12x32 Storage Shed - 12x32 Portable Buildings, Kits and Prices (2023)

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Need a great long-term storage solution? If you are looking for a unit that can house all of your additional appliances, gadgets and household items, a 12x32 storage shed is the structure for you. This storage shed is popular for residential and commercial use. You can also use it for recreational purposes, such as B. as a man cave or shed without feeling cramped!

Choosing a material for your 12x32 shed

The material you choose for your 12x32 storage shed will depend on several factors. Local climate, intended use and budget all play a role in deciding which design is best for your mobile storage building. From siding to roofing, we offer three different material options for our 12x32 storage sheds, known for their durability and longevity.

  • wooden storage shed
    While metal sheds tend to be the preferred choice among our customers, wooden storage sheds offer the benefit of a more traditional aesthetic. Those looking to convert their shed into a small home or livable structure will find that our yellow pine sheds offer a cozier appearance.

    While our 12x32 log sheds require more maintenance, they are also easier to fit into the main structure of your home. This will give your property a more uniform appearance.

  • metal storage shed
    Our 12x32 metal scales are by far the most popular material with Keen customers. These are our strongest and most durable constructions with a wind load of up to 260 km/h.

    Typically constructed from steel, our metal storage sheds feature thick 29 gauge wall panels, making them impenetrable, weather resistant and immune to dents or scratches. For added security, a metal storage shed is the way to go.

  • aluminum storage shed
    While not as strong as steel, many homeowners choose a 12x32 aluminum storage shed for its affordability and convenience. They are ideal for occasional use, e.g. B. for storing garden tools or equipment. The thinner wall thickness makes them lighter than steel, allowing for better portability and heat dissipation.

    Some choose aluminum roofs because they reflect heat away from the structure, keeping it cooler in the summer. However, be careful not to place your frame under trees, as debris and falling branches can dent this material.

Customization options for 12x32 storage sheds

When you purchase a portable storage building from Keen's Buildings, you receive an expertly constructed shed with an extensive list of customization options. Our structures are designed to exceed your expectations and meet all your needs.

Our 12x32 metal sheds come with:

  • Your choice of 2x4 yellow pine or a steel C-channel frame
  • 2x6 floor joists on 16 inch centers
  • Pressure-treated 4×6 skates
  • ¾” pressure treated floor
  • Screws to hold the base in place on some models. Ask a sales representative if this option is available to you.
  • Variety of metal and wood finish options (including aluminum, T1-11 finish, hardboard, vinyl and steel)

Learn more about our storage options:

  • T1-11:
    With a natural wood grain, this paneling option will help you achieve a more traditional aesthetic. While metal and vinyl siding is most commonly used in contemporary projects, T1-11 wood siding remains a popular choice for a more natural finish.
  • Plano Hardy:
    Are you looking for an eco-friendly alternative to wood panels? Hardi-Plank helps you take your sustainable structure to the next level. Although it looks very similar to wood, it is a fiber cement composite.
  • 29-Gauge-Stahlplatten:
    This is possibly the safest and toughest fairing material ever. Our thick 29 gauge steel panels protect your portable storage building from dents, scratches, scratches and the elements. Windproof and extremely durable, this durable inner liner will last a lifetime.
  • Vinyl:
    Our vinyl siding is installed over OSB (Oriented Strand Boards) for added strength and resilience. One of our most affordable and customizable options, it's popular for its low maintenance.

Benefits of a 12x32 Storage Shed

Owning a 12x32 storage shed has numerous benefits. Whether you and your family use it for practical purposes or get creative with the space, you're sure to love the possibilities it offers. There are several reasons to invest in a 12x32 storage shed.

  • clean the house
    Imagine how much space you could save with extra storage space at home! Tackle the closet cleaning project you've always wanted by storing your less frequently used items in this portable storage building. Christmas ornaments, old clothes, toolboxes and other items can still be safe in your new 12x32 shed.

    Tired of piling things up in the attic? Now you have a new area for your stuff.

  • More than just storage
    Of course, storing things is great. But with a 12x32 shed, you can also create a leisure space for you and the whole family. Turn this storage shed into a pool house, home office, or game room and watch it transform into the ultimate backyard hangout. A 12×32 storage shed accommodates plenty of seating, or you could also put in a main feature like a pool table.

