What to do with your shed?

What to do with your shed

So if you’ve just installed a nifty new shelving system in your garage and found yourself with a lot of extra storage space you might find yourself moving a lot of the tools and clutter that used to reside in your garden shed into your garage where it is a lot closer to your home and much more convenient.  If this is the case for you what will you do with your garden shed, just because it’s at the bottom of your garden doesn’t mean it should be ignored, in fact it’s location is something to be celebrated!

A garden shed is a way of enjoying all the benefits of outdoors whilst being indoors, a great way of getting the best out of your garden.

Now you don’t need your shed for storage any more here are three new things you can do with your shed thanks to garage shelving:

  • A Home office

We all do our best work where we are most inspired, and for most of us this isn’t cramped into the spare bedroom, where we are surrounded by all the distractions of family life.  Many of us would much better when outdoors surrounded by the peace and beauty of nature.  Well if you have a newly vacant garden shed why not turn it into a home office?  Adding a desk and chair and bringing your WiFi enabled laptop outside means you can easily work from your own garden.  Even if you don’t work from home many people with creative hobbies love making use of a shed as a base, your shed could be an art studio, a craft room, a music practice room.  The possibilities are endless.


  • A Play room

Many of us have quite large garden sheds; in fact companies like Tiger class many of their sheds as fully fledged log cabins.  If you’re lucky enough to have one of these that you’re not using any more why not use it to give your family a little extra space.  As your children get older you can find that they look for more independence.  What better way to help them achieve this, whilst still keeping them under your supervision than giving them a separate building on your property to be just there’s.   The additional benefit to you is that all the mess and clutter that can sometimes come with children’s games is all focused in one place letting you reclaim some of your house for your own projects.


  • A summer house

If you love having guests visiting to enjoy your garden in the summer, setting up a base for yourself in the garden can be a great way to maximize the use you get out of the garden.  Turning a shed into a summer house can allow people to stay in your garden but have a retreat to go to inside if it gets a bit colder or the weather turns.  Imagine having a BBQ outside but being able to easily eat inside, or having an outside games room set up to entertain your guests in the summer.


Garden sheds have traditionally already been the home of your gardening tools an needs, but if you have the space a lot of people can find themselves benefitting a lot more from converting sheds for other purposes.

About Kiah

I received my Geography and GIS (Geographic Information Science) degrees from Appalachian State University in the Mountains of North Carolina (Go Mountaineers!!) I own and run my own GIS Mapping and Consulting company called MAPS of Carolina LLC (Mapping and Planning Services of Carolina) I also work as the head of marketing and advertising as well as SEO and social media for an online E-Commerce company based out of Harnett County, North Carolina. The company, DIYGarageShelf.com, makes really great DIY garage storage shelving kits that are affordable and easy to install. Our kits can provide a home owner with tons of storage that they never knew that they had. I enjoy being outdoors and love to go hiking, fishing and camping. I am a travel nut and have been to Central and South America as well as all over the United States (excluding New England, parts of the midwest, and Alaska and Hawaii) I have a 7 year old female black Lab who is smarter than some humans I know. I love animals and love living in and having been raised in a rural area such as Harnett County, North Carolina. People definitely move at a slower pace around here and it is really a beautiful part of the country! Nothing like spending a day on the Cape Fear canoeing and fishing with a good buddy!
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