If you’re a new homeowner taking to renovate and design their new garden space, it’s important to hesitate before setting up your garden shed. Tradition may suggest that a garden shed is an essential outdoor storage space for gardens but the reality is much different. And, as a number of younger residents begin to revise home and garden design, sheds are becoming the centre of greater attention.
Fundamentally, shed’s aren’t simply for storage. In fact, dedicating a significant portion of your property’s garden space entirely to storage (particularly seldom used tools) is disadvantageous to a full return on your investment. Instead, you should work your garden design around utility and enjoyment. Instead of storage space, what exciting possibility can you imagine for your own outbuilding?
Garden sheds are often closed off and dark, which is part of the reason that retrieving items from them is unenjoyable. Furthermore, most would rarely want to sit inside them. Installing windows is a fantastic remedy to this cramped sensation and can lead the interior of your shed to feeling far more welcoming and comfortable. They may also be the first essential step needed to persuade you to transform your garden shed into a space of relaxation.
Bring In Utilities
Electricity inside your shed might seem somewhat superfluous but this simple project has the potential to open many doors for your garden design. Your outbuilding can then become an entertainment centre or workspace, or even begin to power tools that enable the creation of a workshop to nurture your budding carpentry skills. Don’t forget that small solar panels are also an option and will keep your shed powering itself.
Refresh The Floor
The wooden floor of your shed is likely to be unaccommodating for much else than sturdy support. With a renovation, however, safe and comfortable flooring can be installed, from bamboo panels to stone tiles, many of which would then allow for a rug, which is another step toward creating an outdoor relaxation space!
Keep The Cold Away
Gardens aren’t always the most enjoyable space during the winter months, which is a shame because a large point of your property then becomes unusable for a large part of the year. By installing insulation and draft prevention strips in your shed, it can better keep the cold away and enable you to spend time their during the chillier months.
Create A Welcome Area
Your shed’s door is likely to be a simple wooden affair. Whether you’re hoping to broaden its welcome or allow the inside space to be accessed more easily, replacing the door with something more insulated, appealing, and modern, can make a significant difference.
Just Add Furniture
When your garden shed space has finally reached its potential, then it’s time to begin adding furniture and truly transforming it into the most ideal outdoor space for your home. Sofas and dining tables are likely to be far too big for your space but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with relaxation and dining options. In fact, there are a number of modern designs that use modular and concealable furniture in small spaces to vastly expand their potential.