    No matter how you use it, this build offers tons of versatility.

  • Save space in the garage
    Gone are the days of lining your garage walls with prized possessions. Some homeowners rely so heavily on garage storage that they don't leave room for their cars. By moving your workbench, tools and other essential equipment into your 12x32 storage shed, you can set up your own workshop while making room for your vehicles.

    Keep this important entry point into your home neat and tidy. Your car thanks you too!

  • Customizable and attractive
    What's the beauty of a Keen 12x32 storage shed? Well, the fact that you can choose from such a wide variety of designs! We'll help you customize your storage shed to match your home's aesthetic, right down to the color of the side panels, roof type, and door and window configurations. All of our sheds are visually appealing and come in a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary.

    Dandruff doesn't have to be an eyesore. We have created a charming and attractive structure that you will be proud to have on your property.

  • Increases the value of the house
    Did you know that a properly configured storage shed can add up to $15,000 in value to your home? Especially if you convert your 12×32 storage shed for additional space, you can make an impressive return on sale. As you put your home on the market, consider promoting this additional structure as a home office, second living space, pool house, or backyard retreat.

    Plus, a storage shed can give you the competitive edge you need to attract interested buyers in a crowded market.

Choose from storage solutions

You might be wondering, why choose a storage shed over a storage unit? Choosing a storage shed over a storage unit has several advantages. From cost considerations to security measures, your choice will largely depend on your current circumstances along with what you want to store.

  • When should I use a storage unit?
    A storage unit can be a convenient solution for short-term storage. If a private outdoor space is not available to you, you can use a storage room for a quick and temporary solution. Storage units are often used to downsize larger spaces to smaller spaces. Or, more commonly, those moving from one apartment to another turn to a storage unit to store some of their less important belongings until they move out.
  • Why are storage sheds better?
    The truth is, storage sheds are less expensive, safer, and more efficient than renting a storage unit. If you are looking for long-term storage, a storage shed is the only option. In the long run, this will cost you less money than renting storage space for a longer period of time. Also, the ability to keep it on your property leads to greater security and protection of your property.

    The average cost of leasing a storage unit is around $190/month. With our no-down and lease financing programs, you get a similar offer for your own self-storage structure.

Considerations for 12 × 32 storage sheds

Before building and ordering your 12x32 storage shed, there are a few factors to consider. The longevity of your shed depends largely on its structural integrity. Deciding what you want to use your shed for, what you want it to look like, and what your budget is will help with the buying process.

  • Determine the purpose of the shed
    What are you going to do with your new 12x32 shed? If you plan on using it as a standard storage space, think about what you want to store. If you intend to use it on expensive power tools, extra security is a must. However, if it is used to store firewood, its requirements may be less stringent.

    Or maybe you want to use it as a play area. If it's an art studio, more windows for natural light are key. If it's a wood shop or home office, you'll need to plan your electrical connections.

  • long term floors
    The service life of your garden shed depends a lot on the condition of the floor. All Keen's Buildings scales are slightly raised and anchored to concrete blocks to ensure proper levelling. Our structures are also constructed with pressure treated skids, floors and floor joists for lasting structural integrity. Pressure-treated floors protect against the weather and the elements. It will make your shed floor more resistant to rot, warping, cracking, cracking, pests and more!
  • Choose the right roof
    The roof you choose for your storage shed can vary greatly. If you need overhead storage, a Gambrel-style roof provides additional space. Aluminum roofs are a popular choice because of their affordability and heat dissipation, reflecting heat away from your storage structure. However, they cannot be placed under trees, as falling branches or debris can damage the flexible material of this type of roof. Steel roofs are stronger and do not warp, but absorb more heat. Choose wisely based on your climate and environment!
  • coating options
    Due to the strength and durability of metal storage sheds, aluminum and steel siding are the most popular options. The metal cladding is favorable for its weather resistance. Steel cladding, in particular, is preferred because of its greater strength. This makes it ultra secure and unable to dent, scrape or scratch.

    However, if you're looking for customization and a more traditional aesthetic, vinyl siding might be right for you. It's low maintenance, available in multiple colors, and affordable.

