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How Many Sheds Can I Have On My Property?

Updated: Mar 14

A high-quality shed can add value and functionality to your property. Investing in wooden sheds from Ulrich will give you aesthetically-pleasing structures that enrich your lifestyle no matter how you intend to use them.

If you’re looking for extra storage space or additional private rooms for your yard, you may find yourself asking, “How many sheds can I have on my property?

In most regions, there are no set limits to the number of sheds you can have on your property. Instead, restrictions typically apply to the size of the structures, their intended function, and the amount of ground they cover.

Zoning laws vary depending on where you live. Chances are, you’ll have the freedom to add more than one storage shed if you have a lot of land. When you work with Ulrich, we’ll help you design the perfect shed through our proven process, and along the way, we’ll make sure you have everything you need before we deliver and install the new structure for you.

Why You Might Build More Than One Shed

Depending on the size of your property, you may not see the point in building multiple sheds in the same yard. However, there are a number of reasons why having more than one shed can be beneficial.

A Lot of Ground to Cover

If your property covers a significant amount of land, chances are, you may need more than one shed to store all of your belongings. From maintaining your lawn and garden to storing tools and other equipment, having a lot of land means investing in the space you need to protect everything you need from thieves and the elements.

Different Uses

Sheds aren’t just for storage. While these structures are suited for keeping your belongings safe and dry, there are a number of different ways you can use them, so adding more than one shed to your property often makes sense. We’ve seen our customers use our sheds in a variety of ways, including as:

  1. Pool storage

  2. Home offices

  3. Studios

  4. Workshops

  5. Man caves

  6. She sheds

  7. Workout rooms

  8. Mother-in-law suits

  9. And much more!

Cost-Effective Expansions

Rather than building onto your home, adding sheds as supplemental living spaces is a great way to make better use of your yard.

At Ulrich, we offer a number of finishing options to make your new shed a comfortable place to spend time, whether you’re looking for a home office, she shed, or a guest house.

What to Consider Before Building New Sheds

Before you commit to buying multiple sheds, it’s important to consider the following factors.

Building Permits

In most cases, building smaller sheds (such as a 6×8 shed) won’t require you to obtain specific building permits. However, many areas require you to obtain permits for tall and/or wide structures. Be sure to get the proper permits before placing an order for a new shed to ensure compliance.

The Ulrich team is happy to help you learn about and obtain any permits you will need to build and install a new shed.

HOA Restrictions

If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association, you may be subject to additional building restrictions. Be sure to reference the guidelines and rules of your HOA before buying a new shed.

Space Availability

If you have several acres of land, you will likely face little trouble in building and installing multiple sheds. However, for those with limited space, it’s important to consider how large a structure you want, the percentage of ground that structures are permitted to cover in your area, and how accessible the desired placement of your sheds will be.

While we are able to deliver and install most of our structures in one piece, if you have high maneuverability concerns, the Ulrich team needs to know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly before building.

Intended Use

How you intend to use your sheds will also affect the preparations you need to make. If you want to use a shed as a living space, or you want to operate a business out of it, you will need to inform your local zoning department to ensure the structure is permitted and inspected properly.

Start Designing Sheds for Your Property Today!

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