So, you’ve got that property!
Now to maximize the available space on it.
What better way to take advantage of extra space in the backyard than to get a10×20 portable storage shed?
Whether keeping your lawnmower dry and rust free or storing those Christmas decorations until the snow flies again, the versatility of a portable shed is unmatched! But is it going to break the bank? Read on for some tips to figure out how to maximize backyard storage space on a budget!
There are a lot of factors that go into determining the cost of backyard storage space. We’re going to use a10×20 storage shedas our reference, so we can get a fair comparison of the options.
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How are you planning to use your 10×20 portable storage shed?
What you plan do with your portable shed will have the greatest effect on the total cost of your project. Obviously, the most common use of astorage shedis for…storage! If this is the extent of your demands, you should be able to meet your needs with a fairly inexpensive, basic shed.
If you have a list of items you know for certain will be stored in your shed, you can measure them ahead of time to get a general estimate of the space you will need. A 10×20 storage shed will have 200 square feet of available space, approximately. Remember to figure for space to bring any lawn equipment in and out.
A 10×20 portable shed is also large enough to serve as asingle-car garage. It is an especially attractive option if your house does not feature a garage and you want to avoidthe cost of building a dedicated detached garage. A properly constructed shed with a garage door could serve this need quite effectively! If you need to store both a vehicle and other belongings, you may want to consider a 2-story 10×20 shed. Not only will you have another level of floor space, increasing the height of your structure increases the number of cubic feet available to you for storage! It should be noted that a 10×20 shed is the bottom end of what can be feasibly used as a garage since movement around the vehicle, etc. can be somewhat difficult. If your primary use will be for a garage, you may want to consider upgrading to a somewhat wider shed.
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It is also becoming increasingly common to use sheds asoffice space or small dwellings, a.k.a.“tiny houses”. If this is your intended use, you will also want to think about insulating your shed and consider any necessary electric or sewer hookups that will increase your cost. It is also important to check with your township or municipality to see what requirements must be met to allow you to legally live in your 10×20 portable storage shed.
Peripheral expenses to consider for your 10×20 portableshed
While the main outlay for your project will obviously be your 10×20 storage shed cost, there are usually some other expenses to keep in mind.
First, you will want to figure out the cost of filing any necessary permits with your local government. You don’t want your half-completed project to be halted while you wait for paperwork!
Second, remember that your shed should rest on agravelorconcrete pad. While some people put their shed on concrete blocks, this is strongly discouraged as the blocks are difficult to level and can break or sink over time, causing doors and windows to bind. For your 10×20 shed foundation, you may be able to install a simple gravel pad and perimeter by yourself. A concrete pad is somewhat more difficult and will most likely require hiring a professional, although the final result should be a more solid and long-lasting foundation.
Can I build my 10×20 storage shed myself?
Once you’ve determined all the specifications necessary for your 10×20 shed to meet its intended use, you will need to think about how to get it constructed on your property. If you have construction experience or enjoy working with your hands, you may consider building your shed yourself. It is possible to download shed drawings and diagrams from the internet to use as a template and buy all necessary supplies at your local building supply store.
However, if you would like to avoid the risk of missing an essential component, you should think about assembling your shed from ashed kit. Going this route allows you the satisfaction of working with your hands to improve your property, while also taking some of the risk and dirty work out of assembling your materials.
If you start researching the tools and supplies needed to complete your project and decide to skip that extra stress, you still have the option of going with a fully constructed 10×20 shed. In that case, the shed will be pre-assembled by an experienced team at a construction facility and transported directly to your location. You will need to make sure that you have an access route on your property that is at least 2’ wider than the width of your shed; for a 10×20 storage shed your access should be at least 12’ wide. If your access point is not wide enough to allow entry of the fully constructed shed, contact Sheds Unlimited to review our options for on-site assembly.
It is especially cost-effective to buy Amish-built storage sheds from a factory direct company like Sheds Unlimited since they cut out much of the markup price of a middleman distributor. Since they are able to transport and deliver sheds directly from their construction facility, Sheds Unlimited has storage sheds for sale in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
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What Are the Current prices of 10×20 sheds?
Once you’ve taken care of the necessary peripheral expenses, it really depends on how many extra features you want your shed to have. Here are a few of our 10×20 storage sheds to give you an idea of the approximate starting costs for some of the different designs:
10×20Standard MiniBarn Shed~$4,752
This is our cheapest 10×20 shed and is perfect for no-frills storage.
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10×20Standard MaxiBarn Shed~ $5,478
The MaxiBarn is MiniBarn’s big brother. Featuring higher walls, it allows for more cubic feet of storage with the same footprint.
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10×20Classic Workshop Shed~$5,908
Offering more in the way of looks, the Classic Workshop Shed is a classy yet affordable storage solution.
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10×20Premier Workshop Shed~$7,551
Beautiful and refined, the Premier Workshop Shed is storage with elegance. More windows provide extra light for projects in the shed and exterior touches put this shed’s appearance in a class of its own.
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10×20Legacy 2-Story Workshop Shed~$
The Legacy 2-Story Workshop Shed is literally on another level! A second-floor nearly doubles available storage space and the sharp overall look of this structure complements any property.
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10×20Studio 1 Modern Shed~$17,160
Want to go for an ultra-hip vibe? A Studio 1 Modern Shed is good for way more than simple storage. Use it as an art studio shed, photography workshop, office space…or whatever your mind can dream of! These sheds featureLP SmartSidingwith a 50-year manufacturer warranty to keep all your projects cozy and dry.
