Having a shed in your yard or garden is fantastically useful. You can always build your own shed (or even do it on the cheap) but the truth is that if you’re not a professional woodworker there’s a lot that can go wrong.
A much better option is to invest in a shed kit, where most of the work has already been done for you. Then you just assemble the kit, following the instructions, where you want to put the shed.
Our top picks for the best shed kits will give you plenty of options to whet your appetite for a new shed.
Value Gambrel 8 ft. x 10 ft. Wood Storage Building Precut Kit with 4 ft. Sidewalls
This kit was made by Amish craftsmen and that means you won’t need any modern implements to construct it when it arrives.
You do have to sort out the shingles, drip edge and do the painting, mind you but otherwise this is a very easy kit to assemble and it looks great.
You can find the Value Gambrel 8 ft. x 10 ft. Wood Storage Building Precut Kit with 4 ft. Sidewalls at Home Depot online.
New Castle 16 ft. x 12 ft. Wood Storage
If you want something a bit more luxurious, this shed kit almost looks like a miniature barn.
You can choose where to locate the doors when you build the kit and it’s very straight forward to follow the instructions it comes with.
You need to buy paint separately though if you want to paint it.
You can find the New Castle 16 ft. x 12 ft. Wood Storage at Home Depot online.
Elm 10 ft. x 12 ft. Wood Kit
Everything here is pre-cut and pre-built and it’s really just a question of slotting everything together to get this shed in place.
There is an option to purchase windows for this kit if you want natural light inside.
You will also need to purchase separate shingles to match the exterior of your house.
You can find the Elm 10 ft. x 12 ft. Wood Storage at Home Depot online.
Woodville 10 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Kit
If you want some additional storage space there’s a great loft area in this shed.
It’s a very easy shed to assemble but we do think that at this price it ought to include windows which are available as an extra purchase.
The anti-fungal paneling is a nice touch though.
You can find the Woodville 10 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Storage at Home Depot online.
Value Gable 10 ft. x 12 ft. Wood Shed Precut Kit
Another Amish made model this time a little larger than the previous one and it’s very well made with no cutting required.
The instruction manual in the box is photographic which is a nice touch and the screws, handles, etc. are included in the box.
You can find the Value Gable 10 ft. x 12 ft. Wood Shed Precut Kit at Home Depot online.
Value Workshop 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Shed Precut Kit with Floor
This is a very traditional looking shed with windows and for once, the windows are included in the box!
You still need to sort out shingles, paint and the drip-edge but otherwise, everything you need to make a shed is in the box.
This is a very nice size of shed.
You can find the Value Workshop 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Shed Precut Kit with Floor at Home Depot online.
Cypress 16 ft. x 10 ft. Wood Kit
This was our favorite shed in the round up – it’s a very stylish creation which looks great in the garden of any home.
Storage shed kits like this just look great – there's something about wood shed kits that go beyond garden shed kits that we love and we like the doors better than slide doors too.
We like the design of the doors which make it very easy to get a ride on mower through the door without any fuss.
You can find the Cypress 16 ft. x 10 ft. Wood Storage at Home Depot online.
Meadowbrook 10 ft. x 12 ft. Wood Kit
This shed is a little taller than some other models, which means you can get more stuff inside with the same footprint.
It’s a really attractive model and we think most people will be very happy with the Meadowbrook garden shed kit.
You can find the Meadowbrook 10 ft. x 12 ft. Wood Storage Shed Kit at Home Depot online.
Easton 12 ft. x 20 ft. Wood Storage Kit
It almost looks like a home away from home but with two sets of doors and very well-designed windows, this is a fantastic shed. We wish all storage shed kits were this easy to put together too. This is one of the best garden shed kits ever and it comes with nearly all the materials you need to make it too.
Sadly, those windows are an optional extra and they don’t come as standard in the box, we think they’re worth the extra investment though.
You can find the Easton 12 ft. x 20 ft. Wood Kit at Home Depot online.
Value Gable 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Shed Precut Kit
This large-sized Amish-made shed is a fantastic investment. The double door looks great too.
The warranty is excellent as are the assembly instructions and installation guide in the box. We found it had tons of room for outdoor storage.
It’s nice to see a long-term use and care manual supplied with a shed too. This shed manufacturer wants your investment to last.
You can find the Value Gable 12 ft. x 16 ft. Wood Shed Precut Kit at Home Depot online.
Last Word on Shed Kits
Building a shed in your garden can really help free up some space at home and we hope that you’ve found your perfect shed! There are no metal shed kits in this round up because a metal shed makes a lot of noise in the rain.
We also don't like plastic sheds because they're bad for the environment. We think a wooden shed or wood sheds are the perfect choice for most people's outdoor storage needs.
If you like the idea of building things for your home, then you might want to check out our guide on how to build a log cabin (or take a shortcut and use one of these fabulous log cabin kits), and then you could build a home away from home when you’ve finished with the shed!
(Or you could cheat and opt for one of the best prefab homes, instead!)
If that sounds like too much hard work, why not check out these really cool shipping container homes?