10×12 Sheds: Most Useful Shed Size Ever?

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Even though the world is filled with technology, there are some things that haven’t changed. As a homeowner, you still have storage needs. Your riding mower doesn’t shrink yearly like the computer microchip. Your garden hoe looks much the same today as it did 50 years ago. And you still need a place to store all your other outdoor belongings.

You may think a 10×12 storage shed hasn’t changed much either, but have you looked lately? Specifically, have you looked at what’s available with us here at Sheds Unlimited? We’ll take an online walk through our 10×12 storage sheds for sale toward the end of this blog.

But for now, let’s look at this compact, economical, but highly useful storage shed and what it has to offer.

A 10×12 Storage Shed: Space for the Garden Tools

The 10×12 Storage Sheds in our collection for today are not the smallest shed you can find. If you want a truly miniature shed, you can always go for an 8×8 shed or even a 6×6 storage shed.

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10×12 shed might be on the lower end of the size scale for storage sheds. Nevertheless, it is still large enough to store not only your riding mower, but your garden tiller, push mower, and a power washer as well. With a bit of planning and organization of wall space, you’ll have plenty of room for tools as well.

A Few Ideas For Giving Your More Space in your 10×12 Shed

Use the wall and floor space in your 10×12 storage shed wisely.

Look at some of these great, low-cost ideas:

  1. Pegboard to hang your tools
  2. The organized scrap wood storage area as shown in the photo
  3. Small part organization hanging on the wall
  4. Shelving so you can stack things up and up
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A 10×12 Backyard Shed Fits in a Small Yard

If space is at a premium in your backyard consider how small an area is needed for a 10×12 shed. 10×12 is roughly the size of a two compact cars side by side. 120 square feet. Get out a tape measure and see for yourself how easy it could fit in your yard.

If you want to fit more cubic storage space into these 120-square feet, consider going with one of the MaxiBarn or Gambrel portable storage buildings shown below.

A 10×12 Shed May Not Require a Permit

Check with your local township, but in many cases, a building permit is not necessary with a smaller backyard shed such as the 10×12.

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This can make getting a shed in place a much smaller hassle to deal with. Some townships do not require a permit, but might ask you to ensure the water runoff from the shed is contained in some way.

All that to say, it might still be important to check with your local town first.

A 10×12 Storage Shed is a Cost Saver

Since there are fewer materials needed for a 10×12 storage shed, the cost will be less than a larger 12×20 shed. Go really economical and buy the economy shed and you could have a shed in your backyard for less than you would think. Read on to see prices.

Another thing you may want to consider is adding a few touches yourself. Here are some DIY possibilities:

  1. Insulate and finish the inside of the shed yourself, on your schedule.
  2. Add a loft. Although the 10×12 Gambrel shed lends itself to more storage with a loft, this idea is not limited to that type of shed. A simple loft like the one on diygardenplans.com is easy to add. You’d be surprised how much you can stash away up there! Keep in mind this is also an option easily added as one of our interior packages.
  3. Build some DIY flower boxes to add to your 10×12 shed and add a special touch.
  4. Build your own Cupola for adding another touch to your shed.
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DIY 10×12 Storage Shed

Are you handy with basic carpenter tools? Love the feel of wood in your hands? Purchase a 10×12 storage shed kit. This also comes in handy if your backyard is not accessible from the roadway for normal shed delivery. You can assemble the shed yourself with the help of our Kit Instructional Video. 

Have you decided a 10×12 storage shed is for you? Great! Let’s take a look at all the options available in this versatile size. We’ll look at the base model price for each of these portable buildings styles.

Keep in mind that the photos shown may have extras such as vinyl siding etc. Adding a few extras to this shed still won’t break the bank. Enjoy your tour!

Standard Minibarn 10×12 Storage Shed

Base Price: $2,573

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Our standard 10×12 Minibarn storage shed is our entry-level model. It has the classic minibarn look, with room for double doors on one end and a single window on the other. This shed will serve you well and won’t make a huge hole in your wallet. A small loft at one end would work nicely.

The 10×12 Minibarn as shown above is $4,232, with vinyl siding. Great price for a solid shed!

Recently purchased a 10×12 wooden mini-barn. The price/quality was far better than other options I researched…

Standard Workshop 10×12 Storage Shed

Base Price: $2,897

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The standard workshop 10×12 storage shed is our most popular model. Envision this shed with tools hanging on the back wall. Standard on the wooden model seen above is a 6-foot double door and two 18”x23” windows with screens and shutters.

Maxibarn 10×12 Storage Shed

Base Price: $3,161

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This eye-pleasing Maxibarn 10×12 storage shed is another step up; small details do make a difference.

The roof design offers more space for storage, especially if you add a loft. Even with all the extras, you see on the model above; 11 Lite Glass indoors, large windows, flower boxes, and vents the price still comes in at around $4,971. I could see this shed in my backyard!

Standard Saltbox 10×12 Storage Shed

Base Price: $3,161

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How about some New England charm? This uniquely shaped Saltbox 10×12 storage shed has the option of doors on the 10’ or 12’ side. Its “lean to” look adds a flavor, unlike any other storage shed. Standard on this shed is a 5’ Double Door and 2-18”x23” windows with screens and shutters.

Classic Saltbox 10×12 Storage Shed

Base Price: $3,796

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This classic take on the Saltbox 10×12 storage shed has painted accents that stand out. Mix and match the colors that blend well with your backyard. It has plenty of headroom up front and nice wall space to hang tools on the back or side walls.  

Gambrel 10×12 Storage Shed

Base Price: $3,953

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The Gambrel 10×12 storage shed gives you maximum interior space for just hundreds of dollars above our entry-level sheds. Even if you’re pinching pennies, look at all the cubic feet you get with the high walls and great overhead space. Add an optional loft, and you might even fit ALL your junk in this shed. A loft is a great idea for storing seasonal items that you only need to access once or twice a year. This style shed truly gets you the most value for your hard-earned dollar.

Premier Dutch 10×12 Storage Shed

Base Price: $6,081

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Here we are at the top of the line; our premier Dutch 10×12 storage shed. You might be surprised that such a nice-looking yet functional shed starts out at $6,081. As with the Gambrel, this shed is practically begging for a loft.

Let there be light! Indeed, with a total of 4 24’x36’ windows plus transom windows coming standard there won’t be many corners where even a spider web can hide. This is one of the outstanding sheds in the 10×12 line. Although this shouldn’t be your goal, even your neighbor may be envious of you. If that happens… give him our contact info!

Studio 1 Modern 10×12 Shed

Base Price: $14,182

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If you’re looking for a one of a kind, modern 10×12 garden shed for your backyard look no further. This sleek shed doesn’t have that “shed” look. Use it for simple storage if you want, or a home office, she shed, or man cave. Space for life with siding that comes with a 50-year manufacturers warranty… what’s not to like?

Urban 360 Modern 10×12 Shed

Base Price: $19,173

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Last but certainly not least, the Urban 360 Modern 10×12 storage shed makes a definite statement. High-quality doors, insulated windows, and sturdy design topped with siding that will stay in shape for decades. The possibilities for this beauty are endless.

Great Selection of 10×12 Storage Sheds

What you saw here was only the tip of the iceberg. Feel free to browse ALL of our great selection of 10×12 storage sheds. Each one can be tailored to your every wish. Door and window placement, anything from painted wood or vinyl siding to rain screen siding with exotic wood. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, come to us with your ideas… we can create your dream 10×12 storage shed! Or if you’d like something with just a few more square feet, check out the 10×14 sheds which are another very popular size storage shed for many customers.

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