What to Consider When Building a Storage Shed in Your Yard

Before starting construction on a storage shed in your yard, check the city setback requirements to see how much distance you need to allow from property lines. Next, see if there are any covenants or restrictions concerning the construction, size, or style of storage sheds in your neighborhood.

Other considerations for a storage shed include:

  • Square Footage: Determine how much room you need to store your lawn equipment and tools.
  • Interior Lighting: Unless you plan to run electricity to your shed, make sure it contains windows or skylights to provide natural lighting.
  • Ventilation: Choose a shed with screen covered vents to reduce the chance of mold and lower the heat.
  • Shelving: Make sure you have plenty of shelves and racks to help you organize your tools and lawn equipment. Adjustable shelves allow you to customize storage.
  • Foundation: The foundation for your shed can consist of either a poured concrete slab or a wood floor raised off the ground on concrete blocks.

The shed kit shown in this video was made by Lifetime. Watch this video to find out more.


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  • James Sauer Says:
    December 6th, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I have a drive through garage with a 9′ x7′ roll up door on the rear of the garage. I would like to attach a cement slab behind the door for a shop / additional drive through exit on the addition. How thick must the slab be, and how much would it cost? I would like to do the wood work myself if possible, or add a prebuilt frame to a 12′ x 20′ slab.

    Thank you. ( is this too much for a novice ? )

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What to Consider When Building a Storage Shed in Your Yard