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Whatever your budget, we can most likely help you find a 10×20 storage shed that can be customized to perfectly match your needs! Make sure though, you read up on how to keep a shed cool so that you have a well-ventilated shed during those hot, summer months. Check out our availablecolors and options. And don’t hesitate to give our sales team a call at 717-442-3281 if you have an idea you didn’t see featured in this post that you would like to discuss. We want to help make your storage dreams a reality and increase yourSpace for Life!
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- 2 sets of bedroom furniture.
- Queen or King size beds.
- Large appliances.
- Couches, living room sets, end tables and entertainment centers.
- Dining room sets.
- Office furniture.
- Large outdoor equipment.
- Multiple large boxes or storage containers.
|SHED SIZE||TYPICAL COST RANGE|
|10×10 (100 sq. ft)||$2,000 to $17,500|
|10×12 (120 sq. ft)||$2,400 to $21,000|
|12×12 (144 sq. ft)||$2,880 to $25,200|
|10×16 (160 sq. ft)||$3,200 to $28,000|
10x20 Storage Unit Size Guide - YouTubeHow much does it cost to build a 14x20 shed? ›
14×20 shed prices range from $6,779 to $27,720 and above, depending on building design, style, siding, add-ons, and more.How much should a 10x12 shed cost? ›
Prefab 10×12 sheds cost $2500-$3800 depending on style, local market, and what features are included.How much does it cost for a 10x10 shed? ›
|Size||Average Cost (Labor Included)|
|8' x 10' (80 sq.ft.)||$4,000|
|8' x 12' (96 sq.ft.)||$4,800|
|10' x 8' (80 sq.ft.)||$4,000|
|10' x 10' (100 sq.ft.)||$5,000|
If you've been wondering is it cheaper to build your own shed, you'll discover that yes, it is less expensive to build your own shed than to purchase a pre-built shed. That is at least if you have all the tools required to build the shed. Typically, it won't take many specialty tools to build the shed.Can 2 car fit in a 10x20 storage unit? ›
Can you fit a car in a 10x20 storage unit? Yes! You can fit a small car in a 10x20 storage unit. Check out our tips on to properly store a car in self-storage.How much stuff can I fit in a 10x20 storage unit? ›
What can you fit in a 10x20 storage unit? A 10x20 storage unit is great for storing contents of a multi-bedroom home, about up to five rooms of space. Larger items like living room furniture, patio furniture, full-sized appliances and more fit inside these units.How many square feet is a 10x20 shed? ›
Our 10x20 storage unit is approximately 10 feet wide by 20 feet long, giving you about 200 square feet of storage space to work with! This is considered a large storage unit and the amount of sq ft gives you sufficient space to store a large amount of furnishings, appliances, household items, equipment, and boxes.
Based on these factors and more, the general pricing for a 12x20 storage shed starts at $5345 for a standard unit.What can you fit in a 12x20 shed? ›
12x20 Sheds. Best uses: Storing motorcycles, small boats, golf carts, motorcycles, tractors, wheelbarrows, bicycles, snowmobiles and traditional tool storage.How much does a 12x24 shed cost? ›
Based on these factors and more, the general pricing for a 12x24 storage shed starts at $6315 for a standard unit.What is the most popular shed size? ›
It is hard to determine the average size of storage sheds, but the most common sizes range from 48 to 288 square feet. With medium options being the most popular, the average sizes probably land between 100 and 200 square feet. The average-sized sheds would then be 8×12, 10×12, 10×16, and 12×16.How much does it cost to build a 20x20 shed? ›
Depending on the materials used, the cost of a 20x20 shed can range from $300 to $4,000. The costs will vary depending on how many materials are needed, whether you are building it yourself or hiring a professional. Typical sheds cost between $17 and $24 per square foot.How much would it cost to build a 12x12 storage shed? ›
How much does it cost to build a 12-foot by 12-foot shed? Building a shed costs an average of $60 to $150 per square foot, so a 12-foot by 12-foot shed would run $8,640 to $21,600, depending on the type of materials.How cheap can you build a storage shed? ›
Using pallets to build a shed is the most affordable of shed building methods. There are nearly infinite ways to make a pallet shed, but most use pallets as the primary building material. You can use them for the shed framing and siding, saving you hundreds or thousands of dollars if your shed is really big.What fits in a 10X10 shed? ›
A 10X10 shed makes a perfect and cozy space for potting, a reader's lounge, a painting studio, or a small workshop. You need basic storage.What is the best flooring for a shed? ›
Vinyl rolls are an all-around good solution for the floor of a shed. Vinyl is waterproof, slip-resistant, and can withstand most household chemicals. Plus, it's effortless to clean. There is also the option of using vinyl tiles instead of vinyl rolls.What fits in a 10 x10 shed? ›
You can fit in a large number of rakes, shovels, pots, extra soil, lawn furniture not in use, the lawnmower and other power equipment such as tillers, blowers, and weed whackers.
A 10x10 unit is a good size for the stuff found in two bedrooms, an entire family room or a modest one- or two-bedroom apartment. A few large appliances and pieces of large furniture can easily be stored in a 10x10 storage unit as well as mattress sets, desks, couches, dining room sets and multiple boxes.What can you fit in a shed? ›
The most common items that are stored in sheds are lawn mowers, lawn equipment, tools, flower pots, weed trimmers, shovels and sports equipment. Once you decide on what you are going to store inside, lay the items on the ground and measure them.