A lean-to is a simple, cost-effective structure often added to existing buildings or used as a standalone shelter. Whether you're planning to build a lean-to for storing tools, vehicles, or as extra workspace, calculating the total cost can help you budget accordingly.

## How to Calculate Lean-to Cost

Follow these steps to calculate the total cost of building a lean-to:

- Enter the length and width of the lean-to in feet.
- Input the cost per square foot of materials, which includes wood, metal sheets, etc.
- If applicable, add any additional costs, such as labor or accessories.
- Click 'Calculate Total Cost' to get the final cost.

### Formula Used

The calculator uses the following formula to determine the total cost:

**Total Cost:***Total Area (in square feet) × Cost per Square Foot + Additional Costs*

By multiplying the area of the lean-to by the cost per square foot and adding any extra expenses, you will get the total cost.

### Example Calculation

For example, if the lean-to measures 10 feet in length and 8 feet in width, and the cost per square foot is $12, the calculation would be as follows:

**Total Cost = (10 × 8) × $12 = $960**

If you have additional costs of $200, the final cost would be:

**Total Cost = $960 + $200 = $1,160**