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Sheds & Other Residential Outdoor Storage

Sheds & Other Residential Outdoor Storage

US demand for outdoor storage products is expected to increase 3.8% per year through 2023, with gains spurred by continued consumer spending on home repairs and renovations, corresponding with an increasing need for storage products outside of the home. In addition, consumer trends favoring home organization and outdoor living – as well as increasingly active consumer lifestyles and the prevalence of gardening as a hobby – should lend support to demand for outdoor storage going forward.

This report covers outdoor shed and storage product demand by Product and Market in US dollar value.

Outdoor storage products covered in this study include:
Sheds
Deck boxes
Bins and totes
Outdoor shelves
Outdoor storage benches
Cabinets

Demand for sheds is broken out by material, including:
Wood
Resin/Plastic
Metal

Demand is also broken out by distribution channel, which includes:
Direct sales & dealers
Discount stores
Hardware stores
E-commerce
Home Centers

Consumer insights on outdoor storage covered in the report include:
Consumer Attitudes
Consumer Purchasing Patterns
Product Innovations
Marketing Trends

Scope of the Report
This Freedonia industry study examines the US market for sheds and other outdoor storage products. It presents historical demand data (2008, 2013, and 2018) and forecasts for 2023 for outdoor sheds by material (wood, resin/plastic, metal, other) and for other products (e.g., deck boxes, bins, and totes; outdoor shelves; outdoor storage benches and cabinets). The report also breaks out retail level sales for each product type, and discloses retail level sales by type of retail outlet (e.g., direct sales and dealers, discount stores, e-commerce, hardware stores, home centers). Additionally, analysis includes a look at consumer insight trends. Furthermore, the study evaluates company market share and competitive strategies, analyzing key industry competitors including Backyard Products, Keter Group, ShelterLogic, and Tuff Shed.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | US Outdoor Storage Market
  • OVERVIEW
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Outdoor Storage Market
    • Factors that Impact Sales of Outdoor Storage
      • Home Ownership Trends
        • Table Home Ownership & Rental of Residences, 2008 - 2018
        • Table Home Ownership & Rental of Residences by Annual Household Income Bracket, 2010 - 2018
        • Table Figure 2-2 | Home Ownership & Rental of Residences by Age Bracket, 2010 & 2018
      • Consumer Spending Trends
        • Table Figure 2-3 | Consumer Financing & Credit Trends, 2008 - 2018
      • Size of Outdoor Lots
        • Table Landowners That Bought a Shed in Last 12 Months by Size of Land, 2018
      • Home Improvement Trends
        • Table Remodeling Done in Last 12 Months vs. Planned in Next 12 Months, 2010 - 2018
        • Table Who Completed Home Remodeling in the Last 12 Months, 2010 - 2018
      • Prevalence of Outdoor Areas Among Housing Stock
        • Table Characteristics of US Housing Stock, 2008 - 2023
        • Table Outdoor Features in New Single-Family Houses Completed, 1997 - 2017
      • Outdoor Living Trend Helps Shed & Storage Box Sales
      • Active Lifestyle Requires Gear
        • Table Adults Who Participated in Selected Sports Activities in the Last 12 Months, 2008/09 - 2018/19
      • Rent-to-Own
        • Table Figure 2-4 | Leonard Buildings & Truck Accessories RTO Website Promotion
      • Site-Built Sheds
      • Local Building Codes & Homeowners' Associations Regulations
      • Self-Storage Market
        • Table Figure 2-5 | Self-Storage Establishments in the US, 2008 - 2023
      • Regional Sales Trends
        • Table Figure 2-6 | Full or Partial Basements in New Single-Family Houses by Region, 2007 & 2017
    • Key Material Suppliers to Outdoor Storage Firms
      • Table Figure 2-7 | Louisiana-Pacific's Outdoor Building Solutions Website
      • Table Figure 2-8 | Roseburg's DuraTemp Sweepstakes for Shed Dealers
  • CONSUMER INSIGHTS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Outdoor Storage Consumer Trends
    • Gardening as a Hobby
      • Table Adults Who Gardened in the Last 12 Months by Gender, Age Bracket, &Ownership of Residence, 2008/09 - 2018/19
    • Alternative Uses for Sheds
      • She Sheds & Other Retreats
        • Table Figure 3-2 | Promotion of She Sheds
        • Table Figure 3-3 | Solid Build Promotion of Shed as Retreat
      • Pool Houses
        • Table Figure 3-4 | Heartland Promotion of Pool Shed
      • Garden Preparation
        • Table Figure 3-5 | Handy Home Products Phoenix Solar Shed
      • Children's Playhouses
        • Table Figure 3-6 | Leonard Building & Truck Accessories Bungalow Playhouse Shed
    • Outdoor Storage Needs Beyond the Garage
      • Table Type of Parking Facility of New Single-Family Houses Completed, 2007 - 2017
    • DIY vs. DIFM
      • Table Figure 3-7 | Who Installed Shed in Last 12 months, 2008/09 - 2018/19
    • Consumers' Efficiency & Organization
      • Table Figure 3-8 | Percentage of Population Who Consider Themselves Efficient & Organized, 2010 - 2018
    • Millennials Moving Into Their First Homes
      • Table Demographics of Home Buyers, 2018/2019
    • Consumer Purchase of Outdoor Storage
      • 6% of Adults Bought Outdoor Storage in Last 12 Months
        • Table Figure 3-9 | Purchase of Outdoor Storage Products in Last 12 Months by Adults, 2019
      • Storage Sheds & Deck Boxes Purchased Most Frequently
        • Table Figure 3-10 | Outdoor Storage Products Purchased by Gender, 2019
      • Storage Sheds, Deck Boxes, &Shelves Most Widely Purchased Products
