How to create the perfect garden shed

How to create the perfect garden shedWhether you choose to buy one from a site like or build it yourself from scratch, there’s something almost mythical about the humble garden shed, despite its fairly inauspicious appearance and functional nature.

Maybe it’s because it makes the perfect hideaway or workshop or even summer playhouse, either way it offers a great space for Dads and Mums alike to get away from the kids and have some ‘me’ time. That’s right, a shed isn’t just for gardening tools! It could be an art studio shed, a recording studio or even a man cave.

So, if you’re not taking full advantage of your shed, here’s how you can transform it into the perfect Adult getaway. Unless that is, if your shed is too far gone and you need to hire in a shed removal service to take it away! In this case, it isn’t difficult to DIY your own shed, and if you want to there are plenty of prefab structures on the market too!

Let there be light

In order for your shed to be more than just a wooden box, you need to hook it up to the mains and get some electricity flowing.

This is actually fairly easy to arrange, although you should get a professional electrician to do it for you. Or if you don’t want to go to the expense of putting in a permanent system, you can simply run an extension cord from the house up to the shed whenever you need it.

Get refreshed

If you’re planning on spending a decent amount of time in your shed, you’ll need to sort yourself out some refreshments.

You could invest in a mini fridge, perfect for keeping a couple of beers cold. If you want to stay alert and on top form, a Tassimo coffee maker will give you unlimited access to great tasting brews.

It’s always a good idea to keep a stock of non-perishables tucked away somewhere, just in case. But remember to keep them in an airtight container to avoid attracting rats or other unwanted visitors.

Get comfy

Whether you’re going to use your shed for reading, writing or working on DIY projects, you’re going to need somewhere comfy and soft to sit down and have a rest every once and a while.

You can pick second-hand sofas and armchairs up off of the internet for a relatively small cost. As it’s just going in the shed it doesn’t matter at all what it looks like as long as it is comfortable.

Sort out your entertainment centre

To turn your shed into a really deluxe den, you need to sort yourself out an entertainment centre.

This could be something as simple as a radio or you can go the whole hog and install a TV, sound system and DVD player. That way you can stay in there forever.

Thanks to their separation from the main house and their flexible nature, sheds make the ideal hidey-hole for grownups, teenagers and kids alike. So get yourself an extension lead, plug in a fridge, string up some lights and start making the most of your garden shed.

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