The shed is suitable for fertilizers and pests storing owing to the air vent holes located under the roof. A window and a skylight beam will let in the daylight so you could clearly see everything inside without a flashlight.
Padlock hasps may not be sufficiently reliable.
This multifunctional and stylish storage shed can perfectly complement any property, backyard, or house design. The Factor is the best value shed you will ever be able to find since it is roomy enough to house your garden tools and compact enough not to clutter your yard.
85" х 51" х 74.5"
Durable, weather-resistant resin with steel reinforcement
Ventilation, Skylight & fixed window, Shelf brackets, Double wall extruded panels, Sturdy floor panel, Lockable
The shed's usable space can be increased by adding several shelves and adjusting the spacing in accordance with your needs.
May not be able to accommodate too large or bulky items.
The perfectly-sized vertical shed is ideal for limited outdoor spaces that cannot accommodate a full-size storage barn. Use it for keeping long handled garden tools like shovels and rakes or pests and fertilizers and keep all the items safe and organized.
72" x 30" x 25"
Weather resistant plastic
Shelf brackets, Double-wall construction, Heavy duty impact resistant floor, Lockable
A lift-up lid with pneumatic cylinders provides easy access to all the stored items and guarantees smooth opening and closing.
The upper lid is prone to scratching.
The Keter Store-It-Out shed could come in handy for those who have a small yard and need some compact hut to roof different items from the wind, rain, or other weather elements. The model is designed for a variety of uses ranging from keeping the pool supplies or garden tools to storing the trash cans.
43.5" х 52" х 29"
Durable, weather-resistant resin with steel reinforcement
Shelf brackets, Floor panel, Top lid, Lockable
Tough and durable metal construction is stress-resistant and weatherproof. The interior is fully customizable.
It gets pretty stuffy inside the shed in the hot weather.
This capacious storage shed from Arrow is just the right model for those who want to have a really large storage space for keeping all valuable tools, equipment, bicycles, scooters and other stuff that clutters your house. Made of galvanized steel it can serve you faithfully for years to come.
66.62" х 94.75" х 66"
Sturdy electro-galvanized steel
Slide doors, Gable roof, Lockable
Roll the shed up and put it away in the provided carrying bag for handy portability and storage.
The material is rip-proof but it can be easily damaged by sharp objects.
This handy and portable outdoor storage solution can accommodate your bicycles and various gardening gear easily even with some room to spare. You can position it wherever you want or even take it along on a camping trip.
65" х 74" х 30"
210D Oxford Polyester,
Zip-fasteners, Back Velcro flap openings to secure your belongings, Ventilation, Reinforced integrated floor
What is a Storage Shed?
Every house owner has got a variety of garden tools and different equipment to keep a yard, house or garden perfectly manicured. And one cannot help but wonder where to store all this stuff? If your garage or attic is full of equipment and various items you should definitely consider a storage shed. This space-expending solution can be used to store everything you need and can be even used as a workspace for example. There are vertical and horizontal storage sheds that may look like a cabinet, small house or a garage and can be installed indoors or outdoors depending on the type you choose. Today we are going to review the best garden sheds that won't spoil the looks of your backyard, will complement your house design and will house garden equipment, toys, sports equipment, tools under one roof.
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What Features to Compare
Before choosing a storage shed you should, first of all, determine what are you going to store there and then decide on a shed's size. Make sure it is roomy enough to accommodate your largest piece of equipment and still has some spare space for other things to be stored. If you need a shed to house various garden tools such as spades, mattocks, rakes or brooms it is preferable to opt for some oblong shaped model. However, if you are looking for a hut to hide waste containers from plain sight we'd recommend you to go for a box-shaped shed. You will also find really large garage-sized garden sheds that offer enough space to accommodate the full range of tools and equipment but require a big yard for installation.
