33 Affordable Garden Shed Ideas

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Looking for beautiful design inspirations for a garden shed? Whether you're seeking to invest in a lifetime shed or trying to stretch a tight budget to cover an upgrade, I've got ideas you're sure to love.

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Give Your Garden Shed a Makeover With These Ideas

Garden Shed Designs

Great inexpensive shed ideas are available from avid gardeners who always try keep to their budget. Looking at shed design ideas made me realize you can have a nice shed without burning your hard-earned bucks.

Help yourself to these shed design ideas for organized and practical gardeners!

1. Country Cottage Shed

Country cottage-style design always adds a certain fanciful charm to a simple structure. Make your garden shed look expensive without the expense by implementing this design!

2. Free Standing Modern Lean-To Shed


The simple-yet-edgy design of lean-to sheds makes them easy to build and more affordable. Using durable yet inexpensive materials like galvanized steel frames and corrugated metal will also help lessen the cost.

3. Garden Shed With A Porch

A garden is a great place to relax and be alone. This lean-to garden shed with a porch will transport you to a different place, and the peace of mind you'll feel definitely makes it worth it.

4. Garden Storage and Open Lean-To


Transform ordinary and shabby lean-to sheds in the garden to amazing hangout locations by adding extra space. Metallic silver paint can give a polished and modern look to simple shed designs.

5. Lean-To Shed With a Rustic Charm


You can create this simple shed at a very low cost if you build it from wood pallets you can get for free. Decorate and paint them or leave them alone for rustic charm, it will be functional either way.

6. Metal Garden Storage

If you want to avoid the hassle of building, why not opt for outdoor sheds you can install or reinstall?

Well, they can cost quite a bit, but consider the convenience and durability. It is definitely worth it!

7. Cottage Garden Shed With Eco Roofing


Check out this roof garden for your shed. Going eco-friendly with your structures is a big step in sustainability, and can greatly improve your yard.

8. Shed Pathway Ideas


A simple garden tool shed can look charming with a pathway leading up to it. It amps up a garden design, giving the illusion of space and increasing property value.

9. Plastic Garden Tool Shed


Plastic material in garden outdoor sheds is inexpensive, yet can be really durable. Purchase this simple, ready-made garden shed for convenience and affordability.

10. Potting Shed With A Trellis


Get your money's worth when building a garden shed by adding simple yet functional structures like this trellis. You can grow plants both in and out of the shed with this practical design.

11. Potting Shed With Corrugated Roofing


One part of a building or structure which could really eat into your budget is the roofing. What better way to save on your roofing than to use corrugated metal.

It's both inexpensive and long-lasting, which makes it worth a try.

12. Shabby Chic Garden Sheds


Save on your budget by using repurposed materials like wood pallets and reclaimed wood. A playful paint choice adds charm without hurting your pockets.

13. Small Corner Garden Shed


Corner areas of a garden property are mostly neglected parts that could use a revamp with a garden or tool shed. Get inspiration for your shed from this small yet elegant corner shed.

14. Small She Shed Design


Both you and your little girls will love this dainty shed design tucked away in a woodsy corner like something out of children's book. Seeing your children delight over this shed is definitely worth every dollar.

15. Traditional Shed Plan

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Most times, traditional and conventional structures are the sturdiest and functional. Take this garden shed plan for practical gardening and storage purposes.

16. White Washed Garden Shed


A simple and small garden shed can look fab and spacious with a clean and light coat of paint. What better paint color than pure white for an expensive-looking yet budget-friendly garden structure.

17.  Box Type Potting and Garden Tool Shed


A sliding door is indeed a plus for a garden shed, ventilation-wise. With a simple design, you can easily organize your garden implements and household tools.

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18. Gothic Garden Shed


Although garden sheds are mostly located in a concealed part of the yard or garden, garden sheds don't have to look tumbledown and worn-out. This simple yet gothic garden shed design could help inspire your own design or plan.

