If you’ve got an old garden shed that’s been forgotten about or is in need of a little TLC, why not repurpose the space? Sheds are often used as garden storage but if you find clever ways to neatly tuck away your tools you can also turn your shed into a place to relax. Whether you fancy building a bar in the garden or need extra space to work, a shed conversion could be an ideal DIY project for summer. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
A garden bar is great fun for entertaining in the summer. In fact it’s one of the most popular she shed or Man cave ideas at the moment. You can create a bar with the theme of your choice and this is relatively inexpensive to do, depending on how much you want to invest. You could set up your own cocktail making space and set up shelves to show off your bottle collection. If you want to go all out you could extend the power outside, which isn’t difficult to do, or even install a sink and running water.
If you’d prefer to set up a peaceful space to enjoy your lovely garden views, you could turn your shed into a summer house. You can install electricity, heating, or use a portable air conditioner when the weather is hot so it’ll be a comfortable place to relax. Decorate your summer house with the theme of your choice. You could add window boxes or pot plants to brighten it up a bit. Fill the interior with textures and colours that will create a nice atmosphere. You could also use your summer house for eating and entertaining.
You could convert your shed into a home office if you need a private space to work. The main challenge here is getting a good internet connection outside. If your shed isn’t far from your house this is easier. In fact, there are several practical ways to extend WiFi to your shed. You can then enjoy working uninterrupted.
If you’re always between DIY projects, or are the creative type your shed could double up as a workshop. Use the wall space to store your tools and create an area in the middle for your projects, whether you’re a carpenter, painter, or run your own craft business. A shed is a great place to work as you’ll have access to all your tools and you won’t get the house in a mess.
A potting shed is ideal for those who are just getting into gardening. Turn your shed into a space for starting off seedlings, repotting or pruning plants, and storing all your gardening equipment. Here is a quick potting shed guide to help you set up. A potting shed can be multipurpose and you can use it for storage or as a workshop as well. Find ways to get the most out of your shed this summer.