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Purchasing A Small Storage Shed: What You Should Know

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So, you have been doing some work to your backyard and needed one last piece to put it all together? Maybe you just need a small storage space to store necessities. Whatever your reason, a small storage shed is a great option to have in any backyard.

The first question to ask yourself before owning a small storage shed is “why a small shed?” You should know prior to purchasing a small shed the reason you went with a small size shed. Chances are you are not looking to spend a ton on a larger shed, or you just do not need any larger space.

Whatever your reason, a small storage shed is a perfect investment for a space to store smaller items while still leaving plenty of room in your backyard.

What is a Small Storage Shed?

A small storage shed can be answered based on opinion. Someone may find a large shed small compared to how you think the shed looks. At Sheds Unlimited, we split sheds into different width options so you can easily find your small storage shed. We typically consider a small storage shed our smallest shed sizes which are 8' wide and 10' wide.

See some of our small storage sheds below:

8x12 small storage shed

8' Width Sheds

The 8' width small storage sheds are our smallest selection possible. This small storage shed width contains plenty of combinations to give you the exact size you are looking for. The 8' width shed is available to have sheds constructed from a variety of different sizes including 8x8 to 8x18!

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10' Widths Sheds

The 10' small storage shed is the second smallest storage shed you can find. This shed offers a bit more space than the 8' wide and it also offers more size selections than the 8' wide. The selections you can get for the 10' small storage sheds range from 10x10 to 10x28.

Why Choose A Small Storage Shed Over A Large?

Each shed size has its pros and cons however, having a smaller storage shed is more ideal than having a larger one in your home. The answer is simple, a small storage shed can easily be placed in your backyard space whereas a larger shed will have a harder time and possibly may even be illegal for your yard.

Pricing will also differ from the two. Obviously, the larger shed will be costing you more money so if you are looking for a budget shed for basic necessities, a small storage shed is what you need.

Small Storage Shed Styles

Once you found your small storage shed size, it is time to find the style that fits. We have tons of options and styles to choose from so finding the one for you is simple. A great way of deciding which storage shed style is right for you is by looking at your homes design and figuring out if you would like to match it or stand out.

At Sheds Unlimited, we have 5 styles to choose from and designs within each style to give you an easy and comfortable selection so you are sure you are finding the small storage shed for your backyard. See our entire selection of small storage sheds below:

workshop small storage sheds

Workshop Small Storage Sheds

The workshop sheds are for someone who desires a traditionally styled shed that provides sufficient space for their needed storage. The workshop shed also offers 4 designs within the style including the affordable standard workshop shed, the classic workshop (as seen to the left), the premier garden workshop shed, and the legacy 2 story workshop shed.

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MaxiBarn Small Storage Sheds

If a Dutch look is what you require your next shed to have then a MaxiBarn series is the style for you. The MaxiBarn is a great option because even though you may have a small space inside the shed, the overhead space adds another area for additional items you may need to store.

saltbox small storage sheds

Saltbox Small Storage Sheds.

If you are looking to have your small storage shed stand out than a Saltbox shed is definitely a shed you may want to check out. This long sloping roof adds a space where the front has a shorter slope for the front than the slope of the back. This slope difference will give you more room overhead for a small loft space above the front of the shed. 

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MiniBarn Small Storage Sheds

This shed series can be called the "little brother" of the MaxiBarn shed because of the identical look. Although, the difference between the two is the amount of overhead space in the shed. In a MaxiBarn a loft area is possible because of the large space in comparison to the MiniBarn. 

modern small storage sheds

Modern Small Storage Sheds

When you are looking for the solution for your storage space problem while also looking to add a sleek modern look to your home, then the Modern Shed is just for you. This incredible style is available in two designs; the Studio 1 Modern Shed, and the Urban 360 Modern Shed. Both sheds include a unique look and a space to store your belongings.

Selecting the style of your next small storage shed could be a harder decision than choosing the size, if you are having difficulty deciding you can advise with a family member, friend, or feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help you find the small storage shed that you are looking for.

Once the style for your small storage shed is decided, it is time to look at pricing for the shed you plan on choosing.

