Many years ago, garden sheds were often unsightly wooden structures banished to the corner of the property, only to be opened when absolutely necessary. These days, however, that has changed. Garden sheds have become multi-functional extensions to people’s homes.
Today we’re going to look at seven alternative ways to utilise garden sheds.
Meditation or Yoga Studio
Whether it is commuting to the office, or having to deal with tough negotiations, we can all agree that daily life is not without some kind of pressure. One way to alleviate such stress is to mediate or practise yoga. You can convert your garden shed into a zen space to calm your mind, body, and spirit.
Kitchenette and Alfresco Dining Area
Staying with healthy thoughts, we have all heard about the benefits of being out in the fresh, open air. Why not convert your log cabin into a small kitchenette, with an outdoor deck where you and your family, or your friends can enjoy an aperitif before a delectable alfresco meal.
Having a hobby is an important aspect of self-care. More and more people are constructing outbuildings and log cabins on their property as a dedicated space to relax with their chosen pastime. This way they can escape from work, or family responsibilities for a short time without interruptions, yet still be close enough to deal with emergencies that may arise.
There are a myriad of health benefits associated with exercise, but for many, a gym membership is an unaffordable luxury. So, why not convert your garden shed into a home gym – with equipment that you will actually use. If you have sufficient space, you could even include a small shower cubicle or steam room in which to relax after a training session.
Many people, both men and women, would love a day at the spa, but, like a gym membership, there may not be disposable income available for a manicure, facial, or other such treat at a dedicated wellness centre. You could turn your summer house or annexe into a community spa. Find a local therapist who travels to customers’ homes, invite a few friends over, and enjoy a spa day without breaking the bank.
Escape from the real world by kitting out your log cabin with a specialised gaming chair, high-quality noise cancelling earphones, a backlit keyboard, a large high-density screen , and get your game on! Ensure that your gaming studio is equipped with high-speed internet access to enhance the experience.
Lastly, you could use your garden shed for the purpose for which it was originally intended – to store garden tools, and fertiliser. You could consult the company from whom you purchased your log cabin to find out about adding a glass addition that could serve as a hothouse for tropical plants.
In short, there are countless ways to utilise a garden shed. Let your imagination run wild and turn your concept into reality. Few things are as satisfying as completing a project to your distinctly individual specifications.