Once you have determined how you will use your building, the next step is deciding its size and style. Though a small shed will be less expensive than large storage buildings, you do not want a building that you will grow out of in a short time.  Generally, your building must be at least 100 sq ft in order to have enough room to accommodate adequate storage and work space. BAS Buildings offers many shed styles, and sizes, from 6 x 8 storage barn up to a larger 16 x 24 Classic Barn with lofts and dormers.

Size of Shed Storage Items Standing Room Workspace
64 Sq. Ft. (8’ x 8’) Bicycles, Push Mower, Garden Tools Yes No
80 Sq. Ft. (8’ x 10’) Riding Mower, Cabinets, Garden Tools, Bikes Yes Some
100 Sq. Ft. (10’ x 10’) Riding Mower, Push Mower, Garden Tools Yes Some
120 Sq. Ft. (10’ x 12’) Riding/Push Mowers, Work Tables, Bikes, Tools Yes Yes
140 Sq. Ft. (10’ x 14’) Mowers, Bikes, Tools, Work Tables, Wheelbarrow Yes Yes
144 Sq. Ft. (12’ x 12’) Mowers, Dirt Bike, Bicycles, Work Tables, Cabinets Yes Yes
192 Sq. Ft. (12’ x 16’) Mowers, Dirt Bikes, Cabinets, More Workspace Yes Yes
240 Sq. Ft. (12’ x 20’) Mowers, Dirt Bikes, ATV, More Workspace Yes Yes
288 Sq. Ft. (12’ x 24’) Mowers, ATV, Jon Boat, Workspace, Furniture Yes Yes

Remember, buildings 400 sq ft or larger may require a permanent foundation.

Style: From small cottage and utility buildings, to large barns and workshops, there are numerous style options for your shed. Larger pitch roofs and higher side walls provide more space for a loft, while using shingles instead of tin for your building’s roofing will reduce noise and increase aesthetic appeal. It is important to utilize quality materials like Horizontal Vinyl or Fiber cement siding that matches your home and will have a long lifespan.

Step 3: Where to Place Your Building