed from scratch. This will give you complete control over the design and allow you to personalize it however you like.

With so many guides on how to build a she shed available online, it’s easier than ever to get started. Just do your research, plan, and get to work – before you know it, you’ll have the perfect DIY woman cave, ready for that much-needed girls’ night in.

Prefab she sheds

Not feeling particularly handy? No problem. These days, you can buy prefabricated she shed kits that come with everything you need to build your own backyard oasis. Just choose your favorite style, place your order, and wait for it to be delivered to your door.

Of course, prefab she sheds tend to be a bit more expensive than the DIY kind. But they’re worth considering if you’re not interested in building your shed from scratch.

At Esh’s Utility Buildings, we drop off a wide range of storage sheds right to your backyard and ensure that it’s placed perfectly. This gives you the opportunity to have a shed without having to put any effort into building it yourself!

Call us today or visit our website to learn more.

Custom built-on-site she sheds

If you want a truly unique she shed, then you might want to consider having one custom-built on-site. This option will give you the most control over the design, and it will allow you to get exactly what you want.

Of course, this option is also the most expensive. But if you have the budget for it and want a one-of-a-kind she shed, then it’s worth considering. You can work with a local contractor to create the perfect space for your needs.

She shed styles

Just like regular sheds, she sheds come in all sorts of different styles. Whether you want a rustic retreat or a modern hideaway, there’s sure to be a style that’s perfect for you.

Below, we outline some of the most popular she shed styles, to help you choose the right one for your space.

Ranch-style she sheds

Ranch-style she sheds are characterized by their simple, functional design. They usually have a gabled roof and large, double doors that make it easy to get in and out.

Picture the classic ranch house, but smaller and without any of the extra frills. That’s pretty much what you can expect from a ranch-style she shed. It’s a no-nonsense type of design that will allow you to get the most out of your space.

If you’re looking for a no-frills shed that you can use for storage or as a workspace, then a ranch-style she shed is a good option.

Cottage-style she sheds

Cottage-style she sheds are reminiscent of quaint country cottages. They often have features like flower boxes, shutters, and a porch, giving them a charming, old-fashioned look. It’s one of the more popular she shed styles.

If you want a feminine and romantic retreat, then a cottage-style she shed is a good choice. You can even use it as a guest house or Airbnb rental! Just make sure it’s up to code before you start welcoming guests. And don’t forget to add some cute cottage-style touches, like floral curtains and a comfy armchair.

Barn-style she sheds

Barn-style she sheds are modeled after, you guessed it, barns. They often have features like sliding doors and lofted ceilings, giving them a rustic look.

The barn-style she shed is cozy yet inviting. Nourishing, yet productive. The high ceilings and open floor plan give you plenty of room to move around, and the sliding doors make it easy to get in and out.

If you really wanted to, you could even turn your barn-style she shed into the ultimate woman cave by adding a TV, sound system, and comfortable furniture. Just make sure you have enough outlets to support all your electronics!

Saltbox-style she sheds

Ah, the Saltbox. This classic style is characterized by its sloping roof, which often goes by the name of a catslide roof.

The Saltbox gets its name from the resemblance it bears to a lidded wooden box in which salt was once stored back in the Victorian Era in New England. But don’t worry, your she shed won’t be used for salt storage, unless, of course, you want it to be.

A saltbox-style shed boasts distinctive unequal sides and a long, low rear roof line. The traditional look may show off some New England charm, but the shed’s function is anything but antiquated.

Online she shed decorating ideas will inspire you to take full advantage of the characteristically high ceilings and long walls. For example, you can paint the door a bright color to make a statement or add some large windows to let in natural light. Just be careful when you’re decorating, so you don’t accidentally turn your she shed into a museum piece.

Modern style she sheds

From New England traditional to the future of backyard escapes, the modern she shed is a sleek and stylish way to make your own.

The clean lines of a modern shed will leave you with a feeling of spaciousness and Zen. And because there are no frills or extras, it’s easy to keep things tidy and uncluttered.

Minimalistic yet functional, a modern she shed is perfect for those who want a chic and stylish escape from the everyday. If you’re looking for a serene space to read, write, or just relax, then a modern she shed is the way to go.

Esh’s Hint: To get that clean and contemporary look, try using all-white or neutral colors in your she sheds interior. You can also add some personal touches with art, plants, and decorations. Just make sure not to go overboard, or you’ll lose that modern feeling.

Two-story she sheds

If you have the space, then a two-story she shed is a great way to get more out of your backyard retreat.

The extra floor space provides plenty of room for storage, an office, or even a guest room. And because the second story is typically smaller than the first, it’s easy to keep things feeling cozy and intimate.

If you decide to go with a two-story she shed, then make sure you take advantage of the extra height by adding some windows. Not only will they let in natural light, but they’ll also give you a beautiful view of your yard. In addition, you can also add a balcony or porch to create an even more inviting space.

Prefabricated two-story she sheds from Esh’s Utility Buildings are the perfect way to add some extra living space to your backyard. All you must do is choose the style, size, and features that you want, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Check out our website today to find your perfect two-story she shed.

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She shed sizes

Just like anything else, she sheds come in all different shapes and sizes. And while there’s no “right” size for a she shed, there are some things to consider when you’re deciding on the perfect dimensions for your backyard haven.

 

What is a good size for a she shed?

The answer to this question depends on a few factors, such as the size of your yard and what you plan to use your she shed for.

If you just want a small space to relax in, then an 8×10 or 10×12 shed should be plenty of room. However, if you’re looking for a she shed that you can use as an office or guest room, then you’ll need something a bit larger, like a 12×20 or 12×24.

Regardless of the size of your she shed, ensure you leave enough space around it for easy access and comfortable walking. In addition, you’ll also need to factor in any obstacles, such as trees, fences, or sheds, that could get in the way when you’re placing your order.

Popular she shed sizes

Popular she shed features

Now that you know all about she shed sizes, it’s time to start thinking about features. After all, a she shed is more than just a backyard shed; it’s your own private oasis, so you want to make sure it has everything you need to relax and feel at home.

She sheds with porches

One of the most popular she shed features is a porch. After all, what’s more relaxing than sitting on a porch with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and taking in the fresh air?

Nothing. Seriously, nothing is more relaxing.

Porches not only provide you with a tranquil and peaceful spot to relax, but they also add a touch of charm and curb appeal to your she shed. They make it feel more like a stand-alone guest house or cottage, rather than just a backyard shed.

If the fact that porches make your she shed more relaxing and attractive doesn’t convince you, then maybe the fact that they also increase the value of your shed will. That’s right; adding a porch to your she shed can increase its resale value.

