Building a Shed vs Buying a Shed Kit

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When it comes to adding a shed to your property, you have several options. However, the first decision you’ll need to make is whether you purchase a shed kit or build a shed from scratch. Initially, the shed kit may sound like the easier option. After all, it has everything you need, but is it really the best option for you? Here is what you need to know about building a shed vs buying a shed kit.

You Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

A shed kit is a one-size-fits-all approach to adding a shed to your property. This takes some of the thinking out of adding a shed to your yard, but it also may run you into several problems. Your yard is different from your neighbours, and your shed requirements will also be different from it. Depending on your neighbourhood and whether or not you are a member of a homeowners association, there are several shed requirements you need to follow. 

The shed needs to be a set distance apart from fencing, it may have height restrictions, and it will need to be positioned in a location that does not cover utility lines. When going with a shed kit, you don’t have many options to choose from, and based on your property and yard limitations, the shed kits may not even be suitable for your property.

Designed For You In Mind vs Designed For Everyone In Mind

You probably have some ideas for what you want out of your shed. Perhaps these are design ideas in terms of the look and aesthetic of the shed, or maybe there is a set look you’d like to accomplish with your shed. When it comes to building a shed vs buying a shed kit, while buying a shed kit, you don’t have many options. You’re more or less stuck with the options they have available, and if these options do not fit what you want out of a shed, there isn’t much you can do.

However, you can make sure the shed meets all of your design requirements with a shed you build. Want a shed that has extra insulation to be used during both the winter and the summer? Not a problem. Perhaps you’d like to add power outlets so you can connect electrical devices to the interior of your shed? This is an option as well. Have colour specifics you’d like your interior or exterior to have? Sure thing. Whatever you want, you can have it because there are no limits to what you can create when you build the shed.


You may assume it’s less expensive building a shed vs buying a shed kit, but that isn’t true at all. With a shed kit, you’re paying a premium to have someone else “design” the shed for you. It’s the same as any piece of furniture in your house. If you knew about building a particular piece of furniture, it would be far less to make the furniture yourself than to purchase it already made. So, not only will you have fewer design opportunities to select from when it comes to going with a shed kit, but you’ll end up paying more money for the kit as well.

Some might decide to go with the shed kit because they don’t want to think about building it, when in truth, building a shed, especially with a bit of help, isn’t all that difficult. And, with the help of professionals, the shed will go up faster than with the kit.

Professional Help Ensures Your Shed Is Done Right

When working with professionals, such as the team at Barnyard Utility Buildings, you will have a shed that is designed specifically for you with all the bells and whistles you’re hoping for. It will cost less than it would if you went with a shed kit, and the quality will be superior. And despite it costing less and being more to your liking, the shed will be ready for use in far less time.

Attempting to assemble a shed yourself from a list of instructions can often prove frustrating. The instructions aren’t always that clear, and you have to fish through a load of parts, trying to identify the correct part for the next step. Have you ever assembled a desk, bookshelf, or other pieces of furniture purchased from a store, only to discover you used the wrong piece several steps earlier? You have to disassemble part of the furniture then so you can swap in the correct part. The same can happen with using a shed kit. Pieces are not always clearly labeled and will look similar, and yet, using the wrong part can cost you hours of work, not to mention leaving some of the parts damaged.

Instead of dealing with all of these headaches, why not have the perfect shed expertly designed for you and your property? It doesn’t need to be such a chore to install a shed, and the team at Barnyard Utility Buildings makes sure the process is as easy as possible. They will also make sure you have all of your bases covered by checking for permit requirements from the community you live in, as well as the homeowners association you might be a part of.

Help With All Your Shed Building Needs

When you want a shed designed specifically for your property and personal needs, there’s no other option than to build a shed from scratch. In the end, it’s a more cost-effective method of adding a shed, and the bespoke design ensures your shed always meets what you want out of a shed while also fitting your property’s requirements. If you’re unsure where to start with building a shed vs buying a shed kit, you have questions, or you want to begin the customization process right away, there’s no better time to contact the pros at Barnyard Utility Buildings than today.

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