10x20 Storage Sheds - 10x20 Portable Buildings, Kits And Prices (2023)

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Whether you’re seeking a compact outdoor storage solution or looking to design a backyard sanctuary, a 10×20 storage shed is your go-to. This versatile shed size is an excellent pick for utility, from storing your gardening tools to securing smaller motorized vehicles like ATVs, riding lawn mowers, and dirtbikes.

However, more and more people are also opting for 10×20 storage sheds as a recreational space – whether it be a reading nook, hobby shed, artist’s studio, or meditation den. Ideal for small yards and creative homeowners, this storage shed size is sure to meet your needs.

Choosing a Material for Your 10×20 Shed

The material you select for your 10×20 storage shed depends on a number of factors. Local climate, intended use, and budget all play a role in determining what finish is best for your portable storage building. From siding to roofing, we offer three diverse material options for our 10×20 storage sheds that excel in durability and longevity.

  • Wood Storage Sheds
    Although metal sheds tend to be a preferred option among our customers, wood storage sheds provide the benefit of a more traditional aesthetic. Those looking to convert their shed into a tiny home or habitable structure may find that our sheds constructed from yellow pine wood provide a more welcoming look.

    While our 10×20 wood storage sheds will require more maintenance, they’re also easier to match to the main structure of your home. This allows you to achieve a more uniform feel on your property.

  • Metal Storage Sheds
    Our 10×20 metal storage sheds are by far the most popular material among Keen’s customers. These are our most durable and long-lasting structures, with a wind load rating of up to 160 mph.

    Typically constructed out of steel, our metal storage sheds feature thick, 29-gauge wall panels. As a result, they are impenetrable, weather-resistant, and immune to denting or scuffing. For enhanced security, a metal storage shed is the way to go.

  • Aluminum Storage Sheds
    Though not as sturdy as steel, many homeowners choose a 10×20 aluminum storage shed for its affordability and convenience. They are ideal for casual use, such as storing tools or gardening equipment. The thinner wall gauge makes them more lightweight than steel, therefore allowing for better portability and heat dispersion.

    Some choose aluminum roofing due to its ability to reflect heat off the structure, keeping it cooler in the summer. However, be mindful not to place your structure underneath any trees, as falling debris and branches could dent this material.

10×20 Storage Shed Configurations

There are several configurations you can choose for your 10×20 storage shed. Get to know each type, and you will find the one best suited to your needs. The kind you choose will depend largely on how much storage space you require, how you plan to use your shed, and the overall aesthetic of your home.


  1. Workshop Storage Shed
    Our basic 10×20 Workshop Storage Shed configuration is just the right layout for your workbench and power tools. With room for a double door and two windows, it is ideal for work, storage, or relaxation. Simple and budget-friendly, it’s a customer favorite.

    This gable-style workshop shed is renowned for its versatility, blending with all architectural styles for a structure that sits beautifully on your property. Great for first-time homeowners seeking a starter shed.

  2. Classic 10×20 Workshop Shed
    Featuring barn-style doors and shuttered windows, the Classic 10×20 Workshop Shed is a slightly higher-end model than the standard one listed above. This shed type has a more old-fashioned aesthetic, with its A-frame roof giving the entire structure a cabin-like feel.

    While still economical, its enhanced appearance lends itself to more specialized applications like a painting studio, home office, and more. When you’re ready to take your structure beyond storage, this is the style you’ll want to choose.

  3. Standard 10×20 Storage Shed
    The higher roof pitch on our Standard 10×20 Storage Shed allows for more overhead space on the interior of this structure. This makes it easier to equip with light fixtures and loft-style storage.

    Not only does it allow space for more windows, but it also comes with oversized door options to complement its advanced utility. This combination of extra space and natural light makes the Standard 10×20 Storage Shed an ideal pick for hobbyists and craftsmen.

  4. Classic Gambrel 10×20 Backyard Shed
    Maximize your interior storage with our Classic Gambrel 10×20 Backyard Shed. This barn-style shed combines a modern aesthetic with old-world charm. Featuring plenty of overhead room for a loft, you can get more square footage with a smaller footprint.

    The dramatically-sloped roof on the Classic Gambrel 10×20 Backyard Shed makes it suitable for colder climates. Rain, snow, and debris slide easily off the structure, so that roof load is never a concern.

