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Choosing a 12x16 Storage Shed

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12x16 Storage Sheds in Pa

If you’re looking for nice, mid-size storage space for your backyard, you might consider buying a 12x16 storage shed. The 12x16 storage shed is a popular size. It is small enough to be maneuvered into most backyards, and yet large enough to hold all your basic garden and lawn maintenance equipment. But is the 12x16 size right for you? 

If you think you might like to buy a 12x16 shed, here are several things you should consider:

12x16 Storage Sheds Near Me in PA

Is 12x16 the right size of Storage Shed for me?

When shopping for a backyard storage shed, the size options can seem overwhelming. Our storage sheds start from a tiny 6x6 option to a large 16x48 option! As you can see, the 12x16 shed is a mid-range option. With so many sizes to choose from, how do you figure out what size of shed you need?
 

How much Space is in your Yard?

To help you figure out the right size, consider is how much space you have in your yard. Do you have room for a larger shed? The 12x16 version should be small enough to fit in most yards. You don't want a 12x16 shed in a very small backyard so that it looks out of sync with your space.

Do you have Access for getting a 12x16 Storage Shed into the Yard?

Even more than your actual yard space, you should also look at access space. Do you have room to maneuver a larger shed into your backyard? You can measure access points before you buy a 12x16 shed to figure this out. Keep in mind, that a 12x16 shed should have a 14' wide access so there is room for the eves and a bit of extra. 

A 12x16 Storage Shed gives you 192 square feet of Floor Space

The second thing you should think about is square footage. Think, for instance, about the difference between a 12x12 shed and a 12x16 shed. Glancing at the numbers, it’s easy to think of them as about the same size, but remember to think in terms of square feet. Those four extra feet of length add 48 additional square feet!

Make the Most of your Height in a 12x16 Shed

Finally, don’t forget to consider cubic feet as well. You can add storage space to a 12x16 shed simply by choosing an option with a greater height! By adding a loft or extra shelving, you will be able to add storage without taking any more square footage from your backyard.
 

What is the price of a 12x16 shed?

12x16 Standard Premier Garden Storage Sheds PA

The price of a 12x16 shed will vary a bit depending on what sort of siding you choose and what style you prefer. The cheapest 12x16 storage shed we sell is our $2,557 standard Minibarn shed with wood siding. The average 12x16 storage shed will cost about $4,500.

The biggest thing that affects price is the style of storage shed you choose. Later on in this article, I will go into more detail about different styles we sell, the pricing of each style, and the pros and cons of each style.

The other thing that affects price is the siding choice. A 12x16 storage shed with vinyl siding will run around $1000 more than the same shed with wood siding. A few storage shed styles allow for the option of wood clapboard siding, which runs about $2,300 more than the standard wood siding.

What can I fit inside a 12x16 Shed?

12x16 Inside Standard Premier Garden Storage Sheds PA

A 12x16 shed can comfortably fit two small pieces of outdoor equipment, such as a lawn mower or a 4-wheeler. Besides these two pieces of equipment, there will be room to maneuver them and walk around them. However, depending on your door placement, you may have to move one piece of equipment out of the shed before you can access the other piece of equipment.

Depending on the size of your ATV or lawn mower, you will have room for storage shelves and some smaller hand equipment such as a rake, a wheelbarrow, a leaf blower. You may also have some loft space, depending on what style 12x16 Storage Shed you choose. If want roughly the same amount of space with a slightly different configuration, you may want to check out pricing for a 10x20 storage shed.

How can I get the most out of a 12x16 shed?

No matter what style of 12x16 shed you get, you will end up with 192 sq. feet of space. The easiest way to maximize this space is to add shelves. By taking all the things that would otherwise pile up on the floor, and instead put them on shelves, you will free up floor space, leaving room for you to maneuver your small engine equipment.

You can also consider hanging long ungainly tools, such as rakes or shovels, from the wall. Hanging things on the wall will make them easy to see, and will keep them from getting cluttered on a shelf or leaning against the wall where they could fall over, or where someone could trip over them.

Another thing you can do with a 12x16 shed that optimizes space is to add a loft. If you choose a style of shed that has a steeper roof pitch, there will be extra room for adding storage in a loft area.

Get more ideas on how to make the most of a small shed in our 10x12 storage sheds post.

What style of 12x16 shed should I buy?

The next important question is what style 12x16 storage shed to buy. We offer many styles of 12x16 storage sheds. Here are five options you might want to consider, and the pros and cons of each.
 

Standard 12x16 Minibarn

12x16 Woden Storage Shed in PA

12x16 MiniBarn Sheds $2,557 (Wood)
Pros:

  • The Cheapest 12x16 storage shed option
  • Cute barn shape
  • Will cover all your basic storage needs

Cons:

  • Only one window included
  • Limited door and window placement options
  • No room for a loft

Standard 12x16 Saltbox Shed

12x16 Standard Saltbox Storage Sheds PA

12x16 Standard Saltbox $4,020 (Vinyl)

Pros:

  • Unique and charming saltbox roof shape
  • Two windows are included, providing more light than the Standard Minibarn
  • One of the cheaper shed options

Cons:

  • Atypical roof design means not much space for loft
  • Comes with 18x23 windows, which are fairly small

Note: If you love the look of the Standard Saltbox but want bigger windows, consider upgrading to the Classic Saltbox Shed. This shed is very similar, but it comes with wider overhangs and bigger windows and costs just $721 more.

Classic 12x16 Workshop Shed

12x16 Storage Sheds in PA, NY, NJ, DE, MD

12x16 Classic Workshop $4,329 (Vinyl)

Pros:

  • Midrange option of your classic, A-shape roof
  • Still on the cheaper side, price wise
  • Room for a small loft

Cons:

  • While the windows are a larger 18x36 size, you are limited to two
  • The classic A-shape roof style isn’t as charming as some other roof options

Remember, if you like the look of the Classic A-shape Roof, you can always choose the cheaper Standard Workshop Shed, or upgrade to the pricier Premier Workshop shed, which offers more windows.

Classic 12x16 Gambrel Shed

12x16 Wooden Gambrel Storage Sheds

12x16 Gambrel With Wood Siding $4,043 (Wooden)

Pros:

  • Charming barn shape
  • Room for a loft

Cons:

  • On the pricier side
  • Still features only two windows

Premier 12x16 Dutch Barn

12x16 Premier Dutch Barns PA

12x16 Premier Dutch Barn $5,401 (Wooden)

Pros:

  • Our most spacious 12x16 shed, with plenty of loft space
  • Features four 24x36 windows, letting in plenty of light

Cons:

  • One of the priciest 12x16 sheds we offer

We hope you got what you are looking for if you don't just give us a call at 717-442-3281 or get a FREE Estimate! We will be glad to assist you with whatever you want.

Premier 12x16 Garden Sheds

12x16 Fancy Sheds

12x16 Premier Garden Sheds $5,001 (Wooden)

Pros:

  • Very beautiful design, steeper roof pitch, great for a shed dormer
  • Features four 24x36 windows, letting in plenty of light

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Not sure :)

Looking for another sized shed?

We know that not everyone is looking for a 12x16 Storage Shed and as mentioned above, we offer storage sheds as small as 6x6 and even build prefab car garages up to 30x50! 

Look around and then request a free quote on the size and style building you are looking for. 

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