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Making the decision to get a new shed is super exciting! Sheds come in a variety of sizes and styles, and make great additions to both front and backyards. There are many great purposes for a shed, so it’s important to know how you want to use it! But how much does a shed cost, really? There are many factors to consider, so let’s break down some basic pricing so you can make an informed decision.

What is the Purpose of a Shed?

There are many reasons why people purchase a shed. It is important for you to consider why you’d be needing a shed, so that you get the correct size and materials. It is super trendy in 2022 to decorate your shed and turn it into a she-shed or man cave. Some people use their sheds as an outdoor bar, or transform it into a poolside bathroom and changing area.

12×16 Cape Shed with Poolside Bar

The standard use for a shed, is for storage. You might be looking for just a small place to keep gardening tools and a rake, or you might need a larger space for a riding lawn mower and snow blower.

8×12 Storage Shed

12×16 Storage Shed

Consider what goals you have for your storage building before making your purchase. Depending on the style and usage you want from your shed, will effect what size you should choose, and thus affect the prices as well. For our example today, we are going to choose a small but popular 10×12 size.

How Much is a Shed

A 10×12 shed (signature style) will cost a little over 5,000 dollars for T1-11 siding and a little over 6,000 for vinyl siding. This will just be the cost for the shed itself, and not any extra upgrades such as ramps, windows, or other special features.

10×12 Signature Cape Shed with T1-11 Siding

10×16 Poolhouse Shed with Vinyl Siding

10×16 Dutch Shed with T1-11 Siding

Not included in the price is the delivery and foundation cost. Generally speaking, you’ll have a crushed stone foundation for your shed. You’ll want to factor in this price to the overall cost to your shed because a proper foundation will keep your shed in its best condition for the longest amount of time. Kloter Farms is able to provide a crushed stone pad as part of the purchase. A crushed stone foundation will cost under one thousand dollars.

This price includes the material, labor, expert assembly and measurements for your specific shed! Our site preparation team will use three-quarter-inch stone to accommodate the ground and go above and beyond to make sure your property is ready for delivery. Also included in that price will be an extra fill, grass, and debris removal at the end of the day.  On the other hand, you could attempt to build your own shed. So, how much to build a shed?

Building Your Own Shed

How much does it cost to build a shed?  To build a shed, you will need to purchase many supplies such as lumber, plywood, roofing, siding, doors, windows and hardware. Additionally, you’ll want to be at least somewhat handy and have familiarity with a hammer, screwdriver, etc.  After purchasing your lumber, roofing tiles, hardware, tools, and foundation materials, the cost to build a shed yourself will be roughly the same or more than it is to purchase outright.

Storage Buildings from Kloter Farms

Kloter Farms uses only the finest building materials. Purchasing a higher quality, professionally assembled storage building instead of building one yourself, will prevent issues down the road!

Our shops purchase sheds in bulk which provides us with the best possible pricing. This results in you getting the best possible quality at the most competitive price. In almost all cases you will receive a better product at a better price than if you had built it yourself. 

If you’re interested in purchasing a shed, or have questions about how much a shed costs, contact Kloter Farms and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process. Our office is open six days a week in Ellington, Conn. We look forward to speaking with you!

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