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How to Ensure the Outdoor Shed I Want Is the Perfect Size 

From extra storage space or home office to toolshed or outdoor hobby room, sheds can serve multiple purposes. Outdoor sheds also come in a variety of sizes and styles. To ensure your outdoor shed will be the perfect size to accommodate your needs, you must first take the following factors into consideration.

 

Your Shed’s Purpose

What your shed will be used for is very important in determining the right sized shed for you. Common purposes for a shed include:

  • Extra storage space for small items like garden tools
  • Extra storage space for bigger items like a lawnmower or an ATV
  • Art studio
  • Office space
  • Home gym
  • Children’s play area
  • Workshop

The purpose of your shed will steer you in the right direction as far as size goes. However, if you will be using your shed as a workspace, be sure to factor in the extra room needed for you to move around comfortably inside.

The Size of Your Yard

When considering shed size, you want to be sure that the size of your shed will not interfere with or outsize your backyard. Your shed should also appear in line with your home and complement its aesthetic design. Generally, a 12’ x 12’ shed makes a great fit for any large yard, whereas an 8’ x 10’ shed will look great in an average-sized yard.

Your HOA Regulations

Depending on where you live, the process of installing a shed on your property may vary depending on your homeowner’s association committee. Because your HOA may have limitations on how big your shed can be, you may have to submit a site plan before purchasing a shed that includes:

  • A drawing of your backyard
  • Shed height and width dimensions
  • The exact location of your shed
  • Images and/or drawings with back and front views of your potential shed

Consult With the Shed Experts at Superior Sheds

It’s best to consult with a shed expert before purchasing a shed. The professionals at Superior Sheds are qualified to match you with a shed that will satisfy your every need. If necessary, our highly skilled and licensed staff can also assist you in designing a custom shed to meet your desired purpose. We will aid you in selecting the right body, roof, trim, color, size as well as make sure you stay within any HOA regulations. Call us today at 1-877-439-7493 for more information on how we may help you find your perfect shed.