Ideas for your shed

by Editor on September 9, 2013

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You can transform your entire garden by sprucing up your tired, old shed. As a dark and dismal box at the end of your garden, your shed is a chore to enter and a place to dump all the stuff you can’t be bothered to throw away.

Turn this around with a shed makeover that entices people to enter, and becomes an extra room for your home instead of a dumping ground better suited for the skip.

Here are a few ideas to get you started, and remember that you can let your imagination run wild!

Structure

First and foremost – before the decoration can be started – you need to have a shed that is sturdy, waterproof and ready to withstand all weathers. You can go down the route of a bog-standard shed that comes flat packed and ready to assemble with your trusty Allen key, but where is the fun in that? Building your own shed is a project with many rewards, especially those all-important bragging rights.

You can get all the roofing supplies you need from online retailers such as North East Roofing Supplies, where you can find everything from shed felt to roofing tiles to suit your preferred look.

If you have the space to go big, then do so. Some sheds, such as this design from Better Homes and Gardens, gives a homely feel to your outside space. Attention to detail is a must when creating your own shed, and it is one of the only times you get to have free reign with your design and decoration.

Little touches

If your favourite colour is pink and you have been too wary to use it in your home, the shed could be the ideal opportunity to indulge. Or, if your home was too modern to try the vintage look, focus all your ideas on your new outdoor room.

Little touches make all the difference, so be sure that after you have given your shed a lick of paint you start to think about how to make it your own. Bunting is a great way to bring the vintage look to your garden and is a cheap way to add a bit of colour. Not On The High Street offer a great range of bunting, including personalised ones for that extra special touch.

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