If you are thinking of converting your shed into something cool, then you may be happy to know that they are a myriad of different customizable options on the market, including, but not limited to, Highland Gable, the Sunridge, Muskoka Barn, Haliburton Cottage, and the Bobcaygeon. You can also choose from standard shed styles that can be customized to your liking, or from a myriad of different shed accessories and upgrades in order to transform your shed into a truly one of a kind masterpiece that you can be proud of.
You can even transform your old shed into a sparkling new workspace, or a place where you can unwind and meditate to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Here, we will discuss why converting your shed is a good idea, as well as some quick tips that can help you realize your shed conversion dreams.
Why it Matters
One of the many benefits of being a homeowner with a backyard is that you don’t have to spend all of your free time indoors. That is, you can take advantage of the open space and allow it to work in your favour. You may even have an old shed that is simply sitting about, unattended, and collecting dust and decay over the years. Why not transform your old and discarded shed into a useful workspace or a place to unwind when you want to get away from the grind for an hour or two?
What is your end goal?
An existing shed can quickly and easily be transformed into a usable workspace or oasis of relaxation. All you need in many cases is some paint, a little bit of free time, and some elbow grease. However, before you begin to work on the shed, you will need to determine what you intend on using your shed for in the future.
For instance, if you want to take the time to enjoy your breakfast every morning, then transforming your shed into a breakfast nook comes highly recommended. However, if you only have enough time to grab a granola bar or a cup of coffee before heading to work or school, then perhaps turning your shed into a library or a potting room would be a better option. Hence, you can transform your shed into one of several different rooms, including a potting room, library, yoga room, office space, or breakfast nook.
The Steps Needed to Transform Your Shed into Something Cool
The first thing you will need to do is to declutter the shed by cleaning it out. More often than not, the first step will prove to be the hardest, especially if you have not been in your shed or have not cleaned it for a while. However, the good news is things will usually get easier after the first step, so perhaps it is best to get the hardest part out of the way first.
Once you have decluttered your shed, the next step is to give both the exterior and interior a fresh coat of stain or paint, depending on how much work your old shed needs. As for the colours, try and use those that you feel will best reflect the final purpose or use of the shed. For instance, you can go with colours that are whimsical if you want to use your shed primarily as a breakfast nook, or perhaps go with more soothing colours if the end goal is to use your shed as a meditation or yoga room.
Step three involves decorating the interior of the shed. If you want to add some much needed creative flair, then you can shop around to find pieces that are truly one of a kind and will make your shed stand out amongst the other derivative sheds in your neighbourhood. A good place to shop for such amazing and unique items is a local thrift store, and those who enjoy hunting for treasure can go plundering for some special antiques at an antique fair in the county.
Step four involves creating an inviting entrance. Studies have found that you only have four seconds to make a good first impression, so you want people to feel like they are welcome before they enter your made-over shed. After all, the shed entrance will essentially set the tone for whatever is inside. Hence, if you have the time, you can plant a beautiful garden near the front of your shed to brighten up the area and have the entrance smell of beautiful flowers, such as lilacs, daffodils, and roses.
You are in Charge
In sum, there is a myriad of different customizable shed options to choose from. The sky’s the limit, and you can let your imagination run wild and release your creative energies to create a truly special shed that is cool, beautiful, and eye-catching. A made-over shed can even increase the real estate value of your property, and can be used to do virtually anything that you desire, from enjoying a chilled glass of Chardonnay on a crisp summer evening to potting plants, knitting, and reading. So, your shed can be a fortress of solitude for you and your loved ones if you want it to be.
In the Backyard
Need some ideas on how to transform your musty old shed into a man-cave or she-shed? If so, we can help. In the Backyard specializes in customizable sheds, lifestyle bunkies, home offices, and lofty garages. We pride ourselves on our wide array of styles and choices, and our products are so flexible that they are guaranteed to suit every backyard. To learn more about how we can bring your custom ideas to life, or to browse through our custom shed gallery, which includes upgrades, accessories, as well as standard styles, please visit our website or call us at 1-844-208-8425.