If you have the kind of yard that requires heavy maintenance, or you have a gaggle of kids who are each into their own equipment-heavy sports, you know that a decent backyard shed is vital.
Here are some outdoor shed options to give you some breathing room, without forcing you to skimp on your home aesthetic.
Reinforced Steel Roof
Keep your gear safe behind the sturdy doors. Amazon
Maybe you want more than just a place to stuff your lawnmower. Maybe you want something on a grander scale—something that almost looks like a guest house. Well, this Lifetime model is the one for you. Not so much a “shed” as a summer cottage for your hedge clippers, it features shutters, six small skylights, shatter-proof polycarbonate windows, and two screened vents. It’s also a whopping 7.5-feet wide, and is steel-reinforced to be strong enough to fight off any and all weather conditions. This is en elegant beast of an outdoor shed.
For The Smaller Stuff
Pops up when you need it. Amazon
If you don’t have a ton of things to store and space is at a premium around your house, there are more compact options, too. Consider the YardStash III, a handy toolshed tent constructed of thick polyester with a vinyl tarpaulin roof. You can set up in about 15 minutes (and can be taken down quicker). The space can fit up to two full-sized adult bikes as well as an array of long-handled garden tools like rakes. This is less of a space commitment than a standard shed.
A Higher Place For Your Gear
It’s a solid, versatile option. Amazon
Again, if you simply don’t have a ton of outdoor space to work with and you only have a few garden supplies to worry about (not, say, huge bikes or ride-on mowers), then this outdoor “closet” from Rubbermaid is a great choice. Opting for height over width (72 inches of vertical space), this shed is perfect ladders, rakes, and other such lawn tools without having to lay claim to your entire yard. It can also be customized with pegboards and shelving, depending on what you’re storing.
Double-Wall Protects From Weather
You’ll want to make sure all your belongings are safe from moisture. Amazon
You need space, you need durability, and you need as little hassle as possible. Rubbermade’s durable double-wall resin walls—84 x 84 x 103-inches—don’t need to be painted or treated. They look pretty nice on their own. This pick an enormous time-saver. Its wood grain texture makes it less of an eyesore no matter what your overall home aesthetic may be. It blends in, and offers ample space for lawn tools, bikes, and whatever else you need handy for outdoor use.