Small Storage Shed Prices

Small storage shed prices are mainly influenced on two topics we already covered, the size and style. Obviously the larger size shed you get, the more the shed would cost, but what are some other factors that determine small storage shed prices? There are pieces within each style that will affect the cost of the shed, below I will be explaining the differences using the Workshop Sheds as an example.

standard economy small storage shed

Small Standard Workshop Shed Prices

Wood: 6x6 starting at $1,343

Vinyl: 6x6 starting at $1,746

Standard workshop sheds are probably the most popular sheds you've seen. They are the simple sheds that someone who is looking for an economy shed would find and purchase. Even though these sheds may be economic, they do get the job done in terms of storage space.

classic workshop small storage shed

Small Classic Workshop Sheds

Wood: 6x6 starting at $1,653

Vinyl: 6x6 starting at $2,109

The Classic Workshop small storage sheds are a shed that brings charm to your backyard. With an upgrade over the standard selection, this A-Frame Shed gives you a combination of classic doors along with Z shutters to give you a beautiful look.

premier workshop small storage sheds

Small Premier Workshop Sheds

Wood: 8x8 starting at $2,808

Vinyl: 8x8 starting at $3,649

The Premier Workshop shed is one of the cleanest looking sheds we offer. This shed includes eight windows that can be ideally used for a garden shed with additional storage space. Adding a cupola or dormer to put the icing on the cake with this small storage shed.

Small Storage Shed Options

The options included on your small storage shed can impact the cost you are looking to pay. Some options can be added to enhance the exterior look of the shed and some for the interior. There are customizable options that you can select based upon what you will be using the shed for. Exterior options are commonly used for looks as opposed to interior options which would be selected if you plan on using it.

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Exterior Shed Options

Choosing exterior options for your shed could be a fun part of the process of purchasing a small storage shed. You can fully customize the colors, windows, doors, etc. Need more lighting in your small storage shed? No problem, add as many windows as you please, along with some decorative window boxes underneath!

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Interior Shed Options

With interior shed options, you decide which options are going to benefit you the most for whatever you plan on doing in your small storage shed. If you are planning to have some tools and a small workstation, then a small storage shed with shelves would suffice. If you are planning on storing a lot inside of your shed than a loft would be ideal for you. 

Once you have found the options you want for your small storage shed, next is deciding on the siding you prefer.

Siding For Small Storage Sheds

The siding is a very important part of the shed because it protects it from rain, snow, wind, and other strong weather elements. So picking the siding for your next shed is crucial. The two most popular siding styles you will see on a small storage shed are wood or vinyl. 

See below the details of the wood and vinyl siding on a shed

wooden small storage sheds

Wood Siding

Wood siding is the most traditional siding you can get on a shed. It is a default siding we offer on all wooden storage sheds. The wooden siding offers a natural textured woodgrain appearance with grooves that are backed by a 50-year limited warranty. For a traditional look to your backyard, a wooden shed is not a bad option.

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Vinyl Siding

The vinyl siding is one of the most if not the most popular sidings because of the minimal maintenance that has to be done to it. The vinyl siding includes a 4" double dutch lap with a 25-year no fade warranty so you are ensured the have a shed that is built to last.

After researching the exact size, style, siding, and options, you would need to look at who will be constructing your small storage shed.

Small Storage Shed Builders

Finding the builder who is going to be constructing your small shed is simple, you can look online, through others who have purchased a small shed locally, or even driving by a lot. Whichever you may decide on, make sure the builder is known and trusted in the area. Checking reviews is a very valuable tool that can be used to determine a companies honesty and business with people.

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Sheds Unlimited

Sheds Unlimited is a top shed builder on the northeast coast and that is because of our hardworking and trusted crew. Sheds Unlimited has been in business for over 30 years and continues every day to make our customers experience better. Find out why Sheds Unlimited is one of the top shed builders in PA today!

If you find yourself outside the area that Sheds Unlimited covers, search for a shed builder near you and you should be able to find one. Just make sure to do your research, a shed can be a costly purchase and you want to make sure you are getting one from a company that knows what it's doing.

So once you have found the builder you trust and want to build your small storage shed, how do you go about it? What is the next step? 

3 Ways to Purchase A Small Storage Shed

When purchasing a small storage shed, there are many options to choose from to get the exact one you are looking for. Below you can find 3 ways in which you can purchase your next small storage shed:

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#1. Search Inventory

If you are looking for the quickest and cheapest solution for a small storage shed, then the inventory maybe your best option. Inventory sheds are pre-built sheds that are available for purchase right away. Consider looking at the in-stock inventory because it may have the storage shed you are looking for.

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#2. Request A Quote

The second option for getting your small storage shed is by submitting a quote from your selected builder. Usually, a shed builder will have a free quote form you can submit to explain the exact shed you want. You will be giving them the size, style, and options you are looking for in your particular custom shed. This is one of the most common ways someone would purchase a custom storage shed.

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#3. 3D Shed Builder

This new program allows a person to customize their storage shed with the shed builders available options, styles, and sizes. This is a new technology that has been booming since release in the shed world. The 3D Shed Builder gives you access to visualize how your shed will look through the options you select, you also get an estimate based on your location for shipping!

