We’ve got three types of mobile home sheds for you to choose from. Your shed can be a handy place to store away a little extra furniture you’re not using. Or it can be somewhere to stow the garden rakes and the lawnmower when you don’t need them. However, you’ll find you don’t have to limit yourself to those common uses for sheds. We’re going to sharing some clever ways to use your new space.
Options, options, options
First off, here’s a quick reminder that when it comes to building your mobile home’s new shed, there’s a broad array of options. Remember that you can take your favorite elements of our sheds below and combine them.
For instance, say you see a shed while you’re on a drive in the country. You love the structure, but you’re not so keen on some of the other elements like shutters or siding color. Therefore, your best bet may be to combine the elements you do like with a structure that strikes you. You may have to build it yourself to achieve this. However, that will give you an opportunity to build it to your exact specifications.
Which one Should you get and why?
Determining the right mobile home shed for your needs depends on various factors such as the available space, intended use, and personal preferences. Here are a few considerations to help you make an informed decision:
- Size and Space: Evaluate the space you have available on your mobile home property. Measure the dimensions to ensure the shed you choose will fit comfortably in the designated area without obstructing any walkways or interfering with other structures.
- Storage Needs: Consider what you plan to store in the shed. If you have larger items like lawnmowers, bicycles, or gardening equipment, you’ll need a shed with ample floor space and height. For smaller items, shelves and compartments may be a valuable addition.
- Material: Mobile home sheds are typically available in various materials such as wood, metal, or vinyl. Each material has its own advantages. Wood sheds offer a traditional and natural aesthetic, while metal sheds provide durability and security. Vinyl sheds are low-maintenance and resistant to rust, rot, and pests.
- Durability and Maintenance: Assess the durability and maintenance requirements of the shed. Consider factors such as weather resistance, resistance to pests, and the need for periodic maintenance like painting or sealing.
- Building Codes and Regulations: Check with your local authorities or homeowner’s association to ensure you comply with any building codes or regulations regarding the construction of sheds on your mobile home property. There may be restrictions on size, placement, or materials.
- Budget: Set a budget for your shed purchase and installation. Consider the long-term value and durability of the shed, as opting for a higher-quality shed may provide better longevity and cost-effectiveness in the long run.
- Aesthetics: Consider the overall look and design of the shed. Choose a style that complements the architecture and aesthetic of your mobile home, enhancing the visual appeal of your property.
By taking these factors into account, you can determine the most suitable mobile home shed that meets your storage needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences. Remember to research different options, compare prices, and read customer reviews to make an informed decision.
A word about materials
We just mentioned shutters and siding. But, in reality, there are many, many more options for materials for your shed. Wood, metal, and plastic are all viable options for the walls. Additionally, you’ve got options when it comes to the roof. Maybe you’re looking for a shingled roof. Or how about corrugated metal?
Now, let’s take a look at our mobile home shed types.
The “phone booth” shed
What it looks like
This is a small (think 4 x 6) shed perfect for adding some extra storage space without taking up too much of your lawn. If you’re a DIY-er, head over here to get started on it yourself. Conversely, if building it yourself is not your style, check out your local home improvement store.
How to use it
In this case, you’re likely thinking, “Nice, that’s shed’s about big enough to hold my rake. What else is it good for?“ You’re right that it would be perfect for holding your rake. Throw in the other garden tools, and your out-of-season flowerpots, too. But it’s not too small to be useful.
There’s another idea we’ve got in mind for this little shed. If the clutter in your house is driving you nuts, you could turn this into your outdoor closet. Line the walls with shelves, then fill the shelves with your favorite kind of storage containers. Together with some clear plastic storage dressers, you’d have created a wonderful storage spot. You know you’d love to clean some stuff out of the way in the mobile home!
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The “clubhouse” shed
What it looks like
This beautiful shed will definitely be a bit larger than the 4 x 6 above. In fact, we suggest you make it at least twice that size. A stained wood exterior will make you love having this in your backyard. However, it’s most striking feature is the porch. With a porch that runs the length of the shed’s front, this one is definitely a winner.
How to use it
Now, of course, you could use it exclusively for storage. And, if your mobile home is stuffed, you may want to do that. But our favorite idea for this shed is to turn it into a sort of multipurpose extra room. You can do your hobbies out here. Plus, be sure to add some rocking chairs to the porch so you can take a breather from your painting, woodworking, or other activities.
The “pent roof” shed
What it looks like
We named this shed for its roof- a simple, slanted plane. Slap on vinyl siding that matches your current house. In addition, place windows on each side of a center door and add shutters. White shutters could be especially striking.
How to use it
Let’s face it, you live in a small place. Sometimes, you wish your kids had more room to play. Room to spread out a board game or build a sprawling tent and leave it “pitched” for the whole week.
Well, this shed might just solve that problem. Turn it into the kids’ playroom. Let them move some of their stuff out here, provided they’re old enough to play unsupervised. They’ll probably have a blast in their new play area. And if you need extra ideas to keep them busy, be sure to check out our 14 Fun Things For Kids To Do In & Around A Mobile Home This Summer.
Now we got you covered
Regardless of your reasons for putting a shed in your yard, we hope one of our ideas will give you your ideal additional space.