  5. 10×20 Dutch Barn Portable Sheds
    One of our most spacious 10×20 shed configurations, the Dutch Barn creates plenty of room for overhead loft storage and wall shelving. Furthermore, you can also get more creative with the exterior configurations of this shed. Add an oversized double door, up to four large windows, and even a transom window for plenty of natural light.

    With proper permitting and utility hookups, you can even convert this structure into a barndominium!

  6. Vinyl Sided 10×20 Shed
    The Vinyl Sided 10×20 Shed is a popular pick among homeowners. It is both economical and low-maintenance, making it a great starter shed for those on a budget. Many choose vinyl siding for its customizability, as it opens itself up to a large variety of color choices.

    Our vinyl siding is installed over an oriented strand board for increased durability. We also recommend adding pressure-treated floor joists to this structure for better weight load and heavier storage capabilities.

  7. Custom 10×20 Storage Shed
    When it comes to designing a shed exactly to your needs, Keen’s Buildings has you covered. Our sales reps will work one-on-one with you to help you create the Custom 10×20 Storage Shed of your dreams.

    All of your configurations – from door and window placements to wall height – can be personalized to your liking. Choose from 16 different colors for your exterior, and let us help you choose the right siding for your purposes.

  8. Metal 10×20 Storage Shed
    Whether you opt for steel or aluminum, it’s no secret that our Metal 10×20 Storage Sheds are some of the best in the business. This industry-standard material enhances the longevity, security, and durability of your portable storage building.

    Our metal storage sheds are ultra-customizable, wind load approved, expert-engineered, and built to last. Equipped to handle turbulent weather and keep out pests, these structures take quality construction to a whole new level.

Benefits of Our 10×20 Storage Sheds

  • Expert-engineered: Our structures are blocked and anchored to code, as well as wind load approved (rated to withstand gusts up to 160 mph).
  • Portable & relocatable: Prefabricated in a controlled environment and delivered pre-built to you.
  • Ultra-customizable: We provide various siding options, color choices, and door/window configurations.
  • Budget-friendly: More affordable than on-site constructed shed, with flexible financing options available.
  • Quick turnaround: With 500+ pre-built storage sheds already in stock and ready for delivery, we can have your structure en route ASAP!
  • Quality guaranteed: Keen’s Buildings offers a 10-year paint warranty and a 25-year overall warranty. Your satisfaction matters to us!

Customization Options for 10×20 Storage Sheds

When you purchase a portable storage building from Keen’s Buildings, you are receiving an expertly constructed shed with an extensive list of customizability options. Our structures are designed to exceed your expectations and serve all of your needs.

Our 10×20 metal storage sheds come with:

  • Your choice of 2×4 yellow pine wood or a c-channel steel frame
  • 2×6 floor joists on 16” centers
  • 4×6 pressure-treated skids
  • ¾” pressure treated flooring
  • Screws to attach floor on select models. Ask a sales rep if this option is available for you
  • Variety of metal and wood siding options (including aluminum, T1-11 wood siding, hardi-plank, vinyl, and steel)

Learn more about our siding options:

  • T1–11:
    Featuring a natural, wood-grained look, this siding option helps you achieve a more traditional aesthetic. Although metal and vinyl siding is more often used in contemporary projects, T1-11 wood siding is still a popular choice for a more natural finish.
  • Hardi-Plank:
    Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to wood siding? Hardi-Plank helps you take your sustainable structure to the next level. Although it closely resembles wood, it is a composite material made of fiber cement.
  • 29-Gauge Steel Panels:
    This is possibly the most secure and sturdy siding material of them all. Our thick, 29-gauge steel siding panels protect your portable storage building against dents, scuffs, scratches, and weathering. Wind load certified and extremely durable, this heavy-duty siding will last a lifetime.
  • Vinyl:
    Our vinyl siding is installed over an oriented strand board (OSB) for superior strength and endurance. One of our more affordable yet also customizable options, it’s popular for being low-maintenance.

How to Layout Your 10×20 Storage Shed

With over 100 square feet of storage space, the possibilities can seem endless when it comes to figuring out how to organize your storage shed. Take advantage of all of your shed’s features, such as overhead lofted storage and wall shelving, to maximize the capacity of your portable storage building.