Durability of a shed directly depends on the materials it is made of. Models made of plastic are the most affordable; they resist rotting, humidity, and UV lights and don't require some sophisticated maintenance. Wooden sheds can add charm to your backyard but they should be treated carefully since wood must be painted and lacquered properly for outdoor installation. It is recommended to place wooden sheds under a roof to shelter it from the weather and thus, prolong its service life. Finally, garden sheds made of metal are the most durable and robust models. Go for those made of galvanized or stainless steel since such sheds won't rust or rot under any weather conditions.
Garden sheds come in many shapes and designs and each shed has its own peculiarities that add to a hut's usability. For example, some models are designed with double walls ensuring the sturdiness of a construction. Others boast windows or skylights that let sunlight inside a shed during daylight hours. A well-built hut with proper ventilation guarantees non-condensing environment ideal for fertilizers and pest control chemicals storage.
If you have decided upon a large storage shed make sure that it features shelf brackets so that you can keep various small items organized and easily accessible. Finally, if you are going to store some heavy and expensive tools or equipment in a shed check its bottom for endurance and possibility of locking.
Organize Your Tools and Equipment
Sick and tired of your garden tools scattered all over the place? Or maybe you are swimming in a pool of miscellaneous items and equipment struggling to find the one thing you need most? That's exactly why you should consider a garden shed purchase and solve a storage problem once and for all! The Keter Resin Outdoor shed will house all the stuff under one roof keeping them organized and easily accessible.
This storage shed is compact enough not to take up a good deal of your yard, yet it is pretty roomy to provide enough space for organizing spades, mattocks, rakes, brooms, hoses, and other garden tools. Additionally, this model can be also used for housing fertilizers, lawn mowers, chainsaws, stepladders and harvested crop. With the volume of almost 132 cu.ft. there would be enough of spare place for virtually anything.
The shed has the size of 85"х51"х74.5" and is known to be the smallest one model in the Kettler's product line. So, if you need a larger hut, the manufacturer offers a variety of storage sheds for your garden in a wide range of sizes.
Install It Wherever You Want
This storage shed can be installed just about anywhere in your yard as its restrained color scheme will blend in perfectly with any property and backyard design.
You will receive the storage shed kit in the knock-down set but the included instructions are pretty straightforward and easy to follow. Hence, the assembly shouldn't be an issue and can be completed in no time. All the shed pieces are pre-built and feature pre-drilled holes for easy assembling. No cutting, sawing, or drilling is required. Wall panels and the floor are furnished with special grooves for tools-free installation; they are just clicked securely one into another, that's it!
The Keter Factor storage shed can be installed practically on any surface since it is designed with a pretty solid and heavy-duty plastic floor so that you could store different heavy equipment in the hut. But we suggest laying a wooden or concrete base as a foundation to improve stability and robustness of the whole construction.
Finally, the shed features a window and a skylight beam for letting in the daylight. Thus, you can install it even far away from the mains and clearly see everything inside or use a flashlight in case you need to fetch something from the shed in the nighttime.
Neat and Lovely Exterior
The wood-like texture of the walls will make you think that this outdoor storage shed is constructed of wood planks but it is not quite so. The Factor model is made from durable weather-resistant resin with a durable steel reinforcement that preserves its good looks in spite of the harsh weather conditions and excessive sun exposure. This material won't rot, peel, or rust with the course of time. Additionally, the gable roof here is meant to shed water and snow easily, so we can safely call this backyard storage shed a weather-resistant storage solution.
The shed is practically maintenance-free especially if you compare it to the wooden models. You can clean it once in a while with a damp cloth or brush and worry not about damaging the paint or lacquer on its surface. The Factor tool house is also suitable for storage of fertilizers since the air vent holes located under the roof eliminate the bad and dangerous odors as well as ensure proper ventilation.
The shed features the main door and a secondary one that offers extra 6-7 inches and provides a wider opening so that you could get even some bulky thing inside the shed quite easily.
