How to Make the Most of the Space in Small Sheds


When it comes to sheds, people usually think “the bigger, the better” but this isn’t necessarily true, or something that’s always possible. Sheds take up precious space in a yard or on a property, and erecting another large structure may as well be as pricey and complicated as building another house. Here are a few easy tips for making the most of the limited space in small sheds.

Customize it
One way to make the most of small sheds is to make sure that you get them customized. If you’re buying an Amish shed, there’s a good chance you’re going to be able to customize it. Wood is a popular option for sheds, and Amish shed builders generally have a good selection (since most of the furniture they make is made from 100% wood). What’s important for making the most of the space, however, is getting the dimensions of the custom shed to be exactly what you need. Think carefully about the things you’re going to store and how much space things require in storage.

Maximize vertical space
Making the most of the space in small sheds has a lot to do with the way you store things inside of them. Many people don’t think about it, but it’s essential to use as much vertical space as you can inside the shed. This helps clear things off of the floor. Adding shelving units is a good first step, but it’s also worth having an array of hooks and racks affixed to the walls to hang things like tools — 77% of people said in a survey that they keep old tools in their garden sheds.

Use rolling carts
Though using as much vertical space as possible in a shed is going to help make the most of the space you do have, not everything can be hung on the walls. For anything cluttering up the floor or for smaller items that don’t really belong anywhere, use a multi-level rolling carts to store them. This way, when you need to get into the shed or move things around you can easily move the cart out and back into the shed.

There are more than 21 million people in the U.K. that have a shed, and they’re even more popular in the U.S. If you do have a small shed, remember to get it customized, to use vertical space as much as possible, and to use rolling carts for smaller and miscellaneous items.