Some ideas for storage and organization include:

  • Add tool hooks & hangers: Rakes, plows, shovels, and other long gardening tools can be stored on the wall for safe and easy accessibility. Simply mount a cantilever tool rack to one of the shed walls, and your more heavy-duty equipment will be kept secure and out of the way. Vinyl-coated utility hooks also provide a more compact way to hang up oversized items. With a weight capacity of up to 75 lbs on most tool hooks, you can easily rely on this wall-mounted organization solution.
  • Install wall shelving: Your tool chest, larger power tools, and boxes will require shelving for storage. Rather than adding more load to your pressure-treated floors, opt for wall-mounted shelving. Floating shelves are a great way to leave some surface area, while also keeping your most important equipment at eye level. If you’re utilizing your 10×20 shed as a workshop, you’ll still have plenty of free room for a workbench.
  • Effectively utilize surface area: Now, you can effectively utilize your 10×20 shed’s ample floor area for larger items like bicycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, lawnmowers, kayaks, and other paraphernalia. Need to maximize your square footage without sacrificing footprint? With a gambrel-style shed, you have plenty of room for overhead storage, so you can add a loft with ladder access for that less frequently used equipment you’d still like to hold onto.
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10×20 Storage Shed Uses & Ideas

Our 10×20 storage sheds provide unparalleled versatility. On the one hand, they can serve as a storage space for all of your important tools, gardening equipment, and similar essentials. On the other, they can also be converted into an area for recreational use – whether it be a hobby farm, home office, man cave, she shed, or even just a private escape.

  • Garden Tool Storage:
    Taking some inspiration from our aforementioned organization solutions, a 10×20 shed can easily be used as a storage space for your gardening tools such as shovels, plows, rakes, pots, fertilizer, and more. Utilize wall-mounted hooks and hangers as a place to keep this equipment. Set up a small workbench, and you can also use it as a space for potting or trimming your favorite plants.
  • Chicken Coop:
    Protect your precious livestock from natural predators with a secure, insulated 10×20 shed. Convert your portable storage building into a chicken coop by covering the floors in hay, installing roosting bars and nesting boxes, and placing chicken wire over openings such as windows. You’ll even have enough room for a small incubator! Make sure to elevate your shed onto cement blocks so as to prevent pests and predators from entering underneath the floor and to enhance drainage/airflow.
  • Animal Shelter:
    Whether you’re running a doggy day care, are an animal enthusiast, or love to foster pets, you need a shelter for your furry friends. Utilize wall shelving to hold smaller critters in tanks or cages, such as hamsters, guinea pigs, or lizards. Or, you can turn your entire 10×20 shed into a dog kennel and give Fido a home of his own, complete with a small dog run around the perimeter.
  • Small Office Space:
    In an increasingly work-from-home world, having a dedicated home office is more important than ever. Create a sense of separation by setting up an office space in your backyard with a portable storage building. Review the permit requirements of your local housing authority and consult with a contractor to configure electrical hookups. From there, you’re ready to conduct business out of your backyard shed! It can also be used as inventory storage for your retail business.
  • Hobby Space:
    By adding doors and windows to your 10×20 storage shed, the abundance of natural light suddenly makes it seem like the perfect spot for arts and crafts. Create an artist’s studio with easels, a potter’s wheel, and a sculpting station. You can even use the walls of your portable storage building to display your completed works. You can also set up a small desk and turn it into a writer’s retreat.
  • …and much more!

10×20 Storage Shed Pricing

There are a number of factors that contribute to the cost of your 10×20 storage shed. The materials you select will be the largest contributor, with finishes like vinyl leaning on the more affordable side and steel leaning on the more expensive side. Roof type also plays a large role, with traditional, A-frame, and boxed eave roofs serving as a more midrange option. Meanwhile, gambrel-style roofs and vertical roof panels typically cost more.

Based on these factors and more, the general pricing for a 10×20 storage shed starts at $4990 for a standard unit. For an entirely custom structure, this price will differ.

Financing Your Shed with Keen’s Buildings

We offer some of the friendliest and most flexible financing options in the industry. Just fill out our simple General Financing Application and we’ll help you work out a payment plan that best fits within your budget. Based on your financial situation, you’ll either be eligible for our Rent-to-Own program or zero-down financing.

