Choosing the Best Bike Shed for Your Home

Whether you use a bike for eco-friendly transportation, go mountain biking on the weekends, or ride for exercise, you want to protect it when not in use. Even using a cover, leaving it outdoors makes it likely to be stolen or damaged by harsh weather or animals. Even if you have a garage, storing it in there takes up too much room and can be difficult to access when your car is parked inside. Fortunately, a bike storage container or shed may be the right option for you, and to help you decide, we’re sharing the best bike sheds for your needs.

Determining Space for Your Bike Shed

First, it’s important to consider how much space you need, both for now and in the future, so you can get the right option. Before you consider a storage solution that only holds one or two bikes, ask these questions:
Will I need space for more than one bicycle (such as a mountain bike and a street bike, or space for a roommate, partner, or child’s bike)?
Would I like to hang the bike on the wall, especially during the off-season?
Do I need additional storage for helmets or even other outside items like lawn care equipment or outdoor furniture?

While you may be considering a bike storage unit, evaluating your needs may lead you to realize you need more space than you originally realized.

Custom bike sheds

Choosing a Pre-Fab Bike Storage Shed

Most pre-fab, ready-to-buy bike sheds are made from plastic, wood, or metal, but are these right for you? Let’s look at the pros and cons of each type.


  • Pro: Easy to assemble
  • Pro: No maintenance
  • Pro: Minimal concern about rot or pests
  • Con: Very light and unsturdy
  • Con: Less aesthetically appealing
  • Con: May not meet HOA guidelines
  • Con: Can’t be modified


  • Pro: Very secure
  • Pro: Minimal maintenance
  • Pro: Minimal concern about rot or pests
  • Con: Risk of rust or denting
  • Con: Difficult to assemble
  • Con: Less aesthetically pleasing
  • Con: May not meet HOA guidelines
  • Con: Minimal modification opportunities


  • Pro: Often aesthetically appealing
  • Pro: More likely to meet HOA guidelines
  • Pro: Easy to customize
  • Con: Less secure option
  • Con: Increased risk of rot and pests

Choosing a Custom Bike Shed

While a pre-fab storage container or lean-to that is only for bikes may be good when you have an apartment or condo with minimal space, most people find that a custom bike shed provides the versatility, space, and customization they need. At The Shed Depot, we make it easy to get exactly what you need at a price you can afford with our 3D Design Tool.

Our customization options include:

Six structural styles
Size options ranging from 8 x 8 to 14 x 36
Roofing, siding, and paint color customization
Interior features, including shelving, loft space, peg board, and workbenches
Exterior features, including different doors, windows, ramps, and porches

Unlike pre-fab bike sheds designed solely for storing a bicycle and not much else,, you can add a multi-purpose structure to your home that will add the storage you need along with beauty and value to your home. Our sheds are also designed to stand up to the harshest elements, with high-quality materials that are resistant to rot, mold, weather damage, and pests, so you can feel confident that your belongings will stay safe and protected in your shed.

The Shed Depot makes it easy to get the bike shed you need with our financing options as well as free local delivery and installation. We also work with homeowners to design the right option to meet the strictest HOA guidelines.

Design Your Bike Shed Today

To design your unique shed, check out our 3D Design Tool, or if you have questions about financing, delivery, or other concerns, reach out to us at 919-776-0206 or fill out the form below.