Looking for reasons to get out to your yard this season? Maybe you’re wanting to add more than a spring garden. You might already have a shed right in your backyard. The only problem? It’s not yet the she-shed of your dreams.
Out with the Old
Is your shed filled with gardening tools? How about old bags of soil or fertilizer? You could even have a lawnmower taking up space. All of these yard essentials can easily be tucked away in your garage or placed on your porch, protected with custom tarps.
In With the You
It’s possible to use this space as a relaxation spot where you can take time to enjoy your interests. Whether you’re looking to woodwork, paint, or simply read on a lounge chair, you can make a she-shed of your very own.
Work on the Look
Renovating your shed starts from the drawing board. This is soon to be your space, so the sky is your limit when it comes to creativity. Then, your wants for the shed can be compromised once the research and development is done. Think about the perfect room for you.
Close your eyes and imagine what your she shed will encompass. This will help to inform your decision when it’s time to put ideas into action.
It’s important to start small with your renovations. Putting in new windows is easier than you think. Youtube videos and other online tutorials will help guide you through this renovation. The most important thing to remember is to install the window before drywalling. Sheds already come with framing that is equipped for drywall. As long as the framing is metal or wood, you will have little issue with installing.
Next, include appropriate insulation. Filling your walls provides protection against the outdoor elements, ensuring that the interior of your shed is as safe as your own home year round. Once properly insulated, the interior is set to be drywalled, and you may fill the cracks and sand down the walls and floors.
Pick a hue that will fully represent your vibe. The wall paint will be the core of your space. Consult yourself on the “vibe” you’d like for your she shed. Don’t think of “vibe” as just a Gen-Z buzzword; the word cand better be described as a feeling that strikes you as soon as you enter a room. Painting like a pro is simple, and can make for a relaxing experience , but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a few bumps in the road.
Lining your walls may not even mean running to your local paint shop. Wallpaper has had a comeback recently, and its charm could do wonders for your shed’s vibe.
Extend to Exterior
The exterior of your shed could easily line up with the interior. You may even consider blending your shed into your backyard by adding similar elements to both. An exterior doesn’t need a lot to complete a look. Rather, it should act as a transition from nature to the style of your shed.
If you are wanting to make the best of the exterior, you can move furniture or find outdoor lifestyle tools and place them around the perimeter. Make sure to protect vulnerable items against the seasons as well with durable, stylish custom covers.
Equip Your Shed
Looking for a nostalgia trip? Remember the time of home cataloging? That same buying medium is still around today and ready for you when you need it.
Prices can get steep in these catalogs, but as an estimate, we can say you might be able to get a full experience with about three grand. This way, you go with the style you want as well as the indoor and outdoor furniture you’d like.
Build Your Own She Shed
Rather than designing a pre built shed, you could build one up from scratch. Hire an architect to design it for you. There are plenty of options online that are more than happy to build to your specifications. Then, drive to the nearest lumber yard. Unless you’re working with an already built foundation, you’ll have to provide one yourself using concrete.
At the very least, you’ll have to build a low deck that allows you to assemble your she shed. Either way, this is your project. Half the fun is becoming adept at the trade. However, don’t be ashamed to hire a handyman if the project gets tricky.
When the job’s done, you get to go all Magnolia Network on your she-shed and turn it into your own slice of heaven. One that you can proudly lounge about in and point to as the house (shed – but who’s going to quibble?) that YOU built.