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Amazingly Creative Ways You can Use a Garden Shed

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If you are tired of seeing your cluttered garden shed being used merely to store items that you haven’t quite found a place for in your garage, it may be time for a change.

No matter what size your garden shed is, you don’t need to use it to horde gardening tools or Christmas decorations. With just a little bit of time and effort, and not a lot of cash, you can turn your garden shed into a truly unique and creative space.

But first…

The first and foremost rule to turn your garden shed into something new is to organize your shed, and to clean it out of all the junk that has been sitting in it for years. Be brutal about the process, and don’t hold onto something useless just because it has sentimental value. If you haven’t used an item in the last 6 months, it’s time to give it the old heave-ho!

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Once you have an empty garden shed, you can move onto the next step. Here are some amazing ideas on how you can use your garden shed creatively:

As a playhouse for kids

If you have kids, you can convert your garden shed into a wonderful space for them to play outdoors. Create a playhouse for your kids by painting it a bright color, adding tables, chairs, toys, a blackboard and other such items, and watch your kids marvel at your creation.

As an indoor greenhouse

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You can use your garden shed to create your very own indoor greenhouse for all those delicate plants that cannot thrive in the harsh sunlight. All you need are a few troughs, a watering system, and you’re all set!

As an art studio

If there is a budding artist in you, waiting to burst forth, why not give them their own special spot to let their creative juices flowing? An unused garden shed is the perfect place to build your very own art studio, away from the distractions, hustle and bustle of your main house.

As a gym

Let the fitness freak in you a little push by converting your garden shed into a DIY gymnasium. You may tell yourself that your gym is too far off so you can’t make it, but when it is in your backyard, you will have no excuses.

As a home spa

With this salient idea, you will never have to spend tons of cash on professional spa services. Turn your garden shed into a home spa! Add an inflatable pool that doubles up as a hot tub, light some scented aroma candles and get set for max relaxation.

As a workshop

If you or your significant other is quite the DIYer, you will love the idea of turning your garden shed into your very own workshop. Set up racks for all your tools, install a sturdy work table and hammer away, without disturbing the rest of the family.

As a game room

What’s not to love about this amazing idea? A game room is a marvelous place to relax for the boys or the girls. Set up a pool table or a foosball table, a comfy sofa or beanbags, if space is at a premium, a fridge or a mini bar for your beer, a music system and you are all set to entertain guests.

As a garage for your bikes

You don’t need to be a Hell’s Angel to love this idea. If you are a bike-enthusiast, why not consider converting your beat-up old garden shed into a sweet resting spot for your bikes?

As a home office

A garden shed may not provide you with as much space as your actual office does, but it sure does provide you with the privacy you need when you’re working from home on that important brief. This way, the chaos of your home won’t affect you or hamper your concentration.

An outdoor pub

If you want to add a little twist to entertaining guests, why not lead them to your outdoor pub? Set up a bar counter, stock it with all your favorite drinks, and get set to put that cocktail shaker to good use.

As an observatory

If you love looking up at the night sky, this idea is definitely going to impress you. Get your telescope ready, rig the roof of your shed to either open up, or install a glass roof and you are ready to check if there’s anyone out there wanting to make contact. Maybe it is Optimus Prime! If it is Galvatron, you have some issues!

As a hobby hut

No matter what your hobby might be, whether it is arts and crafts or crochet, you can use your garden shed as the perfect hobby hut. A garden shed is tremendous since it is big enough to store all your gardening supplies such as rakes, shovels, hoes, plant seed, and so on, and small enough to offer you that private space you need.

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Greg Bailey is a partner at Outdoor Living Manufacturing Ltd, a value added forest company specializing in do-it-yourself western red cedar kits. He has been in the forest industry for over 30 years and an owner at OLM for over 10 years.

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