Learn more about our financing options below.

  • Rent-to-Own:
    Our rent-to-own program requires NO credit check. Simply fill out our rent-to-own application and an Account Specialist will be in contact to work out the best monthly payment plan for your needs. This is a great way to work up to owning your storage shed if you’re on a budget. At any point, you can pay off the remaining balance and call it your own! Or, perhaps you’re not ready for the immediate commitment of owning a storage shed. In that case, rent-to-own is perfect for you. All it takes is a one-time deposit, and then you have time to adapt to your new storage shed lifestyle.
  • Financing:
    We also offer easy, zero-down financing for up to $100,000 with same-day approval. Know which portable storage building you want and are ready to take the next step? If you meet the requirements, our dealer will connect you with a lender that best suits your needs. This process guarantees low monthly payments that will then give you the added benefit of proudly owning your storage shed. Fill out our General Financing Application to get started.

Why Choose Keen’s Buildings for Your 10×20 Shed?

With more than 20 years of experience designing top-tier portable storage buildings, it’s no wonder customers rely on Keen’s Buildings time and time again for their shed needs. Our knowledgeable sales staff is always available to answer any questions and help you design the storage shed of your dreams. Each member of our team is highly qualified to configure a custom metal shed for your space.

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Furthermore, our established in-house financing programs make portable storage buildings more accessible for everyone. With options for zero-down financing and rent-to-own with NO credit check, we eliminate the worry that comes with making a large purchase.

Beyond that, you will be the proud owner of an expert-engineered metal storage building that is wind load approved, blocked and anchored to code, and delivered pre-built right to your home. We offer more than 40 sizes for you to choose from – so no matter how your needs change throughout your lifetime, Keen’s Buildings has got your back!

10×20 Storage Shed FAQs

New to the process of purchasing a storage shed? We tackle some of our customers’ most frequently asked questions.

1. Are there any size limits to your storage sheds?

We offer a wide array of shed sizes, starting as small as 8×6 and even going as large as 24×30. Although construction and delivery logistics vary on larger shed sizes, we cover almost any size you might need.

2. What if I want to expand my storage shed later?

If you’re ready for more storage space, simply trade in your existing shed, and we will buy it back from you. You can then use the trade-in cash to purchase a larger storage shed.

3. Does Keen’s offer a relocation service?

Yes, we can help you relocate your storage shed to a new property within a designated area. Pricing for this service varies by mileage, starting at $300.

4. How are the wind and snow load ratings on your structures?

Our structures are in compliance with local wind load and snow load regulations. They are wind load rated for gusts up to 160 mph.

5. Can I pick what color I want my shed to be?

Certainly! We offer 16 great colors for your portable storage buildings, which you can view on our Color Chart.


How much does a 10x20 portable building cost? ›

10×20 shed prices range from $4,752 to $33,013 and above, depending on building design, style, siding, add-ons, and more.

Is it cheaper to buy a shed kit or build from scratch? ›

If you've been wondering is it cheaper to build your own shed, you'll discover that yes, it is less expensive to build your own shed than to purchase a pre-built shed. That is at least if you have all the tools required to build the shed. Typically, it won't take many specialty tools to build the shed.

How big is a 10 by 20 shed? ›

A 10×20 storage shed will have 200 square feet of available space, approximately. Remember to figure for space to bring any lawn equipment in and out. A 10×20 portable shed is also large enough to serve as a single-car garage.

How much is a 10 by 20 metal building? ›

The base price for a 10×20 shed is around $4,200, but the cost of your shed will vary depending on its exact configuration and location.

How long does a portable shed last? ›

However, in general terms, expect the following, for the most common types of shed materials: Wooden sheds such as those used for wood storage: 20-25 yrs. Vinyl sheds: 25-30+ yrs. Resin sheds or plastic sheds: 5-7 yrs.

What is the cheapest way to build a shed? ›

Deck Blocks: Deck blocks are fairly inexpensive and do a good job of supporting the shed by using pressure-treated 4x4s that lock into the deck blocks and attach to the floor joists, but some maintenance to re-level the shed may be required after a few years of being installed.

