5 Awesome Outdoor Storage Hints
Outdoor storage is the secret to gorgeous gardens and yards. They keep your tools and equipment hidden away and your outdoor spaces looking neat.
Rather than taking up too much space in the garage, these outdoor storage options create dedicated areas to store your stuff. Whether it’s extra space for your bikes and lawnmowers, or room for your gardening tools, outdoor storage keeps your items safe year-round.
A place for everything and everything in its place also means that you get more outdoor space to enjoy, and that’s always a plus! So here is a rundown of the best outdoor storage solutions for every need.
1. Outdoor Storage Sheds
Short on outdoor space? Keep your backyard and garden clutter-free with Manor Outdoor Shed by Keter. Measuring 4’ x 6’, this shed is narrow enough for small areas and offers plenty of storage space. It goes up to a height of 6’ 2” and has 131.8 cubic feet of storage capacity. That is more than enough space to comfortably fit bicycles, lawnmowers, and gardening tools. You can even use the shed for storing outdoor furniture, or as some buyers have done – turn it into a small chicken coop!
With a wooden finish and sloped roof, Keter Manor looks like a small cottage in the backyard. The design includes a lockable door, ventilation, and a window for lighting. Despite its wooden appearance, the shed is actually made of durable and weather-resistant resin plastic. The material does not peel or rust, making Keter Manor a low-maintenance and lightweight shed.
If you’ve got a riding lawn mower, bikes, or large equipment taking up space in your garage, the Rubbermaid Large Outdoor Shed is exactly what you need. The 7’ x 7’ shed comes with 332 cubic feet of storage – enough space to store anything you want.
The shed has double doors that make it easy to put away large items like outdoor furniture sets. Padlockable door handles make it extra secure for storage. The interior of the shed is well lit thanks to two large windows in the front. Rubbermaid designed the shed to be weatherproof with a resin build and a sloped roof that allows water and snow to slide off. The light colors of the shed along with its wooden finish makes it look appealing in the backyard.
One of the best features of this shed is the anchor wall system inside. The anchor wall lets you customize the interior of the shed with shelves, pegboards, racks, hooks, and baskets by Rubbermaid. These accessories, which are purchased separately, helps fit in more items and keeps the shed clean and organized.
2. Deck Boxes
The Suncast 99 Gallon deck box is easily one of the best looking deck boxes we’ve come across. It has a curved modern design with a wicker finish that makes it stand out. Made from resin, this deck box is suitable for use all year round.
The deck box can be used as storage and seating, with a reinforced lid that gives it added strength. Open the hinged lid, and you’ll find ample space for storing cushions, toys, and pool accessories inside. The Suncast 99 Gallon deck box is available in white and mocha, and is a terrific outdoor storage option for balconies, patios, decks, and porches.
Circa by Keter is the outdoor equivalent of an ottoman. This circular deck box has 37 gallons of storage space and keeps your items safe come rain or shine. It can be used as a side table or as a coffee table with discreet storage inside. Handles on the side and top edges make it easy to carry around. Keep a few of these in your terrace or patio to stow away small items and to create outdoor seating in a pinch.
The XXL Deck box by Keter is a one size fits all solution to your storage needs. With 230 gallons of storage space, this large deck box has more than enough space for outdoor cushions, throws, and rugs.
The resin box has a classic white wooden look that complements all design styles. Side handle slots on the deck box make it easy to lift and carry. Use the spacious deck box to keep your outdoor furnishings safe and dry and to store gardening and pool equipment.
This deck box by Suncast is great for storing smaller items like toys and grilling tools. Measuring 22” x 17” x 20.5”, the box fits perfectly in tiny garages, porches, patios, and decks. Use it to keep your balcony and patio tidy and turn it into a side table as needed.
3. Outdoor Storage Cabinets
You can’t go wrong with a gorgeous wooden cabinet for outdoor storage. This cabinet by Good Life is made of solid wood with a metallic top surface. The top can be used as a table and makes a wonderful potting and propagation station in the garden. The cabinet can also be used to store grilling equipment or as a bar cart for outdoor dining.
This stylish cabinet is great for keeping pool toys, small gardening equipment, and cleaning supplies. The resin cabinet has a beautiful design that suits modern patios and porches.
Two shelves inside divide the storage space and help keep items organized. Use this storage cabinet to hold lightweight items like outdoor cushions and furnishings while adding a decorative touch to your deck.
Need a place to store large gardening tools and equipment like ladders without taking up a lot of space? This vertical storage unit by Suncast may just be what you’re looking for. The tall and slender cabinet looks elegant and can fit into a small garage, balcony, or porch. The 6’ tall shed is made of resin that keeps it protected from sun and rain outdoors. Add-on shelves available for purchase from Suncast let you further customize the cabinet for smaller items.
4. Storage Benches
If you need seating and storage, a storage bench is the best of both worlds. The Ulax storage bench has a clean design that looks good by the pool, in a balcony, or the patio. Constructed of high quality rattan, the bench has a curved side design with a handle for easy carrying. A gentle closing lid hides the storage area under a cushioned seating, making it safe and effortless to access.
Sunnydaze Meranti is a sturdy and handsome storage bench made of meranti wood and finished in teak oil. The large bench comes with a backrest and can be used as a porch or garden seating. You can create a peaceful oasis by setting up a small seating area in the backyard with the bench and garden decorations. Don’t forget to add a few flowering plants to complete the look!
5. Storage shelves
This simple wooden shelf can be used as storage or as a console table. Made of eucalyptus wood, the shelf is an attractive choice for the garden and patio. Use it to store tools, or to display plants and outdoor decor. It complements all design styles and looks good in outdoor seating and dining areas.