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12×18 Sheds: All You Need To Know

Jared Reiff - March 21, 2024

Are you interested in freeing up some space in your garage or basement? A 12×18 shed could be exactly what you need. These sheds are a popular choice for storage or garden shed, with plenty of space for a lawn mower, garden tools, and other items. Here are a few things you need to know about 12×18 sheds:

  • Square footage: 216 square Feet
  • Common uses: Storage, garden shed, workshop, hobby shed, etc.
  • Typical price range: $6,000- $11,000

Types of 12×18 Sheds

There are several shed siding types you can choose from for your 12×18 shed. The best choice will depend on how you plan to use your shed and the look that you prefer. Here are 3 common shed siding types:

12×18 Wooden Sheds:

The most common shed design, wooden sheds offer the perfect balance of both durability and value. One of the benefits of wooden sheds is that they can be painted or stained easily, so you can upgrade the look anytime you want.

12×18 Metal Sheds:

Metal sheds are also a common choice, and for good reason. These sheds are extremely durable and require little maintenance. They are not susceptible to fire and pests and can withstand years of harsh weather.

12×18 Plastic Sheds:

One of the newer options available is plastic sheds. While these tend to be the lowest cost option, they are also the lowest quality and tend not to last as long as wooden and metal sheds.


9 Popular 12×18 Shed Uses

12×18 sheds have countless uses and applications, including basic storage, a space for your favorite hobbies, a workshop, and even a man cave or other recreation area. 

A 12×18 shed is a versatile shed size, that can be used in a variety of applications. Here’s a look at some popular ways to use a 12×18 shed.

12×18 Shed Styles

At Kauffman Structures, we offer a variety of 12×18 sheds, from simple utility sheds to larger barn-style sheds, and even 12×18 animal shelters. Here are the 12×18 shed styles we offer:

The Gable Shed

Our 12×18 Gable Shed is our base model shed. The simple design, low roof pitch, and basic trim options make this shed economical, but also durable and beautiful. Upgrade your Gable Shed with additional windows, extra doors, a ramp, and much more. 

The Carriage Wood Shed

The 12×18 Carriage Shed is a beautiful backyard storage solution. The defining feature of the Carriage Shed is the side door access, and the unique overhang on the front of the shed provides a bit of protection from the weather. This unique design is often referred to as a “quaker” design and is a unique twist on the classic shed design.

The Cottage Storage Shed

For a practical, yet beautiful 12×18 backyard shed, you should definitely consider the Cottage Wood Shed. One of our favorite and high-end models we offer, the Cottage provides you with a side door access, lots of windows, and plenty of room for all your lawn care storage needs. These sheds are also a great choice for converting into a living space,

The High Barn Shed

The 12×18 High Barn shed is a classic storage shed design with unique barn-style roof trusses. The high side walls, plus the truss design, open up the ceiling space and allow for extra room for a loft space.

12×18 The Loafing Shed

We offer a 12×18 Loafing Shed that will give your pets or livestock a protected space from harsh weather and the summer heat. We offer these sheds in a variety of colors to match the look of your property.

12×18 Shed Prices

A 12×18 shed depends largely on the style, upgrades, and siding type you choose. Expect a 12×18 shed to cost somewhere between $6,000 and $11,000, with metal sheds a bit more than wooden sheds.

Build A Custom 12×18 Shed

Building a 12×18 shed is a huge undertaking and requires a lot of tools and experience. But thanks to our 3D Shed Builder, you can now design your shed exactly how you want it and have it built and delivered to you.

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12×18 Sheds: In Conclusion



There’s a clear reason why 12×18 sheds are so popular. In essence, these sheds offer a versatile and practical storage solution for homeowners aiming to maximize their outdoor space. Whether you need extra storage space or want to carve out a dedicated space for your hobbies, a 12×18 storage shed is an ideal fit for many applications. If you’re curious to learn more or kickstart the design journey, we encourage you to explore our 3D builder and get a free quote today!


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