What is the cheapest foundation for a shed? ›

Concrete Blocks

Concrete block shed foundations are popular because they are cheap, easy to install, and easy to use for leveling sheds on slopes.

Which shed is better wood or plastic? ›

Plastic sheds are flimsy in harsh weather and are prone to warping in very hot or cold conditions. Wood is the best material for sheds because it can stand up to strong winds and extreme temperatures, making them especially good for those who live in an unpredictable climate.

Does a shed need a foundation? ›

Does my Shed Need a Foundation? Generally, smaller sheds of up to 8×6 do not need a foundation. Small sheds can be rested on crushed stone with either treated wood foundations or concrete foundation blocks. Large sheds will need to have strong foundations.

What size shed can you build without permission? ›

You don't normally need Building Regulations Consent for a basic shed or outbuilding provided it's under 15 square metres and has no sleeping accommodation inside. For further advice check the Planning Portal's advice on outbuildings here.

What is the easiest size shed to build? ›

A 12”x24” is the most common shed size for large footprints. Nearly the size of a garage, this can hold practically anything and everything you need — including multiple sets of tools, riding mowers, pieces of equipment, ATV's, yard games, bicycles, and more! View our favorite design for large size sheds, now!

How much does it cost to build a 20ft by 20ft garage? ›

For a detached 20 x 20-foot new garage, plan on roughly $28,000 which will include a basic slab concrete foundation, framed walls and roof, and standard asphalt shingle roofing. This is only a starting point, though, as there are a number of factors that can add to this basic construction cost.

How much does a 12x20 shed cost? ›

In general, the price for a 12×20 shed ranges from about $5,000 to $16,000+, depending on the size, style, the number of add-ons, and other factors. As of 2021, most of our basic 12×20 shed styles start between $6000 – $7000.

Is a metal shed cheaper than wood? ›

Cost: Metal sheds are typically less expensive than their wooden counterparts. Sustainability: Steel can be recycled almost infinitely, without the material breaking down or degrading, so it's a good choice for the environment. Plus, fewer materials are involved in the fabrication of a metal shed.

What type of shed lasts the longest? ›

Metal sheds are more durable as they are fire, insect, rot, and weather resistant. They can rust, but they are more durable to the elements vs. wood. Resin is the most durable because it's weather-resistant to fading, rusting, warping, rotting, insects, and fire.

How do you keep a shed warm in the winter? ›

Electric radiant floor heat is the best option for a shed. The upfront costs are higher, however, the long-term benefits make this an investment that will add resale value to your property. The system works by quickly heating the floor which warms the people and objects in the room instead of the air.

Can I build a shed without a concrete slab? ›

Gravel is the best shed foundation, especially for portable buildings that come with a wood floor. Concrete is the ideal foundation for a garage or a shed without a pre-built floor.

Can I just put a shed on the ground? ›

It might seem easier to place a shed directly on the ground, but that's a bad idea for two reasons. First, the build site should be a level surface so the shed is stable and the doors function properly. Secondly, any wood that has direct contact with the ground will absorb moisture and cause premature rot and decay.

How much does a DIY storage shed cost? ›

Building a custom shed runs $60 to $150 a square foot, depending on the size and type of material, while having a shed assembled will cost $10 to $20 per square foot, plus the price of the kit. The kit itself ranges from $1,500 to $4,000 on average.

How high should a shed foundation be off the ground? ›

Generally speaking, you will want the floor of your shed to be 4”-6” inches off the ground. Again, this is to prevent moisture accumulation around the bottom of the structure. Both a crushed stone pad and a concrete pad will allow for this slight elevation.

Why put gravel under shed? ›

Gravel is the best type of foundation for your shed

First off, it drains much better than a flat concrete pad. That'll help protect the runners and joists under your shed from rotting and decaying. Second, it supports your shed much better shed foundation blocks.

Can you use cinder block as a foundation for shed? ›

The short answer is yes. Cinder or concrete foundation blocks can support a small, temporary shed that doesn't house any heavy equipment. Once you clear the building site of any obstructions, you can use a stake and string system to mark your foundation area.

What type of shed is most secure? ›

Metal: Metal sheds tend to be the most secure, so they're a good option if you need to store valuable items. They're also weatherproof and long lasting. Plastic: Plastic sheds won't rot, they require almost no maintenance, and they tend to be lightweight, making them easy to assemble.

