How Much Are Average Shed Prices?

Typical Range:

$1,500 - $4,000

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated March 24, 2022

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Shed Prices

The price of a regular-sized, prefabricated shed averages from $1,500 to $4,000 or more depending on the materials used and extent of the project. A normal shed is about 10 feet by 12 feet. Pricey materials like vinyl can increase the cost. Customization like electrical work, skylights and windows also adds to the overall cost. If you choose to have it professionally installed, be prepared to pay for labor as well.

Average Cost for a Shed or Storage Building: $1,500-$4,000

Average Shed Price

Average Cost$2,750
High Cost$4,000
Low Cost$1,500

Storage Building Prices

Storage buildings can cost as little as $350 or more than $80,000 for commercial facilities. Most reside between $1,500 and $4,000. Sheds and portable buildings come in a wide array of styles, materials, shapes and sizes - all of which can affect the final cost.

Modern Shed Prices

A modern-style shed averages about $9,500 before shipping and installation fees. They can run from $5,000 to $16,000 depending size and add-ons. Glass doors, real wood siding and a larger-than-standard (10x12) square footage all increase the final price.

Implement or Farm Shed Prices

A farm shed can run anywhere from $3,000 to $40,000 or more. The price greatly depends on how you’d like to use the space. If you need a shed to store equipment or house your animals, you’ll need to pay more to have the space insulated. If you feel comfortable purchasing an open-ended shed, you will likely pay less.

Tool or Machine Shed Prices

Tool or machine sheds typically run between $300 and $2,000. A standard-sized shed is around 120 square feet but can be larger or smaller depending on your needs. Other uses for a storage building include:

  • Liquor storage

  • Garbage can storage

  • Lawncare shed

  • Gardening shed

  • Workshop space

  • Home studio

  • Repair shop

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One or Two Car Garage Shed

Adding a two-car garage shed costs about $10,400. A single-car garage shed runs around $7,000. These prices vary based on the size of the garage, if you decide to add extra square footage for storage, and the building material used. For example, a wooden garage may cost a bit less than one made out of vinyl. The cost to build a custom garage is much higher, between about $16,800 and $38,775.

Garden Shed and Greenhouse Combination

Garden sheds and greenhouses cost anywhere from $200 to $10,000. A simple 6-by-8 foot steel tubing frame should stay within the low-hundreds, while a high-end, 16-by-30 foot galvanized steel frame will be far more expensive. On average, you can expect to pay a little over $4,000 for a regular wooden garden shed. If you choose to pay the cost to build a custom greenhouse, expect the bill to be between $5,200 and $19,200.

American Barn-Style Sheds

An American barn-style shed ranges from $3,000 to $7,000 depending on the size and materials. Most mini-barn style sheds are around 10 feet by 16 feet. Larger sheds in this style can hold cars or machinery and can cost up to $20,000.

This style mimics the look of a classic red barn, though different color options are available.

Hoop Shed

A hoop shed large enough to hold a vehicle is typically around $2,000. The price increases with the size of the structure. Hoop sheds are made of steel arches topped with a tough fabric cover. Larger hoop sheds shelter livestock or multiple vehicles and equipment.

Pole Shed

Pole sheds and garages run from $4,000 to $11,000. Pole buildings cost up to $50,000. Vertical poles stabilize these structures rather than a foundation. They are relatively easy to construct, which means a lower labor cost.

Commercial Sheds

Commercial sheds cost anywhere from $25,000 to upwards of $80,000. On average, you can expect to pay about $60,000 for a mid-sized building.

Steel is usually used to construct commercial sheds and some models even have insulation. While this type of shed is most commonly used for business purposes and storage, homeowners can use them to shelter tractors, machinery or boats.

Custom Sheds

Building a custom shed costs anywhere from $800 to $5,000 or more, depending on the materials you choose and the size of the project. Materials run between $300 and $5,000. If you choose to hire someone to build your shed, be prepared to pay additional labor fees around $50 to $100 per hour.

Unlike a prefabricated shed, you can create a custom shed to fit your exact specifications. This can make a custom option much more expensive depending on how you build it. You can also save on costs if you choose inexpensive materials and DIY construction.

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Storage Buildings by Material

The type of material used to craft a prefab, portable storage building makes a big difference when it comes to the price.

Portable Wood Shed Prices

Most small wood sheds cost an average of $600 to $3,000 or more. Wood is popular for its aesthetic appeal and easy customization. Skylights, windows and shelving are all possible additions to a wood shed.

Prefab Metal Shed Prices

A small metal shed is priced at $300 to $2,000 or more for the unit. Steel and aluminum are less expensive than wood. They’re also rot, decay and insect-resistant materials.

Steel-Framed Shed Prices

Small steel-framed sheds cost around $3,000 or more for the unit itself, not including labor. The price depends on the size of the frame. Steel-framed sheds are sturdy and rot-resistant.

Plastic Sheds

Most small plastic sheds cost from $300 to $1,500. They are easy to clean with soap and water. However, they are often lightweight and can be susceptible to harsh winds.

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Prefab Shed Sizes and Price List

Size (Sq. Ft.) Cost Range

6x4 (24 sq. ft.)

$500 – $1,000

8x5 (40 sq. ft.)

$400 – $690

6x9 (54 sq. ft.)

$900 – $2,020

8x10 (80 sq. ft.)

$570 – $2,020

10x10 (100 sq. ft.)

$300 – $3,000

10x12 (120 sq. ft.)

$560 – $2,700

10x15 (150 sq. ft.)

$1,475 – $2,850

10x16 (160 sq. ft.)

$1,800 – $6,000

12x16 (192 sq. ft.)

$1,900 – $3,650

10x20 (200 sq. ft.)

$1,700 – $3,810

12x20 (240 sq. ft.)

$3,000 – $4,340

Storage Shed Kit Pricing

Storage shed kits can cost as little as $50 for a small 7-by-8 foot model, or as much as $6,600 for a 12-by-16 foot wood unit. Wood models with complex design elements windows and lofted spaces cost more. Simple, small shed kits made of metal or plastic are less expensive and easier to build on your own.

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Lowest Price Shed

The most affordable kind of shed you can buy is one without all of the frills. If you cut out electricity, shelves, decorative finishes, windows and other bonuses, you can DIY a shed for as little as $350.

Keep in mind that while a budget-friendly shed can do the job, inexpensive materials are likely to last only a short amount of time. Spend a little more if you’re storing food or expensive equipment to make sure it stays safe and dry.

Getting the Best Price on Storage Sheds

If you have special requirements or complex plans for your shed, you may want to hire a pro to help. They can often find the best prices for your budget and ensure that installation is completed properly.

Cost to Install a Shed

If your prefabricated shed does not come with installation, be prepared to pay between $50 and $100 per hour in labor costs. The total cost to build a shed averages between $1,710 and $4,550.

Additional Labor & Material Costs

If you choose to customize your shed, you will likely incur additional costs. Here are some common upgrades and their prices:

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