A shed doesn’t have to just be a shed anymore. You can combine utility and style to renovate your old ugly shed into a space that you love to spend time in.
With some elbow grease, a trip to the hardware store, and some new decor, you can have a whole new space in your backyard.
Here are 10 chic and exciting backyard shed ideas.
1. Fun Workout Room
Sometimes you don’t want to have to trek across town after or before work to get some quality exercising time in. You can create a space to work out in the inside of your shed.
By making the space yourself, you get to customize what kind of equipment you include and how it’s set up. You can even include an empty space for dance exercises, stretching out, or for yoga.
You’ll want to invest in an extra padded flooring option as they use in the gym. This will make it more comfortable for you. Also, consider putting in electricity and a television so you can play music or watch a workout video.
2. Turn Your Shed into the Ultimate Kids Playhouse
If you have a lot of children in your life, whether it be your own, nephews, nieces, friends’ children, etc., they will appreciate an upgraded playhouse.
This is also a great idea if you find that your home quickly gets cluttered with all the children’s toys. You are now able to contain all that clutter in their own dedicated playhouse.
You can decorate this space as an homage to your little one’s favorite movie or book. Inside the space remember to have many options for them to let out all that creativity.
One idea could be to have an area with markers and other drawing materials next to a large paper roll. This allows them to keep drawing to their heart’s content. You can also experiment with chalkboard paint on the walls so they can draw, erase, then draw again as many times as they would like.
3. Make a Chic Guest Retreat
Many people want a dedicated guest room in their home but find that it’s expensive to buy a home with extra rooms or to construct a new add-on to the house. One option is to invest in an outdoor shed that you renovate into the perfect little guest retreat.
Impress your guests with a stylish getaway that allows them to be near you when they visit, but not so close that it gets uncomfortable.
It’s completely up to you and your budget as to whether or not you want to include a bathroom as a part of the space. However, this does mean spending additional funds adding plumbing and the extra hardware of the facilities.
4. Solar Potting Sheds
If you’re looking for a shed that you can use as a greenhouse, a solar potting shed might be the best choice for you.
These solar sheds have heavy duty wood like a Redwood Timber and either has a lot of windows, a glass roof, or both to ensure maximum sunlight to your plants.
Consider 1st Choice Leisure for quality solar potting shed options.
5. Place for All Your Collectables
Many people have a passion for something and like to collect items related to that. If this is you, you might’ve realized that your home can only fit so many collectibles.
You can use your shed as a space for all the collectibles you love but don’t have space for in the basement or around the house. Whether it’s a collection of fine plates or old baseball cards, you can organize them and arrange them however you want in your backyard shed.
6. Your Backyard Shed Can Be a Studio Space
If you’re a messy painter or just want some privacy while doing some of your favorite hobbies, you can use your shed as a dedicated hobby space.
You can put your sewing machine out there and add enough storage space for your fabric, thread, yarn, needles, and whatever else you need.
Depending on what you’re planning on using the space for, you might need to add plumbing for a sink to wash off any excess paint.
7. Create an Office Space
If you frequently work from home, you might run into the problem where it’s hard to concentrate on what you’re supposed to be doing. Creating an updated office space in your shed can allow you to focus on the work that you have to do.
You will have to connect the internet and bring electricity to the shed. This way you can use your computer, listen to music, and do whatever else you need to do to work how you need to.
Other than that, you have the freedom to make the space exactly how you want to. This will help you can increase your productivity in your new workspace.
8. Expanded Closet
Some people have a lot of clothes. If you’re one of those people where your clothes don’t fit in your closet, you might want to consider decorating your shed as your own personal dressing room and closet.
This will give you a lot of space to add shelving units and hangers to accommodate all of your clothes. Put a mirror in there so that you can see all the amazing outfits you’re putting together.
9. Make a Schoolhouse
Parents who homeschool their children will love having a space just for those activities. This will help make sure that they don’t get distracted when they should be learning like it’s so easy to do while still inside the home.
Using the shed to create a small schoolhouse will eliminate distractions like video games and television. The space will be inviting and will create a fun place for learning.
A decorating idea would be to style this after a traditional schoolhouse. Paint the sides red and order vintage desks and chairs. You can even include a large chalkboard for visual learning.
10. Space for Peace and Meditation
Sometimes you just need a break from everything and some much needed alone time. You can make a space for yourself to relax.
Decorate this space in bright colors and clean lines to create a peaceful environment.
Customize Your Shed
Your backyard shed can be completely customized to fit your needs whether that be a yoga studio, an office, or even a guest retreat.
Blue Bell Inn specializes in bringing you the latest trends for interior design and home style.
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