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How Much Does a 10x20 Shed Cost?

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10x20 Storage Shed for sale in PA with cedar shake siding and a standing seam shed dormer.

So, you’ve got that property!

Now to maximize the available space on it.

What better way to take advantage of extra space in the backyard than to get a 10x20 portable storage shed?

Whether keeping your lawnmower dry and rust free or storing those Christmas decorations until the snow flies again, the versatility of a portable shed is unmatched! But is it going to break the bank? Read on for some tips to figure out how to maximize backyard storage space on a budget!

There are a lot of factors that go into determining the cost of backyard storage space. We’re going to use a 10x20 storage shed as our reference, so we can get a fair comparison of the options.

10x20 Garden Storage Shed for Sale in MD

How are you planning to use your 10x20 portable storage shed?

What you plan do with your portable shed will have the greatest effect on the total cost of your project. Obviously, the most common use of a storage shed is for…storage! If this is the extent of your demands, you should be able to meet your needs with a fairly inexpensive, basic shed. ​

If you have a list of items you know for certain will be stored in your shed, you can measure them ahead of time to get a general estimate of the space you will need. A 10x20 storage shed will have 200 square feet of available space, approximately. Remember to figure for space to bring any lawn equipment in and out.

10x20 Storage Shed Diagram

A 10x20 portable shed is also large enough to serve as a single car garage. It is an especially attractive option if your house does not feature a garage and you want to avoid the cost of building a dedicated detached garage. A properly constructed shed with a garage door could serve this need quite effectively! If you need to store both a vehicle and other belongings, you may want to consider a 2-story 10x20 shed. Not only will you have another level of floor space, increasing the height of your structure increases the number of cubic feet available to you for storage! It should be noted that a 10x20 shed is the bottom end of what can be feasibly used as a garage since movement around the vehicle, etc. can be somewhat difficult. If your primary use will be for a garage, you may want to consider upgrading to a somewhat wider shed.

It is also becoming increasingly common to use sheds as office space or small dwellings, a.k.a. “tiny houses”. If this is your intended use, you will also want to think about insulating your shed and consider any necessary electric or sewer hookups that will increase your cost. It is also important to check with your township or municipality to see what requirements must be met to allow you to legally live in your 10x20 portable storage shed.

Modern art studio in a 10x20 shed.

Peripheral expenses to consider for your 10x20 portable shed

While the main outlay for your project will obviously be your 10x20 storage shed cost, there are usually some other expenses to keep in mind.

First, you will want to figure for the cost of filing any necessary permits with your local government. You don’t want your half-completed project to be halted while you wait for paperwork!

A gravel pad for a portable storage shed with a wooden perimeter

Second, remember that your shed should rest on a gravel or concrete pad. While some people put their shed on concrete blocks, this is strongly discouraged as the blocks are difficult to level and can break or sink over time, causing doors and windows to bind. For your 10x20 shed foundation, you may be able to install a simple gravel pad and perimeter by yourself. A concrete pad is somewhat more difficult and will most likely require hiring a professional, although the final result should be a more solid and long-lasting foundation.

Can I build my 10x20 storage shed myself?

Once you’ve determined all the specifications necessary for your 10x20 shed to meet its intended use, you will need to think about how to get it constructed on your property. If you have construction experience or enjoy working with your hands, you may consider building your shed yourself. It is possible to download shed drawings and diagrams from the internet to use as a template and buy all necessary supplies at your local building supply store.

 

DIY storage shed kit ready to be assembled

However, if you would like to avoid the risk of missing an essential component, you should think about assembling your shed from a shed kit. Going this route allows you the satisfaction of working with your hands to improve your property, while also taking some of the risk and dirty work out of assembling your materials.

If you start researching the tools and supplies needed to complete your project, and decide to skip that extra stress, you still have the option of going with a fully constructed 10x20 shed. In that case, the shed will be pre-assembled by an experienced team at a construction facility and transported directly to your location. You will need to make sure that you have an access route on your property that is at least 2’ wider than the width of your shed; for a 10x20 storage shed your access should be at least 12’ wide. If your access point is not wide enough to allow entry of the fully constructed shed, contact Sheds Unlimited to review our options for on-site assembly.

2-story storage shed for sale in NY

Building your shed yourself or from a kit is an excellent option if you are looking for a fun project and you are sure you have the necessary skills and tools. Buying a prefabricated shed will generally be less stress and often less overall expense, since the shed builder is able to work more efficiently in a dedicated shop and can usually buy materials at a wholesale discount.

It is especially cost-effective to buy Amish built storage sheds from a factory direct company like Sheds Unlimited since they cut out much of the markup price of a middleman distributor. Since they are able to transport and deliver sheds directly from their construction facility, Sheds Unlimited has storage sheds for sale in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

What is the price of 10x20 portable shed?

Once you’ve taken care of the necessary peripheral expenses, it really depends on how many extra features you want your shed to have. Here are a few of our 10x20 storage sheds to give you an idea of the approximate starting costs for some of the different designs:

Portable Amish sheds for sale in CT

10x20 Standard MiniBarn Shed ~$3,927

This is our cheapest 10x20 shed and is perfect for no-frills storage.

 

10x20 Sheds for Sale in RI

10x20 Standard MaxiBarn Shed ~$4,527

The MaxiBarn is the MiniBarn’s big brother. Featuring higher walls, it allows for more cubic feet of storage with the same footprint.