Whether you want a small porch with room for a couple of chairs or a large wrap-around porch with enough space for a table and chairs, you can’t go wrong with this she shed feature.

She sheds with dormers

Dormers are another popular she shed feature, and for good reason. Not only do they add character and charm, but they also let in natural light, which is always a plus.

Natural light is what motivates us to get out of bed in the morning and face the day. It’s also been proven to boost our mood, improve our sleep, and increase our productivity. So, if you’re looking for a she shed feature that will help you relax and feel good, then dormers are a great option.

Dormers come in all shapes and sizes, so you can easily find ones that fit your shed’s size and style. Plus, they’re relatively easy to add on, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time or money to get this she shed feature.

As you may already know, you can buy prefabricated she sheds with dormers already installed. However, if you want to add dormers to an existing shed, then you can easily do so by hiring a contractor or carpenter.

She sheds with cupolas

Ever heard of a cupola? If not, don’t worry; you’re not the only one. Cupolas are a she shed feature that’s often overlooked, but they can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your shed.

A cupola is a small structure that sits on top of your shed and has windows on all sides. They’re often used for ventilation, but they can also be used to let in natural light.

As we mentioned before, natural light is your best friend when it comes to she sheds. It not only makes your shed feel brighter and more open, but it also has several benefits for your health. So, if you want a she shed feature that’s both functional and stylish, then a cupola is a great option.

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She shed prices

Now that you know all about she shed sizes and features, it’s time to start thinking about price. After all, you don’t want to spend more than you must on your dream shed.

The good news is that she sheds are relatively affordable, especially when you compare them to other types of backyard structures.

What is the average cost of a she shed?

The average cost of a she shed is between $3600 and $9700. However, the price will vary depending on the size and features of your shed.

For example, a small shed with no features will cost less than a large shed with porches and dormers. The same is true for prefabricated sheds and sheds that you build yourself.

Prefabricated she sheds from Esh’s will run you about $3600 on average. But, if you want a shed that’s larger or has more features, then you can expect to pay closer to $9700.

You also must consider unfinished and finished sheds. Unfinished sheds are less expensive, but they’ll require more work on your part. Finished sheds, on the other hand, will cost more upfront but save you time and effort in the long run.

Of course, these are just averages; the final cost of your she shed will depend on several factors, including size, features, materials, and more.

She shed ideas

It’s time to start thinking about design. This is the absolute best part about planning for a she shed. You get to let your imagination run wild and come up with the perfect space for you!

There are endless possibilities when it comes to she shed decorating ideas, so it’s important to take your time and think about what you want. Do you want a cozy space to read and relax? A bright and airy space to work on your latest craft project? A sleek and modern space for entertaining guests?

The sky’s the limit so don’t be afraid to get creative.

How do I make my she shed pretty?

With so many she shed ideas out there, it can be tough to decide how to make your shed look its best. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few tips to help you get started:

1) Start with the basics: Before you start decorating, make sure your shed is in good condition. This means repairing any damage, painting the shed if necessary, and cleaning up the outside area. Of course, you can skip this if you’re buying a brand-new shed!

2) Bring in some furniture: Once your shed is in tip-top shape, it’s time to start thinking about furniture. For example, you might want a comfy chair for reading, a desk for working, or a table for entertaining.

3) Add some personal touches: Now it’s time to have some fun! This is where you can really let your personality shine through. Add some comfy pillows, hang some curtains, or put up some photos. Just make sure your shed feels like a reflection of you.

4) Don’t forget the lighting: Lighting is key in any space, but it’s especially important in she sheds. You want to make sure your shed is well-lit so you can see what you’re doing and avoid tripping over things.

5) Accessorize: The final touch is to add some accessories. This might include rugs, plants, or knick-knacks. Just make sure not to go overboard; you want your shed to feel inviting, not cluttered.

She shed interiors

Now that we’ve gone over she shed basics and some design tips, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty: she shed interiors. This is where you really get to make your shed your own.

There are a few things to consider when it comes to she shed interiors, including flooring, walls, and ceilings.

What type of flooring is best for a she shed?

First, think about what type of activities you’ll be doing in your shed. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time working on crafts or painting, then you might want to opt for a durable floor like tile or concrete.

On the other hand, if you want your shed to be a cozy space for reading and relaxing, then a carpet might be a better option. It’s important to choose a flooring material that suits your needs and lifestyle.

What type of walls are best for a she shed?

The type of walls you choose will also depend on the activities you’ll be doing in your shed. For example, if you’re planning on using your shed as a workshop, then you might want to opt for walls made of durable materials like plywood or metal.

On the other hand, if you want your shed to be a cozy space for reading and relaxing, then walls made of softer materials like fabric or shiplap might be a better option.

What type of ceiling is best for a she shed?

When it comes to ceilings, there are a few things to consider. First, think about the height of your shed. If your shed has high ceilings, then you might want to install a ceiling fan to keep the air circulating.

If your shed has lower ceilings, then you might want to opt for a lighter-colored ceiling to make the space feel more open and airier.

She shed FAQs

We answered a lot in this article, but we know you might still have some questions. So here are a few of the most common she shed FAQs:

Q: Do I need a permit to build a she shed?

A: The answer to this question depends on where you live. In some areas, you might need a permit to build an outdoor structure like a she shed. In other areas, you might not need a permit if the shed meets certain size and height requirements. It’s always best to check with your local planning and zoning department to see if you need a permit before you start building.

Q: Can I live in she shed?

A: This may seem uncomplicated, but it’s important to remember that she sheds are not actual homes. Generally speaking, you cannot live in a she shed full-time. However, some people do use she sheds as guest houses or rental units. If you’re planning on using your she shed as a guest house or rental unit; then you will need to check with your local laws and regulations to see if you need any special permits.

Cheryl’s she shed

If you’ve been with us since the beginning of this article, then you may recall a reference to the State Farm TV advertisement in which the words “Well, it finally happened, Zachary, somebody burned down my she shed” were spoken.

Before, we told you that it was the first-ever she shed advertisement. And it was! The commercial aired in 2019 and featured a woman named Cheryl, her husband, Victor, and a State Farm Insurance rep, Zachary. But what we didn’t tell you is that since the advertisement aired, the internet went crazy, attempting to find out who exactly burned down Cheryl’s she shed.

We may never know who burned down Cheryl’s she shed, but we do know that it caused quite a stir on the internet. And it also inspired people to start building their own she sheds!

What is the easiest way to get a she shed?

We think you already know the answer to this question, but we’ll spell it out for you anyway. The easiest way to get a she shed is to buy a prefabricated shed from Esh’s Utility Buildings, of course!

Esh’s offers a wide variety of prefabricated she sheds that come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a simple storage shed or a more elaborate she shed complete with windows, doors, and a porch, Esh’s has you covered.