        • Table Outdoor Storage Products Purchased by Age Group, 2019
      • Type of Outdoor Storage Purchased by Home Type
        • Table Figure 3-11 | Outdoor Storage Products Purchased by Home Type, 2019
      • About 2% of Households Buy Sheds
        • Table Figure 3-12 | Storage Sheds Bought in Last 12 Months, 2008 - 2019
      • Highest Percentage of Households Spend $1,000 or More on Sheds
        • Table Figure 3-13 | Amount Spent on Storage Sheds, 2008/09 - 2018/19
  • PRODUCT TRENDS & FORECASTS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in US Outdoor Storage
    • Outdoor Storage Products
      • Scope & Product Characteristics
        • Table Characteristics of Storage Sheds
      • Demand by Product
        • Table Outdoor Storage Demand by Product, 2008 - 2023
      • Outdoor Storage Sheds
        • Table Selected Storage Shed Suppliers
      • Other Outdoor Storage Products
    • Outdoor Storage Products
      • Demand by Product
        • Table Outdoor Storage Demand by Product, 2008 - 2023
      • Wood Storage Sheds
        • Table Figure 4-2 | Examples of Wood Storage Sheds
      • Resin/Plastic Storage Sheds
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Examples of Resin/Plastic Storage Sheds
      • Metal Storage Sheds
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Examples of Metal Storage Sheds
      • Other Storage Sheds
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Examples of Other Storage Sheds
      • Deck Boxes, Bins, &Totes
        • Table Figure 4-6 | Examples of Deck Boxes, Bins, &Totes
      • Outdoor Shelves
        • Table Figure 4-7 | Examples of Outdoor Shelves
      • Outdoor Storage Benches & Cabinets
        • Table Figure 4-8 | Examples of Outdoor Storage Benches & Cabinets
      • Other Outdoor Storage
        • Table Figure 4-9 | Examples of Other Outdoor Storage Products
        • Table Selected Other Outdoor Storage Suppliers
    • Key Product Trends
      • Durability & Functionality
        • Table Figure 4-10 | Heartland Functional & Durable Features
        • Table Figure 4-11 | Lapp Structures Shed Materials
      • Made in USA
      • Ease & Convenience
        • Table Figure 4-12 | Absco Sheds SNAPTITE Assembly System
        • Table Figure 4-13 | Rubbermaid Split-Lid Shed
        • Table Figure 4-14 | Suncast Glidetop Shed
      • Small Space Storage
        • Table Figure 4-15 | Lifetime Products Vertical Storage Shed
        • Table Figure 4-16 | YardStash Outdoor Storage
      • Aesthetics
        • Table Figure 4-17 | YardLine Stonecroft Wood Shed
        • Table Figure 4-18 | Tuff Shed's Premier PRO Studio Pent-Style Sheds
        • Table Figure 4-19 | ShelterLogic's Arrow Woodridge Steel Storage Shed
        • Table Figure 4-20 | Keter Fusion Plastic Shed with Wood-Like Appearance
        • Table Figure 4-21 | Suncast Deck Box with Scroll Design
      • Customization
        • Table Figure 4-22 | Custom Shed Design Tool Examples
        • Table Figure 4-23 | Arrow Ironwood Shed Frame Kit
      • Specialization
        • Table Figure 4-24 | Specific Use Sheds
  • DISTRIBUTION & RETAILING
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in US Outdoor Storage Distribution Channels
    • Retail Sales by Product
      • Table Retail Outdoor Storage Demand by Product, 2008 - 2023
    • Distribution Outlets & Competitive Strategies
      • Demand by Outlet
        • Table Retail Outdoor Storage Demand by Outlet, 2008 - 2023
      • Direct Sales & Dealers
      • Home Centers
        • Table Figure 5-2 | Suncast Shed Exclusively at Home Depot
      • E-Commerce
        • Table Figure 5-3 | Home Depot Online Ordering Options
        • Table Figure 5-4 | Selected Internet Shed Retailers
      • Discount Stores
      • Mass Merchandisers & Wholesale Clubs
        • Table Figure 5-5 | YardLine Shed Exclusively at Costco
      • Hardware Stores
        • Table Figure 5-6 | Build-Well Sheds
      • Other Outlets
    • Marketing Trends
      • Table Figure 5-7 | Retailers' Use of Pinterest & YouTube
      • Table Figure 5-8 | Houzz's Website Shed Section
      • Table Figure 5-9 | Home Depot & Lowe's Online Shed Offerings
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Key Findings
      • Table Outdoor Storage Sales by Company, 2018
    • Industry Composition
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 6-1 | Outdoor Storage Market Share by Company, 2018
      • Table Figure 6-2 | Outdoor Storage Market: Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-3 | Outdoor Storage Market: Second Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-4 | Outdoor Storage Market: Third Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-5 | Outdoor Storage Market: Fourth Leading Supplier
    • Competitive Strategies of Suppliers
      • Table Competitive Strategies in the US Outdoor Storage Market
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table Selected Mergers & Acquisitions
    • List of Industry Participants
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 - 2023
        • Table Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2018, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average
      • Demographics
        • Table Population & Households, 2008 - 2023
        • Table Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 - 2018
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2008 - 2023
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table Consumer Financing Environment, 2008 - 2018
      • Residential Building Construction
        • Table Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2008 - 2023
      • Residential Improvements & Repairs
        • Table Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2008 - 2023

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