Are you tired of pawing through your cramped basement every time you need to find a particular lawn or garden tool, or is your garage so full that you’d like to be able to park in it again without running into the lawn mower? If you feel like you're constantly at a loss when it comes to finding extra space for your outdoor home equipment, it may be time to invest in a garden shed.
These handy home helpers add a little extra square footage of storage space where you need it most and can even help you create the hobby hut of your dreams right in your own side yard. Whether you’re ready to assemble a quick DIY option or you’re looking for something glam and ready to go, we’ve got a list of great picks you’ll love at every price point.
What to Consider Before You Buy
Outdoor sheds come in a variety of different materials and configurations, and it’s important to understand the functionality and benefits of each to determine the shed that’s right for your backyard situation. Consider the following elements as you start your research:
Under $250 - Versatile, Space-Saving Storage at an Affordable Price
BAHOM's lockable garden shed and yard organizer is an ideal option if you're looking for a shed that’s on the smaller end but that will stand up to wilder weather. Made from galvanized steel, it's built to withstand wind and precipitation without leaking, rusting or corroding, and its petite 4-foot by 6-foot dimensions ensure you can wriggle it into the tightest corner of a smaller yard or keep it unobtrusive in a larger space.
Under $400 - Compact Size by the House or Garden
Another great option if you're looking for a smaller shed is Arrow's 4-foot by 5-foot Brentwood lean-to storage shed. One of Arrow's best-selling products, it offers 93 cubic feet of storage space for many of your lawn and garden essentials. It’s also ideal for keeping supplies like pool treatments and fertilizers out of kids’ and pets’ hands and paws; it comes with pad-lockable door hardware, and you’ll just need to provide your own lock.
Under $500 - Durable Option for DIYers
Longing for a little extra storage room that won't break the bank? The vidaXL metal storage shed is a top contender for your consideration. For an affordable, DIY-friendly price, the shed provides roughly the same amount of storage space as a large walk-in closet; it measures about 6 feet wide, 4 feet deep and 6 feet tall.
Under $500 - Lots of Space for a Low Cost
If you're looking for a nice and roomy — but still budget-friendly — shed, then Arrow's Arlington steel shed is a great option. For less than $500, you can enjoy 440 cubic feet of space contained inside a space-saving 10-foot by 8-foot perimeter. And with a door that’s 55 inches wide, you can easily turn this shed into a mini garage for your ride-on lawn mower; with that much room, you can drive right into it. Unlike some other shed designs, the doors on the Arlington slide open instead of swinging in or out, which is more convenient when you’re moving items around or into the structure.
$2,000+ - A Charming Exterior With Ultra-Durable Construction
Lifetime's outdoor storage shed offers all the perks of a traditional outdoor shed with twice the style — and twice the number of doors for extra accessibility thanks to its dual-entry design. The 15-foot by 8-foot shed provides plenty of room to meet all your storage needs, and the two sets of double doors on both the front and side make getting at what you need to get out of the shed even easier. This delightful design also comes with skylights, shatter-proof windows, screened vents, shelving and decorative shutters, making it as charming and durable as it is usable.
$2,000+ - Beauty and Function in One
Leisure Season's Cedar Gable Shed measures in at a perfectly proportioned 7 feet wide and 7 feet deep and is a gorgeous addition to any backyard. While this cabin-style shed doesn’t feature the same charming windows as other options on this list, that might be a good thing — it safely conceals whatever you choose to store in it without giving away what’s inside. This shed doesn’t come pre-built, but it does come with all the necessary hardware and pre-cut materials you require to put it together (with a buddy’s help, per manufacturer recommendations).
$2,000+ - Endless Uses With Great Space and Looks
If you're looking to go all-out with a shed fit for backyard royalty, it’s time to feast your eyes on Cedarshed's Western Red Cedar Garden Shed. While it does require some assembly, no cutting is required — the walls and shutters are pre-built and the windows are pre-hung. It also includes a floor, although you have the option to install the structure onto a poured foundation if you choose. Once you’ve assembled it, you'll enjoy a beautiful, boathouse-style storage shed (or the world's coolest playhouse or lounge) that’ll look perfectly at home poolside or garage-side.