We also offer a 3D Shed Builder tool on our website that you can use to design your perfect she shed. If you have anything specific in mind, or if you need some inspiration, you won’t want to miss out on this tool.

Esh’s is the way to go if you’re looking for a high-quality, prefabricated she shed. We make it easy and convenient to get the shed of your dreams.

Check out our website today and look at our selection of she sheds. We know you won’t be disappointed!

The Conclusion

No matter what style she shed you choose, remember that the most important thing is that it’s a reflection of you. So have fun with it, and make it a space that you enjoy spending time in.

That’s all for now! We hope you enjoyed reading this ultimate guide to she sheds. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. And, if you’re in the market for a she shed, be sure to check out our selection of prefabricated she sheds.

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There’s nothing like the smell of freshly cut grass in the summertime. That sweet, earthy aroma wafting through the air is a hallmark of the season. But with that freshly cut grass comes the inevitable chore of lawnmower storage and maintenance. And where there’s lawnmower storage, there’s often a shed involved.

Lawnmower sheds are a great way to keep your lawnmower safe and out of the elements when it’s not in use. But with so many different types and styles on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you.

This comprehensive guide will provide an overview of the different types of lawnmower sheds available, as well as their key features and benefits. By the end, you’ll be equipped with the ultimate lawnmower storage shed solution for your home.

What is a Lawnmower Shed?

A lawnmower shed is a type of storage shed that is specifically designed to protect your lawnmower from the elements. Lawnmowers are expensive pieces of machinery, and just like any other kind of outdoor equipment, they need to be shielded from the rain, snow, and sun.

Outdoor lawn mower storage comes in various styles, but the most popular is small, wooden sheds with slanted roofs. These sheds are typically large enough to fit one lawnmower and some additional lawn care equipment, like a rake or a shovel.

Some may come with shelves or racks built-in, which can be used to store other lawn care supplies, such as fertilizer or weed killer. Others may have a small workbench, which can be used for basic lawnmower maintenance. No matter what style you choose, a lawnmower shed is an essential piece of equipment for any lawn care enthusiast.

Lawnmower storage sheds come in a wide range of sizes, styles, and materials. While primarily created to serve the same purpose, the right lawnmower shed for you will depend on various factors, including the size of your lawnmower, the amount of space you have available, and of course, your budget.

man driving lawnmower out of lawnmower shed

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Can You Keep a Lawnmower in a Shed?

Yes, you can keep a lawnmower in a shed. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to protect your lawnmower from the elements. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind if you’re planning on storing your lawnmower in a shed.

First and foremost, you’ll need to ensure that the shed is large enough to accommodate your lawnmower. If the shed is too small, you run the risk of damaging the lawnmower or worse, getting injured yourself.

Secondly, you’ll need to take steps to protect your lawnmower from rodents and other pests. Mice and rats love nothing more than a warm, dry place to nest, and your lawnmower shed is the perfect spot. To keep them out, be sure to seal any cracks or holes in the shed and consider using a pest-proof cover for your lawnmower.

Finally, you’ll need to ensure that the shed has adequate ventilation. Lawnmowers give off a fair amount of heat, and without proper ventilation, that heat can build up and damage the engine. Just a few small vents in the shed will suffice.

Where can I put my lawnmower if I don’t have a shed?

There will always be those who don’t want or need a shed. If you’re one of those people, there are other storage options for your lawnmower, such as any of the following:

You can also find lawnmowers that are specifically designed for outdoor storage, such as those with weather-resistant finishes. However, these lawnmowers can be more expensive and may not have all the features that you’re looking for. Therefore, it may be best to stick with a traditional lawnmower and just take steps to protect it from the elements.

How do you store a lawnmower outside?

It’s best to keep your lawn mower elevated if you plan on keeping it in your yard for an extended period of time. Allowing more airflow will help keep it drier and keeping it off the ground will help prevent rust and corrosion.

If you don’t have a shed, you can also keep your lawnmower covered with a tarp or a waterproof cover. This will help protect it from the elements and extend its lifespan. Just make sure that the cover is secured so that it doesn’t blow away in the wind, and that there are no holes or tears that could allow water or moisture in.

Popular Lawnmower Shed Sizes

So, now that you know all about lawnmower sheds, it’s time to choose the right size for your needs. Below, we list some of the most popular lawn mower storage shed sizes, along with the dimensions of each. But first, how big does a shed really need to be to fit a lawnmower?

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What size shed will fit a lawnmower? (How big does a shed need to be for a lawnmower?)

You can store materials in a small to medium-sized shed depending on how many tools you own and how much space they take up. A small or medium-sized shed is excellent if you’re looking for a place to store your gardening tools and supplies like hoses and fertilizer bags.

Tools of all sizes, including push mowers, should be able to be stored in sheds of six by eight feet or more. In addition, consider 8×10 ft. shelters for riding mowers and other heavy equipment.

A large or medium-sized shed can also be used to store bicycles and other outdoor toys. This will not only make your yard appear better, but it will also protect your plants from the cold weather.

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outdoor lawn mower storage shed

Choosing Outdoor Lawn Mower Storage

Everyone’s needs are going to be different when it comes to lawnmower shed size. It will depend on the size of your lawn, the size of your lawnmower, and how much additional space you need for other lawn care supplies. However, there are some general guidelines that you can follow when choosing a shed size.

For example, most small sheds for lawn mowers can typically accommodate one lawnmower and some basic lawn care supplies. Maybe you don’t need anything more than that, in which case a small shed for lawn mowers would be perfect for you.

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On the other hand, if you have a larger lawn or you need more space for additional supplies, you might want to consider a medium or large shed. These sheds are typically big enough to accommodate two lawnmowers, as well as all of your other lawn care supplies.

No matter what size you choose, it’s essential to make sure that you measure the dimensions of your lawnmower before making a purchase. This will ensure that it fits comfortably inside the shed and that you have enough space to move around yourself.

Let’s take a deeper dive into some of the most popular shed sizes for lawn mowers.

Push Mower Sheds

Here’s a short list of push lawnmower shed sizes.

5×3 Lawnmower sheds

Storage sheds like the 5×3 option are ideal for push mowers and other large gardening tools. This size is also perfect for those who want to have some extra space for storing things like fertilizer, garden hoses, and more.

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The inviting design of the 5×3 shed will look great in any yard, ensuring that your outdoor space is both functional and stylish.

6×8 Lawnmower sheds

With durable double doors and a spacious interior, the 6×8 shed is perfect for those who need a little extra space. This shed can easily accommodate two push mowers, as well as any other lawn care supplies you might need.

