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How to make the most of your garden shed

If your shed is a mess of cobwebs and rusty garden tools that you don’t use, perhaps what you need is to completely revamp it! Renovating your shed means you can create an extra room at the end of your garden where you can escape to for some much-needed rest and relaxation, away from the stresses and chores of daily life!

Garden Shed

Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Well, before the relaxing can get underway, there are a few things you need to do:

Clear out the shed

It could be argued that nobody needs three rakes or a bucket full of trowels and secateurs but, if getting rid of them is too drastic, there’s no reason why all the things inside your shed can’t be put into storage for when you need them. With a storage unit at Titan Storage, your gardening equipment can be accessed 24/7 and the different size units mean that it can be tailored to suit whatever you need to store.

Side note: make sure to tell the other people that use the shed that you’re clearing it out!

Waterproof the shed

The last thing you want to happen when settling down to watch some TV on a rainy English afternoon is for the roof of your shed to start leaking. The best way to work out whether there are any leaks is to either wait for a rainy day, or pour a bucket water or a hose over the roof. Make a note of where any leaks are and then you can fill them up with waterproof caulk.

Electricity

The next thing to do is make sure that you have something to power the gadgets and entertainment systems you want to have in the shed. However you get the electricity installed, either with an electrician or by yourself, make sure there are plenty of sockets to plug everything in. Don’t forget the internet connection too!

Insulation

The final step before you’re able to fill your shed with the fun things is to insulate. It wouldn’t be fun to be crafting or playing games with frozen fingers in the middle of December. The easiest way to do this is to hang drywall, especially if it has insulation on the back, and make sure to fill in all the cracks and crevices so that you can be nice and cosy.

Games room

Filling your shed

Now comes the fun part. There’s no one way to do this and you can make your shed completely your own, but if you’re stuck for ideas, here are a couple of interiors we could suggest.

If you’re a fan of gaming, either consoles or computer based, fit a desk or sofa into the shed and make it your gaming haven where you can play to your heart’s content.

For cinema fans, surround sound audio and a big screen tv would be perfect for those late-night movie marathons.

If your hobbies include crafting, building or sewing, then a shed would be no better place to work without interruptions, and would come with enough space to store all of the components you need.

Finally, if you love hosting people at your house, why not make your shed into a designated hosting space with a fridge for food and drinks, or even a coffee maker and cakes, depending what time of day you’re entertaining.

Whether you choose just one of these ideas or a mishmash of a few, we’re sure you’ll make the most of the space you have in your shed and make it your own space.

If you need somewhere to store things coming out of your shed before your refurbishment, get a quote for a storage solution today.