  • Durable skids and floor beams
    Our pressure-treated underskids and beams are essential for protecting your structure from rot and moisture. You want to make sure the base of your 12×32 shed is strong enough to hold what you're storing without sagging or warping. Not only do they provide a stable base, but the pressure treatment also keeps vermin and critters out of sight.
  • Adapt and configure according to your needs
    When you buy a 12×32 storage shed, you are making a purchase that will last a lifetime. Because of this, you want to make sure your portable storage building is as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Choose from 13 different color options, multiple roof styles, and numerous door and window configurations.

    No matter how you want to use your metal storage shed, you can give it exactly the look you want. Combine it with your home for a cohesive feel and have your guests "ooh and aah" with your newness.

3 common buying mistakes to avoid

A 12x32 storage shed is not an impulse buy. Chances are you spent a lot of time planning that purchase, figuring out where to store it and all the logistics. Even with extensive preparation, there are certain areas that are often overlooked. Here are some common mistakes homeowners make when purchasing a portable storage building.

  1. Underestimate your storage needs.
    Many homeowners choose the size of a storage shed based on their current belongings. You take inventory of what's in your garage or attic and use it to determine your needs. However, this leads to problems in the future. As we accumulate more items, we soon find that we need to upsize and move to a larger shed. Instead, be generous with your disk space estimates. Always choose a size slightly larger than you think is necessary to accommodate possible future storage needs.
  2. Thinking about quality.
    Your local hardware store may have simple plastic or plywood sheds for a small fee, but they're not built to last. Plus, without quality construction, you could expose valuable equipment to moisture, dirt, and more. As these cheaper shed models deteriorate, your equipment will also degrade in quality, making it susceptible to rust and damage.

    You'll end up spending more money buying multiple sheds than buying a cleverly designed structure from scratch.

  3. Do not place the garden shed on a solid surface.
    There's a reason we anchor our metal sheds to concrete blocks. If you place your storage shed directly on the ground, it will be extremely vulnerable to the elements. First, it provides easy access for pests and critters to enter your structure through the boards. Second, proximity to the ground can transmit moisture, leading to rot and decay.

    When carefully anchored and raised, your shed will provide a stable foundation for maximum durability.

Uses and ideas for 12x32 storage sheds

Due to its generous size, a 12x32 storage shed can be used in many ways. Whether you plan to use it as a relaxation space, hobby shelter or home workshop, you'll be pleased with the possibilities its ample space offers.

  • she forgot
    Looking for a safe haven from the chaos of home life? Easily convert your portable storage building into a shed for her by furnishing her with a loveseat, some cozy blankets, and lots of pillows. Transform it into a soft, feminine space with a plush rug and enjoy activities like reading, knitting or meditating.
  • Caveman
    Say 'see you later' to Cellarman Caverns and 'hello' to your very own backyard retreat! Turn your 12x32 shed into a man cave by hanging a few posters on the wall or equipping it with lounge chairs and comfy armchairs. You can also turn it into a game room for you and your friends by adding a pool table, dart board or poker table for late night gatherings.
  • artist's studio
    What better place to paint, sculpt and create than a private garden retreat? Cover the walls of your shed with large windows to get plenty of natural light to practice your craft. A 12×32 storage shed will easily fit an easel, carving station, or pottery wheel. Cover the walls with his artwork and watch this artist's retreat come to life.

    If you're a writer, you might as well set up a table and use that space for quiet reflection while writing your next novel!

  • Bigger
    A 12×32 storage shed is ideal for a workshop setup. Put a large workbench against the wall and you'll still have room for your miter saw and other power tools. Simplify your tool storage with items like a rolling tool chest, floating wall shelves, and even a drop-down storage area with attic access.

    With plenty of room to store large gear, hardwood planks, and even a wall-mounted cantilever tool rack, you're sure to love it!

  • garden shed
    Need a place to store all your garden tools? A 12×32 storage shed can easily accommodate your rake, lawnmower, shovel, plow, fertilizer bag, brush cutter and more. Many homeowners use 12x32 storage sheds as maintenance stations and planters. With plenty of space for a flower bench, you can prune and replant plants in this space without worrying about clutter.

    Use wall hooks to easily hang your gardening essentials, saving space for your pots, soil bags and other large items.

…and more!

Approval process for 12x32 storage shed

For larger structures, like a 12x32 storage shed, there may be a number of local laws you need to be aware of. If you live in a community with an HOA, be sure to check with them to see if you can add additional structure to your property.