6x8 lawnmower storage shed for sale

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Picture yourself opening up the double doors and being greeted by a bright and airy space, complete with natural light from the two windows. Customize your shed even further by adding shelving, hooks, and other organizational accessories.

8×10 Lawnmower Sheds

Eighty square feet can hold a good number of your belongings, but it’s definitely not for everybody. It can only accommodate certain types and sizes of things. For example, you can’t put a tractor in an 8×10 shed – it’s just too small. However, this size is perfect for storing riding mowers, as well as other ample lawn care supplies.

Solid sheet materials make up the walls, roof, and floor of the 8×10 shed from Esh’s Utility Buildings, ensuring that your belongings are safe and sound, no matter what the weather is like outside.

Riding Mower Sheds

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Here’s a short list of riding lawnmower shed sizes.

10×10 Lawnmower sheds

Lawnmower 10×10 sheds have a small footprint, but they offer a lot of storage capacity when you’re short on room. Riding mowers are known for being big and bulky, so it’s important to have a shed that can accommodate one comfortably.

The 10×10 shed from Esh’s Utility Buildings is perfect for those who need a little extra space. This shed can easily accommodate a riding mower, as well as any other lawn care supplies you might need.

10×12 Lawnmower sheds

While a 10×12 shed is not the biggest of the bunch, it’s still an excellent option for those who need a little extra space. It works as a great storage, work, or relaxation space–and it can easily accommodate a riding mower with its wide double doors.

Feel free to utilize shelving, pegs, and other organizational accessories to make the space work better for you. The 10×12 shed from Esh’s Utility Buildings is also available in a variety of different materials, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

12×16 Lawnmower Sheds

In terms of storage shed sizes, the 12×16 is one of the larger ones available on the market. Although it’s not the biggest, it’s still a great option for those who need a lot of space.

A 12×16 shed can easily fit a riding lawnmower, push power, wheelbarrow, or even a few bikes. Whether your hobby is gardening, cycling, or just tinkering around in the garage, this size will give you the room you need to pursue it.

The 12×16 shed from Esh’s Utility Buildings is one of our most popular sizes, and it’s easy to see why. It’s the perfect balance of size and affordability, and it can be customized to suit your specific needs.

Lawnmower Shed Types

Here are three types of lawnmower sheds that you might find helpful in your storage space search.

Low Barn Lawnmower Sheds

A Low Barn lawnmower shed is a great option if you’re looking for a shed that’s both functional and stylish. These sheds typically have a gambrel roof, which gives them extra headroom inside. This makes them perfect for storing tall items like riding mowers.

Low barn lawnmower sheds serve classic barn looks with a twist on tradition. These undeniably stylish sheds will give your property a touch of country charm while providing plenty of space for storing your lawn mower, garden tools, and more.

High Barn Lawnmower Sheds

High barn lawn mower sheds aren’t just for looks – they’re also incredibly functional. A popular shed style, high barns are perfect for those who need a lot of extra space.

You could even add a loft – perfect for storing holiday decorations or other seasonal items.

Some even come with features like windows and dormers, which can make the space more comfortable and inviting.

Ranch Lawnmower Sheds

The Ranch shed utilizes a simple, single-sloped roof style. But sometimes simplicity is best, and that’s just the case with the Ranch shed.

Whether you want to keep it simple or deck it out with customizable options like a dormer, cupola, etc., the choice is totally up to you.

How Much Does a Lawnmower Shed Cost?

A lawnmower shed can cost anything from $20 to $175 per square foot to build, and the average cost is somewhere close to $4,000. Over $30,000 is typically spent on large shed projects that have custom designs and premium materials.

Keep in mind that the cost will vary depending on the materials you choose, the size and complexity of the shed, and whether you build it yourself or hire a contractor.

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How to Build a Lawnmower Shed?

If you’re handy with tools and have some basic carpentry skills, you may be able to build a lawnmower shed yourself. But if you’re not comfortable taking on such a large project, it’s probably best to hire a professional. Building a shed isn’t as simple as nailing some boards together – there’s a lot of planning involved, and it’s essential to ensure the shed is built to code.

If you decide to build a lawnmower shed yourself, we recommend following these steps:

1. Choose the right location – The location of your shed is important, both for aesthetics and function. You’ll want to choose a spot that’s level and well-drained, and that gets enough of sunlight.

2. Get a permit – Depending on where you live, you may need a permit before building a shed. Check with your local zoning office to find out.

3. Choose suitable materials – The materials you use will have a significant impact on the look, feel, and durability of your shed.

4. Draw up a plan – Once you’ve chosen the location and materials for your shed, it’s time to start planning. First, sketch out a basic plan of the shed, and make sure to include any features you want to include.

5. Build the foundation – The foundation is the most critical part of the shed, so it’s important to get it right. Typically, a gravel shed pad will do the job. You could also look into pouring a concrete foundation.

6. Floor Structure – There are two ways to go about this step. One, if you already poured a concrete foundation for your shed, you could just use that as the floor structure. Or, you could also construct a wood flooring for your shed.

7. Assemble the walls – Once the foundation is in place, you can start assembling the walls. If you’re using prefabricated panels, this will be a relatively straightforward process. However, if you’re building the walls from scratch, you’ll need to cut and assemble the lumber yourself.

8. Add the roof – The roof is one of the most complex parts of the shed, so it’s essential to take your time and do it right. Again, if you’re not confident in your roofing abilities, we recommend hiring a professional roofer.

9. Finish the interior – Once the roof is on, you can finish the shed’s interior however you want. For example, you may want to add shelves, a workbench, or other features.

10. Add exterior features – Finally, you can add any exterior features you want, like windows, doors, or trim.

Building a lawnmower shed is a big project, but it’s definitely doable if you’re up for the challenge. Just be sure to do your research and plan ahead, and you’ll be fine.

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The Conclusion

A lawnmower shed is an excellent addition to any home, providing valuable storage space for all kinds of items.

Whether you’re looking to store lawn equipment, holiday decorations, or anything in between, a shed can be a great solution. Just be sure to choose the right location, get a permit if necessary, and use high-quality materials to ensure your shed lasts for years to come.

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Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to check out the wide selection of sheds at Esh’s Utility Buildings! Our passion lies in helping people find the perfect storage solution for their needs, so feel free to browse our online store or contact us with any questions. We’re always happy to help!

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Do you need a place to store your tools and lawn equipment? Are you running out of room in your garage? Do you love the idea of your very own backyard retreat? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then a 200 sq. ft. shed may be just the thing to give you the extra space you need – or simply provide a delightful backyard hideaway.

From home cinemas to art studios, cozy reading nooks to outdoor kitchens, there are endless possibilities for what you can do with 200 sq. ft. sheds. And the best part is, these sheds don’t have to break the bank! Instead, you can find them for a surprisingly affordable price, depending on the features and finishes you choose.