Can I put a shed directly on concrete? ›

If your shed has bearers (pressure treated pieces of wood attached to the bottom of the shed), you can place your shed directly on concrete or paving slabs. The bearers will help protect the shed from moisture damage and create space for air circulation. The concrete or paving slabs must be level.

Is concrete or wood better for shed floor? ›

Also, concrete attracts and holds lots of moisture, which can cause rust and rot on the items that are stored inside of the shed. With a wooden floor, you eliminate those concerns because the floor breathes, and doesn't hold moisture, resulting in a very dry storage environment.

Do I need a vapor barrier under my shed? ›

If you do decide you can tackle a concrete slab, be sure to put a high-quality vapor barrier under the concrete. You don't want water vapor from the soil permeating into the shed. Also, be sure the slab contains reinforcing steel so that it doesn't crack and break apart.

How close to Neighbour can I build a shed? ›

With that in mind, experts recommend leaving at least 24 inches around the entirety of your shed. Plus, with 2 feet to spare, it'll be easy to make any changes or do anything with the shed in the future.

Can my Neighbour build a shed against my fence? ›

There are no specific laws preventing sheds being built next to fences as long as the above rules are followed. But the situation can change if the outbuilding causes damage to an adjoining property. Often when sheds are built directly next to fences, there are issues surrounding dampness.

How do I build a shed without planning permission? ›

You do not need planning permission for this type of garage or shed as long as the floor area on its own or in conjunction with any similar structures is limited to 25 square metres. The new garage or shed should not reduce the open space at the back or side of the house to less than 25 square metres.

Is it cheaper to build a shed than buy one? ›

Yes, it is cheaper to DIY build your shed because you are not paying for a mark-up on materials, labor, or installation fees. Most contractors charge a minimum call fee of $90 per project, plus hourly labor ranging from $50 - $100 per hour, plus up to a 30% mark-up on materials.

What is the perfect shed size? ›

Generally speaking, a 12' x 12' shed size will greatly suit a large yard, while 8' x 10' shed dimensions might be a better fit for a medium-sized yard. In selecting a size, you must think beyond the building itself. Remember, the foundation should be at least one foot larger than the shed in all sizes.

What is a good size shed to live in? ›

Small spaces, as small as 150-200 square feet can be enough for one or even two people, depending on the amount of room needed. There are some sheds that are closer to about 700 square feet, large garage sheds can be purchased pre-made and turned into a miniature home.

What does a 10 10 storage look like? ›

A 10x10 self storage unit is 10 feet wide and 10 feet long, totaling 100 square feet. Most of our 10x10 storage units have 8-foot ceilings, giving renters 800 cubic feet of packing space. But every facility varies, so it's best to check the ceiling height at the Public Storage nearest you and measure to be sure.

How much stuff can fit in a 10x20 storage unit? ›

What can you fit in a 10x20 storage unit? A 10x20 storage unit is great for storing contents of a multi-bedroom home, about up to five rooms of space. Larger items like living room furniture, patio furniture, full-sized appliances and more fit inside these units.

What size truck do I need for 10x20 storage unit? ›

What size moving truck do I need for a 10x20 storage unit? We recommend a 26 ft. Moving Truck.

Is it cheaper to build a garage or buy a kit? ›

Is it cheaper to build a garage or buy a kit? Buying a garage kit will cost less than building a custom garage if it means you're doing all the labor. Simple kits generally cost less than $10,000 and can take as little as a day to put together with a little help from friends or family.

What is the least expensive garage to build? ›

A single-car attached garage is the least expensive option and averages $10,500 to $27,000. This size includes approximately 240 to 384 square feet. A 2-car garage is a popular option that allows a small amount of work space and comes with an average cost of $14,500 to $40,300.

What is the cheapest material to build a garage? ›

When we take a look at these pros and cons, it's easy to see that post-frame construction and garage kits are the most affordable building methods for your DIY garage build. Traditional stick framing is an option, but most DIY homeowners will find this to be the lengthiest and most costly choice.

How much does a 10x20 shed cost? ›

10×20 shed prices range from $4,752 to $33,013 and above, depending on building design, style, siding, add-ons, and more.

