A garden shed is a wonderful thing. There are so many great uses for this extra building in the backyard and it can enhance your life in so many ways. If you think creatively, you will be able to maximize your shed and use it for many beneficial purposes. You can even call up a plumber merchant in North Wales to get the supplies you need for hooking up the shed with running water. Here are some great creative ideas for how you can use your shed:
A Backyard Office
If you work from home it can be difficult to get the peace and quiet you need to get your work done. Working in the house means that you are often distracted by the others who live there, as well as ringing phones, knocks on the door and the temptation of the TV and sofa. It can really boost your productivity to have a separate office space where you can go to focus on work and only work.
A shed makes for a great garden office and you can make it as comfortable as you like, with a desk, chairs, bookshelves, a computer, a lamp and much more. You might even want to add a kettle or a coffee machine so that you can keep the cups of coffee flowing and never have to leave!
A Playhouse for the Kids
Why not consider converting the garden shed into a playhouse for the children? The advantage to this is that is keeps them from making a mess with their toys in the house and being underfoot. Also, the kids like it too because they feel like they have their own secret world away from the grown-ups. You can add beanbag chairs, books, toys, games and much more to keep them busy and entertained for hours. If you add a bed or a hammock then your little ones can even have a sleepover with their friends in the shed.
An Art Studio or Hobby Space
Perhaps you love to paint watercolors, or you are into wood carving? Maybe you are learning to make stained glass or you are drawing a comic book? If you have an artistic passion, a shed can be the perfect place to practice it. You will have peace and quiet away from the rest of the house, so that you can work on your creations to your heart’s content.
Of course, many sheds are used for storage space – which is a very practical solution. In our homes these days there isn’t always a lot of room to store all of our possessions, so we can start to feel a little bit cluttered. A garden shed offers a little bit of extra room so that we can store things without cluttering up the rest of the house. Make sure that your shed is watertight and well-constructed, so that your items are not damaged by damp and mould.
Is it your goal this year to get back into shape? Rather than pay for a gym membership and have to leave your house to go to the gym, why not set up a home gym in your backyard? With a couple of cardio machines, some free weights and a mat for press ups and crunches you can complete a full workout in the comfort of your garden shed. Now you will have no excuse for missing a gym session – and you’ll have much more time to squeeze in a quick workout every day.
If you love to have friends and family stay at your home, but you don’t have a lot of extra room in your house, you can convert your shed into a lovely guest room. Decorate it, set it up with heating so it is nice and cozy and place a comfortable bed inside. With a few luxurious touches you can make the shed feel like a fancy hotel room where your guests will be delighted to stay.
An Outdoor Pub
Set up a bar and get yourself a mini-fridge full of drinks and invite your friends around for drinks in your shed pub. Everyone is welcome, there’s no cover charge and it’s up to you when to call last orders. Pretty soon it will be the favorite drinking and socializing spot for you and your friends.
These are just a few clever and creative ways that you can use sheds in North Wales to their full potential, so why not get started?