Whether you’re looking for a simple storage solution or a fun backyard project, a 200 sq. ft. shed will enhance your outdoor space and offer an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.

Here’s everything you need to know about 200 square feet sheds, including what they’re suitable for, an approximate price range, popular sizes, and where you can find a 200 sq ft shed for sale. Let’s read on!

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Popular 200 Square Feet Shed Sizes

Those in the market for a 200 sq. ft. shed will be happy to know that many different size options are available to suit your needs. At Esh’s Utility Buildings, we know that one size does not fit all, and that’s why we offer a range of shed sizes for our customers to choose from.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular 200 sq. ft. shed sizes to give you an idea of what’s available.

10×20 Sheds

Built for the backyard enthusiast, a 10×20 200 sq ft shed is the perfect size for storing all of your lawn and garden equipment. It’s also big enough to accommodate a workbench or a small seating area, making it the ideal space for tinkering on projects or taking a break from the sun.

12×16 Sheds

Popular 200 Square Feet Shed Styles

Now that you know some of the most popular 200 square feet shed sizes, let’s take a look at some of the different styles you can choose from. In addition to size, sheds also come in various shapes, rooflines, and finishes to give you a flawless look to your backyard.

200 Sq. Ft. Sheds for Sale: Low Barn Sheds

Low barn sheds are a popular choice for 200 sq ft sheds because they offer a stylish yet functional design. With their low profile and wide double doors, these sheds make it easy to store lawnmowers, bicycles, and other outdoor equipment.

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Low barn sheds also come in various finishes and rooflines that are sure to suit your taste. Choose from classic Gable or Gambrel roofs or go for a more modern look with a metal roof. You can also customize the siding to match your home’s exterior.

200 Sq. Ft. Sheds for Sale: Ranch (A-Frame) Sheds

The A-frame has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Its distinctive triangular shape makes it a standout in any backyard, and its spacious interior is perfect for storing all of your outdoor equipment.

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When it comes to 200 sq ft sheds, the A-frame is a popular choice because it offers plenty of storage space in a compact footprint. And just like the low barn shed, you can customize the roofline, siding, and finishes to match your taste.

200 Sq Ft. Sheds for Sale: High Barn Sheds

The High Barn shed is a classic design that is excellent for 200 sq ft sheds. With its tall ceilings and wide doors, the high barn shed maximizes storage efficiency. This barn is also a popular choice for setting up a workshop or hobby space, as the high ceiling gives you plenty of room to work.

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Many also choose the high barn shed for its stylish design. The tall profile and unique roofline make it a standout in any backyard, and you can customize the siding and finishes to ensure it matches your home’s exterior.

200 Sq. Ft. Sheds for Sale: Cabin Sheds

The cabin shed is a popular choice for 200 sq ft sheds because it offers a cozy space that can be used as a backyard retreat, guest house, or home office.

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mahogany 200sq ft shed cabin

With its charming design and spacious interior, the cabin shed is perfect for anyone who wants an attractive and functional space in their backyard.

200 Sq. Ft. Sheds for Sale: Garage Sheds

Like cabin sheds, the garage shed is a versatile choice for 200 sq ft sheds because it can be used as a workspace, storage space, or, again, even a home office. As the name states, it can also be used to store cars, motorcycles, and other outdoor equipment.

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Many choose the garage shed for its stylish design. Plus, you can customize the siding and finishes to ensure it provides the perfect look for your backyard.

What Can You Fit In A 200-Square-Foot shed?

A 200-square-foot shed is a versatile storage option for your home. You can use it to:

Below, we’ll dive into many of these uses in more detail.

Popular 200 Square Foot Shed Uses

Storage

The storage offered by a 200 square foot shed is significant. It can declutter your home by giving you a place to ensure you have a designated spot for all of your belongings. A 200 square foot shed is the perfect size for storing items like the following:

Homes with small yards or limited outdoor space can significantly benefit from a 200 square foot shed, as it offers ample storage without taking up too much room in your yard.

Office Space

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For those who work from home, a 200 square foot shed can be the perfect backyard office. The spacious interior and lack of distractions make it an ideal place to get work done, and you can customize the space to include features like:

Animal Shelter

Another widespread use for 200 square foot sheds is for animal shelters. If you have horses, chickens, goats, or other animals, a 200 square foot shed can provide them with a safe and spacious place to stay. You can outfit the shed with features like the following:

Living Space

For those who need additional living space, a 200 square foot shed can be an excellent solution. It can be the ultimate escape from the undeniable stress in the outside world. Just step into your cozy cabin and leave all the noise behind.

You can use your 200 sq ft shed as the following:

With its spacious interior and customizable features, a 200 square foot shed can be transformed into the perfect oasis.

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How much does a 200 sq ft shed cost?

Prices of sheds can vary depending on the size, as outlined in our shed pricing guide below:

For a 200 square foot shed, you generally will be looking at a cost between $4,000 and $35,000. However, this will depend on what type of shed you choose and whether you build it yourself or hire a professional.

There are also added costs to consider when building a shed, such as these additional costs:

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All in all, the total cost of your 200 square foot shed will depend on the features you choose to include. Hiring a professional to build your shed will obviously be more expensive than doing it yourself, but it will save you time and ensure the shed is assembled correctly.

Pre-built

If you don’t want to start from scratch but have a knack for DIY projects, you could opt in for a pre-built shed. These 200 square foot sheds come in many different styles and can be customized to include multiple rooms, porches, and more.

Prices for pre-built 200 square foot sheds range from $5,000 to over $20,000.

Base Price

The base price for a 200 square foot shed is around $5,000. However, this price will increase depending on the class of shed you choose and the company you purchase it from.

Delivery Cost

When considering the cost of a 200 square foot shed, you also have to account for the delivery cost. Again, this will depend on the company you purchase your shed from and the location of the delivery site.

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At Esh’s Utility Buildings, we charge a $200 flat fee for local deliveries within 30 miles of our store. If you’re outside of that radius, we charge an additional $0.50 per mile.

DIY (How Much Does It Cost To Build A 200 Sq. Ft. Shed?)

Building a 200 square foot shed yourself will obviously be the most economical option, but it is also the most time-consuming.

The cost of materials for a DIY shed will depend on the size and style of shed that you choose. But for a basic 200 square foot shed, you can expect to spend around $2,000 on materials.

However, if you want to add features like electricity, insulation, or windows, the cost of materials will increase. It may add up to over $4,000.

Don’t forget to factor in the cost of your time when considering a DIY shed. For example, if you value your time at $20 per hour and it takes you 40 hours to build the shed, that’s an additional $800 worth of labor.

