An 8×12 portable storage building makes for the perfect garden shed. With the average backyard measuring approximately 10,000 square feet, an 80 square foot shed fits just right. It is unobtrusive, taking up minimal space, and yet still spacious enough for your basic storage needs.
Furthermore, an 8×12 storage shed is great for homeowners on a budget. It will do the job without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for simple and practical, it’s the way to go.
The material you select for your 8×12 storage shed depends on a number of factors. Local climate, intended use, and budget all play a role in determining what finish is best for your portable storage building. From siding to roofing, we offer three diverse material options for our 8×12 storage sheds that excel in durability and longevity.
While our 8×12 wood storage sheds will require more maintenance, they’re also easier to match to the main structure of your home. This allows you to achieve a more uniform feel on your property.
Typically constructed out of steel, our metal storage sheds feature thick, 29-gauge wall panels. As a result, they are impenetrable, weather-resistant, and immune to denting or scuffing. For enhanced security, a metal storage shed is the way to go.
Some choose aluminum roofing due to its ability to reflect heat off the structure, keeping it cooler in the summer. However, be mindful not to place your structure underneath any trees, as falling debris and branches could dent this material.
When you purchase a portable storage building from Keen’s Buildings, you are receiving an expertly constructed shed with an extensive list of customizability options. Our structures are designed to exceed your expectations and serve all of your needs.
Our 8×12 metal storage sheds come with:
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There are various benefits to choosing an 8×12 storage shed, but it helps to know a few logistics before you buy. Knowing the exact application and placement for your 8×12 shed will help you make wise design choices. Take a few of the following considerations into account.
They can also be used as bicycle storage, keeping all your favorite gear secure and away from the elements.
Plan to use it ‘just for fun’? Create a private backyard sanctuary by placing a small loveseat and coffee table inside.
Or, when you’re ready for a second shed on your property, your 8×12 shed will be just small enough to not get in the way.
If you do have a smaller yard, however, don’t forget to keep setback lines in mind, as this may impact the placement of your 8×12 shed.
Also, familiarize yourself with local setback ordinances so you know how close to the property line your shed can sit.
The biggest advantage to an 8×12 shed is its versatility. Whether you use it as overflow storage or a workspace, you’re sure to appreciate its practical nature.
Even the most avid gardening enthusiast will love having a place to store large bags of fertilizer, topsoil, and more.
You’ll free up your garage of those less frequently used items and use them for your more everyday needs. Plus, you’ll have more room for your automobile, no longer having to relegate it to the driveway.
Naturally, there are a lot of factors to take into account before moving forward with your 8×12 shed. Your budget, outdoor space, and overall needs will play a role in your decision. Here are some of the main considerations prior to purchasing.
Furthermore, our 8×12 metal storage sheds are of superb quality. They are always constructed from quality steel or aluminum, expert-engineered, and wind load approved for even the most turbulent weather conditions.
Make sure the design characteristics of your shed match the overall look you’re aiming for. Based on your shed’s intended purpose, you’ll want to ensure storage capabilities line up as well.
Surround the shed with garden beds, create a path leading to its entry, and perhaps even place lawn ornaments around it to make it more inviting.
Ensure that you follow local setback line requirements, size restrictions, and zoning limitations. Fortunately, for most smaller structures, undergoing a permitting process is not always needed.
All of our structures are constructed with pressure-treated floors and floor joists for longevity and to keep pests out.
The constructed shed is then delivered to your home for blocking and anchoring, so you can begin to enjoy it right away without the DIY pains.
A portable storage building can seem like a significant expense. However, improper storage can cost you even more. When you invest in an 8×12 storage shed, you’re giving your costly equipment the security it deserves. Our metal storage sheds are sturdy, wind load rated for gusts up 160 mph, and available with a 25-year-warranty.
This means that we work to ensure the longevity of your shed. With proper care and maintenance, your storage shed could last you a lifetime in the backyard of your forever home, making it a worthwhile purchase.
