Just because a garden shed is called a garden shed, that doesn’t mean that it will have to be just a rusty place to hold your tools and equipment. It can be a beautiful space, especially an office that you would enjoy working within the comfort of your own home. With the right design elements and background, you can easily make your garden shed office into an amazing highlight of your home.
Here are some ideas you should consider to improve your outdoor garden shed and turn it into an amazingly comfy office that can basically be your second home.
Before you get a garden shed or even start browsing outdoor garden sheds for sale, make sure that you have a proper base to place it on. Most people will put their shed on any even land as it will mainly serve as a storage space, but this will be an exquisite office. The easiest base would be a concrete or cement floor or section of your yard. You can also opt to buy a small patch of artificial grass turf and install it on a stretch of soil. The best but somewhat time-consuming option would be to build a raised wooden platform as a base.
Beyond just having traditional lighting installed, you can always replace one side of your garden shed (or replacing the garden shed door) with glass panels or glass sliding doors that will allow the sun to be a light source during the day. This, in the long term, can save you electricity, and natural sunlight definitely can breathe more life into an office shed.
As a garden shed would be unlike a house and will lack insulation and thicker walls, make sure that there is access to electricity so you can install a heater or an air conditioner. In extreme periods of summer or winter, you will definitely need to have the right temperature set within the shed to make working at the office comfortable.
Besides designing the interiors, you can definitely add some tasteful touches outside your garden shed to make it look more welcoming and aesthetic. A quick fix to designing this space is to flank the doors of your office shed with beautiful potted plants. Alternatively, you can wrap hanging lights (solar lights are better to reduce the need for electricity) around the office shed as well.
As the office shed is still mostly a workplace or a study space, make sure that you will be able to rest easily in it at any time. If space allows, make sure to get a sofa or a sofa bed that can be a resting place. With the right temperature control, it will be easy to even stay over in your office garden shed and sleep for the night if you’ve become tired. To fit all these items into your office shed, which usually has limited space, take steps to actively declutter this area to counteract this.
Any space in your home that may seem initially unconventional, such as a garage or shed, can easily become another great feature with some creativity and a bit of hard work. Transforming your shed into an office is not only highly economical as you’re saving space at home- but it can also be a home away from home.