Building a 200 square foot shed is a big project, but it can be a fun and rewarding experience. Just be sure to factor in the cost of materials, your time, and any added features you want to include.

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Conclusion

As you can see, there are many factors to consider when choosing a 200 square foot shed. If you’re looking for an economical option, a DIY shed might be the way to go. But if you want to save time and ensure the shed is built correctly, hiring a professional is your best bet.

No matter which option you choose, 200 square foot sheds are a great way to add extra storage space to your property or your very own personal paradise. For example, you could use a 200 sq. ft. shed as a lawnmower shed.

Check out our website for more information on 200 square foot sheds and other storage options. We can’t wait to help you create the perfect space for all your needs!

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Are you running out of storage space in your home? Have your kids taken over the spare bedroom with all of their toys? If you find yourself in one of these situations, then it may be time to invest in a 14×20 shed.

Sheds come in all shapes and sizes, but the 14×20 size is an excellent option for many homeowners. Why? It’s large enough to store all of your extra belongings, but not so large that it will take up your entire backyard and become an eyesore.

At Esh’s, we’ve heard all of the excuses for not investing in a shed. “I don’t have enough money.” “I don’t have enough space.” “It’s too much work to build one.” But what if we told you that our 14×20 sheds are both affordable and delivered directly to your house?

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at 14×20 sheds and why you may be missing out by not having one in your backyard.

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How much does a 14×20 shed cost?

14×20 sheds are a significant investment, so understanding the cost is essential. The average price for a 14×20 shed at Esh’s is between $6,000 to $29,000. However, the overall price will vary depending on the type of shed, what you wish to use it for, and any extra features you may want to add.

For example, our 14×20 sheds can be used for a variety of purposes such as storage, a workshop, or even a garage. If you’re planning on using it as a garage, then you’ll need to factor in the cost of adding a door and window.

Hoping to use your shed as a guest house? We can add electricity and plumbing so that your visitors will have everything they need during their stay. The possibilities are endless!

And, because we offer financing options, you don’t have to wait until you have the total amount saved up before you can order your shed. Instead, you can have it delivered and set up in your backyard as soon as you’re ready. What’s not to love about that?

Let’s break it down even further. Below, we talk landscape, material, foundation, and much more to help you understand what goes into the cost of 14×20 shed plans.

Surrounding Landscape

If you are investing in 14×20 sheds, you might as well design them the best way you can. Your shed will be a part of your home whether you like it or not, so spending a few extra bucks on paint colors, garden beds, trellises, and siding options might not be such a bad idea. Buying a shed is one thing, and enjoying it is another. If you’re not wanting to spend quite as much on the shed itself, you could consider purchasing a 200 sq. ft. shed instead.

Shed Material

When it comes to shed material, you have three options: wood, metal, painted, and vinyl. If you are a fan of wooden sheds, repainting and repairing damaged parts are some of the maintenance costs you will face.

Metal and seems like a low-maintenance options. However, weather changes can affect metal corrosion if its protective coating gets damaged. Vinyl is a great low-maintenance option. If the maintenance costs are not an issue, wooden sheds yield a rustic and aesthetic exterior and interior.

Foundation and Flooring

In most cases, flooring costs are on you. For wooden sheds, a standard flooring option is plywood, which sells at $1–$2 per square foot.

The foundation of your shed is more important than your floor type because a wet ground brings down your 14×20 shed like a house of cards. Concrete floors, concrete piers, compacted gravel, and wood foundations are your best bet to avoid rot or corrosion problems.

Electricity

If you plan on using 14×20 sheds as a home office, mini gym, game room, or even camping shed, then you definitely need to consider installing electricity. But if you want to build a space to go off the grid and stimulate a wilderness lifestyle, then you can save your money and put it to another use, maybe something like a small woodstove, or indoor fireplace.

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Hot/Cold Weather Adjustments

Seasons change, so you must prepare your shed for every climate situation. Although not absolutely necessary, it’s probably a good idea to add temperature control units to your shed. At a minimum, you should have some method of keeping your shed ventilated, especially if you are storing equipment, tools, or chemicals that are weather-sensitive.

Plumbing

14×20 sheds are great options for a not-so-tiny playhouse for your children, but if that’s the case, make sure you add plumbing. If that’s not possible, a simple water supply and drainage system should do the trick. Just remember that if your shed is going to be near any trees, you’ll need to account for the roots when planning your plumbing.

The good news about plumbing costs is that you only pay initial installation costs, and as long as your kids don’t put chopsticks or ice cream sticks in the tubes, you won’t have to worry about extra maintenance costs. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

14×20 Shed Styles

Now that we know what to consider before purchasing a shed, let’s take a look at some of the most popular 14×20 shed styles on the market.

14×20 Low Barn Sheds

The first type of shed on our list is the low barn shed. As you can probably tell from the name, this shed sits close to the ground and has a double-sloped roof. This makes it great for storing lawn mowers (learn more about lawnmower sheds), bicycles, and other gardening tools. Plus, because it’s close to the ground, it’s easy to access everything you need without having to climb a ladder.

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One downside of the low barn shed is that it doesn’t have a lot of headroom. So, if you’re looking for a shed to store tall items, this might not be the best option for you. But, on a more positive note, the low barn shed is one of the most affordable options on our list. So, this might be the shed for you if you’re working with a tight budget.

14×20 High Barn Sheds

The next type of shed on our list is the high barn shed. This shed is taller than the low barn shed and also has a double-sloped roof. This makes it a great option for storing tall items like ladders and kayaks.

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Many people use high barn sheds as workshops because they have plenty of headroom to work in. Plus, the double-sloped roof provides extra storage space for things like holiday decorations and seasonal clothing.

Although a bit more expensive than the low barn shed, the high barn 14×20 shed with a loft is still an excellent option for people working with a tight budget. It’s not as expensive as some of the other options on our list, but it’s still a high-quality shed that will last for years.

14×20 Ranch Sheds

Ranch 14×20 sheds for sale are also tall but have a single-sloped roof. However, they’re different in that they have an extra set of doors on the side. The ranch door has long been known as the “party door” because it provides easy access for guests.

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Ranch sheds are also an excellent option for people who want to use their shed as a workshop. The extra set of doors makes it easy to bring in large items like lumber and furniture. Plus, the tall ceilings enhance the feeling of space and provide a calm and relaxing work environment.

If you’re looking for a shed that’s both functional and stylish, the ranch shed is a great option for you. It’s one of the most popular choices among our customers, and it’s easy to see why.

14×20 Cabin Sheds

The cabin shed–an eternally popular choice for people who want the perfect combination of style and function. These 14×20 sheds for sale have long been a favorite among our customers because they’re stylish and practical.

