Seven Different Ways that You Can Use Garden Storage

With all of these uses for garden storage facilities, it’s easy to see why even homeowners who don’t have gardens keep one of these sheds in their yards.

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Some people limit the functionality of garden storage as merely a place to store gardening tools. Don’t let the name deceive you, though, because there are various functions of these backyard containers.

 

Office

Working from home for some is a dream. Unfortunately, what many don’t realize is that it can be difficult to do in reality, especially if you have kids in the house who can barge into your room at any given time. Big DIY suggests turning your garden storage into a small office so that you can work undisturbed, but remain a few steps away just in case you’re needed in the house. While it may not seem the most glamorous of options, it is a practical one to get some quiet time to concentrate on work.

 

Artists’ Studio

If you or anyone within the household is an artist, Bob Vila proposes turning your backyard shed into a miniature studio. What’s great about this is that most yards get plenty of sunlight, so you don’t have to worry about working under poor lighting if you install proper windows.

 

Mini-Gym

Forget about getting an expensive subscription to the local gym! You can convert your garden shed into your own fitness center. Just make sure to keep it well-ventilated so you don’t end up suffocating while working out.

 

Changing Room

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you can convert your storage shed into a changing room so you don’t have to go inside the house to change into or out of your swimwear.

 

Reflection/Prayer Room/Library

There are times in a person’s life where they need to spend a few minutes alone for contemplation or reflection. By setting up your reflection room separate from the house, you will be able to have some quiet time to yourself to gather your thoughts. It can also double as your library if you need to have a quiet environment where you can read or study.

 

Bar

Alternatively, if you want to be surrounded by sound, you can transform your storage facility into your very own mini-bar, according to Red Shed. You can even soundproof it if you want to play music in there or you just so you don't disturb the other residents or neighborhood.

 

Bike Storage

Instead of stashing your bike in your garage, where it could get scratched, you can opt instead to have a garden storage unit in your yard ideal for housing your bike. In fact, there are actually garden storage units that have been built specifically for bikes. The abundance of garden storage units on Screwfix shows how manufacturers are now creating units as big as 2 x 3.3 meters which can easily store bikes of all sizes. You won’t even have to worry about your bike being stolen or getting damaged, because these heavy-duty units are equipped with locking systems.

 

With all of these uses for garden storage facilities, it’s easy to see why even homeowners who don’t have gardens keep one of these sheds in their yards.