The Garden Shed
When indoor and garage storage isn't enough, sheds are a perfect way to introduce organization to your backyard—and to your life. Available in a wide variety of materials, styles and sizes, there is one certain to meet every need and price point. We found some stylish examples, beginning with this Little Garden shed with double-hung windows and Dutch door entrance. Available at Family Home Plans.
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Steel Storage Locker
Metal sheds, like this Arrow model, come in handy for those in need of unobtrusive utilitarian functionality. With four shelves and a tool hanger, it is the perfect solution for housing backyard equipment in a well-organized, streamlined manner. Available at Walmart.
This Little Cottage is fabricated from strong, long-lasting composite materials and pre-cut for easy DIY setup. With easily installed, fully functioning windows, the Colonial Williamsburg-inspired shed adds charm and functionality to any outdoor space—without breaking the bank. Available at Hayneedle.com.
Outdoor Storage Shed
For a traditional carriage house look without the fuss of maintenance, Lifetime offers this affordable double-door plastic Outdoor Storage Shed. The steel roof offers exterior durability while a slip-resistant floor ensures safety inside. Available at Costco.
Snap and Grow Greenhouse
The Palram Snap and Grow greenhouse offers all the functionality of high-end models at a modest price. Made with heavy-duty steel frame construction and nearly unbreakable crystal-clear polycarbonate panels, it should provide the perfect environment for cultivating plants. Available at The Home Depot.
The Home Depot
Big Max Storage Shed
King of all things storage, Rubbermaid offers some of the most durable and low-maintenance outdoor storage buildings on the market. Constructed in leak-proof resin, the Big Max provides safe storage for all of your backyard tools. Available at Rubbermaid.
For those who need minimal storage, this Garden Chalet shed locker by Outdoor Living Today offers an ideal solution. Made entirely from renewable resources, the panelized shed kit is easy to assemble and comes complete with a roof pre-affixed with Western red cedar shingles. Available at Wayfair.com.
Outdoor Living Today
Copper Creek Garden Shed
If you're in the market for a wood-crafted, customizable garden shed or workshop, Summerwood has a multitude of plans and styles to choose from—most of them DIY-friendly. The Copper Creek model, shown here, comes with add-ons that include dormers and window boxes. Available at Summerwood.
A cross between a charming wood shed and a greenhouse, this Cedarshed model offers spacious storage and workspace for the garden enthusiast. Cedar paneling and shingles add a charming alternative to the traditional glass and metal greenhouse style. Available at Sears.
Sierra Resin Storage Shed
This resin-constructed Suncast storage shed is perfect for those looking for a practical, low-maintenance shed with the appearance of wood. Featuring a faux shingle roof and grain-textured siding, it is built to offer years of quality performance. Available at The Home Depot.
This all-wood, Phoenix Solar Shed comes with four aluminum roof windows with tempered glass and four adjustable vents to create the perfect garden "hot house." While it comes primed and ready to paint, it does require a cement foundation, paint, and roofing shingles to complete the look as shown. Available from Handy Home Products.
Sheds Unlimited—a Lancaster, PA-based family-owned and operated manufacturer of premium wood and vinyl sheds—offers a complete line of DIY and custom-built designs. You can learn more about the company and how one of their custom sheds became the ideal studio/workroom for one enterprising seamstress in Sheds Reach New Style Status.
Country Carpenters Wood Shed
For those looking for something beyond DIY, Country Carpenters of Connecticut offers a wide variety of small to large building plans and kits—all to be assembled by your local contractor. This model clearly reflects the appeal of the company's New England roots and quality craftsmanship. Available at Country Carpenters.
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