Garden sheds may seem like something quite straightforward, but it’s not the easiest task to buy one. The options are vast, in many ways. What colour will go well with your house? What do you need it for? Should it be a small or a large garden shed? Will it be moved in the near future?
In spite of the name, garden sheds can serve as many purposes as you can imagine. Of course, their primary purpose is to protect items that create clutter in your garden, or are simply not meant to be kept in your house.
Anything you have that you might need for your yard can be stored in a garden shed – from gardening equipment, bins, cleaning items, tools, all the way to bicycles or toys.
A garden shed is a great way to keep your home and your garden organised, while having your tools at hand. As soon as you assign a place for a shed in your garden, you are good to go. Sheds come pre-manufactured, so installation is easy and fast. In no time, you will be ready to make to your hard work in the garden eye-catching, without any mess taking the attention off of it.
Once you’ve invested in this useful addition to your home, you can work on maximising its efficiency. Add shelfs, tables, hangers, hooks, and make it as tidy as possible so it can serve its storing purpose and help you get rid of obstacles, instead of becoming an obstacle itself.
Furthermore, add some other items and give it another purpose. By creating extra indoor space in your garden, a shed provides you with many great opportunities to bring in more functionality, comfort and luxury to your home and add more value to your property.
Considering that garden sheds are not only for gardening, buying one is a great investment for yourself and for your home. With a little creativity and thinking outside the box, you can repurpose them, by giving them a transformation to meet your needs.
You can turn your garden shed into a home office, a dog house, an extra bedroom etc. Or you can give it more than one purpose. For instance, large garden sheds are a perfect solution if you need the extra storage room, but you also want extra room for something else.
In this day and age, home offices are needed more than any time before. They used to be somewhat of a luxury, and for some particular professions. For years the opportunities of working remotely have been increasing in more and more industries, and with Covid-19, even more. And, so has been the necessity of creating a place where you can concentrate on your tasks.
But not everyone has the option to assign an entire room in their house for a study. A garden shed is a perfect solution to this problem. However, that’s not the only benefit of having a home office that’s not really inside the house. Your family may be too loud, which can be a big distraction. Though for some, working in their pyjamas at home, may be heaven on earth, many people experience the opposite. You may be someone who has a need to leave the house to go to work, having your home life and your professional life clearly divided, in order to be able to do your job better.
Transforming your garden shed into a home office, doesn’t have to feel as a temporary solution. Whatever you can do in an in-house study, with a little time and effort you can create in your garden shed.
Create a cosy accommodation room for yourself or your guests. All you need is a bed, some shelves or a small closet, a table, or a night stand. A garden shed can perfectly play the part of a small bedroom.
Additionally, if you are someone who loves meeting people, you can even become a host on couchsurfing, or rent it on AirBnb.
If you love spending time with your family and friends in the garden, eating and chatting or having a small party, barbequing, making pizzas or cooking something more complicated, you’ve probably thought about building an outdoor kitchen.
If you are on a budget, or don’t have a shed for storage and also an outdoor kitchen, think about investing in a bigger garden shed, and have it all.
With a few tweaks, you can have a workshop for your hobby in your garden shed. Invest in a workbench and shelves, or build them yourself if you are crafty. If you are planning to add a shed in your yard that will serve you as a workshop, windows and skylight will be of great help.
Both small and large garden sheds can be used for a hobby, depending on your needs. But, if having a workshop wasn’t the only reason you decided to buy a shed in the first place, if you need the storage, choose a big garden shed.
Your kids can also benefit from a garden shed. You can turn your shed into a fun playhouse for your children. It can be their own fantasy land, where they can play, be loud, be creative, paint, play the guitar, or whatever their interests are
Transform your garden shed, or part of it, into a fancy dog house, or a home for any pet you have. Install climbing shelves for your cats, add a bed for your pet, fill it with their toys, and let them enjoy in their own kingdom.
Everyone deserves to have a way to destress and unwind from a hard day. Turn your garden shed into a relaxing shed. Buy a sofa and an armchair, or use some old ones, to create a small sanctuary in your backyard. Add a small coffee table, shelves for your books, or your boardgames or videogames, and there you have it – you’ve created a reading or a gaming room. You could also turn it into a small gym, a mini yoga studio or home spa, and use your garden as a stress-relieving and self-caring haven.