Five Great Uses for Beautiful Custom Sheds
Having a garden is one of life’s greatest luxuries. The health benefits of spending time outside are clear, and being able to take advantage of these by simply opening your back door and stepping into your very own garden is a true pleasure. Not only that, but having a garden also gives you plenty of additional space to work with! For many people, this means an opportunity to build a garden shed. Although you might associate garden sheds with rusty building tools and spider webs, garden buildings have a lot of potential – especially custom sheds built to your exact requirements!
So, instead of letting your shed go to waste, make the most of your space by transforming it into something you and your family can use. Or, if your garden is currently without a shed, let your imagination run wild with all the things you could do if you had one built! There are many brilliant ways to make the most of a garden building, but here are five of our favourite uses for beautiful custom sheds.
Transform your bespoke garden shed into an outdoor office
If you work from home, you’ll know just how important it is to find a quiet space to get your head down and focus. However, this can be difficult when you’re not at home alone! Finding peace and quiet can be challenging at the best of times if you live with family members or housemates, but when you’re trying to concentrate on important phone calls or upcoming deadlines, it can become even more stressful. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that many people build and convert custom garden sheds into outdoor offices.
There are many benefits to transforming your garden shed into an office. Firstly, you can close the door on the world and leave the hustle and bustle of your home behind! Forget being distracted by the washing machine or your children arguing over the television remote – simply retreat to your garden office and enjoy the sounds of nature instead. Secondly, many of the structural elements that make garden sheds so unique can also help to boost your mood and productivity. For instance, large windows allowing light to flood in can enhance your mood greatly. Additionally, wood’s natural insulative properties can help to regulate the temperature of your new office throughout summer and winter.
Turning your garden shed into an outdoor office does require some practical thought, too. For example, you will need to make sure you have electrical outlets inside to operate your computer. This is something you will be able to discuss with your garden building supplier to ensure your new outdoor office has everything you need for a productive day of work.
Relax in your very own reading room – the perfect way to convert a garden shed
Perhaps you’d like to convert your garden shed into a place where you can sit back and relax, forgetting all about your day at work. If this is the case, converting your garden building into a reading room could be the perfect option for you. This is a hugely popular way to make the most of a custom garden shed – and for good reason! Sometimes, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a great book, especially when you get to appreciate views across your garden at the same time.
Having a dedicated reading room can be a great way to remind you to sit back and relax – something many of us struggle to do enough. It also allows you to make the most of your garden and appreciate the beauty of being outside even when it’s too hot to sit comfortably in the sun or it’s too wet to sit outside.
Again, we can thank the natural insulative properties of wood for making outdoor reading rooms so comfortable all year round. In the summer, the building will stay cool and refreshing – and you can also open the doors and windows to ventilate the shed further. In the winter, the timber will trap heat and keep you warm and cosy as you sink into a good book.
Get creative by converting your custom shed into a workshop or studio
Whether you’re a painter or you practise carpentry in your spare time, you’ll need somewhere inspiring to get to work and perfect your craft – and where better to do so than in your own back garden? With a gorgeous wooden building to store your materials and get creative, you’ll have not just the storage but the inspiration needed to do the things you love. You also won’t have to travel far or pay monthly fees to rent an expensive workshop or art studio – a huge bonus that will save you time and money in the long-term.
Whether you run a business from home or you’d simply like space to practise a new hobby, designing a custom shed means you can create the studio of your dreams. For example, you may want to include large windows that allow natural bright light to illuminate the shed. Or, you may dream of setting up a canvas on the porch of your garden building to enjoy the fresh air while you work. When your new shed is custom built by the professionals, your design ideas and requirements lead the way!
Even if you’re not creative at all, simply having somewhere to store your DIY tools and gardening equipment can be extremely helpful. All you need is a few storage boxes and racks to turn your garden shed into an organised haven.
Welcome guests by transforming your garden shed into a beautiful summerhouse
Another popular way to make use of a garden shed is to create a summerhouse. If you don’t currently have a shed in your garden, the benefits of having a summerhouse may even be enough to convince you! Come rain or shine, you can retreat to the garden and appreciate the feeling of being outdoors. Even when it’s gloomy or cold outside, relaxing in your beautiful wooden summerhouse is a true luxury!
Summerhouses are also extremely versatile. Whether you want to curl up on the sofa to read a book or enjoy a cup of coffee as the sun rises, a custom shed is the ideal place to do so. You could even use your garden summerhouse as a place to entertain dinner guests; with the stars above you and the sounds of your garden coming to life at night, there’s nowhere better than a garden building to enjoy dinner with friends. For a unique twist, why not install a bar in your shed? Who needs the pub when you can pour drinks in your back garden!
Having a summerhouse ready to use in your back garden can also make the experience of having overnight guests much more fun – and your guests are sure to love it too! It will also free up space in your house, making sure there’s plenty of room for your friends and family to stay over without sharing bedrooms or sleeping on the living room floor.
Entertain the whole family with a garden shed games room
It’s a stereotype that garden sheds are simply left for the spiders to take over, but with a little bit of magic, they can become the most exciting part of your house! There are so many fun ways to make the most of your garden shed, but one of our favourite ideas is to create a games room. This is a brilliant way to transform your shed into something the entire family can enjoy.
An entertainment den is something many people want to create at home, but space restrictions mean this isn’t always possible. However, building a custom shed for your garden can help you bring your vision to life! Whether you want a large games room with multiple games tables and sofas or a small den for board games and card playing, garden buildings can be designed to suit.
If you have young children, your games room may be more of a play area for them to get stuck into. This is another brilliant way to make use of your garden shed. Your little ones will surely love having a place to play games and get their toys out – and you won’t need to worry about stepping on a doll or toy car while making dinner!
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There are lots of brilliant ways to convert a garden shed into a beautiful and functional outdoor room. We’ve listed five of our favourites, but there are lots of other great ideas! From spas to outdoor gyms, your imagination can run wild when you have a garden building to take advantage of. This is especially true when your garden shed has been custom-built according to your exact requirements and specifications.
If you’re ready to invest in a custom shed for your garden, look no further than Northern Log Cabins for a professional service from top-quality log cabin installers. We specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke log cabins and garden buildings, including wooden pool enclosures and summerhouses, for customers in the UK and beyond. No matter what your design vision, our team of log cabin manufacturers can bring it to life.
For more information about our range of stunning log cabins and garden sheds, get in touch with us at Northern Log Cabins today. We’re always happy to help.