What does it cost to build a 10x20 shed? ›

What is the average price of a 10×20 shed? The base price for a 10×20 wooden and metal shed is $4,792 and the starting price for a 10×20 vinyl shed is $5,705.

How much does it cost to build a 10 by 20 shed? ›

Cost Estimator by Size
10×16 (160 sq. ft)$3,200 to $28,000
12×16 (192 sq. ft)$3,840 to $33,600
10×20 (200 sq. ft)$4,000 to $35,000
12×20 (240 sq. ft)$4,800 to $42,000
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What is the cheapest base for a shed? ›

Skids. By far, the easiest and cheapest shed bases you can install are skids. They support your building at a cheap price and successfully prevent the buttom from rotting or rusting. You can take several 4×6 or larger timbers (depending on the size of the shed), spread them apart, and have an instant shed foundation.

Which shed is better metal or plastic? ›

Overall, plastic sheds resist most elements better than metal and wood. Since resin sheds are just beginning to grow in popularity, many buyers still don't know much about them! Take a look at our infographic below to learn more about resin sheds!

Are shed kits worth it? ›

Are Shed Kits Worth It? Most shed kits include the raw materials to build a shed and basic instructions to follow. The idea is that you save money on the labor by doing all of the work yourself. The idea sounds good on paper, but when homeowners ask us, “Are shed kits worth it?” — the answer is resoundingly no!

How much does it cost to build a portable building? ›

Prices vary by region and typically range from $50 to greater than $200 per square foot depending on grade (base, mid-grade, premium, elite) and whether you choose wood frame or steel frame construction. Try the Modular Genius Building Calculator to estimate the cost of the building(s) you have in mind.

How much does it cost to build a portable shed? ›

Shed Materials

The average cost to build a woodshed is $5,650, with individual project costs ranging from $500 - $30,000. By comparison, the average price to build a metal shed is around $800, and the average cost to build a resin shed kit is $700 - $900.

How much does a 12x16 portable building cost? ›

Generally, a 12×16 shed costs anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000 depending upon whether it is DIY or prebuilt. The pricing is affected also by the style, type of roofing, or other special customizations.

What is the cheapest building you can build? ›

Tiny home. A tiny home may be the cheapest house to build. Generally, a tiny home is a living structure under 600 square feet, with the average size for a tiny house only 225 square feet, according to a Porch.com survey.

What foundation is best for a shed? ›

A gravel pad (crushed stone) with a lumber perimeter is the best shed foundation option in most cases. We recommend gravel shed foundations because they provide a stable base for your shed to rest on and do a great job of draining water away from the bottom of your shed.

Can you build a shed without a foundation? ›

Do you need a foundation for your shed? Typically, small sheds in the size range of 6×8 or smaller do not require a foundation. However, we suggest placing all sheds on a foundation for structure and ventilation purposes.

Is it cheaper to build a shed or garage? ›

Sheds do come in large enough sizes to fit small vehicles comfortably. A 12x24 shed offers plenty of room to pull a car in, open the doors, and easily get out, making it a more cost-efficient option than a traditional garage.

Is it cheaper to buy a shed or build a shed? ›

Buying a new shed can cost less depending on the material and size. Although you are paying for labor and installation costs, you don't have to worry about paying for tools and materials.

What is the best storage shed size? ›

Generally speaking, a 12' x 12' shed size will greatly suit a large yard, while 8' x 10' shed dimensions might be a better fit for a medium-sized yard. In selecting a size, you must think beyond the building itself. Remember, the foundation should be at least one foot larger than the shed in all sizes.

How much does a 16x20 shed cost? ›

16×20 shed prices range from $9,006 to $37,830 and above, depending on building design, style, siding, add-ons, and more.

How much does a 12x16 DIY shed cost? ›

The following DIY woodworking plans include materials list, step-by-step instructions, and simple diagrams for beginners. The approximate cost of materials to build a 12x16 shed is approximately $1300 (cost determined by lumber market price).

What is the biggest shed without planning? ›

You don't normally need Building Regulations Consent for a basic shed or outbuilding provided it's under 15 square metres and has no sleeping accommodation inside. For further advice check the Planning Portal's advice on outbuildings here.


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