The outside of your house should feel like an extension of the inside, and the right storage solutions make that possible. Enclosure kits make frames and canopies more functional by adding sidewalls, sheds offer storage for relatively large items, and deck boxes keep all your small outdoor essentials organized and protected. You can also find shelves, cabinets, closets, firewood organizers, and a variety of other solutions. Browse Overstock.com to find outdoor storage options from top brands like Sunjoy, Arrow Sheds, ShelterLogic, Christopher Knight Home, Safavieh, and Smart Solar. Continue reading to learn about all the functional and fashionable sheds and boxes you can find at Overstock.
Types of Outdoor Storage Sheds & Boxes
Storage sheds provide space to store gardening and landscaping supplies, bicycles, power tools, and a wide range of other items. Some storage sheds mimic the classic style of barns, while others look like kids' playhouses. Some sheds have windows, while others feature solid walls all the way around. They can come with single or double doors that either swing open on a hinge or slide open on tracks. Some storage sheds are designed to sit against the side of a home or garage, while others look ideal standing alone in the corner of a yard. Some sheds even feature roof overhangs to offer protection to your pile of firewood.
Enclosure kits are add-ons for frames and canopies. These kits allow you to expand the functionality of your canopy, and they are generally side walls. They're most often made of polyester, fabric, or mesh screen. Depending on the material, enclosure kits can include UV protection, anti-aging properties, and antimicrobial agents. Add enclosure kits to corral shelters designed for storage, horses, and livestock, or use them to turn canopies into fully enclosed shelters with windows or screened-in walls.
Deck boxes are essential for outdoor storage, and they work in a range of environments, from small apartment balconies to decks next to sprawling farms. Some deck boxes look like chests, while other double as decorative benches. Their generous yet relatively compact size makes deck boxes ideal for holding grilling supplies, cushions for patio furniture, gardening essentials, sports equipment, and a variety of additional items. Their streamlined design allows them to easily fit in many outdoor spaces. You can most often find deck boxes in wood, plastic, and wicker. Many designs allow for the use of a padlock for extra security.
Outdoor cabinets fit in the middle ground between outdoor sheds and deck boxes. They come in weather-resistant materials such as metal, plastic, and wood, and often feature double doors that make it easy to see and access stored items.
Firewood log holders let you keep firewood organized and close to your firepit, and they also add a decorative element to your outdoor living space. Some metal firewood holders feature functional yet beautiful tubular steel or scrollwork designs. Some canvas firewood holders feature metal frames and canvas slings to hold the wood. Though generally intended for outdoor use, these firewood holders also work well inside next to your fireplace or wood burning stove. Honeycomb-shaped heavy-duty firewood racks feature bronze metal that creates a rustic effect, while relatively large rectangular racks let you stack a generous amount of wood. Some racks even come with kindling holders.
Miscellaneous Storage Solutions
Many additional items are designed for outdoor storage. A three-drawer storage bench works as a bench or a coffee table while also offering places to store all kinds of small items. Six-shelf storage cubbies let you organize everything from sports equipment to potting soil in a decorative, easy-to-organize display. Five-tiered wire shelving racks work inside sheds or displayed on your patio. There are even wicker trash bins, wooden enclosures for garbage and recycling containers, and cabinets with counter tops for outdoor kitchens. For flexible and portable storage needs, there are outdoor folding fabric storage boxes with no lids.
Plastic storage containers are durable and rugged, and they are also naturally resistant to rot and decay. The lightweight nature of plastic is ideal for deck storage bins that you may need to move on a regular basis. To prevent fading and staining, many plastic storage containers feature weather-resistant, eco-friendly recycled polypropylene coated with a UV-protective resin.
Wood outdoor storage solutions add a classic touch to your yard or patio while also providing the durability you need in your outdoor space. English garden sheds offer a perfect place to store potting containers and tools, storage cubbies keep your outdoor toys organized, and three-drawer storage benches add extra seating as well as extra storage. Cedar containers are ideal for long-term storage in locations where you need extra protection from insects. Storage solutions made of wood and plastic composite let you capture the look of wood with some of the functionality of plastic.
Metal sheds come in galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, along with other options. Metal sheds and storage containers are corrosion- and rust-resistant. Metal storage solutions for outdoor kitchens let you conveniently store supplies and ingredients in an outdoor space. Metal carts make it easy to move firewood or supplies from inside to outside, and heavy-duty bicycle storage containers let you keep your bikes safe without cluttering up the garage.
Canvas or fabric can create a bit of shade on pop-up canopies, but these materials also make up the sidewalls and roofs of large temporary garages and storage spaces. Extra-large canopies work well for multi-vehicle storage; you can also use them to protect guests from direct sun or inclement weather during outdoor parties. Small canvas slings work with metal frames to hold firewood.
Some small outdoor storage containers feature wicker or rattan. These containers offer style and convenience on decks, next to pools, or on patios. Storage ottomans, trash cans, benches with interior storage, and deck boxes all fall in this category.