34 Top-Notch Tool Sheds
Functional storage can be beautiful too with these stylish outdoor structures that feature everything from mod to cottage looks.
©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited
©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited
©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited
Double Door Delight
This traditional style garden shed from Garden Affairs is designed for smaller yards and can function as either a potting shed or a storage unit for lawnmowers and other yard tools. The pitched roof, glazing bars and double doors add visual appeal to the structure.
Super fancy utility shed, man cave or mini-office, this sustainable creation from Modern-Shed can fulfill a variety of needs for the yard and is made from materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council which promotes high environmentally conscious standards in wood products.
This white and gray beauty is a re-imagining of the backyard shed which can be adapted to your space needs with sizes ranging from 6 feet by 8 feet up to 12 feet by 28 feet. This model in the Signature series from Studio Shed also features a 36 inch steel door and CloudLite aluminum clad double pane windows.
There is no reason why your garden shed can’t be the visual centerpiece of your yard. This unique potting shed, created by Art/Harrison Interiors, works as both a garden folly and an all-purpose tool/utility shed.
A behind-the-scenes look at the elegant potting shed created by Art/Harrison Interiors displays the inner shelves and wall space for tools and garden paraphernalia.
The Carport Shed
If you prefer some additional functionality with your storage shed, this blue with white trim model from Tuff Shed comes with a carport.
Ideally suited for city yards and compact spaces, the Iroko Box is a stylish alternative to standard prefab sheds. The premium softwood frame of white pine with hardwood cladding includes 19mm tongue and groove floors and roofs that will keep the space dry and water resistant.
Whether you choose to use this eco-friendly prefabricated structure as a private backyard getaway or utility shed, you can customize this shed to your preference with such options as solar panels or denim insulation which contains 85 percent post-industrial recycled fibers.
The customization features for many prefab contemporary sheds are endless as you can see from this unique structure which sports Galvalume siding (55 percent aluminum-zinc alloy coated sheet metal) and a solid steel door to ensure the longevity of the shed.
Standing out against the brilliant fall foliage is this spacious shed with double wide doors topped with a transom.
Part garden shelter, part potting shed, the RHS Centenary Arbour/Tool shed is constructed from pressure treated redwood and is available in several stain finishes. This is a unique combination of garden storage space and private relaxation area where you can enjoy refreshments after a hard day of gardening.
The Secret Tool Shed
Here is a clever idea for those who want their tool shed to blend into the surroundings and not stand out. This imaginative design also houses an air conditioner unit in the base and is easily accessible through a removable panel.
The current concept of garden sheds is changing rapidly and here is a perfect example of a new look for the traditional garden structure which can serve multiple purposes while promoting sustainable materials and design.
What we have here is a 10 foot by 12 foot home office shed alongside a 4 foot by 8 foot mini-storage shed (on the right) in a configuration that is visually striking as well as compact and practical for smaller yards.
Believe it or not, some garden sheds and outbuildings are designed specifically for animals such as this dog kennel model.
The Iroko Box Shed
Constructed from premium quality northern European pine, the Iroko Box D sports a sleek, contemporary design that can easily house tools, bicycles, lawnmowers or other garden paraphernalia.
If you are looking for a genuine “green” shed, you might consider a stylish contemporary structure like this one which can function as a private office or guest room. This shed is made from eco-friendly materials and comes with options like a GreenGrid roof, a modular vegetative roof system that reduces energy costs and helps manage rainwater runoff.
One appealing aspect of most contemporary prefabricated sheds is the option to be as creative as you like with color designs such as this Dayglow green creation which is made from such eco-friendly materials as FSC certified lumber and mixed-source recycled metal.
One of the more popular shed models is the Garden Ranch from Tuff Shed with its classic, all-purpose design and wide door access.
If you are looking for a posh shed that will easily fit into a corner of your yard, you might consider the Prima Fifth Avenue shed which is manufactured from 28mm tongue and groove timber and comes with a pyramid roof finished in standard felt shingles.
Why settle for an unattractive, prefab tool shed when you can highlight your garden with a chic, modernistic design which is also multi-functional and visually alluring?
Red and White Accents
It might look like a little one-room schoolhouse but this red and white toned ranch shed is ideal for garden storage or as an attractive but functional outbuilding.
The Tokyo E Shed
A striking flat roof design and a sliding room for easy access make the Tokyo E shed a popular backyard choice. Clear or frosted glass is available for the door panels and you have the option to paint the structure any color you desire.
The Shed as Guest House
Fitness room, art studio or guest house, this dazzling addition to the yard and garden is typical of the wide variety of prefabricated shed options available today, most of which offer customization from the shape, size and materials used to special features like cedar tongue and groove ceilings and interior partition walls.
Lean on Me
If your storage needs are minimal, you might consider a space efficient shed such as this handsome lean-to model.
Made from slow grown timber from managed forests, the Ashford measures 2.0m x 2.5m and is ideal for housing your tools, bicycles and other garden products. It is also customizable with alternative door and window options.
Compact yet spacious, this new breed of garden shed is not only a design showcase but also a smart combination of durable materials such as galvanized metal and aluminum as well as sustainable materials such as glue-lam beams and Oriented Strand Boards (OSB).
This charming ranch shed can be used as a mini-guest house or storage space while still offering a covered porch space for relaxation.
Wooden double doors with double glazed frosted glass panels are one of the highlights of the Prima Emma shed but you can also customize that feature and choose from four different stain finish colors.
This sleek model makes a wonderful studio or backyard getaway for the homeowner. and is a more sophisticated re-imagining of the garden shed.
Blend Into the Space
Backyard sheds are ideal for storing items such as tools, compost, toys and bicycles. You can paint them any color but green is a good choice if you want the shed to blend in with the yard and garden.
The Garage Shed
Here is a rustic approach to a stand alone garage that incorporates shed capabilities into the wood frame design.
Bold Blue Shed
Outbuildings or sheds can be painted to coordinate with house colors to give visual continuity in the landscape, as in this shed painted a bold blue.
Weather-proof storage in a shed or tool locker is recommended, because tools last longer when kept under cover.