- Size category: Medium
- Best uses: tool and equipment storage, lawn mowers, bicycles, wheelbarrows and potting/gardening equipment. Perfect size for workshops, and home offices
- Square footage: 96 sq. ft.
- Yard size: Medium – Large
- Actual size: 8’W x 12’D (8′ by 12′)
- Types: Wood, plastic and metal
- Cost: $1,599 (Do-it-yourself) to $3,000 (installed)
8×12 Sheds Things to Know
96 square feet is a medium sized wood shed. This opens you up to a lot of options in terms of utility well beyond just storage of tools and lawn equipment. Trends are really changing and people today are using sheds in so many different ways. When thinking about size, you want to consider what will be the shed’s primary use? Do you simply need storage for lawn tractors and other yard equipment and supplies? Are you an avid gardener with many garden tools, bags of soil and fertilizer with a need for some space to do all your potting? Will your shed be a workshop? A she shed? A workout-space? What else?
Are 8×12 Sheds the Right Size for My Needs?
A good step to determine the optimal size for your lifestyle is to consider the dimensions of the largest items you plan to store in the shed. Also consider the height of the largest stored items, as this may rule out some sizes or building styles that have shorter sidewall heights. Some people find the 8’ width somewhat limiting. If, for example, you are working on larger projects like rebuilding motorcycles some extra width may be desired. The extra width provides more space between items stored on the floor allowing you to easily walk through to the back wall to access stored items on shelves or in loft space.
Need more help preparing your yard for an 8 by 12 shed? Check out our shed buyers guide.
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