How About a Cheap Garden Shed?
I'll start off by talking about a couple of different garden shed designs. The next thing you should consider is what you want your shed to be made out of. Wood, metal and plastic are three common and popular elements that make up today's modern sheds. Knowing a little bit about the advantages and disadvantages that come with each type of material allows you to make a much better decision.
Build Your Own Cheap Shed...
The cheapest and best way, in my opinion, would be to build your own backyard shed. When you build your own shed you have so much more control over the different elements that make up the project. You are able to customize any feature, anyway you would like just about any time throughout the whole building project. If you simply bought a shed your choices would be very limited and it wouldn't be guaranteed that you would even find one that you would like.
If you do plan on building your own shed I would recommend starting out building a small garden shed rather than a larger one. With a smaller shed your able to get a feel for how the building process will be and a little practice before making mistakes on a larger more expensive shed. Naturally a smaller shed is going to be a lot cheaper to build than a larger one, so you will save money by starting off building one of these first.
A Useful Tool...
Large garden sheds can be a lot more complex and will take a lot more time for you to build. You can save yourself some time and frustration by having a set of shed plans by her side to help you out throughout the project. They provide you with a visual drawing, so you can actually get an idea of what it is you're going to be building exactly.
They also have specific instructions including measurements and exploded views of the harder parts of the building process like the roof. This will greatly reduce the chances of you making a mistake compared to if you were building off of an idea you had in your head. A lot of them come with a materialist that provides you with a complete breakdown of all the materials that are required for the project before hand.
If you plan on building your own garden shed using a set of plans, then I hope these tips have helped you out and give you a little more insight on what to expect before you start.