- Size category: Extra large storage
- Best uses: Workshops, guest house, studio’s, garage, sanctuary and office
- Square footage: 256 sq. ft.
- Yard size: Large
- Actual size: 16’W x 16’D (16′ by 16′)
- Cost: Starting at $6,999+
16×16 Shed Uses
There are so many ways a 16×16 shed can be used. We’re talking about 256 sq. ft. of space. It can be used as overflow living space, a detached garage, one heck of a great workshop or even a home office. Whatever you might want to use it for, a shed of this size will give provide the space you need to do it. If you are a builder or ‘maker,’ a shed of this size is perfect for you. It will provide an abundance of storage space for raw building materials while leaving plenty of room to work. This can be a place to bring your ideas and dreams into the world. It’s nice to have an overabundance of space so your shed not only provides the room you need today, but gives you room to grow in the future. We find that once people have a shed to work in, their hobbies and passions grow increasing the demand for even more space.
With 16′ of width, this size is perfect as a garage. We also suggest adding garage doors to your 16 by 16 shed for extra convenience.
The planning phase is the most important step in determining the ideal shed size. You should have a clear vision of the sheds intended purpose. Will it be for storage or active use? An additional factor to think about is what size and shape will fit the specific dimensions and landscape features of your back yard. With a shed this large you should always leave a minimum of 4 feet of space on all sides of the shed. How will the shed affect the other areas in my yard, traffic flow? Once you find the perfect location for your 16×16 shed, custom landscaping might be a great option to consider as it will add significant visual appeal to your yard.
16×16 Shed Permits
Due to the large size of a 16×16 storage shed, a permit is typically required. Many HOA’s have max height restrictions on buildings, so it’s important to contact your local HOA before purchase to make sure you can build a shed of this size in your backyard.