Why Choose a 10x20 Shed

September 27, 2019      Shed Blog

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If you are in the market for a mid to large-size storage building, you should consider purchasing a 10×20 shed.

Let’s figure out if our most popular size, the 10×20 shed, is a good fit for your backyard.

Is a 10×20 Shed Right For You?

When shopping around for a shed, the size is clearly the main topic of discussion (other than style).

The size of the shed is important for several reasons. First, there may be local zoning laws that affect the size of outbuildings allowed on your property. Second, you obviously don’t want to invest in a shed that’s too much larger than the things you need to store. Extra-large sheds take up valuable backyard space and, of course, cost more.

So, let’s break this down. At 200 square feet, is a 10×20 shed too big or too small for you? Well, it depends on what your main planned usage is. (I know, that’s a vague answer!)

Do you plan on using it for storage or is this going to be your next man cave, she shed, or your kid’s playhouse? 10×20 shed is a fairly large size and there are many options when it comes to choosing the interior layout. It might be a good idea to get out a tape measure and figure out the size of some of the main items you plan to place in your shed. Then, you can create a scale drawing that will give a pretty good idea of whether a 10×20 shed will fit your needs

So, assuming that your backyard is large enough, and you decide that the 10×20 shed is right for you, what’s next?

Get Legal

You may need to obtain a shed permit before you can purchase a storage building. To do so, you must contact your local county or city zoning department to determine code requirements you must follow for sheds. Once you have received the permit for your 10×20 shed, you may begin with the site preparation. If you’d rather not prep the site yourself, we can provide cement blocks for an additional charge at the time of delivery.


Choosing Your 10×20 Shed Style

Timberline Barns offers 6 types of shed styles: The Low Wall Barn, Utility Shed, Garden Shed, Lofted Garden Shed, Lofted Barn, and Lofted Barn w/2 Windows. When it comes to picking the style for your 10×20 shed, ask yourself, “Could I use a loft to keep the floor space organized or available for more storage?” If so, we have 3 lofted shed designs for you to choose from.

If you’re looking for the most economical 10×20 shed, consider either a Low Wall Barn or Utility Shed model. For a workshop or any other use that requires plenty of natural light, go with a Garden Shed or a Lofted Barn w/2 windows. If none of the styles fit your needs perfectly, you can always have us build a customized design.

What can be stored in a 10×20 storage shed?

A 10×20 shed is large enough to store anything. Okay, maybe not anything, but you get the gist. 200 square feet gives you the flexibility to store recreational vehicles such as 4 wheelers, snowmobiles, and riding lawnmowers. There will also be room for patio furniture, lawn care equipment, and even mechanical supplies. A 10×20 shed is very spacious and will cover all your storage needs.


There is so much more you could do with a 10×20 shed besides just using it for storage. People all over the United States have gotten creative with their sheds and turned them into tiny homes, art studios, offices, and more. We can help you design the interior with features and options that will help you finish it into a one-of-a-kind space.


Design your 10×20 shed in a 3-D builder

Speaking of one-of-a-kind, have you experimented with our 3D builder yet? It’s the easiest way to get started with designing your personalized dream shed. With our 3-D builder, you can customize a shed design and get an instant estimate with features and options included. You can save your building by emailing yourself a link or send it to us for an exact quote. Play around with colors and styles and find the perfect storage building for your backyard. Once your 10×20 shed design is exactly the way you want it, request a quote and let us help make it appear in your backyard.

What is the average price of a 10×20 shed?

The base price for a 10×20 wooden and metal shed is $4,792 and the starting price for a 10×20 vinyl shed is $5,705. There is a 16% upcharge for vinyl siding and for an additional 295$ you can add an electrical package. For more pricing on features and options, make sure to download the shed catalog.

Low Wall Barn: wood/metal-$4,792 vinyl-$5,705

Utility Building: wood/metal-$5,056 vinyl-$6,019

Garden Shed: wood/metal-$5,169 vinyl-$6,154

Lofted Garden Shed: wood/metal-$5,735 vinyl-$6,828

Lofted Barn: wood/metal-$5,622 vinyl-$6,693

Lofted Barn w/ 2 Windows: wood/metal-$5,848.83 vinyl-$6,962

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