Sat innocently at the bottom of your garden, the shed is a useful addition to any outdoor space, big or small. Typically used for storing bulky equipment and tools, it’s easy for your shed to become cluttered and disorganised.
However, with a little bit of effort and some imagination, it’s possible to transform your shed into a far more exciting area. Here are a few ideas about how you could use your shed more creatively.
Some types of shed have a glass roof, or at least a sky light window, and this gives you the perfect opportunity to explore what lies above.
Have you ever sat in your shed and looked at the sky above? Well, this is your chance! Transform your shed into an observatory and discover a whole new hobby.
With a soft blanket of stars above, astronomy is a fascinating subject and you don’t need a lot to get started. With a telescope in place, you’ll have a great view of the night sky and you’ll soon be learning about constellations and the cosmos.
Whether it’s a hobby that you want to enjoy solo, or whether you enjoy gazing at the stars with a friend, it’s a great way to use your shed.
If you enjoy entertaining, you could redecorate your shed and turn it into a bar. With a counter in place, a few cocktail shakers and an optic or two and you’ll soon be known as the best bartender in the neighbourhood!
Whether you have space for people to sit inside, or whether you serve them at the entrance depends on the dimensions of your shed. However, no shed is too small to be able to serve perfectly as a functional bar with plenty of room to store a few snacks too….
Scientists have discovered that if you don’t get enough sleep, you’re at risk of dying prematurely but if you live in a house that’s noisy and chaotic it can be difficult to take a nap when you’re tired.
Remedy the problem by turning your shed into a cocoon of cosiness where you can chill out and unwind, safe in the knowledge you won’t be disturbed. A place to sleep, such as a bed sofa, some blankets and cushions plus blinds for the windows will create a space that feels snug and inviting.
Don’t be tempted to add any distractions, keep the shed as a place to relax and you’ll be itching to escape to your new chill-out pad in the garden at every opportunity!
Rejoice in the Quiet
Even if you don’t want to sleep, there may be times when you just want a quiet space. If you share your home with younger children, or you have a big family, it can be tricky finding a time when you’re undisturbed.
Whether you like to meditate, practice T’ai Chi or yoga, or simply connect with your faith and pray, the shed makes an ideal retreat. Minimal decorations, and a calming but comfortable interior will allow you to keep your mind focussed and give you the peace that you need for a spiritual experience.
There is almost no limit to the potential uses for a garden shed – one crazy individual even hooked it up to wheels and an engine and took to the roads! You might not want to go quite that far but whether you use your shed as a study, gym, studio or one of the ideas above, it doesn’t take a lot of money to create something different at the bottom of your garden.