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A cabin shed is an excellent option if you’re looking for extra living space. Many people use them as guest houses, home offices, or even as a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And, as they’re made from high-quality materials, you can rest assured knowing that your cabin shed will last for years.

If you’re looking for a shed that will enhance the look of your property and provide extra living space, then you can’t go wrong with a cabin 14×20 shed plan.

14×20 Garage (1-Car)

One-car garages are a wonderful choice if you’re looking for a shed to store a car or other large items. These 14×20 sheds for sale have extra-wide doors that make it easy to get your vehicle in and out. In fact, a small RV may even fit in some of our larger models.

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14×20 garages are also a great option for people who want to use their shed as a live-in workshop. The tall ceilings provide plenty of headroom, and the extra-wide doors make it easy to bring in large items like lumber and furniture. Plus, 14×20 garages are a great place to store tools and other equipment.

14×20 Run-In Sheds

Last but not least, we have the run-in shed. These 14×20 sheds for sale are an excellent option if you’re looking for a place to store your horses or other livestock. They typically have one large door that makes it easy to get your animals in and out.

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From horses to cows to pigs, the run-in 14×20 shed can be the difference between a happy and healthy animal and a stressed-out one. If you’re looking for a shed that will provide your animals with shelter from the elements, then the run-in shed is a great option for you.

What can you fit in a 14×20 shed?

Now that we’ve gone over some of the most popular 14×20 shed options, you might be wondering what you can actually fit inside of one. The answer is…a lot!

Check out our list of some of the most common items people store in their 14×20 shed below.

Vehicles

14×20 sheds are large enough to store cars, RVs, boats, and other large items. As we mentioned earlier, they typically have extra-wide doors that make it easy to get your vehicle in and out.

Workshop

The workshop is an idea that’s becoming increasingly popular. And, it’s not hard to see why. The 14×20 shed offers an ample, open space that’s perfect for working on projects.

Some of the greatest minds in history were known to retreat to their workshops when they needed time to think, and you can too. Just imagine being able to walk out your back door and into your very own creative space!

Office

You know the saying, “a change of scenery can be a change of pace?” Well, it’s true! If you’re sick of working from home at the kitchen table or from your bedroom, then a 14×20 shed office might be just what you need. These sheds offer a quiet and peaceful space that’s perfect for getting work done.

She Shed/Man Cave

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Ah, she shed or man caves. The perfect oasis for you to just ‘be.’ These 14×20 sheds for sale are the ideal size for creating a space that’s all your own. Whether you use it as a place to relax, work on hobbies, or entertain friends, you’re sure to love your very own she shed or man cave.

Living space

Last but not least, a 14×20 shed can even be used as a living space. That’s right; people have actually been known to live in these things!

If you’re looking for a place to put an in-law suite, guest house, or just extra living space, then a 14×20 shed is a great option. These sheds offer plenty of space for a bedroom, living room, and even a kitchen.

Of course, you’ll need to ensure that your shed is adequately insulated and outfitted with the necessary amenities before moving in. But, if you’re up for the challenge, then a 14×20 shed could be your new home.

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Conclusion

Phew! That was a lot of information on 14×20 sheds! We hope that this post has helped you learn a little bit more about these versatile buildings and what they can be used for. If you enjoyed this guide, be sure to check out our guide on she sheds as well!

Esh’s Utility Buildings offers a wide variety of 14×20 sheds for sale, so be sure to browse our selection here. And, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to help!

Happy shed shopping!

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Bigger is better; you’ve heard it said before, and it’s true – especially when it comes to sheds. Large sheds have numerous advantages over their smaller counterparts that make them well worth the investment, regardless of your budget.

When most people think of sheds, they picture a small, cramped space that’s barely large enough to store lawn equipment or holiday decorations. But today’s shed manufacturers offer a wide range of sizes to accommodate everything from garden tools to cars, RVs, and even boats. And while the initial cost of a large shed may be higher than a small one, the long-term benefits more than make up for it.

Esh’s Utility Buildings, for example, offers hand-built wooden sheds in various sizes, from 8×8 to 16×40. And if you need even more space, they can custom build a shed to your specific needs.

There are many reasons why you might need a large shed. For example, perhaps you have a growing family and need extra storage for all of your belongings. Or maybe you finally have the space to pursue your hobbies, like woodworking or gardening, and need a dedicated area to keep your tools and supplies. Whatever the reason, a big shed can make your life a lot easier.

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What is the biggest shed size?

Pretty much a house, the 24×40 shed provides ample space for anything you could picture needing to put inside of it. This size is excellent for a workshop, garage, or even to use as a guesthouse or home. It provides plenty of headroom with its tall walls, ensuring you won’t have to stoop down or feel cramped inside.

Most tend to use the 16×40 large storage building as a she shed or man cave, but it can really be turned into whatever you need or want it to be. For example, if you work from home, this size provides enough room for a large desk, couch, and all of your office supplies. And if you’re an avid gardener, you could easily fit all of your gardening supplies inside, as well as have space left over for a potting bench or work area.

How big is too big for a shed?

There is no such thing as too big when it comes to sheds. If you have the space and the budget, you can build a storage shed as large as you want. However, there are some things you need to keep in mind before going too crazy with the size.

First, check with your local zoning laws and see if there are any size restrictions for outbuildings in your neighborhood. There may be a maximum height or width that you’re allowed to build, so it’s always best to check before you start construction.

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Municipal code restrictions aside, the only other thing to consider is whether or not you’ll actually be able to fill a large storage shed. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and build a large storage shed that’s bigger than you need, but unless you have a specific use for all that extra space, it’s just going to end up being wasted.

It’s also crucial to remember that the larger the shed, the more expensive it will be. Not only do you have to pay for more material, but you’ll also need a larger foundation and possibly a permit. So, if you’re on a tight budget, it’s probably best to stick to a more modest size.

Lastly, think about how you’re going to get everything inside the shed once it’s built. For example, if you’re planning on storing large items like vehicles or boats, make sure you have enough space to get them through the door. And if you’re going to be working in the shed, make sure there’s enough room for you to move around and work comfortably.

As we said, big sheds have a lot of benefits. But before you start construction, it’s essential to ensure you’re really getting the most out of your investment. We wouldn’t want you to end up with a shed that’s too big for your needs, or one that breaks the bank.

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What is the largest shed without planning permission or a permit?

Attempting to get planning permission is a real pain, and it can be costly too. So, if you’re looking to avoid the hassle, your best bet is to stick to a shed that occupies less than 50% of the total area occupied by your property.

You’ll also need to keep the following in mind:

Popular Large Shed sizes

So, now that we’ve talked about the things you need to consider before building a large shed, what are some of the most popular sizes? Are there any shed sizes that are better suited for certain uses than others?

