How Do I Know What Size Shed To Buy?

A frequently asked question by shed customers is “How do I know what size shed to buy”. What they are really asking is how do I estimate the amount of storage space I need. While there is no exact science since almost every situation has variables, there are some guidelines that are standard to the industry.

Amish sheds are available in varying widths, lengths, and even heights to accommodate almost any storage need. User intent will make a difference in the amount of space you need. For example, someone who is looking to use a shed to store a lawn mower and garden tools will likely desire easy access to all contents of the shed. On the other hand, someone looking to store the contents of their house in a backyard shed while they dorm at college and rent their house out can stow their furnishings from floor to ceiling and get a lot more in the same amount of space. That being said, you will find some industry standards below.

10’ x 16’ Amish Shed Capacity

An Amish shed measuring 10’ wide by 16’ long provides 160 square feet of storage space. What can you expect to store in that amount of space?

  • Riding Mower
  • Push Mower
  • Garden Tiller
  • Snowblower
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Garden Tools
  • Small Workbench
  • And More

This shed is great for a garden enthusiast who is in need of their own garden shed.

12’ x 24’ Amish Shed Capacity

An outdoor storage shed measuring 12’ wide by 24’ long provides 288 square feet of storage space. What can you expect to store in that amount of space?

  • John Deere Gator or other UTV
  • Riding Mower
  • Push Mower
  • Kids Large Riding Toy
  • Air Compressor
  • Snowblower
  • Shop Vac
  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Trash Can
  • Workbench
  • Rolling Toolbox
  • 3 Foot Section of Shelving
  • And More

This shed is comparable to a medium size one car garage, and is capable of storing a full size vehicle comfortably.

14’ x 32’ Amish Shed Capacity

A storage shed measuring 14’ wide by 32’ long provides 448 square feet  of storage space. This is more than a standard 1 car garage. What can you expect to store in that amount of space?

  • Full Size Pickup Truck
  • Motorcycle
  • Fourwheeler
  • Bicycle
  • Snowblower
  • Drillpress
  • Workbench
  • Rolling Toolbox
  • Several Sections of Shelving
  • Stacks of Storage Totes
  • And Much More…

Need space for your vehicle and all your toys, or a large workshop? This shed is for you.

Furniture & Household Goods Storage

Another frequently asked question is what size storage shed do I need to store the contents from my apartment? The rule of thumb is a s follows:

Need help figuring out which Amish shed size is right for you? Please call us at (410) 479-2672.

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