While sheds can be useful for storage, there are so many other fantastic ways in which you can repurpose them. This post lists a few fun alternative ways to put your shed to use.
If you love hosting outdoor parties, why not consider turning your shed into an outdoor bar? You can knock out a hatch in the side to add a bartop and even hook it up with some electrics so that you can add fridges and a TV. Other fun features to add to your home bar could include bar stools, personalized signs, a dartboard, spirit optics and even a portable heating so that you can huddle in your bar in the winter.
Speaking of staying warm in the winter, another possible alternative use for your shed could be to turn it into a private sauna. You could heat it up using an electric heater or you could opt for the traditional method of a wood-burning stove. To trap heat in, consider insulating the inside of your shed and then adding new wood boards over the top (cedar is one of the best options). Not all sheds will make great saunas and you may find that it’s more practical simply buying an outdoor sauna to replace your current shed.
A shed can make the perfect home office for many reasons. Firstly, it can help to create a sense of separation between your home and your work. Secondly, if you’re currently using a spare room as a home office, it can help to free up a room for other purposes. To make your office cozy enough for working in, you’ll need to add some insulation and some heating. Getting some sockets installed could also be necessary for plugging in your PC and any other machines that you may need. Just make sure that your shed is big enough to comfortably fit a desk in – you don’t want your home office to feel cramped.
A workshop could be very convenient if you love repairing, restoring or building things. You could install a workbench in here and possibly even some machines like band saws and pillar drills. Keeping the space ventilated could be important, and you may find it beneficial to add an extractor fan. This will of course require you to hook up your workshop with some electricity.
Love painting, drawing or sculpting? A shed could make the perfect peaceful retreat for practicing your hobby. You may not need to make any improvements to your shed to repurpose it as an art studio. That said, adding some light could be useful – either in the form of artificial light or natural light by adding some large windows. It’s worth noting that a shed could also make a great place for practicing other creative hobbies such as playing and recording music, writing a book, or even making crafts.