A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place
If you want to store some small items in the shed too we'd recommend you to take the advantage of the built-in shelf support. You can affix several shelves or hooks in a breeze to keep your things organized, in place, and readily available. This will give you a chance to use shed space more efficiently. The shelves and hooks should be bought separately, but this small (but wise) investment wouldn't go amiss!
Rubbermaid Outdoor Vertical
First Choice for Limited Outdoor Spaces
Well, not everyone can enjoy a large and spacious backyard that can accommodate a full-size tool house. For the very reason, Rubbermaid designed the vertical storage shed. So, if you are limited in space but want to arrange all your tools and store them all under one roof we recommend you to consider this optimally-sized and perfectly-designed model.
This compact storage shed looks like an ordinary wardrobe but it is suitable for use in the outdoors and can be exposed to any weather conditions. You can safely install it in your yard to store various fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals that should be preferably kept outdoors away from foods, livestock feeds, pet food products, etc.
At the same time, shed's dimensions of 72"x30" x25" are just right for effective storage of long handled garden tools like shovels and rakes. Additionally, you can increase the shed's usable space by adding several shelves (not included). You can get them at your local lumber store or build them yourself choosing the size you want.
All in all, having purchased this shed you will be able to customize it up to your needs to house long handled garden tools or organize different small items on the shelves. One way or another the Rubbermaid 17 cu.ft. shed is a fantastic outdoor storage unit for small backyards.
Not Only Durable but Also Maintenance-free
This storage shed, as well as any other model, is made of a durable and weather-proof material that makes it suitable for outdoor use. Its scratch- and impact-resistant double-wall plastic construction is meant to protect all your treasurable tools even under rough weather conditions. Also, plastic doesn't require some special maintenance or treatment. Once you have assembled the shed you can position it in the yard and house there whatever you need.
When it comes to cleaning, the hut can be wiped with a damp cloth or pressure-washed. You can even use various detergents if needed, that is how user-friendly and hassle-free the shed is!
2 outward swinging doors with convenient and grippy handles offer a pretty wide opening for easy access to your belongings. In addition, the doors are equipped with a special hasp with lock hinge so you can reliably secure your equipment and tools inside the shed. Finally, the hut can be installed on various surfaces even on a soft one owing to the provided solid and heavy-duty floor base.
Fast Assembly and Convenient Placement
The shed is shipped and delivered disassembled. You can get it in 8 separate parts that should be pieced together using those tools you've got at your disposal; no special equipment is needed. It will take you only half an hour to accomplish the task and have your shed ready for accommodating your stuff. You can customize the interior space according to your needs as well as equipment you are going to store there. To be more specific, if you need it to find a place for a number of small and mid-sized items you can add several shelves and adjust the spacing between them as you like. The maximum number of shelves you can install is limited to 5 and they should be bought separately. Having purchased this shed you will definitely have all your garden tools and other items neatly arranged.
Tend Your Own Garden Neatly and Efficiently
It is great when a house owner has got a variety of garden tools and keeps his yard well-manicured. Though, garden tending requires many efforts, lots of time and use of specific tools. So, to cut grass or weeds in your yard you surely need a string trimmer that will help you make your lawn look immaculate even in hard-to-reach areas.
Keter Outdoor Resin
Indoor and Outdoor Storage Solution
This storage shed would come in handy for those who have a small yard or doesn't have one at all but still need a hut to protect different items from snow, wind, and rain. The exterior measurements of this shed are only 43.5"х52"х29" yet the unit has 30 cu.ft. of storage capacity. It means that you will have enough space for a variety of tools and equipment but won't have to cram your yard with those bulky tool houses.
This storage shed is manufactured from weather-resistant resin and reinforced with steel, which makes the whole construction quite sturdy and reliable. This shed is built to withstand various weather conditions. It won't rust or peel off in the course of time and won't corrode or mold even in the heavy rain or snow.
