Sheds & Outdoor Storage

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This report examines the US market for sheds and other residential outdoor storage products, presenting historical demand data (2008, 2013, and 2018) and forecasts for 2023 for outdoor sheds by material, and for other products used by consumers to store various items outside of the home.

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The report also evaluates the retail environment, with retail level sales for each product type and type of retail outlet.

Storage Shed

Products

  • storage sheds
  • outdoor deck boxes
  • outdoor storage benches
  • bins and totes
  • shelves
  • cabinets
  • other products (hanging storage products, hooks, racks, slatwall, pegboard, and other items typically used in sheds)

Shed Materials

  • fabric
  • resin
  • metal
  • vinyl
  • wood

Retail Outlets

  • direct sales and dealers
  • discount stores
  • e-commerce
  • hardware stores
  • home centers

Additional analysis includes consumer insight trends, and company market share and competitive strategies for key industry players like Backyard Products, Keter Group, ShelterLogic, and Tuff Shed.

Products excluded from the scope of this study include:

  • outdoor structures not specifically designed for consumer residential storage including barns, garages, carports, and cabins that can be lived in
  • deck, patio, and other furniture not specifically designed or marketed for storage
  • accessories for sheds – such as extensions, foundation kits, shutters – that are considered to be part of shed sales

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  1. Sheds & Outdoor Storage

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Outdoor Storage Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Outdoor Storage Market

      2. 2.2 Factors that Impact Sales of Outdoor Storage

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        1. 2.2.1 Home Ownership Trends

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          1. Table | Home Ownership & Rental of Residences, 2008 - 2018

          2. Table | Home Ownership & Rental of Residences by Annual Household Income Bracket, 2010 - 2018

          3. Figure 2-2 | Home Ownership & Rental of Residences by Age Bracket, 2010 & 2018

        2. 2.2.2 Consumer Spending Trends

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          1. Figure 2-3 | Consumer Financing & Credit Trends, 2008 - 2018

        3. 2.2.3 Size of Outdoor Lots

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          1. Table | Landowners That Bought a Shed in Last 12 Months by Size of Land, 2018

        4. 2.2.4 Home Improvement Trends

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          1. Table | Remodeling Done in Last 12 Months vs. Planned in Next 12 Months, 2010 - 2018

          2. Table | Who Completed Home Remodeling in the Last 12 Months, 2010 - 2018

        5. 2.2.5 Prevalence of Outdoor Areas Among Housing Stock

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          1. Table | Characteristics of US Housing Stock, 2008 - 2023

          2. Table | Outdoor Features in New Single-Family Houses Completed, 1997 - 2017

        6. 2.2.6 Outdoor Living Trend Helps Shed & Storage Box Sales

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        7. 2.2.7 Active Lifestyle Requires Gear

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          1. Table | Adults Who Participated in Selected Sports Activities in the Last 12 Months, 2008/09 - 2018/19

        8. 2.2.8 Rent-to-Own

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          1. Figure 2-4 | Leonard Buildings & Truck Accessories RTO Website Promotion

        9. 2.2.9 Site-Built Sheds

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        10. 2.2.10 Local Building Codes & Homeowners' Associations Regulations

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        11. 2.2.11 Self-Storage Market

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          1. Figure 2-5 | Self-Storage Establishments in the US, 2008 - 2023

        12. 2.2.12 Regional Sales Trends

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          1. Figure 2-6 | Full or Partial Basements in New Single-Family Houses by Region, 2007 & 2017

      3. 2.3 Key Material Suppliers to Outdoor Storage Firms

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        1. Figure 2-7 | Louisiana-Pacific's Outdoor Building Solutions Website

        2. Figure 2-8 | Roseburg's DuraTemp Sweepstakes for Shed Dealers

    3. 3 CONSUMER INSIGHTS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Outdoor Storage Consumer Trends

      2. 3.2 Gardening as a Hobby

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        1. Table | Adults Who Gardened in the Last 12 Months by Gender, Age Bracket, &Ownership of Residence, 2008/09 - 2018/19

      3. 3.3 Alternative Uses for Sheds

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        1. 3.3.1 She Sheds & Other Retreats

