When most people think of sheds, the first thing that comes to mind is usually those utilitarian structures where they put their lawnmower, gardening supplies, and other things they would instead not look at when not in use. That was yesterday.
Today’s storage sheds are not only highly functional but, in most cases, exceptionally attractive. Whereas sheds of the past could best be described as drab boxes on what might pass as a foundation, today’s are practically designer showpieces that come in various sizes, shapes, and varieties of doors and even windows. What follows are just a few ideas on ways to use them.
A Place to Store It
Sheds today are well made, but they are very attractive, often rivaling the main living structures. However, the fact remains that sheds are typically used for storage, with anything someone would rather not look at hidden inside. The good news in this is that, despite being used for storage, with a little out-of-the-box thinking, storage can encompass virtually anything, from cars and trucks to motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, and tools.
A Room of Your Own
Anyone who has a hobby or a habit that others would rather not deal with has probably been asked to make themselves scarce at one time or another. What better way to deal with a situation like this than to have a place where they can practice their hobbies or their habits in peace and quiet? A shed makes a great place for a man cave where he can enjoy himself. And, so can she have a place where everything needed for crafting, scrapbooking, writing, or just reflecting can be enjoyed.
All Work and No Play
While it might be true that all work and no play makes Jack (or Jill) dull, sometimes work must take priority, and it’s best done in a quiet, private place. This doesn’t mean that such a place must take the form of a pricey addition to a house. Instead, many work-at-home bosses and employees—especially thanks to the pandemic—have made a shed into an office at home. Sheds today are tall enough to stand up in and large enough to have all the required furniture and amenities close by.
Not Just for Parents Anymore
When was the last time you promised your kids they could have a playhouse all their own? And, if you’re going to have a playhouse, why not make it something special? With a storage shed providing the shell, a playhouse is easy to personalize with all your own features. And, while the kids have a cover all their own, why not make it something you can give your dog?
Sheds as a Shop Spot
Everybody has a passion of one sort or another. Why not give it some room to grow? It doesn’t matter whether the passion you embrace is fitness, art, golf, or a business expansion. A shed could be the beginning of a whole new life.
The uses of a storage shed are almost unlimited. It’s nearly as easy to think up uses when you consider how flexible and dynamic they are. This makes way for many different benefits to homeowners. The list is limited only by your imagination.