The Keter Midi Shed is not a walk-in model, but a clever space-saving solution, which is designed as a small closet or simply a chest. It features 2 front lockable doors and a lift-up lid providing you an easy reach to all your stored items. What's more, such interesting design allows you to clean the hut in and out easily since not all the sheds available on the market can be opened from both the top and the front sides.
The manufacturer has engineered this midi storage shed with pneumatic cylinders located on the roof lid. It means that the lid can stay open on its own without additional support, thus leaving your hands free for quick and hassle-free loading or unloading process. Finally, the Keter shed features built-in support for a shelf and a loop for a padlock so that you could reliably secure your treasured belongings.
This horizontal storage shed may come in handy for a variety of uses both indoors and outdoors wherever extra storage space is needed. The shed can accommodate two 32-gallon trash cans to protect them from the possibility of rodents and bugs intrusion. At the same time, the hut can be used for keeping your pool supplies and play equipment since it is roomy enough to house folded lounge chairs, towels, floating pool mattresses, kid stuff, etc. Those who adore pottering around the garden would highly appreciate this storage shed either. It is ideal for hiding various gardening tools and supplies to have them always at hand.
Work Hard Play Hard
When you've finished tending your garden and organizing your tools it is high time to have some rest. What can be more relaxing than lounging by the pool? If you don't have a stationary pool in your backyard, it is not the end of the world! You can always go for an inflatable pool to brighten up the most sweltering days. We also recommend you to consider adding a patio umbrella to your pool area and always have a chance to hide under its rescuing shade on whimsical summer days. Thus, neither drizzling summer rain nor blazing sun rays will be able to disrupt your delightful pastime.
Arrow Sheds HM86
Full-scale Storage Barn for an Attractive and Functional Addition to Your Backyard
The next product on our shortlist is the most capacious storage shed from the Arrow's product line. This shed is meant for those who want to have a really capacious storage space for keeping all essential tools, equipment, bicycles, scooters, pool or garden supplies and other stuff that clutters your house or garage. Also, this storage barn is so large that it could be used even for seasonal warehousing of harvest or fertilizers if needed! Additionally, the shed is fully furnished to meet not only residential but also for professional needs. Of course, its height is too low to stand up straight inside but it will surely come in handy for constructors who move from one site to another and need some "relocatable construction" for changing their clothes before and after the work day. As for its size, the shed makes 6 by 8 feet and provides 230 cubic feet of storage space capacity. As you can see, the HM86 model is a multi-purpose full-scale storage barn that can make an attractive and functional addition to your backyard. Note, that the Hamlet steel storage shed is also available in other sizes (6'х5' and 10'х8') so that everyone could find a model that will meet their needs.
Unique Features that Stand this Barn Apart from its Peers
We would like to draw your attention to several unique features that stand this model apart from its competitors. Let's start with the material used for its manufacturing. Made of galvanized steel this shed will serve you for years to come and won't rust or corrode regardless of the weather conditions. What's more, galvanized steel doesn't require sophisticated treatment or pretreatment and can be safely positioned in fully exposed areas of your garden or backyard and worry not that it may be affected by the heat or cold temperatures. The whole construction is painted white and green. But if these colors don't match your house or your backyard design, you can always overpaint the shed.
Few Assembly Tips
Though the shed is supplied in the knocked-down form it is pretty easy to assemble. You can order expert assembly and sip tea or cacao while experts are doing their job. Alternatively, you can try to do it yourself.
For those who are going to perform the installation on their own, we recommend watching the installation guide available online as the included installation manual may be a little bit hard to understand. You will need some tools and assistance for this purpose. The walls and a roof are supplied with pre-drilled holes so you should only bolt them. You should also be aware that the storage shed kit doesn't have a floor base to which you could attach the whole construction. But if you think you need one to add sturdiness to your barn and protection to your items, you can buy it separately. If you are planning on using the shed all year round, it is advisable to snug the place with foam plastic or mineral cotton for the cold season.
