Before you buy, take the time to consider the following questions:
Are there building restrictions in my area?
Be sure to check municipal bylaws for permit regulations as they vary by region and will determine what size of shed you can build.
What outdoor items do I need storage for? How much space do I need?
It's a good idea to make a list of everything you need outdoor storage for — lawn mowers, tools, toys, bikes, cleaning products, etc. — and then consider how much room you'll need to store and easily access these items. Some sheds come with overhead storage lofts, which maximize space and provide a convenient place for lesser-used items.
How much space do I have in my yard for a shed?
After checking building codes and figuring out if you need a small, medium or large shed, measure the space in your yard to see what will fit. Remember — you need sufficient space to assemble the shed safely and you want a site that is clear of any obstacles. If you have very limited yard space or live in an area with restrictions on building a shed, a deck box or compact storage unit is a practical, easy-to-assemble alternative.
How do I get my shed home?
Small shed kits can fit into a cube van, but if you don't have a large enough vehicle to transport your shed, there are convenient delivery options and truck rentals offered through The Home Depot. Many of our sheds are also available to buy online and will ship directly to your home.
Sheds carried at The Home Depot come in four different materials, each with its own set of features.
Depending on the material you choose, you'll need a base for your shed. Resin models include a floor in the kit; however, a separate foundation can be added for increased stability. Wood, vinyl and metal sheds require bases to be built before kit assembly begins.
When building a separate base, make sure it's larger than the perimeter of your shed by two to three feet (60 to 90 cm). There are four material options that can be used for this type of project:
- Cement Pavers
- Concrete Slab