It also protects your high-priced equipment, such as expensive kayaks, mountain bikes, or ATVs, from the elements. You’ll expand the lifespan of all your possessions when you protect them from weathering in a quality 8×12 shed.
Should you choose to ever convert this storage shed into a habitable structure, such as a small guest room or tiny home, you might find it pays for itself. Having a permitted recreational or habitable structure on your property could significantly increase resale value, resulting in an excellent return on your initial investment.
The potential applications of your 8×12 storage shed are many and great. This outdoor structure provides tons of diversity with its reasonable yet roomy size.
Defend your valuable gear against theft with an ultra-secure, lockable shed door and heavy-duty siding that prevents break-ins.
…and so much more!
There are a number of factors that contribute to the cost of your 8×12 storage shed. The materials you select will be the largest contributor, with finishes like vinyl leaning on the more affordable side and steel leaning on the more expensive side. Roof type also plays a large role, with traditional, A-frame, and boxed eave roofs serving as a more midrange option. Meanwhile, gambrel-style roofs and vertical roof panels typically cost more.
Based on these factors and more, the general pricing for an 8×12 storage shed starts at $3190 for a standard unit. For an entirely custom structure, this price will differ.
We offer some of the friendliest and most flexible financing options in the industry. Just fill out our simple General Financing Application and we’ll help you work out a payment plan that best fits within your budget. Based on your financial situation, you’ll either be eligible for our Rent-to-Own program or zero-down financing.
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With more than 20 years of experience designing top-tier portable storage buildings, it’s no wonder customers rely on Keen’s Buildings time and time again for their shed needs. Our knowledgeable sales staff is always available to answer any questions and help you design the storage shed of your dreams. Each member of our team is highly qualified to configure a custom metal shed for your space.
Furthermore, our established in-house financing programs make portable storage buildings more accessible for everyone. With options for zero-down financing and rent-to-own with NO credit check, we eliminate the worry that comes with making a large purchase.
Beyond that, you will be the proud owner of an expert-engineered metal storage building that is wind load approved, blocked and anchored to code, and delivered pre-built right to your home. We offer more than 40 sizes for you to choose from – so no matter how your needs change throughout your lifetime, Keen’s Buildings has got your back!
Preparing to make your decision on an 8×12 storage shed? Here are some of our customers’ most frequently asked questions about this popular outdoor structure.
1. What can an 8×12 shed fit?
An 8×12 shed is large enough for most everyday items, such as standard gardening tools, a lawnmower, bicycles, and a tool chest. Most homeowners use them to store rakes, plows, weedwackers, ladders, and other important outdoor supplies.
2. Are portable storage sheds easy to put together?
Fortunately, assembly is very limited when you purchase from Keen’s Buildings. Our 8×12 storage sheds are delivered pre-built to your home and anchored by our professionals. From there, it’s up to you to configure the inside with shelving or additional storage – most of which is fairly simple.
3. What material should I choose for my 8×12 shed?
Our metal storage sheds are the most resilient option. While aluminum is popular for being lightweight and portable, it is also less durable and more prone to dents. However, it provides superior heat disbursement, keeping the inside of the structure cooler. Meanwhile, steel is entirely dent-proof and scratch-proof, but its heat-absorbing qualities tend to keep it warmer.
4. How should I prepare my outdoor space for a storage shed?
Firstly, you will want to clear a space in your yard that is slightly larger than the area of your storage shed. This allows room from the structure and any setback lines, as well as the additional foundation that may need to surround it.
5. Do you offer various roof types?
Absolutely! Keen’s Buildings offers a wide selection of roofing styles. Our most popular roofs are gabled roofs, as the A-frame structure matches with the traditional aesthetic of most homes. However, we also offer gambrel-style roofs for a more barn-like structure, which offers more overhead storage space. We recommend vertical roof panels for wetter climates, as the downward sloping keeps snow and debris off.
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