Best uses: Storing lawnmowers, snow blowers, wheelbarrows, motorcycles, tools and more. Also ideal as workspaces and backyard getaways.
Square footage: 120 sq. ft.
Yard size: Medium – Large
Actual size: 12’W x 10’D (12 by 10)
Types: Wood, plastic and metal
Styles: Barn, ranch and gable
Cost: $1,599 (Do-it-yourself) to $2,799 (installed)
12×10 Sheds Potential Uses
If you need to store large items like a riding mower, motorcycle, an ATV or bicycles, this size can be ideal. A shed with 120 square feet gives you plenty of space for storage while also giving you all the room you need to do the things you love to do. So, if you want to use your shed for woodworking, painting, rebuilding motorcycles, etc. this is a great size. If you do things that require a lot of gear like camping, snowboarding, surfing or kayaking a shed of this size or larger is also good for that. The great thing about a shed for your active lifestyle gear is that you can keep it all in one place. There’s nothing worse than having your gear stored in 6 different locations in your home. When all your gear is in one place, it’s easier to do the things you love to do.
How to Determine if 12×10 Sheds are Right for your Backyard
Considered medium-sized, a 12×10 shed gives you a good amount of space inside without entirely consuming all of your yard area. Evaluate your backyard and make sure you calculate enough room around the shed – we recommend at minimum 3 feet around all sides of the shed for ease of passage. Another thing to think about is your landscaping. Position your shed in an area with enough space and in an area that compliments your plants and trees. If you plan to use your shed for projects, or for ease of finding stored items, you may want to consider additional windows or skylights to let in more natural light.
Need help prepping your backyard for a 12 by 10 shed? Check out our shed buyers guide.