19. DIY Repurposed Door Garden Shed


Four old doors and a glass panel window make up this small, yet functional garden shed. A DIY garden shed on a budget doesn't get any easier, more convenient, or cheaper than this!

20. DIY Pallet Garden Shed


You can make this DIY pallet shed at a minimal cost if you know where to find low-cost and even free pallets. Make sure you take wood pallets apart safely and pick a functional and practical garden shed plan.

21. Teeny Weeny Whimsical Shed


Check out this charming lean-to garden shed with an old garden fork for a door handle. Now that's definitely a garden shed made by and for a true-blue gardener.

22. Backyard Fence Lean-To Garden Shed


As I have previously expressed, a tool shed doesn't need to be shabby in a neglected kind of way. Give it a chic and clean look with a simple yet neat coat of paint.

23. Whimsical Garden Shed


Make a garden shed straight out of a fairytale book and give your garden a fairyland vibe with this whimsical garden shed design. Don't forget to grow a cornucopia of flowers for a storybook flower garden too!

24. Open Garden Shed


A garden tool shed that is not enclosed with four-cornered walls is an open-air garden shed that you can use for your gardening and potting. If you live in a place that is sunny all day long then this garden shed structure will acquire the perfect lighting and an awesome environment for your gardening goals!

25. Charmingly Alluring Shed


Transform an old rundown garden shed into your own personal retreat, complete with chandeliers, soft couches, and sweet-smelling flowers and plants. Not only will you have the perfect place to store your gardening tools and plants, but you can also make it into your own personal space to be alone and read or write at the comforts of nature.

26. Lakeside Garden Shed


A charming greenhouse by the lake is the perfect piece to house your garden and fishing tools alike. Create it with recycled materials and personalize with some floral designs you can find by the lake!

27. Backyard Shed With Potting Bench

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If your garden shed is your storage, then your potting bench is your workspace. Attach a large potting bench to your backyard garden shed and experience the convenience of the wide area that you can work on with your plants!

28. Romantic Garden Shed


A garden shed can serve its purpose as a storage room and workplace for gardening but wouldn't it be charming to have it adorned with everything romantic? Bring out some cut-out hearts and fluffy red cushions for your interior decorations and you'll have a romantic outdoor party area in your backyard in no time.

29. Play Cottage Garden Shed


Recreate your garden shed to not only be a storage space, but also a playroom for your little ones if you have any. Enjoy lazy afternoon hours playing with your children after your usual morning garden work routine.

30. Shed for Your Wood

Come up with a wood storage shed in your backyard and store all your chopped wood that you will need for your fireplace and outdoor barbecue firepits. Make use of your garden shed for the rest of your storage of garden and power tools and keep your chopped wood dry in one place.

31. Garage-Turned-Garden Shed


Got an unattached garage that you plan to get rid of? Why not transform it into a garden shed or a workshop where you can store your garden tools and equipment or even do your planting and woodwork?

32. Two-Story Garden Shed


If you wish to have maximum storage space for your garden tools, equipment, potted plants and just about anything you wish to store, then come up with a two-story shed. If there's no floor area on the ground then all you can do is build going up.

33. Old Windows to New Shed


If you have some old, rustic windows lying around somewhere in your property, then make use of those by creating the perfect greenhouse for your backyard. Use these windows for your walls and ceiling on your garden shed and you'll always have that good lighting while working all throughout the day!

Watch this video from Dancover A/S for ideas to build your own garden shed:

There you have it, gardeners! Garden tool sheds, potting sheds, and lean-to shed ideas and designs worth every cent. I'm sure one of these garden sheds addressed your need to organize gardening tools or for a multi-purpose area in your garden.

Take on your longtime plan to build a garden shed with these budget-friendly or reasonably priced garden sheds!

Did you find garden shed idea perfect for your budget? Tell me all about it in the comments section below!


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 22, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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