Get Started on Your Small Storage Shed

We hope this helped you decide which small storage shed is right for you. Owning a small storage shed comes with plenty of benefits including storage space, aesthetics, and increasing your home value. There is no reason not to consider owning a small shed for your home.

If you are looking into owning a storage shed but are in need of assistance, please contact us by email at office@shedsunlimited.net or by phone at (717) 442-3281, we look forward to hearing from you and getting you Space For Life!

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I had a terrific experience Sheds Unlimited, beginning with my contact with Kyle in sales. He gave me a very reasonable estimate for exactly what I wanted for my horses. Austin handled shipping to my location on an expedited basis, and Shane delivered it- which was no easy task given the dirt road and tree limbs. And the total cost was less than if I had had it built onsite.

Karen from Cape Cod

My custom designed 10 X 16 Classic Workshop Shed was installed today by a well trained and extremely courteous driver/installer. I could not believe only one person was able to complete the delivery. I used Bedrock Foundations recommended by them for building a level framed pressure treated 12 X 18 blue stone filled foundation then scheduled delivery. Dealing with Sheds Unlimited as well as Bedrock Foundations from start to finish should be a role model for other American companies to follow. I will definitely recommend both these companies to everyone shopping for a shed, garage, workshop of top quality construction and installation. Thank you Sheds Unlimited as finally I can put all my tools and equipment in one location.

Danny W. Lisk from Old Bridge, New Jersey

I am very happy with my new shed, and have received many compliments from neighbors. It was delivered on schedule and there were no difficulties with the installation. The staff of Sheds Unlimited was always professional and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend your company with absolutely no reservations. Thank you all very much.

Michael Bodley from Collegeville, PA

Excellent experience working with Sheds Unlimited. Very refreshing to see young men with an excellent work ethic, and manners. Thank you for a wonderful job.

Gary from Colonia, NJ

I purchased a shed from this company about ten years ago and the unit still works new! Excellant quality work, the material was top-notch, and the company stored my completed order until my landing area was ready! They delivered my shed to my house when I lived in District Heights, MD on-time! I live in Clinton, MD now and brought my shed with me! I the company that moved my shed was amazed from the shape it was for its age.  Good people and geat quality.  Oh, and their Customer Service was perfect!!!!!!

Steven Lawrence from Clinton, MAryland

We love our shed. An amazing company to deal with. The shed is made perfectly and they went out of their way to please us. The delivery was exceptional. We are very, very, very, pleased.

Prior to receiving an email from Sheds Unlimited asking if I would like to submit a review, I had already sent them an email stating what a great experience we had in purchasing our shed. My mom moved in with us and I needed the shed ASAP, and Austin was able to fit us in quickly. I ordered the shed over the phone after I saw it online . I spoke to Mark and he was very helpful and got the ordered placed asap, and he followed up with some instructions and such. The shed was delivered by Nate - and this guy makes what is probably a hard job look easy. The unloading, moving , and placement of the shed by Nate was something to watch. This team, and I am sure there are others, are great to work with. And the shed looks beautiful and is well constructed.

Ed W from Wernersville PA

We are very happy with our two car garage that was delivered! It matches our house perfectly. Throughout the entire process, the customer service at Sheds Unlimited was great! We went back and forth a couple of times deciding on a prefab or custom built garage but Delmar was patient and very helpful! When the garage was delivered, the men were polite and fast. They completed the whole delivery and set up very quickly. Its a sturdy structure that compliments our home. We are very pleased with our garage and the service received from Sheds Unlimited! I would definitely recommend.

Amber from Halethorpe, MD

They came and built a 28*14 garage in one day. The work was better than I could have ever imagined. The quality of work is top grade. The company send a new crew at 2AM to get to my house at 7 AM in order to do minor finishing touches. That's what I call great customer service. The prices were much better than any of the local shops. Highly recommend them. I will post a video in Youtube called Sheds Unlimited timelapse

Rick from Naugatuck ct

Just a note to say I am very pleased with the shed built on site at my home. The crew that came worked fast and professionally.
The shed is beautiful and suits my needs for my Harleys well.

In the future you should tell your sales team to advise customers building motorcycle storage sheds to use 3/4 ply wood on the floor rather than the 5/8 provided.
the weight of a motorcycle on the small area of a kickstand makes the 5/8 ply wood sag, especially when in the middle of two framing studs. I put another layer of 5/8 in my shed and it is solid as a rock.

Thanks again for your efforts

Zeke Delmonico