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          1. Figure 3-2 | Promotion of She Sheds

          2. Figure 3-3 | Solid Build Promotion of Shed as Retreat

        2. 3.3.2 Pool Houses

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          1. Figure 3-4 | Heartland Promotion of Pool Shed

        3. 3.3.3 Garden Preparation

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          1. Figure 3-5 | Handy Home Products Phoenix Solar Shed

        4. 3.3.4 Children's Playhouses

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          1. Figure 3-6 | Leonard Building & Truck Accessories Bungalow Playhouse Shed

      4. 3.4 Outdoor Storage Needs Beyond the Garage

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        1. Table | Type of Parking Facility of New Single-Family Houses Completed, 2007 - 2017

      5. 3.5 DIY vs. DIFM

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        1. Figure 3-7 | Who Installed Shed in Last 12 months, 2008/09 - 2018/19

      6. 3.6 Consumers' Efficiency & Organization

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        1. Figure 3-8 | Percentage of Population Who Consider Themselves Efficient & Organized, 2010 - 2018

      7. 3.7 Millennials Moving Into Their First Homes

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        1. Table | Demographics of Home Buyers, 2018/2019

      8. 3.8 Consumer Purchase of Outdoor Storage

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        1. 3.8.1 6% of Adults Bought Outdoor Storage in Last 12 Months

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          1. Figure 3-9 | Purchase of Outdoor Storage Products in Last 12 Months by Adults, 2019

        2. 3.8.2 Storage Sheds & Deck Boxes Purchased Most Frequently

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          1. Figure 3-10 | Outdoor Storage Products Purchased by Gender, 2019

        3. 3.8.3 Storage Sheds, Deck Boxes, &Shelves Most Widely Purchased Products

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          1. Table | Outdoor Storage Products Purchased by Age Group, 2019

        4. 3.8.4 Type of Outdoor Storage Purchased by Home Type

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          1. Figure 3-11 | Outdoor Storage Products Purchased by Home Type, 2019

        5. 3.8.5 About 2% of Households Buy Sheds

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          1. Figure 3-12 | Storage Sheds Bought in Last 12 Months, 2008 - 2019

        6. 3.8.6 Highest Percentage of Households Spend $1,000 or More on Sheds

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          1. Figure 3-13 | Amount Spent on Storage Sheds, 2008/09 - 2018/19

    4. 4 PRODUCT TRENDS & FORECASTS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in US Outdoor Storage

      2. 4.2 Outdoor Storage Products

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        1. 4.2.1 Scope & Product Characteristics

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          1. Table | Characteristics of Storage Sheds

        2. 4.2.2 Demand by Product

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          1. Table | Outdoor Storage Demand by Product, 2008 - 2023

        3. 4.2.3 Outdoor Storage Sheds

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          1. Table | Selected Storage Shed Suppliers

        4. 4.2.4 Other Outdoor Storage Products

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      3. 4.3 Outdoor Storage Products

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        1. 4.3.1 Demand by Product

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          1. Table | Outdoor Storage Demand by Product, 2008 - 2023

        2. 4.3.2 Wood Storage Sheds

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          1. Figure 4-2 | Examples of Wood Storage Sheds

        3. 4.3.3 Resin/Plastic Storage Sheds

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          1. Figure 4-3 | Examples of Resin/Plastic Storage Sheds

        4. 4.3.4 Metal Storage Sheds

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          1. Figure 4-4 | Examples of Metal Storage Sheds

        5. 4.3.5 Other Storage Sheds

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          1. Figure 4-5 | Examples of Other Storage Sheds

        6. 4.3.6 Deck Boxes, Bins, &Totes

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          1. Figure 4-6 | Examples of Deck Boxes, Bins, &Totes

        7. 4.3.7 Outdoor Shelves

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          1. Figure 4-7 | Examples of Outdoor Shelves

        8. 4.3.8 Outdoor Storage Benches & Cabinets

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          1. Figure 4-8 | Examples of Outdoor Storage Benches & Cabinets

        9. 4.3.9 Other Outdoor Storage

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          1. Figure 4-9 | Examples of Other Outdoor Storage Products