You may also need to check with your local housing authority, depending on how you intend to use your shed and whether water and electricity connections are required. Warehouses intended for commercial use, such as an office, may be subject to some zone restrictions. Each region also has dividing line requirements, which relate to how close a building can be to its property line.

Be sure to check local and regional policies before purchasing.

12×32 storage shed prices

There are a number of factors that contribute to the cost of your 12x32 storage shed. The materials you choose will contribute the most, with finishes like vinyl on the cheaper side and steel on the more expensive side. Roof type also plays a role, with traditional eaves, A-frame and box roofs serving more as an in-between option. Meanwhile, mansard ceilings and vertical ceiling panels often cost more.

Based on these factors and more, general pricing for a 12x32 storage shed starts at $9,190 for a standard unit. For a fully customized structure, this price will be different.

Financing your shed with Keen Buildings

We offer some of the friendliest and most flexible financing options in the industry. Just fill out our simple general financing form and we'll help you put together a payment plan that best fits your budget. Depending on your financial situation, you are eligible for our Rent-to-Own program or no deposit financing.

Learn more about our financing options below.

  • Rent with option to buy:
    Our own rent program DOES NOT require a credit check. Simply fill out our Rent-to-Own form and an account specialist will contact you to determine the best monthly payment plan for your needs. This is a great way to take ownership of your storage shed if you're on a budget. You can always pay off the balance and call it your own! Or maybe you're just not ready for the immediate commitment to owning a storage shed. Then Lease Purchase is right for you. All you need is a single storage shed and then you have time to adjust to your new storage shed lifestyle.
  • Financing:
    We also offer easy no deposit financing up to $100,000 with same day approval. Do you know which mobile storage building you want and are you ready to take the next step? If you qualify, our dealer will connect you with the lender that best fits your needs. This process ensures low monthly payments that later on give you the added benefit of being the proud owner of your storage shed. Complete our general funding form to get started.

Why choose Keen Buildings for your 12x32 shed?

With over 20 years of experience developing world-class portable storage buildings, it's no wonder customers consistently trust Keen's Buildings when it comes to warehouses. Our experienced sales team is always available to answer any questions you may have and help you design the storage shed of your dreams. Each member of our team is highly qualified to assemble a bespoke metal shed for your space.

Plus, our well-established internal funding programs make portable storage buildings more affordable for everyone. With no down payment financing and no credit check term purchase options, we take your worries out of a big purchase.

Plus, you're the proud owner of an expertly designed metal storage building that's wind resistant, properly bolted and anchored, and delivered prefabricated right to your door. We offer over 40 sizes for you to choose from. No matter how your needs change over the course of your life, Keen's Buildings has your back!

12x32 storage shed FAQ

Ready to go ahead with your 12x32 storage shed purchase but want to make sure all your bases are covered? Read these FAQs for peace of mind.

1. What actually fits in a 12x32 storage shed?

When it comes to ample storage, few structures compare to a 12x32 storage shed. You can easily place motorized equipment such as motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs and lawn mowers with plenty of headroom. Alternatively, a fairly large workspace will fit, such as a table (for work from home), a countertop, or even a sectional sofa.

2. Does Keen's Buildings offer shed kits?

We don't have to! We save you the hassle of building a shed kit by delivering a finished product directly to you. All of our sheds are offsite built, expertly designed and supplied pre-assembled. No noise, no mess. Once we have the shed on your property, we install it, anchor it, and you're done.

3. How can I customize my Keen shed?

From canopy to siding, our customization options can help you get the shed of your dreams. We offer 13 stylish colors for your shed siding and a variety of roof types. Want a charming barn-style shed? Gambrel Roofs has you covered! Looking for a more traditional aesthetic? It's a sloped roof!
You can also choose your doors and windows and place them wherever you want along with your structure.

4. What colors can I choose?

You can consult our color chart and choose one of our 13 beautiful shades. If you want a ranch-style feel, Barn Red might be the shade for you. Or, if you want a classic suburban feel, the Slate Blue is understated yet attractive. You can also choose from colors like white, black, evergreen, beige and more!

5. What if I want to expand my storage shed later?

When you're ready for more storage, simply trade in your existing shed and we'll buy it back for you. You can use the exchanged money to buy a bigger storage shed.

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