8×12 Storage Sheds: Things to Know
96 square feet of space is a medium-sized wood shed. With a structure this size, you can store a wide variety of items, beyond just tools and lawn equipment. There are so many different ways to use sheds now, and an 8×12 shed is the perfect size for a starter wooden shed: not so large that it will take up excessive space on your property, but big enough that you can use the space however you wish.
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, a lawn mower, bags of soil, and fertilizer with a need for some space to do all your potting? Then a garden shed is perfect for you. Will your shed be a workshop? A workout-space? What else can you imagine?
Make the Most of Your 8×12 Wood Shed
While some items may be too large for a medium shed, there are steps you can take to maximize your 8×12 shed’s storage capacity. Extra shelves add extra storage space to your unit by freeing up floor space. You can DIY shelves or find a shed with shelves or a storage loft already built-in (like Heartland Sheds’ Classic 8×12 storage shed).
If you create a plan before moving objects into the shed, you can also better determine what you will be able to fit inside. And you’ll be surprised by how much an 8×12 storage shed can contain, especially with the addition of shelves! Heartland Sheds also come with an extra spacious double door opening, so if you need to store lawnmowers, bicycles, or other equipment that you plan to take in and out of the shed frequently, you won’t have any problems doing so.
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.
If you plan to work on projects that require significant room to walk around – maybe you’re working on a motorcycle or creating a gym with large equipment – you may want to find a shed with more than 8′ of width. But if you plan to use the shed primarily for storage or a less space-dependent project, this shed has the perfect amount of square feet.
Need more help preparing your yard and finding the best place for an 8×12 shed? Check out our shed buyers guide.
Find Top Quality 8×12 Wood Sheds at Heartland Sheds
You need a top quality wood shed to fulfill your outdoor storage needs and remain standing for years and years. At Heartland Sheds, we design, build, and sell exceptional wood storage sheds that’ll surpass your expectations.
Our Classic Shed is a customer favorite: it’s called the Classic for a reason, and it has an attractive appearance in any yard with its gable roof. The 8×12 size Classic Shed has a peak height of 9’10” and a sidewall height of 7′. It features 2×4 lumber wall framing which gives the shed considerable durability. It’s able to withstand harsh weather events and heavy snow. Adding to the shed’s appeal is its ready-to-paint Treated LP siding, which resists decay, rot, and insects. And to expand the storage space in the shed and give you easy access to small items, it comes with shelves.
Other features include:
- Heavy-duty flooring for heavy equipment
- Transom windows to bring in natural light
- Galvalume roof system to minimize corrosion and keep the shed cool
You get these features and more at a price you can afford when you order from Heartland Sheds.
- 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)
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