10x12 Sheds: Everything You Need to Know

November 12, 2019      News and Tips

Finding blog posts about certain shed sizes can be really difficult unless you are looking for 10×12 shed blogs. There are very few shed sizes that are as popular as the 10×12 shed; this is because they are such a workhorse of a structure. Offerings that feeling of what Goldy Locks would say that these sheds “are just right.” Not so monstrously large that it is nearly impossible to find a space for it on your property, yet large enough to house more than just 1 riding lawn mower. The 10 x 12 shed offers you the affordability of abundant storage space, all while keeping your needs for a true storage solution in mind. 

Shed Styles Available in 10×12 Options

10x12 gable shed

Gable Shed

Are you looking for a contemporary looking shed? The Gable shed offers just that in a wide variety of customizable options!

10x12 quaker shed

Quaker Shed

Needing the perfect home office or studio? Quaker sheds give you that plus a beautiful and quaint look!

10x12 cape cod shed

Cape Cod Shed

Need a place that is just for you? Our Cape Cod Sheds offer a classy look that is wonderful for “She Sheds” and “Man Caves”!

10x12 cottage shed

Cottage Shed

Our Cottage sheds allow for an open and airy feeling with all the offerings of all the natural light. The sheds are the perfect fit for the home office or creative studio space.

10x12 mini barn

Mini Barn

Do you long for the farmstead look? Our mini barns give you the look of a classic barn while being an economical choice.

10x12 classic shed

Classic Shed

Do you love the look of a mini barn but know some of the things you need stored will require some additional height (pole saws or hunting gear)? Our classic Sheds have the traditional mini barn look while offering much more space.

10x12 highwall shed

Highwall Shed

The Highwall shed offers an abundance of space because of the added benefit of higher walls. This makes it one of the best sheds for storage of all kinds.

10x12 retreat shed

Retreat Shed

Boasting lots of storage and an enjoyable sitting area in the form of a porch. This makes the retreat shed idea for either a getaway cabin or a place for comfortable storage.

10x12 cabin shed

Cabin Shed

Need an extra place for your guests to stay? The cabin shed gives the allure of a completely separate guest house in your backyard!

 Cost for 10×12 Sheds

Shed StyleDuraTemp or T-111Vinyl
Cape Cod$6615$8390
Mini Barn$3120$3835
High Wall$3900$4600
Premier High Wall$4320$5080

Pros and Cons of a 10×12 Shed

It is easy to look at pictures of 10×12 sheds and admire how they look. It is something entirely different to be assured that the 10×12 shed has the ability to fulfill all your storage space needs. We know that a shed this size is not for everyone’s needs, so let us help you understand if a 10 x 12 shed is something that you need by giving you some pros and cons of this storage shed size.

10x12 sheds


Permits may not be required:

Everyone wants to be able to live their life in peace as much as possible. It can be really difficult to do that when needing to apply for a permit to do what you want to do. Most municipal governments require a building permit for structures (including sheds) of a certain size. However, a 10×12 shed is small enough that many times it is not a requirement to have a permit for a building this size. However, it is still very important that you check this for yourself. 

Spacious yet Compact Size 

Unlike many larger sheds, 10×12 sheds are small enough to fit in smaller spaces and large enough to store everything you need. The 10×12 shed is ideal for those living in a city or town and their yard does not offer a lot of space. Conversely, maybe the size of your yard is not an issue for space, however, you may not want your shed to take up a large area in your yard. That is why a 10×12 shed is ideal for any sized yard, compact enough to not steal your yard away yet large enough to fulfill the needs you have. 

Plenty of Storage Space:

Some people may feel that a storage space of 120 square feet is not very large. And we understand that it can be hard to visualize what can fit in a 10×12 storage shed. A 10×12 storage shed can easily fit in a riding lawn mower, gardening tools, pool rafts and Christmas lights comfortably! Some people have even started out their businesses in a shed that is half that size!


May Be Too Small for Some Situations

We think that a 10×12 shed gives you an abundance of options for your storage needs. However we know there may be some cases where a shed that is larger is required. Perhaps you are looking to store large equipment such as multiple riding mowers or ATVS. A 10×12 shed may not be able to handle those needs.

However, each situation is unique, maybe what you have is your children’s ATVS that are much smaller in size than a full size one or lawn mowers that are more compact that what we are envisioning. 

We would encourage you to map out a 10×12 shed on your property. 

To map out a shed for space we recommend that you subtract 1 foot from the length and the width to understand how much space is available on the interior.  This means if you measure it out on the ground you would want the footprint to be 9 x 11. This will help you visualize what is truly going to fit in this space. 

10×12 Shed Ideas

Are you wondering what you can do with a 10×12 shed? The options are as limitless as your design desires. With the 10×12 size shed they can be used for nearly any purpose you have in mind. We have selected some ideas that we believe you will love and show a truly curated space for your 10 x 12 shed.

Man Cave

10x12 man cave shed

Do you want a place to go and spend time away from the craziness that is your life? A 10×12 shed can be the perfect place to build your own man cave.

Considering that a 10×12 shed is similar in size to a spare bedroom you will not feel like you are crammed in there. 

The 10×12 shed will be able to comfortably house space for a sofa, tv, fireplace and some other essentials for your man cave. Such as additional seating, perhaps even a mini-fridge or a place for you to hide your favorite snacks away from hungry kids. The 10×12 shed can truly give you the “Man Cave” you have always longed for and allow you to have a place of peace and quiet!

She Shed

10x12 she shed

The 10×12 shed size is not limited to “manly spaces” but is ideal for being accommodated to a place for a “She Sheds”  . If you think about your favorite book growing up as a girl, chances are the main character always had a place to hide away, a space that is totally their own escape. If you are wanting to get away from your home that is covered in crayon and crumbs from your children, a 10×12 portable shed could be just what you are looking for.

It can be used to make you have the feeling of high intellectual class by turning your shed into a library. ​​Some of the nicest “She Sheds”  we have seen utilize the look of a Cape Cod, Cottage or Cabin Shed style that will give you the feeling of being transported to a place of serenity and creativity where the dreaming never ends.


10x12 office shed

Whether you have always wanted to work from home or are being forced to work from home, an at home office is something that is really nice to have! Why not consider making a 10×12 shed the office space you have always wanted? Imagine being able to work from home and still leaving your problems at the office? We have seen the benefit of people having a private office in a 10×12 shed because it allows them the chance to have a dedicated work space as free from distractions as possible. The 10×12 shed allows you to have enough space for bookshelves, a desk, and whatever else you may need for your at home office. 

Place your dreams into a 10 x 12 Shed

So what is the plan for your 10×12 shed? A home office? A Man Cave or She Shed? No matter the dreams you are having for your 10 x 12 shed we want to help you build the shed that you are dreaming of. Contact us for a quote or try building your dream shed in our 3-D Shed Builder!

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