Here are a few of the most popular large shed sizes, along with some information on what they’re typically used for.

12×24 Large Sheds

Probably the ultimate in large shed sizes, the 12×24 is big enough to store just about anything you could possibly need. Vehicles, boats, RVs, ATVs, snowmobiles, tractors, and more can all fit comfortably inside this size shed.

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Because of the extra space, you can also use it for things like a workshop, storage for large equipment, a guest house, she shed, a man cave, or just about anything else you can dream up.

12×28 Large Sheds

The 12×28 is another very popular size for those who need a lot of space. It’s big enough for all the same uses as the 12×24, but with an extra 4 feet of length, you can really make the most of the interior space.

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This size is also perfect for larger families who need a bit more storage room, or for businesses that need to store more oversized items like inventory or equipment.

14×32 Large Sheds

The 14×32 is one of the largest shed sizes available, and for good reason. It’s huge! This size is perfect for those who are looking for extra storage, or for those who want to use their shed for something other than storage.

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You’ll be surprised at just how much you can fit inside this shed. Some people use them for things like a home office, a workshop, a guest house, or even a house extension. With this much space, the possibilities are endless. If you’re looking at a bit smaller of a size but still 14′ wide, learn more about our 14×20 sheds.

At Esh’s Utility, our 14×32 ranch cabins are really something out of a fairytale! With the patio and covered porch, this small size home has plenty of extra space for all your needs.

16×20 Large Sheds

Now we’re really getting into the large shed sizes! The 16×20 is big enough for just about anything you could need, and then some. Seriously, you may as well move into this shed because it’s practically a house.

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A lot of people use 16×20 big sheds on campsites, or shall we say, glampsites. The luxurious feel of this size shed is perfect for those who love roughin’ it in style. With plenty of space for a bed, a table, and some chairs, you can glamp to your heart’s content.

16×40 Large Sheds

Now we come to the “creme de la crème” of large shed sizes, the 16×40. This is one massive shed. In fact, it’s so big that you could probably fit an entire kitchen, living room, and bathroom inside of it! It could essentially be a large shed home.

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This is our absolute favorite shed size at Esh’s, and we know you’ll love it too. With this much space, the possibilities are endless. You could use it for a guest house, an in-law suite, a home office, or even a pool house. Whatever you need, the 16×40 large shed has got you covered.

Big Shed Uses

Now that we’ve gone over some of the most popular large shed sizes, let’s talk about some of the ways you can use them. As we mentioned before, there are practically limitless possibilities when it comes to large sheds. But here are a few of our favorite ideas to get you started.

Garage space/vehicle storage

One of the most popular uses for large sheds is as a garage. And it’s no wonder why! With plenty of space to store your car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, or any other type of vehicle, a large shed is the perfect solution for those who don’t have a traditional garage.

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Not to mention, large sheds offer extra protection from the elements, which is great if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions.

What is a good size large shed for a garage?

The answer to this question really depends on how many vehicles you need to store, and what type of vehicles they are. For example, if you need to store a small car and a motorcycle, a 12×24 shed would be plenty of space. But if you need to store a large truck or RV, you’ll want to go with a larger size like the 16×40.

Office Space

Another great use for large sheds is as an office space. If you work from home, or if you need a quiet space to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a large shed can be the perfect solution.

With plenty of space to set up a desk, chair, and all your other office essentials, you’ll be able to get down to business in no time. And if you’re worried about the internet connection, don’t be! There are plenty of ways to go online in a large shed, like using a hotspot or a satellite modem.

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What is a good large shed size for an office?

Again, the answer to this question depends on your specific needs. For example, if you just need a small space to set up a desk and chair, a 12×28 shed would be plenty of room. But if you need a larger space for things like filing cabinets or extra furniture, you’ll want to go with a bigger size like the 14×32 or 16×20. This way, you’ll have plenty of room to work without feeling cramped. Additionally, you could also customize your large shed with a loft or some other interior additions like shelves or a workbench. Imagine having a large shed with a loft! Not only would you have room enough to work and study, but you would also be able to keep a bunch of storage items safe and sound in the loft!

Living Space

The most popular of all large shed uses is a large shed used as a living space. And it’s no wonder why! With plenty of room for a bed, dresser, table, and chairs, large sheds make the perfect tiny home or guest house.

Worried about frosty weather? There are plenty of ways to keep your large shed warm in the winter, like insulation, electric heaters, or a wood-burning stove.

The great thing about using a large shed as a living space is that you can customize it to fit your specific needs. Whether you need a small space for one person or ample space for several people, there’s a large storage building that’s perfect for you.

What is a good size large shed to live in?

We always love recommending the 16×40 for people who want to use their large storage building as a living space. This size is large enough to comfortably fit a bed, dresser, table, and chairs, but it’s not so large that it feels overwhelming.

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Once again, it all really depends on your specific needs. If you need a larger space for things like a kitchen or bathroom, you might want to consider going with a 16×40 or even a 16×20. On the other hand, if you’d prefer to use it as an extra bedroom, then a 12×28 would be a great option.

Large Shed Prices

How much does it cost to build a large shed?

If you’d like to build your large shed yourself, the cost will depend on things like the size of the shed and the materials you use.

The average cost of building a large shed is roughly around $5,500, including materials and plans. Try reading this article to learn more.

Of course, you can always save money by using recycled materials or scouring garage sales and Craigslist for building supplies. But if you want to make sure the shed is constructed correctly and up to code, we recommend hiring a professional, or at least someone with experience in shed building.

How much does it cost to buy a large shed prebuilt?

Buying a large shed prebuilt is the easiest and most convenient way to get the shed you want. And at Esh’s Utility Buildings, we’ve got a wide range of prices to fit any budget. For example, a large metal shed and a large vinyl shed will differ in price. If you would like to see some large metal shed prices, feel free to see our metal shed inventory or design your own metal shed!

To give you an idea, our large storage sheds (12×24) typically start somewhere under $10,000, and our large sheds to live in (like the 24×40) can begin at $36,000. This speaks to the range in size and amenities that are available in our large sheds.

Of course, the final price will depend on things like size, style, and shed foundation. But no matter your budget, we’re sure we can find a shed that’s perfect for you whether that’s a large storage shed to live in or otherwise.

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Conclusion

Large sheds offer so many possibilities, and we hope this list has inspired you to start thinking about all the ways you can use one. Whether you need extra storage space, a new office, or a guest house, large sheds are a great solution. And with so many sizes and styles to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect shed for your needs.

If you have any questions about our large sheds, or if you’re ready to start shopping, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be more than happy to help you find the perfect shed for your home.

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