The garden shed has come a very long way since being an extra storage space for your lawnmower, shears, and potting soil. It has become very popular in recent years, and not just for the gardening aspect of it.
Nowadays it has become more of an extension of one’s home. A place where you can literally do anything with the space. At the end of the day, it is just an extra room and you can do whatever you with it. It’s not limited to just being the age-old garden shed anymore. What if you could create an entire space just for yourself, your spouse, or even your kids? The possibilities are endless!
Filling your shed with games like a pool table, darts, and a foosball table will not only save you money in the long run but can become a safe space for your friends to come over for a few beers and a good time. Add a pull-out couch, and you have a bed for them to crash on without having to drink and drive.
Also, beer at home is cheaper than beer out on the town.
Maybe you’re lucky enough to work from home, then converting your garden shed into an office as definitely something to think about. You can kit out your space exactly how you want, creating an area where you can feed your creativity, and feel like you’ll get the work done.
What about your very own at-home gym? You can put in all the exercise machines and barbells you like to use, and there won’t be any gym fees at the end of every month. There will also be no waiting to use the treadmill or spinning bike. You can use it at any time. So when you can’t sleep at 3 in the morning, maybe a run on your treadmill will help clear your head a bit.
You can also add a Bluetooth sound system to your gym shed, that way you’ll always be able to sync your favourite soundtracks and songs while you’re working up a sweat.
Another surprising idea for your garden shed is converting it into your very own mini at-home cinema. A large TV can be installed, and you can use light dimmers to add to the feel. Make sure light isn’t filtering in anywhere by blacking out the walls of your shed.
The last thing you can add is a popcorn maker. It will make your converted shed smell like an actual cinema.
The Man Cave
We all know, no list is complete without the man cave, a space where men can shut down and enjoy a cold one or watch a game.
Maybe your husband has always wanted his own little nook where he can just kick back for an hour or two after work, but your home doesn’t have an extra room. A garden shed is then the perfect solution for him. He can go in there and create his little haven by putting in a nice couch,TV, a gaming computer, or whatever else he is interested in. I do suggest adding a mini-fridge for snacks and drinks; it will save him the effort of running in and out of the house while he’s screaming at the game.
These are only five ideas for your garden shed; there are many other things you can do with your extra space. Maybe you even just want to keep it a shed for your gardening equipment or a storage shed, there are lots of advantages of having a storage shed too!