Most of the time, people are guilty of looking at a shed as a place just to store their things. They are not wrong, of course. However, there are many ways to make use of the space in much more creative ways.
The average size of an Australian home in 2018 was 186.3 square metres, the smallest since 1996. The smaller home size means more Australians are starting to make use of their floor space more efficiently.
Here are some great ideas on how you can use a shed in other, more creative ways.
Are you tired after a long hard day’s work? Why not kick back and relax in your very own cinema? You just have to get a big flat-screen TV and some couches, and you are in business.
While you are at it, whip up some popcorn, too. You can also cover the windows to add to the cinema effect.
Whether it is a dance, music, or art studio, converting your shed gives you a great place to focus on your pursuits. As a dance studio, it gives you more freedom to do the dance moves you have been dying to practice.
As a music studio, it can be separate enough from the house that it won’t have to disturb the rest of the household. However, as an artist, the main goal here is personal time with your art, away from distractions.
Fitness is on the rise today. In 2018, around 1.7 million Australians participated in fitness activities or gym activities. You can go further by converting your shed into your very own gym. Get a treadmill to do exercise that you have promised yourself you were going to do
Do you want the perfect way to entertain friends and family? Set up your own bar in your shed. Stock it with drinks, cocktails, and other kinds of beverages.
While you are at it, add some ice-cold drinks as well. The summer heat can be brutal, sometimes exceeding 35 degrees Celsius in some areas. A bar is a perfect hideout for you during these hot summer months.
Getting a sauna or a jacuzzi is pretty expensive, of course. But if you can get them, you convert your shed into your personal relaxation nook.
There’s nothing more relaxing than having to soak your tired bones in a jacuzzi after a long day at work.
For old fashioned men, getting a pool or snooker table in their converted sheds will sound like a lot of fun. Adding other games like foosball and pinball machines can add an arcade effect that many old-timers miss nowadays.
If you belong to the younger generation, install high-speed internet, and make your shed your personal online games haven. Get some computers in and ask your friends to play with you, network-style.
Adults are sometimes guilty of not using their imagination too much at home. They’re partly right, of course. Most of them use their imagination at work and tend to see their home as somewhere to relax.
These ideas will help everyone make good use of a shed. No matter what you do with it, one thing must stand out.
It should be a personal space that can contribute to your general health and mental well-being, and that includes the bar, as long as you are only talking about moderate drinking.