How to Build a Shed, Colonial-Style
We spent 43 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options. Don’t let those bicycles, lawn equipment or junk that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away fill up your garage so you have to leave your car outside. These storage sheds under 4000$ come in all kinds of options, from very affordable to tough and durable, and will keep all your gear safe and secure from the elements.
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Homeowners complain about having too much storage space about as often as they do about having an overabundance of cash. It just doesn’t happen. Build this shed to help alleviate your overflowing closets.
Nearly every home, regardless of its size, has a shortage of accessible storage space. Need proof? Take a peek into the average garage and you’ll likely find it crammed full of bicycles, lumber, garden tools, trash cans, outdoor power equipment, sports gear and car-care supplies.
An occasional spring-cleaning can help you reorganize and reclaim some space, but it’s only a matter of time before the clutter returns. What you really need is more space, and one of the best ways to find it is to create it by building a backyard storage shed.
At 10 x 16 ft., this handsome garden shed is large enough for most backyard needs. We’ve added an interior partition so it serves double duty as a storage shed and an all-weather children’s playroom. Double doors on the side and gable end make it easy to access the space.
We built the Colonial-style garden shed shown here from a set of mail-order building plans. The 10 x 16-ft. outbuilding has easy-to-install plywood siding, three large windows and two pairs of doors. The entire building could be used for storage, but we decided to divide the interior space into two separate areas: a 4 x 10-ft. tool-storage area and a 10 x 12-ft. children’s playroom.
It’s hard to say exactly how much it will cost you to build this shed. Lumber prices fluctuate almost daily and vary widely from one region of the country to another, but figure on spending between $1600 and $2000. Before starting construction, take your plans to your local building department and apply for a building permit.