          2. Table | Selected Other Outdoor Storage Suppliers

      4. 4.4 Key Product Trends

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        1. 4.4.1 Durability & Functionality

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          1. Figure 4-10 | Heartland Functional & Durable Features

          2. Figure 4-11 | Lapp Structures Shed Materials

        2. 4.4.2 Made in USA

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        3. 4.4.3 Ease & Convenience

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          1. Figure 4-12 | Absco Sheds SNAPTITE Assembly System

          2. Figure 4-13 | Rubbermaid Split-Lid Shed

          3. Figure 4-14 | Suncast Glidetop Shed

        4. 4.4.4 Small Space Storage

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          1. Figure 4-15 | Lifetime Products Vertical Storage Shed

          2. Figure 4-16 | YardStash Outdoor Storage

        5. 4.4.5 Aesthetics

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          1. Figure 4-17 | YardLine Stonecroft Wood Shed

          2. Figure 4-18 | Tuff Shed's Premier PRO Studio Pent-Style Sheds

          3. Figure 4-19 | ShelterLogic's Arrow Woodridge Steel Storage Shed

          4. Figure 4-20 | Keter Fusion Plastic Shed with Wood-Like Appearance

          5. Figure 4-21 | Suncast Deck Box with Scroll Design

        6. 4.4.6 Customization

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          1. Figure 4-22 | Custom Shed Design Tool Examples

          2. Figure 4-23 | Arrow Ironwood Shed Frame Kit

        7. 4.4.7 Specialization

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          1. Figure 4-24 | Specific Use Sheds

    5. 5 DISTRIBUTION & RETAILING

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in US Outdoor Storage Distribution Channels

      2. 5.2 Retail Sales by Product

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        1. Table | Retail Outdoor Storage Demand by Product, 2008 - 2023

      3. 5.3 Distribution Outlets & Competitive Strategies

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        1. 5.3.1 Demand by Outlet

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          1. Table | Retail Outdoor Storage Demand by Outlet, 2008 - 2023

        2. 5.3.2 Direct Sales & Dealers

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        3. 5.3.3 Home Centers

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          1. Figure 5-2 | Suncast Shed Exclusively at Home Depot

        4. 5.3.4 E-Commerce

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          1. Figure 5-3 | Home Depot Online Ordering Options

          2. Figure 5-4 | Selected Internet Shed Retailers

        5. 5.3.5 Discount Stores

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        6. 5.3.6 Mass Merchandisers & Wholesale Clubs

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          1. Figure 5-5 | YardLine Shed Exclusively at Costco

        7. 5.3.7 Hardware Stores

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          1. Figure 5-6 | Build-Well Sheds

        8. 5.3.8 Other Outlets

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      4. 5.4 Marketing Trends

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        1. Figure 5-7 | Retailers' Use of Pinterest & YouTube

        2. Figure 5-8 | Houzz's Website Shed Section

        3. Figure 5-9 | Home Depot & Lowe's Online Shed Offerings

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Table | Outdoor Storage Sales by Company, 2018

      2. 6.2 Industry Composition

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      3. 6.3 Market Share

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Outdoor Storage Market Share by Company, 2018

        2. Figure 6-2 | Outdoor Storage Market: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 6-3 | Outdoor Storage Market: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 6-4 | Outdoor Storage Market: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 6-5 | Outdoor Storage Market: Fourth Leading Supplier

      4. 6.4 Competitive Strategies of Suppliers

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        1. Table | Competitive Strategies in the US Outdoor Storage Market

      5. 6.5 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      6. 6.6 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      7. 6.7 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

      2. 7.2 Definitions

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      3. 7.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 7.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 7.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 7.6 Sources

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      7. 7.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 7.8 Related Studies & Reports

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      9. 7.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.9.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2018, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 7.9.2 Demographics

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 - 2018

        3. 7.9.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2008 - 2023

        4. 7.9.4 Consumer Financing

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          1. Table | Consumer Financing Environment, 2008 - 2018

        5. 7.9.5 Residential Building Construction

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          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 - 2023

        6. 7.9.6 Residential Improvements & Repairs

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          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2008 - 2023

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