 

Storage sheds for sale in NY

10x20 Classic Workshop Shed ~$4,973

Offering more in the way of looks, the Classic Workshop Shed is a classy yet affordable storage solution.

 

Premier garden shed for sale in PA

10x20 Premier Workshop Shed ~$6,537

Beautiful and refined, the Premier Workshop Shed is storage with elegance. More windows provide extra light for projects in the shed and exterior touches put this shed’s appearance in a class of its own.

 

2-Story art studio shed in PA

12x20 Legacy 2-Story Workshop Shed ~$13,504

The Legacy 2-Story Workshop Shed is literally on another level! A second floor nearly doubles available storage space and the sharp overall look of this structure complements any property.

 

10x20 modern sheds for sale in Long Island

10x20 Studio 1 Modern Shed ~$15,600

Want to go for an ultra-hip vibe? A Studio 1 Modern Shed is good for way more than simple storage. Use it as an art studio shed, photography workshop, office space…or whatever your mind can dream of! These sheds feature LP SmartSiding with a 50-year manufacturer warranty to keep all your projects cozy and dry.

Whatever your budget, we can most likely help you find a 10x20 storage shed that can be customized to perfectly match your needs! Check out our available colors and options. And don’t hesitate to give our sales team a call  at 717-442-3281 if you have an idea you didn’t see featured in this post that you would like to discuss. We want to help make your storage dreams a reality and increase your Space for Life!

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My shed build was a challenge as it was hard to pin down the City's zoning rules. Ben and his crew worked great with us to make sure we adhered to all zoning laws by making changes as we needed to. Ben was right on the money with the build out date and handed things over to Austin. Austin worked around my work schedule and the bad weather we were having in our area as well as theirs. Delivery was right on time and was proficient as could be. We have a thin but long backyard and the driver (I really wish I had his name so he could get the recognition he deserves) had no issue wedging our new shed in with ease. We did have a slight issue with the concrete anchors but the driver assured me it was not an issue and would be taken care of. Austin then had Sergey swing by the very next day on his way to another delivery and knocked them right out for us. I just can't say how pleased I was with the communication and build from the 1st. day of contact until today's finish. Thanks Sheds Unlimited Crew.

 

Terry Martin from Baltimore, MD

Cannot say enough how easy it was to deal with Mark and the crew. My calls were met with a friendly voice and everything that was promised was delivered. The shed is great, Nate the driver was great and it was just refreshing not only to be treated the way I was but to receive the friendliness & professionalism from a super bunch of people.

mike from East islip ny

I purchased a 12x28 Economy Workshop Garage. At first we wanted a pre-fab garage but changed it to a build on site. It took 6 weeks to schedule delivery, but two days before deliver sheds unlimited called to reschedule. After speaking with several representatives, they were able to build my garage a day after the original date. When they arrived, my order was incorrect and missing items. It took another trip to finish. When the representative came to complete the work, he handed my fiancée a reimbursement check. Although my first impression of sheds unlimited wasn’t great, they did everything in their power to correct the situation. The garage looks great and is well built.

Deborah from Randallstown, MD

Getting a shed from these guys couldn't be easier. We did a rent to own arrangement because we had buildings collapse last winter and needed good, dry storage space and our plan is to build a garage and then return the shed (rent to own is really a month to month rental). The quality and appearance of the shed makes want to pay off the loan and keep it.

Laine Kasdras from Boyertown, pa

You cannot find a better service, quality, and timely delivery than Sheds Unlimited. Everyone in the construction industry needs to follow their lead. From sales, to service, to delivery, all absolute professionals. And, the icing on the cake, you cannot beat their prices. Congratulations on a job well done. You found yourselves a life time customer. Thank you!

Reza from Towson, MD

I ordered a non-standard to my instructions and fit to a tee, well built,
and very help full in everyway.
These GUYS are the best.
You won't find a bettter deal.

So far, we are very happy with the 10 X 12 Workshop shed that we purchased from Sheds Unlimited. The quality of the building materials and the specs depicted on your web site led us to order the shed online, and we received exactly what we ordered. I was particularly impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of your employees that delivered and constructed the shed. They are truly a dynamic team! I would recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone in the market for a shed. Thank you!

Ashley from Howard Beach, NY

Mark

Thank you very much for delivery of the first of three sheds today.

The shed is oustnading; even better than the excelelnt product we anticpated !

The whole experience has been outstanding:

- your service in helping us design exactly what we needed, over many minor changes on our part, was truly superb: Professional, patient, presistent, and precise.

- the delivery person who brought the shed and installed it was truly outstanding: Focusd , courteous, skilled, and careful (RARE combination these days!) we would welcome this same installation person tomorrow as well as he was VERY careful and considerate of the property, trees, plants, etc...even carefully navigating around bushes inches from the shed site.

- the final product is excellent. high quality, visually beatiful and really a complement to our house.

We look forward to receiving the remaining two sheds tomorrow.

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- Steve

Steve from Titusville NJ

All good - they did everything they said they would. By taking advantage of some of their promotions, I was able to get a larger shed in vinyl for less than I could have locally for a smaller all wood one. The delivery process was very professional.

Michael Cronin from Jamesport, new york

We are very pleased with our garage. They did a very nice job on building our one stall. It looks really good and is extremely sturdy. During delivery there was some damage done to the vinyl siding, but they sent someone to my location and repaired all the damaged pieces. We are very impressed with their work.

Mark from Hazle Township