Best uses: Storing motorcycles, small boats, golf carts, motorcycles, tractors, wheelbarrows, bicycles, snowmobiles and traditional tool storage. Could also be the perfect workshop for a mechanic or artist.
Space abounds in 12×20 sheds. With 240 sq. ft. the things you can do are virtually limitless. Large item storage, recreation, active use and more. Long items that typically don’t fit a lot of shed will fit in this one. For example, canoes, Kayaks, long ladders, etc. If you wanted to start a small business right in your backyard, you could do it with a shed of this size. If you wanted to collect and re-build classic motorcycles, this shed would be a great choice. If you wanted to build custom surfboards or sailboats, this is a great size for an application like that. You could set up several large machine tools like a table saw, band saw or drill press to make a shed of this size a highly functional workshop.
12×20 Shed Backyard Space Requirements
Clearly, 12×20 wood sheds are best for large properties. When you consider the size of the shed, plus an additional 3 feet to all sides for ease of movement the footprint is substantial. But if you have a large yard, it’s not an issue. Some things to consider with a shed of this length is where to place it in your yard and lighting. For placement, the back of a property is typically a good location as that provides ease of access to the door, and this location is less disruptive to the overall property flow. For lighting, a shed of this length can get somewhat dark towards the back. You may want to add windows or skylights for ease of locating stored items or for active work within the space.
Check out our shed buyers guide to learn more on how to prepare your yard for a 12 by 20 shed.