For True DIYers
A cordless drill is an irreplaceable helper of any handyman. It is used for most works in garages, barns and at home. A convenient mobility of the cordless drills is their main difference from other similar tools since you don't need to search for a socket or cable extender to plug it in. Feel free to use whenever and wherever you need.
Great Alternative to Bulky Sheds
A Few More Words About the Materials
The materials the storage shed is made from and the quality of build are superb. The Yardstash III is made of the materials very similar to those military wet weatherproof bags are made of, thus it can surely last for years in all the weathers! Oxford Polyester is known for outstanding humidity- and water-resistance so the shed will keep water away from your gear even in heavy downpours.
But what makes this outdoor storage shed even more durable and robust is the ripstop tarpaulin roof resistant to tearing and ripping. With UPF 50+ protection, the material won't fade when exposed to UV rays and your gear will be protected too, even if you install the tent in a fully exposed area. The fabric blocks 49 out of 50 units of UV rays that fall on it and only 1 unit can pass through.
Assembling the shed is a breeze, one person can handle the task easily. To install it, you should assemble the included poles and insert them through the corresponding sleeves, eyelets, and loops located on the tent. This snap and go frame makes the installation process of this storage shed as simple as pitching up a regular camping tent.
Take Note of Some Peculiarities
For Those Keen on Cycling
If you love cycling, you probably know that some bikes are designed for leisurely riding while others are meant for extreme and adventurous rides at high speeds either on smooth roads or up and down the hills. If you need a new bike for enjoyable cycling and at the same time keeping fit, cruiser bikes will be an excellent solution. Being extremely comfortable, they are designed with a longer wheelbase, wider seat, and comfortable handlebar. If you long for speed and adrenalin rush a road bike should suit your needs. Can't decide which bicycle to buy for riding all around? Pick a hybrid bike! You can't go wrong with it for sure!
Q: Do I need a permit to install a storage shed?
A: There is no 'yes' or 'no' answer to this question as it depends on the state you live in. Before accepting an installation date, you should first of all check with your city or county office.
Q: Who should assemble and install a storage shed?
A: Storage sheds are mostly DIY projects but manufacturers usually offer expert assembly and installation at an extra charge. So it is up to you to decide whether you want to get a shed in a knocked-down form and assemble it on your own or have a shed delivered to your house pre-assembled.
Q: How long does it take to assemble a shed?
A: Installation time varies depending on the size of a shed and its brand. Some tool houses can be assembled within an hour by one person while other models take 2 people 5-7 hours to accomplish the task. Foundation and added features will add to installation time.
Q: What kind of tools will I need to assemble my shed?
A: Generally, the components come pre-drilled so that you only need to piece them together and fasten. Thus, a screwdriver, hammer, work gloves, and a stepladder (if a shed is pretty tall) are usually required. Please note, it is not recommended to commence a shed installation on a windy day.
Q: Do storage sheds come with a floor base?
A: Four walls and a roof are always included in the kit, but flooring is optional. You can always purchase it separately from the manufacturer.
Q: Can I build a shed without using a floor?
A: Some sheds are designed to sit directly on the ground or designated foundation. But you cannot avoid using a floor base if the wall panels must be inserted into the flooring to create a frame.
Q: What type of foundation is recommended?
A: Any shed must be positioned on a flat level surface avoiding wet, low-lying areas. Most huts can be set on leveled and closely-spaced solid concrete blocks or wood timbers but the most reliable foundation is a concrete slab.
Q: Does a shed require any maintenance?
A: If you want your shed to last for a long time you have to maintain it properly. Maintenance differs depending on a material your shed is made of. Wooden constructions should be sealed, primed, painted or lacquered (repainted when needed). Metal sheds are very low-maintenance though they should be washed regularly and touched-up immediately if any paint damage occurs. As for the resin sheds, they are virtually maintenance-free. Polyethylene is stain-resistant and UV-protected material that won't crack, fade, rot, or rust. Such sheds don't require painting or pre-treating in contrast to wooden or metal sheds.
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